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You are free, therefore choose, that is to say, invent. In fact, I didn’t believe in any of the religious things my parents did, such as prayer or heaven, and I really wasn’t very interested in the Bible. About 1430 practically all the Latin works now known had been collected, and scholars could devote themselves to the revision of the text. In Spiritual Naturalist practice, we attempt to purify the mind of distracting thoughts, and purify the heart of negative feelings that infringe upon our empathy.

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