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[ch. 6]
...If your own writings are distrusted, neither God nor Nature lie. And if you would have faith in God and Nature, have faith in the soul; thus you will believe yourself... The soul is not a boon from heaven to Latins and Greeks alone. Man is the one name belonging to every nation upon earth: there is one soul and many tongues, one spirit and various sounds; every country has its own speech, but the subjects of speech are common to all. God is everywhere, and the goodness of God is everywhere; demons are everywhere, and the cursing of them is everywhere; the invocation of divine judgment is everywhere, death is everywhere, and the sense of death is everywhere, and all the world over is found the witness of the soul. There is not a soul of man that does not, from the light that is in itself, proclaim the very things we are not permitted to speak above our breath. Most justly, then, every soul is a culprit as well as a witness: in the measure that it testifies for truth, the guilt of error lies on it; and on the day of judgment it will stand before the courts of God, without a word to say. You proclaimed God, O soul, but you did not seek to know Him: evil spirits were detested by you, and yet they were the objects of your adoration; the punishments of hell were foreseen by you, but no care was taken to avoid them; you had a savour of Christianity, and withal were the persecutor of Christians.
~ Tertullian (c.160–220 AD), The Soul's Testimony

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Someone first posted this on Face Book a few months back, and I thought I would finally get around to including it here and that has to be seen to be believed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W23FRsHnegE

["Mr Rogers & the Wicked Witch of the West, Margaret Hamilton (1975)"]

[Note. It is a common misconception that a witch is or is supposed to be a person possessing magical powers. More correctly, what is known or thought of as a "witch" is simply someone being used and employed by a criminal spirit person, and which latter is actually the one furnishing such seeming powers and abilities. The powers and abilities themselves, generally speaking or for convenience sake, we might liken to spirit person based technology, and which has its focus on deception and mind control.]

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[ch. 5]
...I don't think they can appear frivolous or feeble to any one, if he reflect on the majesty of nature, from which the soul derives its authority. If you acknowledge the authority of the mistress, you will own it also in the disciple. Well, nature is the mistress here, and her disciple is the soul. But everything the one has taught or the other learned, has come from God— the Teacher of the teacher... ...Which latter indeed waited for their own instruction from the former, and though we grant that light has come from you, still it has flowed from the first fountainhead originally; and we claim as entirely ours, all you may have taken from us and handed down. Since it is thus, it matters little whether the soul's knowledge was put into it by God or by His book. Why, then, O man, will you maintain a view so groundless, as that those testimonies of the soul have gone forth from the mere human speculations of your literature, and got hardening of common use?
~ Tertullian (c.160–220 AD), The Soul's Testimony

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