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When I talk about beliefs, I’m talking about things taken on faith, not things based on evidence. They are not just things that I believe to be true, but things that I believe even if they aren’t true. My faith was once quite different. Everything changed when I realized that if my old beliefs were true, I would still be better off damned than to obey an immoral Law.

We are all connected. That is my cleaving point, the thing I measure all other statements against. Any idea that conflicts with that basic concept is false. Any action that denies it is immoral. Everything else I might say or do is only a pale shadow, a trivial corollary of that one truth.


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