|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Koran:
them up! How then was my punishment?
Shall He who is standing over every soul (to note) what it has
earned-? And they join partners with God! Say, 'Name them; can ye
inform Him of what He does not know in the earth? or is it for
name's sake only (that ye call upon them)?
Nay, then, stratagem is made seemly to those who misbelieve, and
they turn folks from the path of God! But whomsoever God doth lead
astray, no guide has he.'
For them is torment in this world's life; but surely the torment
of the next is more wretched still- nor have they against God a
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Unseen World and Other Essays by John Fiske:
little hesitation, and at the beginning of the third century is
mentioned by Irenaeus, Clement, and Tertullian, as the work of
the Apostle John. To this uncritical spirit, leading to the
neglect of such books as failed to answer the dogmatic
requirements of the Church, may probably be attributed the loss
of so many of the earlier gospels. It is doubtless for this
reason that we do not possess the Aramaean original of the
"Logia" of Matthew, or the "Memorabilia" of Mark, the companion
of Peter,--two works to which Papias (A. D. 120) alludes as
containing authentic reports of the utterances of Jesus.
These considerations will, we believe, sufficiently explain the
The Unseen World and Other Essays
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson by Robert Louis Stevenson:
kind if you would do the like, for I do not see much chance of our
meeting in the flesh: and a name, and a handwriting, and an
address, and even a style? I know about as much of Tacitus, and
more of Horace; it is not enough between contemporaries, such as we
still are. I have just remembered another of my books, which I re-
read the other day, and thought in places good - PRINCE OTTO. It
is not as good as either of the others; but it has one
recommendation - it has female parts, so it might perhaps please
better in France.
I will ask Chatto to send you, then - PRINCE OTTO, MEMORIES AND
PORTRAITS, UNDERWOODS, and BALLADS, none of which you seem to have