Shalom is one of the most beautiful words in existence. It literally
means “nothing missing, nothing broken.”1 It also means to be completely
whole in every way. Shalom is perfect peace.2
Our Lord Jesus is the Prince of Shalom. (Isa. 9:6.) His greatest
desire for you is that you live in health, prosperity, joy, and absolute
fulfillment in every area of your life. If even a small part of your life is
lacking any part of these, He feels it. You must realize that your Lord
loves you with a perfect love. He cherishes every breath you take.
The mark of our time is its revulsion against imposed
patterns. We are suddenly eager to have things and people declare
their beings totally. There is a deep faith to be found in this new
attitude— a faith that concerns the ultimate harmony of all being.
Such is the faith in which this book has been written. It explores the
contours of our own extended beings in our technologies, seeking
the principle of intelligibility in each of them. In the full confidence
that it is possible to win an understanding of these forms that will
bring them into orderly...
Assumptions. We assume that the logs faithfully capture
events and their causality in the system’s execution. For
instance, if the log declares that event X happened before
event Y, we assume that is indeed the case, as the system
executes. We assume that the logs record each event’s
timestamp with integrity, and as close in time (as possi-
ble) to when the event actually occurred in the sequence
of the system’s execution.
"Christian" is capable of use in two senses, individual and political. We apply the words "Hindoo" and
"Mahommedan" in these two senses also. A man who has been born and brought up in the environment of the
Hindoo or Mahommedan religions, and who has not avowed some other form of faith, but has yielded at least
an outward allegiance to these forms, we declare to be a man of one or the other faith. Moreover, we judge of
his religion by the fruits of it in his moral character. Just so, every European or American who has not openly
disavowed the Christian religion for some...
The autumn of the year 1803 was one of the finest in the early part of that period of the present century which
we now call "Empire." Rain had refreshed the earth during the month of October, so that the trees were still
green and leafy in November. The French people were beginning to put faith in a secret understanding
between the skies and Bonaparte, then declared Consul for life,--a belief in which that man owes part of his
prestige; strange to say, on the day the sun failed him, in 1812, his luck ceased!...