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Not a Good School to Attend - University of Yourself

Maybe it is just me, but I find myself to be a pitiful substitution for deity...and "my truth" is small and ignorant compared to the infinite mind of the God who created all things for his good pleasure. I will continue to attempt to follow someone other than myself - I have let myself down plenty of times to know that I am not the best thing going. I certainly do not desire to go the University of Myself and certainly not "The University of Yourself" I like GK Chesterton's take on things:
That Jones shall worship the "god within him" turns out ultimately to mean that Jones shall worship Jones. Let Jones worship the sun or moon -- anything rather than the Inner Light; let Jones worship cats or crocodiles, if he can find any in his street, but not the god within. Christianity came into the world firstly in order to assert with violence [passion] that a man had not only to look inwards, but to look outwards, to behold with astonishment and enthusiasm a divine company and a divine captain. The only fun of being a Christian was that a man was not left alone with the Inner Light, but definitely recognized an outer light, fair as the sun, clear as the moon, terrible as an army with banners. GK Chesterton, Orthodoxy (New York: NY, Image books, 1959) 19. Originally published: New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1908.