The human ego, the most primitive part of the MIND, is humankind’s primary defense mechanism. It says that not only I’m the center of the universe — me, me, me — the first impulse of a young child, it says I am so important that I and my offspring must be saved at all costs, even unto eternity. The latter part of the ego drive is responsible for the notion of Gods or God and religion.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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