Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Ken Klemm Spring Hill, FL, USA

Posted: 2020-08-05

“Not only thought impulses which have been mixed with 
FAITH, but those which have been mixed with any of the 
positive emotions, or any of the negative emotions, may 
reach, and influence the subconscious mind.
From this statement, you will understand that the 
subconscious mind will translate into its physical 
equivalent, a thought impulse of a negative or 
destructive nature, just as readily as it will act upon 
thought impulses of a positive or constructive nature. 
This accounts for the strange phenomenon which so many 
millions of people experience, referred to as 
“misfortune,” or “bad luck.” There are millions of 
people who BELIEVE themselves “doomed” to poverty and 
failure, because of some strange force over which they 
BELIEVE they have no control. They are the creators of 
their own “misfortunes,” because of this negative 
BELIEF, which is picked up by the subconscious mind, 
and translated into its physical equivalent.”
Napoleon Hill

It’s sometimes confusing to understand the difference 
between FAITH and BELIEF. (They are nor the same 
thing.)

BELIEF is an acceptance that something is true or 
exists, or it is a trust or confidence in someone’s or 
something’s ability. Belief is easily programmed in the 
Subconscious Mind through repetition. We accept and 
adapt to the beliefs of others when we repeat their 
suggestions and adopt them as our own.

FAITH is a feeling - a Positive feeling. As with all 
positive love-based emotions, it produces creative 
energy; just as negative fear-based emotions produce 
destructive energy.

FAITH is the comforting feeling of knowing there is an 
Infinite Intelligence, a Source for imagination, 
inspiration and the sixth sense to tap into.

I have written earlier that Natural Law and Morality 
were written into our DNA by our Creator. So, also, is 
knowledge (or awareness) of the Creator imbedded in our 
DNA. That awareness, when activated, is the source of 
FAITH. 

I submit, for  your consideration, three pieces of 
evidence:

First, the Golden Rule - the universal ethic of 
reciprocity. The maxim on how to treat others appeared 
in Ancient Egypt, India, Greece, Persia and Rome. It 
was taught in all the Abrahamic religions (Judaism, 
Christianity, Islam and Bahá'í), and most traditional 
Indian, Chinese, Iranian and African religions. It also 
appears in newer movements such as Wicca, Scientology, 
Humanism and Existentialism.

Second, Missions. The three major religions based on 
the God of Abraham sent missionaries to the far corners 
of the globe to spread the Word. Even on remote islands 
where the inhabitants had no contact with the outside 
world for hundreds or thousands of years, the 
missionaries never had to do a hard sell on the concept 
of a deity.

Every culture on the planet worshiped a deity in some 
form. The missionaries conversed with the intelligent 
critical thinkers among the people, and the concept of 
the God of Abraham resonated with something deep inside 
them.

Third, Endurance of Empires. The Hebrew nation has 
endured for thousands of years, and last century once 
again reclaimed the land of its origin, as Joshua did 
after the flight from Egypt. Mosaic Law is the 
universal root of all modern law.

When the Roman Empire abandoned its secular gods and 
goddesses and adopted Christianity, it became the Holy 
Roman Empire. Its calendar dominates the world today as 
the diplomatic and world trade standard. The Vatican 
remains a major influence upon world affairs.

Roman numbering systems, however, did not endure. 
Fortunately, universal numbering as well the basics of 
arithmetic, mathematics and algebra are some of the 
remnants of the Islamic Golden Age.

The British Empire dominated and controlled more 
geography than any other in the history of the world. 
It can easily be argued that empire endures today, 
headquartered not in Great Britain, but in America.

America inherited from Britain the promise of the Magna 
Carta, English Common Law, and a reliance on Divine 
Providence. As I wrote recently, Britain abolished 
slavery before America, but it also achieved a “color 
blind” society long before Martin Luther King Sr. was 
born, as a stunned and amazed Frederick Douglass 
discovered when he visited London.

America is often referred to as a Melting Pot, but that 
too was inherited from Britain. The English language 
itself is a melting pot of sorts - based on West 
German with a lot of French, Latin, Greek, and 
sprinklings of other languages thrown in. Today, 
English is the official international language of 
seafaring and aviation, and dominates international 
telecommunications, scientific publishing, 
international trade, mass entertainment, and diplomacy.

The cultures of the majority of Africa and Asia endure 
wherever the Abrahamic Religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, 
or other religions dominate.

The longest enduring Marxist experiment, the Soviet 
Union, barely lasted two generations (1922 - 1991). A 
big part of Marxist theory is scientific materialism
where human beings are valued by their labour power and 
their purpose is the goods their labour produces. 
Religion is believed to be illusory, a barrier to 
equality and an obstacle to true happiness.

Soviet citizens were forced to suppress natural law and 
convert to atheism.

In practice, to take and hold power, Marxist regimes 
attack the institutions of religion and family. To 
force compliance with its rule, the citizens must view 
the State as the sole moral authority. The State 
becomes both god and parent.

Is this where America is headed?

The attacks of the Marxists began in the last half of 
the 20th century - when prayer was banned in schools, 
religious symbols were barred from display in public 
spaces, and massive numbers of parents denied their own 
offspring the basic right to live.

Those are just a few examples. Last week, the United 
States Supreme Court upheld Nevada’s move to limit 
worship services to no more than 50 participants, 
though it imposes no similar restrictions on casinos or 
theaters to battle the virus from Communist China. (I’m 
no conspiracy theorist, but neither is my head in the 
sand.)

To me, great evidence of atheistic arrogance is the 
notion that human activity directs climate change. If 
Planet Earth were a sentient being, it would think of 
the human race as tiny microbes inhabiting its skin. 
The detonation of a nuclear device would be a small 
zit. Nuclear holocaust would seem like an outbreak of 
acne.

From Planet Earth’s point of view, the last ice age 
ended a couple of months ago, and the late spring thaw 
is slowing melting away the last remaining winter 
glaciers. At some point, during its hot, steamy summer, 
Planet Earth will once again let loose a series of big 
burps, and usher in a brief autumn followed by another 
long, cold winter.

That is, unless Earth first slams headlong into a big 
asteroid. (I know science fiction writers always have 
the asteroid slamming into Earth; but, from the 
asteroid’s point of view, it’s the other way around.)

Perhaps it’s inevitable that near future generations 
will be lured and seduced by the impossible ideals of 
Marxism. And, after that, perhaps, ironically, Radio 
Free China will broadcast messages of HOPE to the 
oppressed people under the tyrannical rule of the 
United Socialist States of America.

Your Friend and Servant,

Ken Klemm - Florida, USA

P.S. “Nature and its laws cannot be denied nor long 
suppressed. FAITH endures.”