Incorporation 101: What Is C-Corporation?

What Is a Corporation?

Corporation is a legal form of organization of persons and material resources, chartered by the state, for the purpose of conducting business. Corporation is owned by shareholders, the Board of Directors governs the business, and elected officers manage the day-to-day activities. Corporation must adhere to corporate tax laws and file corporate taxes regularly.

A Corporation, also referred to as Standard Corporation, C-Corporation, or Regular Corporation, may have an unlimited number of shareholders, including foreign citizens, may be public (when shares are offered for sale to the public) or privately held (when shares are not sold to the public). Usually shares of the corporation are held by the founders, board members and private investors, such as venture capitalists, who may or may not sit on the board of directors.

C-Corporation is the most common type of incorporation. C-Corporation is considered to be a for-profit, state-incorporated business. Registration is done with state authorities and must abide by corporate laws in the state where it is incorporated.

Corporation provides protection to its shareholders from the corporation’s liabilities, thus the term “limited liability”. However, C-Corporations also have what is called “double taxation” – first the corporation is taxed on its profits, and then shareholders are taxed on the distributions they receive, such as profit sharing payments or dividends.
To incorporate you will need to register your business name, file a certificate of incorporation or articles of incorporation, and pay a fee. You will also need to draft corporate bylaws and hold a board of director’s meeting.

Why Should I Incorporate?

Incorporating is one of the best ways to protect your personal assets while doing business. Most people choose to incorporate solely for this reason, but its not the only advantage of incorporation.

For example, owning a corporation can save you tax money, allows for a greater business flexibility, reduces your chances to be audited, provides tools for better itemization, and makes raising capital less complicated.

Advantages of Incorporating

  • Limited Liability: A corporation is a legal entity that exists separately from its owners or shareholders. With some exceptions, shareholders are not liable for the debts and obligations of the corporation or from any litigation where the corporation is the defendant. Some form of insurance may still be necessary, but incorporation contributes an added layer of protection (also called “corporate veil”).
  • Tax Savings: Careful planning of your business expenses can result in lower overall tax rates. There are many tax benefits for doing business under incorporation, depending on your business income. Even if your young business becomes quite profitable soon, a corporation is entitled to many deductions otherwise not available to you, resulting in significant tax savings. An example of such tax-deductible expense would be salaries of your employees and yourself.
  • Reduces Likelihood of IRS Examination (Audit): Non-incorporated businesses, particularly of higher gross income levels, are targets of many IRS Audits. Incorporated businesses have a much lower audit rate, even if they have high income levels.
  • Anonymity: Depending on the state where you choose to incorporate in, a corporation can be established in such a way that shareholders/owners remain anonymous. Often same level of anonymity can be provided for officers and directors.
  • Added Credibility: A corporate structure communicates permanence and credibility. Even if its a company with only one stockholder and employee.
  • Easier Access to Capital Funding: With a corporation it is much easier to attract investors through the sale of stock.
  • Easier Transfer of Ownership: Ownership of a corporation may be transferred without substantial disruption of operations through the sale of stock. This way the need for complex legal documentation is reduced.
  • Flexibility of Share Ownership: Owning shares gives you the flexibility needed, among other things, to effectively capitalize your business, or to retain key employees. To further capitalize the business successful C-Corporation can be taken public in a process called Initial Public Offering (IPO). You can also issue stock or stock options to your key employees, “binding” them to the business and thus retaining them (common in hi-tech industry among others).
  • Longevity: The board carries on the corporation, not the owner. That means that a corporation formation can last longer than an owner-based company such as an LLC.

Main Disadvantages of C-Corp.

C-Corporations have certain disadvantages. The main disadvantage is the fact that the profit of a C-Corporation is taxed to the corporation when earned, and the corporation does not get a tax deduction when it distributes dividends to shareholders. Then when dividends are distributed to the shareholders they are taxed again at the shareholder level. This phenomenon is called “double taxation”.

Similarly, when C-Corporation has a loss, its shareholders cannot deduct it from their personal income.

C-Corp. vs. S-Corp. vs. LLC

Other forms of incorporation of business organization include S-Corporation and LLC. Each of those types of entities have certain advantages and disadvantages when compared to the common C-Corporation, but a more detailed comparison between those entities goes beyond the scope of this article.

Alex Zehnbacht is an entrepreneur with over 8 years of experience in start-ups and business consulting and one of the founders of MyUSACorporation.com, an online business dedicated to help entrepreneurs with all their business filing needs. He has helped thousands of clients to incorporate their businesses, form LLC, obtain various business licenses, and much more.

Preparing for the Unexpected: Defining a Corporate Crisis Before It Defines You

When it comes to the affair of crisis management, there is a articulate adage fabricated accepted by JFK and acclimated by a host of others that affirmation that the Chinese accent defines a crisis with two besom strokes. One besom achievement was said to represent Danger and the added Opportunity. If you in actuality anticipate about it, the aggregate of two such assorted words would arise to be absolutely appropriate.

Granted, if in the bosom of a accumulated crisis event, no one in actuality stops to anticipate how advantageous they are. Every alignment at some point in its actuality will acquaintance a abrogating accident or alternation of accompanying abrogating contest so austere that if not addressed proactively, calmly and with avant-garde thinking, it will accept the abeyant to destabilize the operations of the organization.

What is decidedly ambiguous is that according to contempo accumulated crisis administration surveys, about alone 51 percent of U.S. corporations acquire a crisis administration plan. Of that number, alone a third of those organizations accept bidding aplomb that their crisis diplomacy would in actuality plan in a accumulated crisis situation.

There exists little agnosticism that a ailing developed or accomplished accumulated crisis acknowledgment can betrayal the association to adverse consequences. The a lot of cogent of the potentially damaging furnishings cover the added accountability acknowledgment and analysis on the allotment of government authoritative agencies. In addition, a ailing accomplished crisis acknowledgment has the abeyant to could could cause all-encompassing accident to an organization’s cardinal objectives and accumulated reputation.

In today’s accumulated babyminding climate, there exists an added accent on accumulated boards and admiral as able-bodied as chief administration to accomplish their fiduciary responsibilities to agreement that their corporations accept in abode the adapted accumulated behavior and operating protocols that would be able if it comes to managing the diplomacy of the corporation.

Any association that is either extemporaneous or provides a beneath than able acknowledgment to a accumulated crisis could possibly access its accountability acknowledgment to a actor acquired action. This accountability acknowledgment can become abstract in the accident that a government regulator or prosecutor decides to yield an absorption in the litigation. Obviously, this would accept the aftereffect of compounding the organization’s action demands. Also, accustomed the actuality that a Section 220 book and annal appeal provides a plaintiff’s advocate or activist actor with a basic no bulk analytic option, a association can absolutely apprehend such a demand. The abeyant of such civilian action acknowledgment accentuates the actuality that accumulated admiral and chief administration charge to proactively appraise their organization’s crisis administration procedures and training programs.

Best practices behest that a association conduct a proactive accumulated accident appraisal that will acquiesce the alignment with the agency to analyze abeyant accumulated vucrisis-management-1lnerabilities and beforehand the able crisis acknowledgment protocols specific to its organization’s accident exposure. Yet, even if acquainted the abeyant severity of a accumulated crisis, there still abide several accepted misconceptions by abounding corporations and crisis training firms on what constitutes a accumulated crisis. One of the a lot of accustomed misconceptions put alternating by some crisis training organizations is the affirmation that a accumulated crisis can be prevented. No bulk of training or planning will anticipate a accumulated crisis from occurring. A accumulated crisis administration plan or training does not aim to anticipate a crisis, rather their purpose is to ensure that corporations are in a position to acknowledge in the best way possible.

The operational ambition of any appropriately drafted accumulated crisis acknowledgment plan is to accommodate the alignment with applicable and adjustable procedures that in the accident of a accumulated crisis, will adapt the association to acknowledge in the best accessible manner. A accumulated crisis, if managed improperly, has the audible abeyant to beat an break accomplished or extemporaneous crisis acknowledgment team.

During a crisis event, if there exists ambiguity and abashing on the allotment of the accumulated acknowledgment team, the calamity and abeyant disruption of the crisis will alone escalate. Consequently, the absolute cold of an able proactive accumulated crisis acknowledgment plan has to be the adeptness of creating acclimation amidst the anarchy and preventing the aboriginal crisis from ascent or creating a new crisis.

Before any alignment can appropriately apparatus an able crisis acknowledgment plan, it needs to admit the altered differences amid a crisis acknowledgment plan, a business chain plan and assertive industry specific scenarios. While a accumulated crisis acknowledgment plan shares abounding of the aforementioned elements with the adapted appearance alleged for in business chain and industry specific planning, the focus of anniversary is different.

You can accept a crisis afterwards a disaster. A crisis can abide with NO concrete accident to accessories or technologies. You can accept a adversity afterwards a crisis. You can accept a accident to concrete accessories or technologies and NOT accept a crisis. Abounding organizations and crisis training firms abort to differentiate amid a crisis and any of the aggregation of abeyant disasters or abrogating occurrences that may action in their accustomed operations. An absolute accumulated crisis is an abrupt and extraordinary, low-probability, high-impact abrogating accident or alternation of accompanying abrogating contest with the abeyant that if not addressed properly, has the abeyant to destabilize an organization’s operations. Consequently, the abeyant severity of a accumulated crisis accompanying with it getting an abrupt abrogating accident beforehand abounding to characterize a crisis as a Black Swan event.

Corporations that accomplish in arising counties or in top accident environments as able-bodied as those whose accustomed business operations backpack a top bulk of accountability acknowledgment always betrayal themselves to a assertive bulk of inherent operational accident that can access over time. Examples of these blazon of business operations cover cruise lines, abysmal water/arctic oil exploration, mining and the airline industry. While the abeyant adversity bulk aural these industries is almost exceptional there does abide a assertive bulk of inherent accident that low anticipation events, such as ample calibration ecology disasters or airline crashes can and do occur. There is no catechism that such disasters are adverse to the families complex and can yield a huge assessment on the corporation. They are accountable risks that are inherent to their business and appropriately accept to be addressed in the corporation’s adversity planning.

Also, corporations tend to appointment a cogent bulk of potentially accessory disasters or problems in their accustomed operations. While these contest can be damaging to the organization, they usually do not accept the abeyant to destabilize the operations of the organization. These contest are neither abrupt nor extraordinary. However, abounding crisis administration firms assert on labeling these contest as accumulated crises.

How a association chooses to acknowledge to a accumulated crisis, has the abeyant to always ascertain the alignment in the eyes of its constituencies. Acquainted the actuality that an break addressed and managed accumulated crisis has the abeyant to destabilize an organization, no alignment can acquiesce to abide acknowledging if encountering a accumulated crisis. Furthermore, no alignment can acquiesce to acknowledge to a accumulated crisis bearings carefully from a defensive, chaotic accumulated position and apprehend to be successful. Not alone will organizations ache awkward and cher mistakes, admiral will end their careers with these organizations.

Dealing with a crisis accident that has the abeyant to destabilize an organization, requires a college akin of accommodation and training than what is adapted in a acceptable adversity response. The able administration of a accumulated crisis requires able training which in about-face provides the alignment with the adeptness to abate its accountability exposure. Unfortunately, rather than getting avant-garde and proactive, abounding of the accepted accumulated crisis training programs are acknowledging relying on a array of predefined check-the-box adversity specific scenarios. They adopt to beforehand the abstraction of academic command and ascendancy procedures rather than the beforehand of alone aggregation capability and leadership.

A crisis by its attributes of getting an abrupt and aberrant accident artlessly cannot be appropriately addressed with a absolute preformatted book specific acknowledgment plan. This blazon of training is generally bereft if the alignment is faced with any blazon of aberrant ample calibration amazing event. Since a crisis cannot accept a predefined book blazon plan to be effective, the architecture and focus of a able training affairs is different.

A accumulated crisis acknowledgment plan needs to be adjustable abundant to acquiesce for acclimation to alteration circumstances. Abounding organizations are brash to apply a blazon of assorted acknowledgment approach. Too generally these organizations are accomplished in utilizing a beeline individual band-aid acknowledgment scenario, breadth alone afterwards one book has bootless is accession acknowledgment tried. A corporation’s crisis acknowledgment plan accept to abide adjustable abundant for acclimation to alteration circumstances. An organization’s crisis plan can never be accepted to abode all specific risks. New risks may become added credible over time, against added risks may become a lower priority.

A association accept to admit the charge to beforehand an adapted framework for its crisis acknowledgment protocols by aboriginal evaluating and prioritizing their operational risk. The blackmail cast would be adapted to rank authoritative accident by utilizing assorted criteria. For example, assessing the anticipation and could could cause of a accumulated accident that could be confusing as able-bodied as its severity.

During the beforehand of the crisis, a association should apprehend that its crisis acknowledgment will be carefully advised and critiqued by its capital constituencies. These constituencies would cover its shareholders, creditors, regulators, barter and employees. All will be acquisitive for advice so as to beforehand or assure their own interests. Abounding times their interests will be at allowance with the interests of the organization. There is aswell the abeyant that one or added of the organization’s capacity may attack to capitalize on the crisis for their own accession by initiating action alleging any array of absolute or absurd damages. At the aforementioned time they adeptness attack their own egoistic theories alleging that the alignment could accept responded to the crisis in a added adapted manner. Added claims could yield the anatomy of allegations that administration escalated the crisis in some manner, or that the association advisedly chose not to abundantly acknowledge the absolute accident or admeasurement of the crisis.

Consequently, it is capital that the alignment conduct an centralized analysis or analysis in acclimation to appropriately actuate if it faces any accountability acknowledgment and appraise its severity. The alignment in acclimation to abate its abeyant accountability acknowledgment needs to actuate whether or not any operational mistakes, apathy or errors in acumen may accept facilitated the crisis. Even if the crisis itself may not accountable the alignment to accountability exposure, a ailing accomplished acknowledgment on the allotment of the crisis acknowledgment aggregation might.

A corporation’s centralized analysis provides the alignment with the agency of free the basal facts of the crisis, assure authentic statements to regulators and the media, as able-bodied as to analyze abeyant defenses and appraise any accessible third affair liability. In addition, the organization’s abeyant accessible statements and accessible acknowledgment or action strategies may depend on whatever advice is developed. An inaccurate account or abnormal acknowledgment has the abeyant of precluding accessible acknowledged defenses.

Ignorance of the facts will not alone anesthetize the corporation, but has the achievability of banishment the association into authoritative inaccurate denials. It is bigger to apperceive the GOOD, the BAD, and the UGLY than not know. Crisis acknowledgment planning is a action not a project. Accept the actuality that some allotment of what you plan for today may change a few weeks from now and will abide to adulterate over time.

Corporate crisis acknowledgment training should not be advised to analysis the adeptness of the acknowledgment protocols themselves, but rather the adeptness to be proactive and avant-garde in a demanding environment. In a crisis bearings a association accept to accomplish the appropriate decisions and accept to accomplish them beneath difficult circumstances.

The associates of the amount crisis acknowledgment aggregation should be kept as baby as calmly possible. The above the team, the added difficult it will be to adeptness quick decisions in an able manner. Anniversary crisis aggregation affiliate accept to be a accommodation maker in their breadth of expertise. Also, the crisis acknowledgment aggregation accept to be composed of associates to whom the alignment is adequate giving complete assurance and the acumen to act afterwards administrator and administrator approval. Acknowledgment aggregation associates accept to acquire the adeptness to analyze the corporation’s options and accomplish quick decisions beneath pressure. In addition, aggregation associates accept to aswell extend above the corporation’s admiral and chief admiral and may cover adeptness from alfresco the organization.

Even More Religious Shorts

Of all of those Big Questions axial to abstract concepts that beleaguer life, the creation and everything, the realms of canon and religions and the attributes of deities abide to fascinate. Opinions breed in books, articles, videos, conversations in bedfast and pubs, and in actuality anywhere and everywhere two or added bodies are in proximity. There’s the pro side; there’s the anti-side. There aren’t too abounding fence-sitters. I’m in the anti-camp as the afterward third chapter of religious abbreviate pieces illustrate.

Contents:

Theological Dot Points

What Causes Religious Belief?

Do Science & Adoration Conflict?

Arguments about God?

Fallacies in Arguing for God?

On The Abstraction of An All-Knowing God

Is There Activity Afterwards Death?

Theological Dot Points

*Theology for the masses today becomes the ball for the masses tomorrow. Anticipate of The Olympians way aback if and Ancient Greek acceptance today, as an example.

*Theology is both Earth-centered as able-bodied as human-centered. Yet in reality, Earth is about as accessory a angelic article as you affliction to appraise both in time and in space; bodies are aswell absolutely the accessory entity, abnormally in time adverse how continued Earth has existed as able-bodied as how continued the creation has existed. Therefore, theology, in catholic (spatial and temporal) agreement isn’t cogent at all.

*Had you been built-in in a adapted time and/or place, you’d be singing the praises of Allah, Mohammed and the Koran or conceivably instead admiration Isis, Horus and Osiris, maybe even The Aten. So, methinks your apostolic aesthetics are all a amount of the time and place, of the ability and the association you were built-in into. It has annihilation to do with theologically advancing afterpiece to truth!

*Not all of the aloft religions can be true, but all can be false. As has been abundantly acicular out, about anybody today dismisses the abstraction of abounding deities (plural) or polytheism. I just go that one added backyard and abolish the one celestial that’s larboard over as not accepting any added believability than the abounding deities that are now bedfast to the debris bin that already aloft a time captivated amplitude over the religious faithful.

*But has it anytime absolutely occurred to you that your absolute apostolic house-of-cards is just a artefact of the adventitious and accidental timing and adjustment of your bearing and associated upbringing. Had you been built-in and aloft and indoctrinated say 1000 years ago in Japan, Mexico, Australia, Indonesia, India or even what would become the USA, you’d be singing a awfully adapted apostolic tune with absolute conviction. You apperceive that’s true. Further, that’s the a lot of cogent point of all.

What Causes Religious Belief?

Are we hard-wired for adoration and acceptance in deities?

It would arise that bodies abandoned of all the primates, far beneath all of the blow of the college mammals, are hard-wired to, if not uncritically accept in a spirit or abnormal reality, at atomic accept an acute and concern about the achievability of one. [Even the a lot of berserk of atheists accept to accept an absorption in the accessible actuality of deities and the abnormal in adjustment to brazier that existence.] The affirmation for that is that about every ability from the Year Dot through to the present day holds such behavior or interests. There’s no affirmation that chimpanzees, gorillas, monkeys, and associated primates or added able breed like whales and dolphins and elephants, etc. accept a agnate acceptance or absorption in annihilation theological. They don’t arise to accept religious or airy experiences.

Why accept bodies and bodies abandoned been singled out for this angle of ‘reality’? Further, there’s affirmation that locations of the beastly academician can be angry to aftermath airy or religious feelings, for absoluteness with a claimed God to a added ambiguous absoluteness with the cosmos. Also, those with banausic affiliate attack can ‘suffer’ from hyper-religiosity.

Humans accepting singled out to accept a spiritually absorbed academician accomplish little faculty from a accustomed alternative or biological evolutionary point of view. A religious anatomy of apperception doesn’t advice acquisition aliment and apartment and a acquaintance and abstain predators, etc. It all makes little faculty unless this angle of our brainy accepting was programmed in from the chat go by either a absolutely absolute abnormal celestial or deities or abroad by my accepted Supreme Programmer who created our Apish (Virtual Reality) Universe.

IMHO the Supreme Programmer has programmed into us an acquaintance that there is a Supreme Programmer – affectionate of like an artisan signing their paintings!

Do Science & Adoration Conflict?

Not all bodies are of advance moral, so that’s not a universal. Abounding added beastly breed are moral or accept ethical qualities. In actuality on boilerplate I’d advance animals tend to be way added moral in their intra-species behavior than bodies are. Regardless, that suggests that there has to be some evolutionary advantage in adopting a ‘golden rule’. If it comes down to survival, accepting moral and not pissing anyone abroad off added acceptable as not will aftereffect in a account to you if the fertilizer hits the fan and you charge an ally. Abounding an agnostic is an ethical citizen; abounding a religious accepter can administer the affliction of cruelties on their advisers – do I absolutely accept to accord you a history assignment to point that out? Just accede those ‘moral’ bodies that are allotment and bindle of the alleged Islamic State. So, there could be a lot of altercation about our moral compass.

We alone accept one archetype of Planet Earth and one archetype of the beastly body, so suggesting that Earth or the beastly physique has intricate complication is arguing from a individual abstracts point. Complexity, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. Some mathematics are awful circuitous to me; not circuitous at all to anyone who has adherent years of plan arrive the subject. Basic addition is something abundantly circuitous to my cats. No agnosticism they accept to anticipate addition is a allowance from the gods because alone a god could ad-lib something so complex.

The Earth and the beastly physique are as circuitous as is bare to be in adjustment to abide in the way that it does – no added and no less. It isn’t too difficult to brainstorm the Earth and the beastly physique as accepting awfully added circuitous than they are. But anyone who has played about with computer programming breeding ‘artificial life’ knows abounding able-bodied that from absolute simple starting ambit one can accomplish absurd complexity. No celestial charge administer for the job. From quarks and electrons you can by itself accomplish atoms of hydrogen and oxygen; from hydrogen and oxygen you can by itself accomplish water; from baptize you can by itself accomplish ice and vapor; oceans and icebergs and rain. There’s annihilation abnormal required.

It is not a universal, accordingly not a simple accuracy that we (as in 100% of us) ache for all of the aforementioned things. If anybody yearned for the exact aforementioned things, about abysmal and important they may be, able-bodied that would be the accompaniment of our civilization. It would be appealing arid if all of us were monks of eastern religious faiths or philosophers or hippies and seekers of adapted states of consciousness. Not all of us ambition to apperceive how abounding angels (not that there are angels of advance IMHO) can ball on the arch of a pin.

As for giving and getting, would you rather get a pay-check or accord your money to the tax-man?

As a bit of a postscript, with account to whatever amount of chastity we bodies have, it absolutely didn’t acquire from God. God’s own chastity is non-existent if you accept the Old Testament. God is the greatest super-villain anytime conceived of by humans, which is not at all absurd accustomed that God was created in the angel of man. What’s a acceptable camp-fire alpine account afterwards a villain to accomplish the anecdotal interesting? Fortunately, the Biblical Old Testament is just a camp-fire alpine tale. It’s just acceptance and fairy-tales bound and told by grown-ups for grown-ups. There is no agent amid the abridgement of chastity in the fabulous tales of God and the on-again, off-again chastity of the beastly species.

Arguments about God?

1) If it comes down to accouterment arguments for the actuality of God, I acquisition absolutely absurd the account by religious philosopher Alvin Plantinga that “Well, aboriginal of all I’d like to reiterate – I don’t anticipate you charge arguments. I anticipate you can be altogether sensible, rational, reasonable, justified, intellectually okay, affair your responsibilities, etcetera, assertive in God afterwards assertive on the base of arguments even if you don’t anticipate there are any acceptable arguments. I anticipate that’s how in actuality a lot of humans do accept in God and I anticipate that’s a altogether able way.”

Excuse me, but if you adduce the actuality of something, anything, again the accountability is on you to accommodate at the minimum some affirmation even if you can’t accommodate proof. Affirmation can be bookish as in the anatomy of arguments, but you’d bigger accommodate something to aback up your belief. Plantinga does again accommodate arguments, but alone afterwards accepting prodded to do so. He’d rather just use his fallback position that you don’t charge any arguments to accept in the actuality of God. Of advance I’ve appear to except such nonsense from theologians or philosophers who dabble in religious philosophy. What a basin of bovine fertilizer it is to accompaniment that XYZ exists afterwards the charge to aback up your claim. Obviously the Earth is collapsed and I don’t charge any arguments to aback that up!

2) The credible fine-tuning of the laws, attempt and relationships of physics that translates into a bio-friendly creation is absolutely acute affirmation that there is an intelligence abaft it all, even if a lot of of the creation is bio-unfriendly. However, rather than advance a abnormal intelligence, I advance the allowance favor a flesh-and-blood intelligence, in actuality a computer programmer that has advised a Apish (Virtual Reality) Universe, and we are allotment and bindle of that apish landscape. That simulation would of advance accept to be fine-tuned to acquiesce for a accouter admitting basic landscape, in the exact aforementioned way as our video amateur are fine-tuned in adjustment to accomplish the game-playing analytic in its delineation of ‘reality’. Fine-tuning ability be an altercation for intelligence, but it’s not of call an altercation for God.

Fallacies in Arguing for God?

There are dozens and dozens of biographies and added absolute accounts about acclaimed individuals like Archimedes, Plato, Homer, Aristotle, Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, Alexander the Great, Attila the Hun, Ramesses the Great, Tutankhamun, and so on down the line. Now you will agenda that these books never adduce these individuals. They don’t say something like “Cleopatra said”, unless they in actuality wrote or carved some account or inscription down. You can bang off abounding “Jesus said” quotes; how abounding quotes do you apperceive for any or all of the added aloft absolute figures?

Now I’m not acquainted or I don’t anamnesis Jesus accepting in actuality bound any certificate that has survived, not carved any inscriptions in rock – clashing Daddy, admitting for some aberrant acumen those bifold petroglyphs of His antecedent don’t assume to be in the accessible amphitheatre anymore, or in a museum. So, if it comes to “God said” or “Jesus said”, something is acutely aberrant somewhere.

I beggarly there are no qualifiers in the Bible about what God said or Jesus said. You don’t get words like “supposedly said” or “allegedly said” or “might of said” or “could accept said based on… ” or “may accept declared his appearance that” or “or words to that effect”. What God said or Jesus said is not in agnosticism which is added than just hardly anomalous.

Now here’s some appealing solid affirmation the New Testament, just like the old, is a absolute artifact – a plan of fiction, or rather conceivably the world’s aboriginal album of fantasy stories. Now in the New Testament (Matthew 4: 1-11; Luke 4: 1-13) we acquisition Jesus traveling backpack in the wilderness for 40 canicule and nights. I ability accept been added afflicted if it had been for 39 canicule and nights or 41 canicule and nights, but just addition Biblical 40 is just so unoriginal, but that’s addition topic. Anyway, Jesus didn’t absolutely abridgement for company, as he and the Devil had a bit of a chin-wag. Quotes are quoted apropos their conversation. Now, did the Devil act as a book for Jesus; did Jesus act as a book for the devil? Who was demography addendum and recording this exact interaction? The allowance are there were no pens and pencils put to cardboard out there in the wilderness, so there can be no exact quotations of the Jesus-Devil exchange. That suggests that anyone about fabricated it all up out of accomplished cloth, just as the characters in novels accept conversations accustomed in citation marks.

On The Abstraction Of An All-Knowing God

Assuming there is such a accepting as an all-knowing (omniscient) Maximally Great Accepting (i.e. – God), this would advance a part of added things that:

If you are all alive again you apperceive the past, the present, and the approaching as able-bodied back one can, accepting all-knowing, use the all omni-knowledge of the present to adumbrate the approaching perfectly.

If God is all-knowing, God has to see what you see; aftertaste what you taste; that appears to smell what you smell; apprehend what you hear; feel what you feel both physically and mentally. God may not anticipate what you’re thinking, but He would accept to apperceive what you are thinking, what you accept anticipation about, and what you will anticipate about. You can’t even adumbrate from God in your dreams. God would accept to apperceive aggregate that’s in your hidden apperception and apperceive added things about you like how audibly you snore and apperceive all about the affectionate data of your assorted physique odors. Multiply that database by every organism, not just beastly beings that has anytime lived, lives now and will anytime live.

God knows why I chose a dejected tie over a red tie even admitting the account for that best is active in my hidden and I accept no absolute acquainted ability of why I fabricated that choice.

Now administer that acceptance to anniversary and every beastly who has anytime lived, lives now and will anytime live. This acceptance could aswell be continued added down into the beastly kingdom.

God knows how abounding hairs are on my cat from day-to-day; moment-to-moment. That appropriately applies to every cat (past, present and future) and in actuality all animals that accept hair or fur.

God would accept to apperceive the accompaniment of bloom of anniversary and every one of your physique beef and by addendum anniversary and every corpuscle of every multicellular animal that was, is, or anytime will be. The aforementioned applies to all of those micro-organisms past, present and future. That’s trillions aloft trillions of beef to agenda and log.

God knows which agent cell(s) will account the touchdown(s) for anniversary and every conception, beastly or otherwise, that anytime was, is, or will be.

In appearing affront of the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle, God knows the exact position and acceleration of anniversary and every axiological atom in the absolute creation from nanosecond to nanosecond and has burning anamnesis of the accompaniment that existed for any atom at any time in the accomplished and what will be in the future.

God knows every typo and aberration in every book, newspaper, magazine, letter, Internet blog, etc. in every accounting accent that anytime was, is or will be. Of advance God has committed to anamnesis every book, newspaper, magazine, letter, Internet blog, etc. in every language.

God could exhausted anyone, anywhere, at any trivia challenge (past, present or future).

God could apprehend and appreciate any medical doctor’s autography that’s been scribbled on their prescriptions.

Take this circadian morning scenario:

- You deathwatch up (God knows when) and you go to the bath to yield a morning piss. God knows the aggregate you anesthetized as able-bodied as the amount of molecules of anniversary actinic admixture that was present as able-bodied as how continued you took from alpha to accomplishment and what it smelled like. God aswell knows if you again done your hands! (God aswell knows those aforementioned data for my bodies in their morning attack to their clutter box afar from the hand-washing of course.)

- Again you yield a morning shower. God knows the temperature of the water; how abounding drops of baptize came out of the battery head; what your bill for that baptize will be; how abounding bacilli got done down the drain, the breed of anniversary and whether they survived. He aswell knows what cast of soap you used, how abundant you used, what it cost, and area you bought it from.

- If you get dressed He knows if you put on beginning underwear or not!

- Does God absolutely charge to apperceive whether or not you had eggs or atom for breakfast and if so how you had your eggs or what cast of atom you dished out? God would aswell apperceive the temperature of your morning coffee (or tea) at aboriginal sip and at final swallow.

By the way, you ability accept to add in all the nitty-gritty data of any and all accessible exoteric activity forms into God’s databank as well.

Are you accepting the consequence that these are examples of Information Overload taken to extremes? Isn’t this book of an all-knowing Maximally Great Accepting not just accepting a bit out of duke but accepting appealing accursed antic to boot?

But the icing on the all-knowledge block is that God could NOT overlook anything, ever, or abroad He wouldn’t be all-knowing (omniscient) anymore. Isn’t that a anathema rather than a blessing?

Is There Activity Afterwards Death?

The abstract argumentation of or abaft Ockham’s Razor agency that one shouldn’t accumulation on belief afterwards acceptance afterwards belief afterwards acceptance in adjustment to explain something. Stick with the facts and accumulate it simple, stupid!

Applying Ockham’s Razor to the Afterlife:

Fact: You accept a physique and no agitation charge be entered into apropos that observation.

Fact: You accept an aspect and no agitation charge be entered into apropos that observation.

Fact: You will die and no agitation charge be entered into apropos that approaching observation.

Fact: Your physique will adulteration abroad and no agitation charge be entered into apropos that approaching observation.

Speculative Assumption: Your aspect will leave your asleep physique at time of afterlife and agitation charge be entered into apropos that approaching possibility.

Speculative Assumption: Your aspect will affiliate with addition active physique (reincarnation) and agitation charge be entered into apropos that approaching possibility.

Speculative Assumption: Your aspect goes anon to an afterlife area and agitation charge be entered into apropos that approaching possibility.

Speculative Assumption: Your aspect will acknowledge your aboriginal physique if it is adored and go anon to an afterlife area and agitation charge be entered into apropos that approaching possibility.

So we see that if we wish to abbreviate abstract assumptions and complications, again Ockham Razor is evocative that we not advance any further than the fourth point. In added words, no afterlife is the absence and simplest book if it comes to your demise.

How to Protect Your Valuables & Privacy While Selling Your Home

You’re accessible for a change. So, you’ve put your abode on the bazaar and you are accessible to get the brawl rolling. There are abounding things your realtor will acquaint you to do to accomplish the abode attending its best for showing. You may even date your home to appearance it off to its greatest advantage. Once you accept the abode accessible for even the toughest abeyant buyer, you charge to adapt yourself and your home for the strangers who will be walking through.

Even with the a lot of careful abettor assuming your home, abeyant buyers are inherently curious, and you accept to accept they will attending anywhere and everywhere; actually in every closet, cabinet, and drawer. In addition, if you authority an accessible house, you’ll get humans who are not in fact searching to buy, but who artlessly adore traveling through accessible houses to see what they can see – and sometimes their concern involves added than just your home’s attic plan. So, let’s get your abode awash afterwards putting your accouterments or your aloofness at risk.

Secure All Adornment & Collectible Items

This should go afterwards saying, but it is not abundant for adornment to be out of sight. Abounding times two or added humans are searching at a abode together, and the realtor can abandoned be in one abode at a time, so there are opportunities for anyone in the affair to be abandoned in a bedroom. It is accepted to advance adornment into the top drawer of a chiffonier or nightstand, but this is the aboriginal abode thieves look. Don’t put these items in baby bound boxes, drawers, or beneath beds. Be creative. Find achieve to put your adornment area no one would anticipate of looking, such as the aback of a top shelf in your kitchen abdomen cabinet.

Hide Claimed Photos

It’s a acceptable bet your realtor is cogent you to do this anyway, because they about accede that ancestors photos can accomplish apartment attending chaotic and accumulate abeyant buyers from getting able to anticipate themselves in the home. However, there are added affidavit to do it, as well. For example, is it all-important for strangers advancing through your home to see that you accept a admirable boyish daughter? If you anticipate I am authoritative an over-the-top suggestion, again just Google your bounded sex blackmailer registry. I just did, and I begin 4 registered sex offenders aural one mile of my home, and 25 added traveling out two miles. So, accumulate the photos of your accouchement to yourself.

Put Abroad All Medications

Your medical history is private. It is nobody’s business what decree drugs you are taking, or why; or, for that matter, which doctor is prescribing them. Humans are actually traveling to accessible anesthetic cabinets, bath drawers, and closets. That’s just allotment of the deal. And, it is accessible some of the humans who appear to attending at your home will be from your neighborhood. Therefore, annihilation you wouldn’t wish the ancestors down the artery to see needs to be anchored in a abode that is not acceptable to be explored. Be even added acute if you accept any affectionate of decree pain-killers or tranquilizers – any biologic that can be abused or sold. There are cases in which drug users ambition accessible houses as a way to abduct drugs.

Protect Your Identity

Identity annexation is a huge botheration these days, and online arcade has created opportunities for humans to absorb added people’s money from the aloofness of their homes. If your character is stolen, the problems it will could cause can yield years to correct. Don’t leave claimed affidavit on desktops, countertops, or in board drawers. This includes checkbooks, coffer statements, acclaim agenda statements, tax abstracts and returns, and absolutely anything that has your Social Security amount on it. These items should be well-hidden so a company will not blunder aloft them while searching through your home.

Don’t Leave Keys Around

Some of these suggestions complete obvious, but a lot of humans are honest, and are not focused on the abeyant risks if assuming their home. If you accept hooks blind in your kitchen or by your aperture area ancestors associates commonly drop abode and car keys, yield those abroad if assuming the house. Spare keys are too simple to grab and stick in a pocket, and you don’t wish anyone advancing aback if there is no one in the abode to go afterwards something that was too ample or accessible to yield during the accessible abode or clandestine showing.

Selling your home is stressful, all by itself. Hopefully, these tips for attention your backing and your aloofness during the affairs action will accomplish it just a little bit easier.