Logic is "the science that deals with the canons and criteria of validity in thought and demonstration; the science of the normative formal principles of reasoning." Logic is further defined as "the branch of philosophy that analyzes inference; reasoned and reasonable judgment; the principles that guide reasoning within a given field or situation."

Logic is the set of absolute abstract principles that govern and balance reasoning. We use logic as a means of distinguishing correct from incorrect reasoning; logic enables us to apply abstract principle to daily living. Logic is an absolute principle, rooted in the Logos Emanation, an abstract principle, and a faculty.

Edna Lister on Logic

The theory of knowing deals with the law of normal thinking or the science of thought, and we call it logic. We use the theory of knowledge to apply these laws to the problems of knowledge by analyzing the idea of knowledge, aiming to discover its general conditions and implications, using the method, epistemology, the theory of grounds of knowledge. Logic and epistemology are two different aspects of the same subject. Logic is the science of reasoning, proof, thinking and inference. We can use a chain of reasoning correctly or incorrectly. Starting from a correct premise is essential to correct logic. – Edna Lister, What Philosophy Deals With, September 3, 1935.

Many people just don't care for logic, but enjoy gossip, prejudice and opinions, which passes among them as conversation. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, September 16, 1941.

Ethically, you must use all outer knowledge of discretion and discrimination, reasoning and logic upon any situation before you take any outer action, so as to hurt no one else. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, October 23, 1944.

The Logos concept in God's Mind becomes the idea in your mind. Thought becomes logic, then good judgment and discrimination, the latter of which stem from the Father-God Wisdom principle. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, January 27, 1947.

Your limited logic and reason, based solely on outer experience, often block your inner knowing. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, February 25, 1947.

You duplicate your outer lack of using logic, reason, discretion, discrimination and discernment on the inner. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, July 29, 1947.

When you have brought logic, reason, discrimination, discretion and discernment to bear, yet obedience is impossible, ask the question. Seek advice, not for some silly unformed question with no facts behind it, but bring all facts to bear upon it and use the faculties of soul. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, August 20, 1947.

We form our conceptions of the Infinite by the methods of logic and reason. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, September 3, 1949.

Logic is common sense, the process of bringing the faculties to bear upon a situation or condition. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, June 26, 1956.

All logic and reason must be backed by discrimination, discretion, discernment or the effort is useless. – Edna Lister, Our Capacity for Freedom, November 17, 1957.

Criticism, prejudice and opinions utterly degrade pure logic. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, January 9, 1958.

Faith is a matter of logic and reason; faith falters only when imagination works overtime. – Edna Lister, Ten Commandments and Beatitudes, November 4, 1958.

We apply principle in descending order through the great principles of Light, color, tone, number, and form (name). Logic and Light reflect absolute principle as the Word. The Logos (the Word of God) is God in action as the Emanations. The Logos is the source of logic. Logic o'ershadows reason, gathers outer facts and fits them into place. Light functions from the center out into the cosmic divisions, as does the sun in the center of the solar system. So does logic; in other words, logic functions in a different way in each of the twelve divisions. – Edna Lister, What Is Virtue, July 12, 1960.

Logic is an abstract concept, which reason brings into relative thinking as an idea. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, September 14, 1961.

Logic provides us with the ability to apply abstract principle to daily living. You open your logic faculty when you meet an unchangeable principle or fact of life that you cannot alter or interpret to suit theories or to justify your actions or statements. As you apply logic, it leads to right thinking, which can recondition your life into perfection. – Edna Lister, God as Principle Applied Under Logic and Reason, November 5, 1963.

Logic is absolute, unchangeable and immutable. Logic is the framework of the Supreme Trinity of the Father, Mother and Son. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, November 11, 1963.

Place all evidence in the scales of logic and confirm it with your own and others' experience. Keep adding the facts you gather from people, books, science and experience. Immanuel Kant called this philosophy noumenalism. – Edna Lister, How to Erect a Hypothesis, June 25, 1968. [Noumenon: A thing as it is in itself, not perceived or interpreted, incapable of being known, but only inferred from the nature of experience; the object of a purely intellectual intuition.]

Logic is the abstract Mind of God, which is the expression of the universal Magna Carta. – Edna Lister, Unpublished Papers, November 7, 1968.

The logic of the mystic, as revealed through parables, comparisons, and figures of speech, forms our foundation in comprehending the mind and method of Deity. Imagination of the past is really the logic of ascension. – Edna Lister, The Divine Creational Plan, June 2, 1970.

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Etymology of logic: Greek logike, from feminine of logikos of reason, from logos, which is sometimes translated as "sentence," "discourse," "reason," "rule" and "ratio."

Logic is an absolute principle, rooted in the Logos Emanation.

Logic is an abstract principle.

Logic is a mental faculty.


The Compact Edition of The Oxford English Dictionary: 2 volumes. E.S.C. Weiner, editor. Oxford University Press, 1971.

The Holy Bible. King James Version (KJV).

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