# Understanding Mathematics

People wrote differently in those days, obviously the vulgar mechanick may be a man and he that is able to reason nimbly and judiciously may be a woman, (and either or both may be children).

for complicated mathematics building on simpler mathematics.

The following examples illustrate the difference between the two approaches to understanding mathematics described above.

You won’t be able to learn how to understand mathematics from abstract principles and a few examples. Instead you need to study the substance of mathematics. I’m hoping that the answers to the following

will illustrate how mathematics is meant to make sense and is built on a logical procession rather than a bunch of arbitrarily conceived rules.

One of the main things that turned me on to mathematics were certain concepts and arguments that I found particularly beautiful and intriguing. I’m listing some of these below even though they may not be frequently asked about. But I’ll hope you’ll enjoy them, and perhaps get more interested in mathematics for its own sake.

## Solving Mathematical Problems

The most important thing to realize when solving difficult mathematical problems is that one never solves such a problem on the first attempt. Rather one needs to build a sequence of problems that lead up to the problem of interest, and solve each of them. At each step experience is gained that’s necessary or useful for the solution of the next problem. Other only loosely related problems may have to be solved, to generate experience and insight.

Students (and scholars too) often neglect to check their answers. I suspect a major reason is that traditional and widely used teaching methods require the solution of many similar problems, each of which becomes a chore to be gotten over with rather than an exciting learning opportunity. In my opinion, each problem should be different and add a new insight and experience. However, it is amazing just how easy it is to make mistakes. So it is imperative that all answers be checked for plausibility. Just how to do that depends of course on the problem.

There is a famous book: G. Polya, How to Solve It , 2nd ed., Princeton University Press, 1957, ISBN 0-691-08097-6. It was first published in 1945. This is a serious attempt by a master at transferring problem solving techniques. Click here to see an html version of Polya’s summary.

The main thing that keeps mathematics alive and interesting of course are unsolved problems. Many open problems that are important in the contemporary view are hard just to understand. But here are

for which you can form your own conjectures. The word simple in this context means that the problem is easy to state and the question is easy to understand. It does not mean that the problem is easy to solve. In fact all of these open problems are difficult. (That’s why they are unsolved, it’s not that nobody tried!)

## Acquiring Mathematical Understanding

Since this is directed to undergraduate students a more specific question is how does one acquire mathematical understanding by taking classes? But that does not mean that classes are the only way to learn something. In fact, they often are a bad way! You learn by doing. For example, it’s questionable that we should have programming classes at all, most people learn programming much more quickly and enjoyably by picking a programming problem they are interested in and care about, and solving it. In particular, when you are no longer a student you will have acquired the skills necessary to learn anything you like by reading and communicating with peers and experts. That’s a much more exciting way to learn than taking classes!

Here are some suggestions regarding class work:

# Ask Jud – The world’s finest virtual tarot

Do you need to ask a question? Are you looking for answers? Jud offers you a space to ask anything you want. However, before each question you must write a petition. If the answer is not what you expected, at least you make catharsis and ask again.

## The world’s best virtual tarot

Jud is a virtual tarot that that can answer all kinds of questions. Questions about the present, the past, and your future. He can be a bit tempermental, requiring that each question be presented with a petition of “Jud, please answer the following question” or “Jud, please answer” before each question is asked. Failure to correctly petition will not bring results.

Jud was born in 2007. As he began to age, he realized he had an ability to read the fortunes of others, and quickly became a star in his small hometown. To expand his operaion, he knew he had to join the digital age. Through the use of modern technology, he is able to answer thousands of questions every day from people all over the world.

In early 2016, the demand for Jud’s services became so high, he brougt on 10 additional team members from around the country to increase answer throughput. With a large team, and his mind in overdrive, he is now able to answer upwards of 13,240 questions per day (Average over the past 30 days), with pinpoint accuracy. Though the team members are new, they are just as tempermental. Requiring a correct petition each and every time.

## Has Jud ever been seen?

A dark and blury photograph of Jud was captured in early 2010. The developed image is shown below:

## The Twitter migration of 2015

In early 2015, Jud moved part of his online presence to Twitter, under the handle @TheAskJud. It wasn’t before long before the crowds of people following his presence online made the jump to Twitter. His ability to answer many different types of questions, both online and on Twitter attracted many.

His Twitter has been inactive for two years due to an oversubscription of requests. Twitter hadn’t created the tooling for him to keep up with demand. Though there may come a time for him to return, there are no plans at this time.

## Questions?

I am Ask Jud, the world’s best virtual tarot

# Understanding Mathematics

People wrote differently in those days, obviously the vulgar mechanick may be a man and he that is able to reason nimbly and judiciously may be a woman, (and either or both may be children).

for complicated mathematics building on simpler mathematics.

The following examples illustrate the difference between the two approaches to understanding mathematics described above.

You won’t be able to learn how to understand mathematics from abstract principles and a few examples. Instead you need to study the substance of mathematics. I’m hoping that the answers to the following

will illustrate how mathematics is meant to make sense and is built on a logical procession rather than a bunch of arbitrarily conceived rules.

One of the main things that turned me on to mathematics were certain concepts and arguments that I found particularly beautiful and intriguing. I’m listing some of these below even though they may not be frequently asked about. But I’ll hope you’ll enjoy them, and perhaps get more interested in mathematics for its own sake.

## Solving Mathematical Problems

The most important thing to realize when solving difficult mathematical problems is that one never solves such a problem on the first attempt. Rather one needs to build a sequence of problems that lead up to the problem of interest, and solve each of them. At each step experience is gained that’s necessary or useful for the solution of the next problem. Other only loosely related problems may have to be solved, to generate experience and insight.

Students (and scholars too) often neglect to check their answers. I suspect a major reason is that traditional and widely used teaching methods require the solution of many similar problems, each of which becomes a chore to be gotten over with rather than an exciting learning opportunity. In my opinion, each problem should be different and add a new insight and experience. However, it is amazing just how easy it is to make mistakes. So it is imperative that all answers be checked for plausibility. Just how to do that depends of course on the problem.

There is a famous book: G. Polya, How to Solve It , 2nd ed., Princeton University Press, 1957, ISBN 0-691-08097-6. It was first published in 1945. This is a serious attempt by a master at transferring problem solving techniques. Click here to see an html version of Polya’s summary.

The main thing that keeps mathematics alive and interesting of course are unsolved problems. Many open problems that are important in the contemporary view are hard just to understand. But here are

for which you can form your own conjectures. The word simple in this context means that the problem is easy to state and the question is easy to understand. It does not mean that the problem is easy to solve. In fact all of these open problems are difficult. (That’s why they are unsolved, it’s not that nobody tried!)

## Acquiring Mathematical Understanding

Since this is directed to undergraduate students a more specific question is how does one acquire mathematical understanding by taking classes? But that does not mean that classes are the only way to learn something. In fact, they often are a bad way! You learn by doing. For example, it’s questionable that we should have programming classes at all, most people learn programming much more quickly and enjoyably by picking a programming problem they are interested in and care about, and solving it. In particular, when you are no longer a student you will have acquired the skills necessary to learn anything you like by reading and communicating with peers and experts. That’s a much more exciting way to learn than taking classes!

Here are some suggestions regarding class work:

# how to use peter answers

## Peter s Answers to Fan s Questions

Thank you to all of Peter s amazing fans who participated in our Question Answer fan activity and sent in questions for him! With his busy schedule, Peter has just now sent us some of his answers for your enjoyment. He had fun reading the large amount of questions from his fans and responding to a chosen few with his usual witty humor and charm. Thanks Peter for being such a good sport! We look forward to doing more fan based activities with you on your website.

What s the funniest thing that happened to you on a set?

Not the funniest, but I had the most fun playing Backgammon with Glenn Close. She’s very competitive.

I have noticed that in your career you have not made films from the time of the kings. Would you like to?

Yes. I recently did a period piece in the 1920’ where I played Bugs Moran. Head of the Chicago Mobs Irish territory. Had so much fun playing that period. I’d like to do more period pieces. Scorpion King was the closest I got to playing that “ln time of kings”, different time then Middle Ages but I still got to wear some chaimail shirts, carry a sword, and ride a horse. I’d like to do more of that. It’s so fun traveling back to different time periods.

What is the first thing you notice in someone?

Their eyes. It’s the window to the soul

How many Ethan’s naughty magic chocolates do you think you ate during the filming of the movie?

Any plans on writing any more YA novels or sequels to After The Red Rain?

Not at this time. I’m focusing my writing on some screenplays and TV shows I’ve been working on.

Do u speak some Italian ? Or would you like to learn it?

I speak some. I can understand more then I speak. When I go back to Italy I pick it up fairly quickly. But I’d like study it more and be more affluent.

What s your favorite song at the moment ?

The Weight by The Band. Been learning to play it in my guitar so it’s stuck in my head all the time.

If you could meet any person dead or alive, who would it be?

If you could be anyone for one day who and why?

Hmmm. I kinda like being me.

What s one place you haven t traveled to but would like to someday?

A few. India. Bali. And Africa.

## The Passport Peter Project Has Launched!

Get ready, the Passport Peter project has officially launched! Here is your chance to get involved in a project that lets you use your creativity while having fun at the same time. You will get to share your adventure with others on Twitter and the final project will be sent to Peter himself so that he can enjoy the travels, photos and journaling.

There are a few rules that have to be maintained during your visit with Peter . Please make sure that you read through this list and follow it. The bottom line is to have fun and give Peter a great gift to enjoy when the project is over.

• Send Passport Peter on his next journey within 3 days after receiving him.

• Post ONE photo of you and Passport Peter on Twitter making sure to tag @OfficialPFWeb with photo with your location and city, state (Heinz Stadium, Pittsburgh, PA)

• All photos must be PG-rated. Use your creativity with them but please keep it classy.

• Make a ONE page journal entry about your time and adventures with Passport Peter . The real Peter will get to read all these amazing entries at the end of Passport Peter s trip around the world so have fun when you chronicle his adventures with you.

Peter will be choosing one lucky photo from all those that are submitted to win a special prize. So make sure that you use your creativity, have fun and enjoy your 3 days with Passport Peter on this chance to show Peter your town, friends and life.

## New Trailer For Gangster Land, Opening Dec. 1st

Watch the new action packed trailer with Peter as Bugs Moran in the new movie Gangster Land . Mark your calendars for the December 1st release date of Gangster Land . Catch Peter s new movie in theaters, on Demand Digital. View the new article in the Hollywood Reporter here.

# How Does Ask Peter Work? The Code Behind the Prank

For a number of years, one of my hobbies has been researching paranormal scams. These are situations where an individual claims they can predict the future, that they ve discovered the secret to antigravity, or that they work for the government and know the truth about aliens. A common thread in all of that surreal research is that generally, an unnerving number of people are very, very gullible.

That gullibility multiplies significantly when the event being portrayed includes something that appears supernatural or magical in nature. Deep down, many people still want to believe in magic and when they are presented with the opportunity to believe again, they jump all over it.

A case in point is a website that is very popular among the prankster community called Ask Peter (or Peter Answers). The footer text lists the page as a Virtual Tarot, as though the page truly has the ability to predict your future or answer any of your questions. In this article, I answer the question: how does Ask Peter work?

### How Does Ask Peter Work? The Believer Perspective

First, I m going to show you how the website works for the person off of the street who knows nothing about the inner workings of Ask Peter. When you first arrive at the website, you ll see a very simple web form.

The point of the website is that it s a sort of electronic tarot which will peek into your future and answer your questions accordingly. However, Peter is a fickle psychic, and he must be treated with respect or he won t answer your question. Therefore, before you ask a question, you must petition Peter with the sentence, Peter, please answer the following question: If you re using the Peter Answers site alone and you don t know the secret behind the site, you ll typically get an answer like this:

What s up with that? Ah, but it s all part of the show, folks. The magic really happens when you bring in a second person who knows Peter s terrible secret (after reading this article, that will be you!) The second person needs to type in the petition and question for you, and then you ll get the answer which is usually remarkably accurate.

If the person typing the question knows the secret, you ll get such an answer. In the second half of this article, I m going to share Peter s terrible secret, and welcome you into the secret society of Ask Peter insiders. If you enjoy the childlike, magical perspective offered by your blissful ignorance, then stop reading this article now. Otherwise, if you would like to be immune to this particular scam How to Protect Yourself From 3 of the Biggest Online Scams Right Now How to Protect Yourself From 3 of the Biggest Online Scams Right Now People will always fall foul of the scammers. Three of the most devastating scams at the moment have yielded hundreds of millions of dollars for cybercriminals. What can you do to protect yourself? Read More , then read on.

### Welcome to the Secret Society of Ask Peter

If you ve read this far, then you feel prepared for the secret knowledge of how Ask Peter works. Let s take a closer look.

The ultimate secret to Ask Peter is actually a bit of creative JavaScripting What Is JavaScript and How Does It Work? What Is JavaScript and How Does It Work? What is Javascript? It’s a programming language used to enhance web pages. It includes dynamically updating web pages, user interfaces and more. Let’s dive into what Javascript is all about. Read More . Getting Peter to answer a question doesn t take reverence and politeness, it takes a very plain period. That s right in the Petition field, just type a . and start typing the answer to the question that you re going to ask in the next field.

At the end of the answer, type another . and then continue typing the rest of Peter, please answer the following question: To the person sitting next to you, it only appears as though you ve typed that one question especially if you re a fast typist.

So, now you know the secret. Submitting the question that you ve already entered the answer for and clicking OK will result in Peter providing your answer. The person next to you who s watching will be astounded and flabbergasted by the amazing accuracy of this virtual tarot. Just don t be too accurate, as you ll raise suspicion. Once you re through, you can proudly claim another Ask Peter believer under your belt. In doing so, you ve perfectly portrayed the terrible gullibility that runs rampant throughout the world.

Let s take a closer look at how the background scripting for Ask Peter actually works.

Now, the creators of this website were clever enough to suspect that discerning tech geeks would try peeking under the hood, so they ve incorporated a few safeguards. The first, of course, is processing all entries through CSS using class inp to handle each input field. You simply can t see how these fields are processed without access to the CSS files 10 Simple CSS Code Examples You Can Learn in 10 Minutes 10 Simple CSS Code Examples You Can Learn in 10 Minutes We’ll go over how to create an inline stylesheet so you can practice your CSS skills. Then we’ll move onto 10 basic CSS examples. From there, your imagination is the limit! Read More . However, if you look closely at the form code, you ll discover an interesting anomaly.

At the footer of the page script, you can see various variables used to return different text to the text field:

Each variable is given a coded name that looks similar, but it isn t with zero and the letter O in various places in the name. The technique is clearly intended to cover up the true purpose of the script, but it s obvious that if you aren t aware of the secret use of . behind the entry of the answer, then the page is coded to provide lots of different error messages back to you.

What does this mean to those of you who aren t JavaScript programmers? It means that instead of one, single function and variable handling the input text that gets entered into each field and returning a text value to the answer field, there are multiple things that happen with every individual keypress. This means that there s a whole lot of TomFoolery going on with the text that you enter into each text field.

## Now You Know the Real Answer

The answer, of course, is that if you re in the Petition field, the script returns what you type into the field, but watches for the moment you type the . character. At that point, it starts typing the rest of the statement Peter, please answer as it saves each character you re actually typing into a variable until you type . again. Finally, once you click OK your saved text that was stored in a string variable is displayed below in the form of Peter s Answer.

Now that you know the inner workings of this online Prank 7 Pranks to Play on iPhone Users 7 Pranks to Play on iPhone Users Pranking your friends is lots of fun, and there some great ways to do it if you get a few minutes alone with their iPhone. Read More , are you more likely to try it out on a friend?

Share your opinion about this online virtual tarot in the comment section below, and if you do try it out on a friend, let us know how it went!

# Understanding Mathematics

People wrote differently in those days, obviously the vulgar mechanick may be a man and he that is able to reason nimbly and judiciously may be a woman, (and either or both may be children).

for complicated mathematics building on simpler mathematics.

The following examples illustrate the difference between the two approaches to understanding mathematics described above.

You won’t be able to learn how to understand mathematics from abstract principles and a few examples. Instead you need to study the substance of mathematics. I’m hoping that the answers to the following

will illustrate how mathematics is meant to make sense and is built on a logical procession rather than a bunch of arbitrarily conceived rules.

One of the main things that turned me on to mathematics were certain concepts and arguments that I found particularly beautiful and intriguing. I’m listing some of these below even though they may not be frequently asked about. But I’ll hope you’ll enjoy them, and perhaps get more interested in mathematics for its own sake.

## Solving Mathematical Problems

The most important thing to realize when solving difficult mathematical problems is that one never solves such a problem on the first attempt. Rather one needs to build a sequence of problems that lead up to the problem of interest, and solve each of them. At each step experience is gained that’s necessary or useful for the solution of the next problem. Other only loosely related problems may have to be solved, to generate experience and insight.

Students (and scholars too) often neglect to check their answers. I suspect a major reason is that traditional and widely used teaching methods require the solution of many similar problems, each of which becomes a chore to be gotten over with rather than an exciting learning opportunity. In my opinion, each problem should be different and add a new insight and experience. However, it is amazing just how easy it is to make mistakes. So it is imperative that all answers be checked for plausibility. Just how to do that depends of course on the problem.

There is a famous book: G. Polya, How to Solve It , 2nd ed., Princeton University Press, 1957, ISBN 0-691-08097-6. It was first published in 1945. This is a serious attempt by a master at transferring problem solving techniques. Click here to see an html version of Polya’s summary.

The main thing that keeps mathematics alive and interesting of course are unsolved problems. Many open problems that are important in the contemporary view are hard just to understand. But here are

for which you can form your own conjectures. The word simple in this context means that the problem is easy to state and the question is easy to understand. It does not mean that the problem is easy to solve. In fact all of these open problems are difficult. (That’s why they are unsolved, it’s not that nobody tried!)

## Acquiring Mathematical Understanding

Since this is directed to undergraduate students a more specific question is how does one acquire mathematical understanding by taking classes? But that does not mean that classes are the only way to learn something. In fact, they often are a bad way! You learn by doing. For example, it’s questionable that we should have programming classes at all, most people learn programming much more quickly and enjoyably by picking a programming problem they are interested in and care about, and solving it. In particular, when you are no longer a student you will have acquired the skills necessary to learn anything you like by reading and communicating with peers and experts. That’s a much more exciting way to learn than taking classes!

Here are some suggestions regarding class work:

# how to do peter answers

## What To Do When You’ve Made Someone Angry

I was running late. My wife Eleanor and I had agreed to meet at the restaurant at seven o clock and it was already half past. I had a good excuse in the form of a client meeting that ran over and I wasted no time getting to the dinner as fast as possible.

When I arrived at the restaurant, I apologized and told her I didn t mean to be late.

She answered: You never mean to be late. Uh oh, she was mad.

Sorry, I retorted, but it was unavoidable. I told her about the client meeting. Not only did my explanations not soothe her, they seemed to make things worse. That started to make me angry.

That dinner didn t turn out to be our best.

Several weeks later, when I was describing the situation to a friend of mine, Ken Hardy, a professor of family therapy, he smiled.

You made a classic mistake, he told me.

Me? I made the mistake? I was only half joking.

Yes. And you just made it again, he said. You re stuck in your perspective: You didn t mean to be late. But that s not the point. The point is that you were late. The point and what s important in your communication is how your lateness impacted Eleanor.

In other words, I was focused on my intention while Eleanor was focused on the consequences. We were having two different conversations. In the end, we both felt unacknowledged, misunderstood, and angry.

The more I thought about what Ken said, the more I recognized that this battle intention vs. consequences was the root cause of so much interpersonal discord.

As it turns out, it s not the thought that counts or even the action that counts. That s because the other person doesn t experience your thought or your action. They experience the consequences of your action.

Here s another example: You send an email to a colleague telling him you think he could have spoken up more in a meeting.

He replies to the email, Maybe if you spoke less, I would have had an opportunity to say something!

That obviously rankles you. Still, you send off another email trying to clarify the first email: I didn t mean to offend you, I was trying to help. And then maybe you add some dismay at the aggressiveness of his response.

But that doesn t make things better. He quotes the language of your first email back to you. Don t you see how it reads? He asks. BUT THAT S NOT WHAT I MEANT! You write back, IN CAPS.

So how do you get out of this downward spiral?

It s stunningly simple, actually. When you ve done something that upsets someone no matter who s right always start the conversation by acknowledging how your actions impacted the other person. Save the discussion about your intentions for later. Much later. Maybe never. Because, in the end, your intentions don t matter much.

What if you don t think the other person is right or justified in feeling the way they do? It doesn t matter. Because you re not striving for agreement. You re going for understanding.

What should I have said to Eleanor?

I see you re angry. You ve been sitting here for 30 minutes and that s got to be frustrating. And it s not the first time. Also, I can see how it seems like I think being with a client gives me permission to be late. I m sorry you had to sit here waiting for so long.

All of that is true. Your job is to acknowledge their reality which is critical to maintaining the relationship. As Ken described it to me: If someone s reality, as they see it, is negated, what motivation do they have to stay in the relationship?

In the email back and forth I described earlier, instead of clarifying what you meant, consider writing something like: I could see how my criticizing your performance especially via email feels obnoxious to you. How it sounds critical and maybe dismissive of your efforts in the meeting.

I said this was simple but I didn t say it was easy.

The hardest part is our emotional resistance. We re so focused on our own challenges that it s often hard to acknowledge the challenges of others. Especially if we are their challenge and they are ours. Especially when they lash out at us in anger. Especially when we feel misunderstood. In that moment, when we empathize with them and their criticism of our behavior, it almost feels like we re betraying ourselves.

But we re not. We re just empathizing.

Here s a trick to make it easier. While they re getting angry at you, imagine, instead, that they re angry at someone else. Then react as you would in that situation. Probably you d listen and let them know you see how angry they are.

And if you never get to explain your intentions? What I have found in practice and this surprised me is that once I ve expressed my understanding of the consequences, my need to justify my intentions dissipates.

That s because the reason I m explaining my intentions in the first place is to repair the relationship. But I ve already accomplished that by empathizing with their experience. At that point, we re both usually ready to move on.

And if you do still feel the need? You ll still have the opportunity, once the other person feels seen, heard, and understood.

If we succeed in doing all this well, we ll often find that, along with our relationships, something else gets better: our behavior.

After that last conversation with Eleanor after really understanding the consequences of my lateness on her somehow, someway, I ve managed to be on time a lot more frequently.

# how to do peter answers

But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,

but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,

But in your hearts sanctify Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to articulate a defense to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But respond with gentleness and respect,

But in your hearts sanctify Christ as Lord, always ready for a defense to everyone asking you an account concerning the hope in you; yet with gentleness and fear,

but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence;

But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:

but honor the Messiah as Lord in your hearts. Always be ready to give a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you.

Instead, exalt the Messiah” as Lord in your lives. Always be prepared to give a defense to everyone who asks you to explain the hope you have.

But sanctify in your hearts Christ as Lord; and always be ready to give an answer to everyone who asks you a reason concerning the hope that is in you, yet with humility and fear:

But hallow THE LORD JEHOVAH The Messiah in your hearts, and be ready to return a defense to everyone who requests a statement from you about the hope of your faith, in meekness and in reverence,

But dedicate your lives to Christ as Lord. Always be ready to defend your confidence [in God] when anyone asks you to explain it. However, make your defense with gentleness and respect.

but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence;

but sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and be ready always to respond to every man that asks you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and reverence,

But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asks you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:

But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asks you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:

but sanctify in your hearts Christ as Lord: being ready always to give answer to every man that asketh you a reason concerning the hope that is in you, yet with meekness and fear:

But sanctify the Lord Christ in your hearts, being ready always to satisfy every one that asketh you a reason of that hope which is in you.

but sanctify [the] Lord the Christ in your hearts, and [be] always prepared to [give] an answer [to] every one that asks you to give an account of the hope that [is] in you, but with meekness and fear;

but sanctify in your hearts Christ as Lord: being ready always to give answer to every man that asketh you a reason concerning the hope that is in you, yet with meekness and fear:

But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear.

but in your hearts consecrate Christ as Lord, being always ready to make your defence to any one who asks from you a reason for the hope which you cherish.

But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts; and always be ready to give an answer to everyone who asks you a reason concerning the hope that is in you, with humility and fear:

and the Lord God sanctify in your hearts. And be ready always for defence to every one who is asking of you an account concerning the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear;

14 But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. Do not fear their intimidation; do not be shaken. 15 But in your hearts sanctify Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to articulate a defense to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But respond with gentleness and respect, 16 keeping a clear conscience, so that those who slander you will be put to shame by your good behavior in Christ.

The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer, But the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.

To make you know the certainty of the words of truth That you may correctly answer him who sent you?

But the LORD of hosts will be exalted in judgment, And the holy God will show Himself holy in righteousness.

“You are not to say, ‘It is a conspiracy!’ In regard to all that this people call a conspiracy, And you are not to fear what they fear or be in dread of it.

Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.

He must gently reprove those who oppose him, in the hope that God may grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By His great mercy, He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

Since you call on a Father who judges each man’s work impartially, live your lives in reverent fear during your temporary stay on earth.

But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asks you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:

with. See on ver.

fear. or, reverence.

And be. –The better reading omits the connecting particle, so that we should put “being” instead of “and be.”

Ready always to give an answer. –This is the consequence of sanctifying Christ within by the worship of a pure life, that no moment, no questioner finds us unprepared to speak with freedom of our hope in Him. The word for “answer” here is apologia, an apology; not, of course, in the modern sense of an excuse, but a defence, the reply of an accused person, like the well-known Apologia Socratis, or the great modern Apologia pro Vita Sua, or the works from which Tertullian, Athenagoras, St. Justin, and others are called “The Apologists.” It does not mean that every person is bound to be able to state intellectually the nature and grounds of the Christian creed, though such a duty may, perhaps, be fairly deduced from the text. It does not say that every Christian ought to know why he is a Christian, but that every Christians own life ought to be so free from taint, so conscious of Christ enshrined within, as to cause him no misgiving in defending the faith from the calumnies (see 1Peter 2:12) brought against it. The constant readiness, or freedom from encumbrance of sin, is the main point, “which intimates,” says Leighton, “it was not always to be done to every one, but we, being ready to do, are to consider when, and to whom, and how far.” Consciousness of impurity of life shuts a man’s mouth from defending Christian morality.

That asketh you a reason. –Rather, that demandeth of you an account. It does not mean inquirers about Christian doctrine, but those who call Christians to account for their profession of the Gospel hopes. Though it must not be exclusively so taken, St. Peter evidently means chiefly the being called into the law court to give account. Probably he is thinking of our Lord’s charge to himself and his co-apostles, in St. Luke 12:11. (Comp. Matthew 10:5; Matthew 10:16; Matthew 10:19.)

Of the hope that is in you. –More literally, with regard to the hope that is in you: i.e., with regard to the Christianity in which you share. It is, of course, quite a modern application to the text to see in this anything of the individual assurance of salvation. However fairly it may be argued that a Christian ought to know why he, personally, expects to be saved, it is not the thought of St. Peter here. Christianity is here called a hope, rather than a faith, as in Acts 28:20, Colossians 1:23, because, especially in times of persecution, so much of our creed has a future tinge.

With meekness and fear. –There ought certainly to be added a warning But before these words. The readiness of the Christian’s defence of himself and the Church from all moral aspersions is not to be marred by any self-exaltation or improper confidence. Archbishop Leighton says, “Not, therefore, blustering and flying out into invectives because he hath the better on it against any man that questions him touching this hope, as some think themselves certainly authorised to use rough speech because they plead for truth. On the contrary, so much the rather study meekness, for the glory and advantage of the truth.” The “fear” will be, in large measure, a dread of overstepping the bounds of truth or modesty in speaking of the Christian morals. The Acts of the Martyrs, with all their splendour, too often show how St. Peter’s cautious But was needed.

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## Peter s Answers to Fan s Questions

Thank you to all of Peter s amazing fans who participated in our Question Answer fan activity and sent in questions for him! With his busy schedule, Peter has just now sent us some of his answers for your enjoyment. He had fun reading the large amount of questions from his fans and responding to a chosen few with his usual witty humor and charm. Thanks Peter for being such a good sport! We look forward to doing more fan based activities with you on your website.

What s the funniest thing that happened to you on a set?

Not the funniest, but I had the most fun playing Backgammon with Glenn Close. She’s very competitive.

I have noticed that in your career you have not made films from the time of the kings. Would you like to?

Yes. I recently did a period piece in the 1920’ where I played Bugs Moran. Head of the Chicago Mobs Irish territory. Had so much fun playing that period. I’d like to do more period pieces. Scorpion King was the closest I got to playing that “ln time of kings”, different time then Middle Ages but I still got to wear some chaimail shirts, carry a sword, and ride a horse. I’d like to do more of that. It’s so fun traveling back to different time periods.

What is the first thing you notice in someone?

Their eyes. It’s the window to the soul

How many Ethan’s naughty magic chocolates do you think you ate during the filming of the movie?

Any plans on writing any more YA novels or sequels to After The Red Rain?

Not at this time. I’m focusing my writing on some screenplays and TV shows I’ve been working on.

Do u speak some Italian ? Or would you like to learn it?

I speak some. I can understand more then I speak. When I go back to Italy I pick it up fairly quickly. But I’d like study it more and be more affluent.

What s your favorite song at the moment ?

The Weight by The Band. Been learning to play it in my guitar so it’s stuck in my head all the time.

If you could meet any person dead or alive, who would it be?

If you could be anyone for one day who and why?

Hmmm. I kinda like being me.

What s one place you haven t traveled to but would like to someday?

A few. India. Bali. And Africa.

## The Passport Peter Project Has Launched!

Get ready, the Passport Peter project has officially launched! Here is your chance to get involved in a project that lets you use your creativity while having fun at the same time. You will get to share your adventure with others on Twitter and the final project will be sent to Peter himself so that he can enjoy the travels, photos and journaling.

There are a few rules that have to be maintained during your visit with Peter . Please make sure that you read through this list and follow it. The bottom line is to have fun and give Peter a great gift to enjoy when the project is over.

• Send Passport Peter on his next journey within 3 days after receiving him.

• Post ONE photo of you and Passport Peter on Twitter making sure to tag @OfficialPFWeb with photo with your location and city, state (Heinz Stadium, Pittsburgh, PA)

• All photos must be PG-rated. Use your creativity with them but please keep it classy.

• Make a ONE page journal entry about your time and adventures with Passport Peter . The real Peter will get to read all these amazing entries at the end of Passport Peter s trip around the world so have fun when you chronicle his adventures with you.

Peter will be choosing one lucky photo from all those that are submitted to win a special prize. So make sure that you use your creativity, have fun and enjoy your 3 days with Passport Peter on this chance to show Peter your town, friends and life.

## New Trailer For Gangster Land, Opening Dec. 1st

Watch the new action packed trailer with Peter as Bugs Moran in the new movie Gangster Land . Mark your calendars for the December 1st release date of Gangster Land . Catch Peter s new movie in theaters, on Demand Digital. View the new article in the Hollywood Reporter here.

Like an evil spirit, Peter Answers swept into my room and magically hypnotized over half the kids. I tried shouting. I tried clapping. I tried cold water. But nothing I did helped. Peter Answers (Peteranswers.com) kung-fu was too strong.

Its magic was hypnotic.

NO WAY!! How did it know that?

Ask Peter who is standing behind you!

Ask Peter what the name of my dog is!

(whispered) Ask it who is in love with Nicki.

No, I was pretty sure this was not what I assigned. Sometimes a little distraction is a good thing. It helps to break up the day a bit. Keep things fresh. But this was like a virus. A nasty one. And it was spreading rapidly.

The Peter Answers (or peteranswers.com) Computer Prank is a magical virus, pure and simple. It s spread from host to host through word of mouth and has an incubation period limited only to a carrier s access to a computer with internet connection.

It all starts with an initial carrier some individual who knows the secret trick to this hypnotic prank. It works like magic, and if you knows it, you most definitely have the power hypnotic power, psychic power. Once you know the magic, all you need to do is simply hop on a computer, zip to the Internet and go to peteranswers.com.

Once at the site, all you have to do to memorize your audience, is draw attention to the idea that there s an entity within the Internet that can answer all of your questions. Kind of like a Ouiga board but with dead on accuracy. What happens next, is what reminds me of a David Blaine trick. Because it s pure magic.

In the first box, the keyboardist types in the petition:

In the second box the typist enters whatever question they d like usually from the growing crowd.

Upon hitting the return button, Peter, from his comfortable couch at peteranswers.com, instantly answers the question. Correctly.

### Peter Answers My Question: How does peteranswers.com work? Subtle Mind Control.

Like I said, I d already lost over half the room. Even if I d ordered all computers shut down, they d still be thinking about how to do the magic trick for the rest of the day. I m not kidding. Peteranswers.com had a firm hold of these kid s minds, and it wasn t letting go any time soon. So I figured I might as well do a little research.

With Google s help, it didn t take me long to figure it out. And once I did, I knew peteranswers.com had met it s match. As with any infectious illusion, the best way to vaccinate is to simply reveal the magic trick.

There s really nothing like a quick injection of the truth. Sure, the David Blaine impostors will be furious at having their trick exposed. But any short term disruption they may cause is nothing compared to the long term, manic-obsessive behavior that are symptoms of the Peter Answers Computer Prank virus itself.

### Peteranswers.com: The Magic Tricks Revealed

That s right. Simply type a period. What happens next is pure magical genius.

Instead of seeing what you d expect (a . ) you see a P . Then type whatever the heck you want and the rest of the phrase Peter, please answer the following appears.

As long as nobody pays any attention to where your fingers are actually landing the prank works slick.

The trick to the prank is to here type in the answer to whatever question you are going to ask next. When you re done just keep typing until the phrase is complete. Whenever you hit the : your cursor will jump to the next box where you ll type in the actual question.

Hit return and bingo! Whatever you really typed into the petition box appears.

Once you get the hang of how peteranswers.com works, it won t be long before you run into a little snag. The problem is, sometimes your answer is much shorter (has fewer characters to type) than the 41 keystrokes it takes to type peter please answer the following question :

There are actually three ways to solve this problem:

1. Type another . When you do this, the program opens back up and shows exactly what you are typing again. For example, if your answer was Lisa. That s only 4 keystrokes, which would take you to Pete in the petition. Just type another . after the last letter of your answer. Now you ll have Peter and from now on you can continue typing the rest of the petition, please answer the following question:
2. Another option is to fake it until you get to Peter, please answer. You don t have to keep punching keys until the entire long petition is filled out. Just remember to type the : when you re done.
3. The final way to make this work is to simply play dumb. Pretend you lost control of your fingers and type a : when you re done. As soon as you type the : you ll skip to the next box. Just say oops or something and keep going.

So there, my dear friends. The truth has set you free. Once the mystery of peteranswers.com is solved, the novelty wears off pretty quickly doesn t it?

And if you re a school teacher, it s really fun to watch two things:

1) The air escaping from the Peter Answers carriers as they lose their power, and

2) The enlightenment of one who only recently had been losing their minds in a state of confused awe.

What? Still don t get it? Well how about this? What follows is the absolute best of the best . A complete collection of the best Peter Answers tutorials available on the web. Can t do much better than that can we?

To start off here, first I present to you a YouTube Peter Answers video shot by a kid. The video itself is terrible, but I love the kids accent and language. It s only about 3 minutes long so go check it out.

Alright, surly you get it now right? No? Fine. More of a visual learner. Great. Check out this next YouTube video and I promise without a doubt you will be working Peter Answers like a wizard. This Peter Answers Video Tutorial, unlike the one above is short, sweet, and very excellent. This guy does a perfect job explaining this trick.

Now stop dilly dallying and get on over to the real Peter Answers web site and have some fun!

UPDATE 8/7/07: Apparently Peter isn t the only tarot prankster anymore. Jud is now officially the new kid on the block.