Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Gods, Goverment - Science & Secular Humanism

I hold unconventional beliefs about God(s).  I reject the conclusions taken by the Council of Nicea - 325 AD.  The standard Christian scriptures were codified and endorsed by the Council who sought to achieve uniformity in Christianity.  They also sought to empower the church leadership – a conflict of interest and detrimental to what the scriptures suggest.  I believe in a hierarchy of Gods. 

Atheists and agnostics assert The Gods, plural, collectively, are colloquial relics from a time when man was less enlightened, and more fear-filled than today. Academics and science (Progressives) generically aver God is the panacea, the one-size fits all solution set for every circumstance occurring in in the lives of individuals who, for a lack of instruction and disbelief of other tangible evidence, wish to deflect responsibility in explaining life’s mysteries, conflicts, and disappointments. God could be quaint and colloquial idiom - were it not for the religious zeal displayed by religious adherent. That zeal always over runs its bounds and colors outside the lines. The zeal leaves a foul taste in the mouths of the Progressive elite - who claim a superior education and experience in conducting life.  That experience, at least, provides a temporal source to explain the confounding and troubling aspects of life and the inequalities therein.
God’s commandments are fine to control the behaviors and thinking of primitive men who acted more intuitively and needed a firm hand. Progressives contend commandments, like God, are largely unneeded (and unwanted). Commandments are additionally troubling because they do not square with the politically correct rubric favored by the Progressive - secular humanism and moral relativism. Commandments are antithetical to Progressive goals and behaviors. Progressives claim commandments are onerous and insensitive.  Many forbid behaviors that are sanctioned and celebrated; part and parcel to the many life options in the modern, enlightened age. God’s commandments and his language are clear, succinct, and unyielding - anti-secular by definition. Progressives view God as an unenlightened relic who refuses to change to meet the evolving needs of man – and someone who refuses to provide proof of his existence.

God, being God, the creator/designer/COO/engineer of this universe, knows of what he speaks. He designed the construct of life and in that design there is an intimate relationship between behaviors and accruing life’s maximum value – the advantages life upon earth offers man. Man’s eternal progression – the subsequent states of life - where man may avail himself to vast experience and the increased knowledge that experience contains, is the growth matrix that leads man towards a more perfected state. God made this perfected/eternal state and he encourages man to work at obtaining it. God also requires faith from man. What is Faith?  Faith is Hoping unseen truths exist. Recognizing a truth and believing in the existence and applying that truth is what faith requires. God purposely framed himself as an unseen truth – to test man’s faith.

God’s design is based upon that eternal state – it is his reality and very different than the environment where man resides in his earthly state.  God’s environment is “perfected”. It is isolated from the physical reality(s) of our universe - all that our senses can detect. The requirements of life for a God must be radically different from man’s life requirements. We know that man must undergo a physical transformation to endure God’s presence. Very few men have experienced God, face to face, in this earthly existence. Man must return to his original state of matter afterwards – otherwise man could retain the increased powers and abilities that reside in God’s perfected state. This is important when considering God and his intervention in man's existence. If God does intervene he must so do with care and "indirectly" - so to not set off a series of events that requires containment and rearrangment of matter from God's state to man's state. Sodom and Gomorrah are evidence of God's direct intervention. There are others and wholesale destruction is the end result. Matter, anti matter, or God only knows what other form of matter; when united creates an intense reaction. This reaction is not dissimilar to debates about God. If nothing else, believers know God leaves an impression in all he does.

Progressives and secular Science began with the intention of accruing information. They continue that pursuit. That is what science does. The gathered data/information is analyzed then accepted, or rejected, or studied further. Studying further is a central obligation of science that recently became unpopular.  The data/ information is the basis scientists use to frame their study methods and speculate upon a variety of unknowns. Science becomes satisfied with some areas of study when they encounter the same outcomes each time the a question/target is viewed, or, experiments used to verify the question returns the same result. Science then terms these findings facts and laws. When technology enables science to investigate more closely or more broadly they MAY revisit the facts and laws to reaffirm the original findings.

Quantum physics/mechanics are the study of the smallest objects of matter - sub atomic matter. Quantum scientists discovered early on, that sub atomic matter behaved in ways contradictory to the accepted laws of classic physics. In other words… all matter and all life forms that arise from the various assemblies and arrangement of sub atomic matter – from the simplest molecules to the complexities of the human body – obey forces of nature differently than do subatomic particles. Within the atom - the rules of physics and behavior of matter are uncertain as explained in the Uncertainty Principle.  An electron's location and behavior are inconsistent and cannot be relied upon. Or… the Schrodinger Cat Paradox that arose from the Uncertainty Principle.  Depending upon when you open the box to view the cat - the cat will be alive - or dead. The basic state of matter and the: definitions, laws, and rules developed over centuries to study matter, and, the behavior of matter that science adopted and uses to apply a uniform and generic utility to their methods of investigation, - how science analyzes that datum, began with Isaac Newton.  He recorded the first laws of physics. Most of Newton’s laws do not obtain in the subatomic universe.  Classic Laws of physics encounter an alien universe in the quantum realm.

What man's senses reveal to him, and the environment where he applies his labors to accrue and discover information - utilizing the dependable laws proofed over centuries, is a separate, and distinctly different reality, than the environment and behaviors man finds at the subatomic level. For example - electrons and photons – matter that exists in two different states but remain the same piece of matter.  That piece of matter can additionally exist in two places at once! Subatomic matter also appears sentient. The phenomena of non-locality suggests this assertion is true.

All that we know of matter from our senses, and the complex machines we’ve developed to measure and analyze that matter, machines and equations that permit man to investigate past the limitations of his senses, provides man information that is often antithetical and non-sequitarian to behaviors and phenomena revealed by quantum investigation. When standard information is considered and factored in the mathematics used to analyze the world of quantum physics, bizarre outcomes and predictions materialize. Bizarre in the sense that the outcomes and predictions mathematics suggests are incongruent with known/classic physics.  Mathematics is the language of quantum physics. It is one of the few tools at man's disposal to analyze what exists, is found, and to predict behaviors and outcomes. Sub atomic matter is very,very small. Some particles are so small we lack the machines, and therefore the ability, to detect and analyze them. Math somewhat fills that void.

Consider: The outcomes/data found when scientists collide various subatomic particles, is the preferred experiment used to form theories and hypothesize the purpose of new sub-atomic particles. The “Higgs Boson” – a theoretical particle – if found, will substantiate the existence of 11 dimensions. The new linear accelerator at CERN is seeking and some believe have discovered the Higgs Boson.

This quantum aside is included to provide Progressives, agnostics, and atheists plausible evidence that several domains exist where a God may reside and conduct his business and remain oblivious to man. The quantum domain intersects with the physical reality we do know. Quantum defines our very lives.  It is the most basic state we currently comprehend. The quantum intersections provided by multiple dimensions permits God an entry point to influence the reality and the environment surrounding man, and remain undetected. There are others. Recent study has revealed other information that suggests an inter-relationship between all life forms at the cellular level. This relationship provides a God another means to impact life across the known life spectrum.

The theory of Intelligent design (ID) benefits from this newly discovered information. ID is a point of controversy. Conventional scientists and the Progressive elites who define the playing field of science and select the winners and losers within that community; loathe ID. They are opposed to acknowledge ID relationships and a multidimensional reality provide a God the means to influence our world, our universe. Why? Because they hold a vested interest in a God-less universe.

The God-less universe functions with Progressives/Science at the apex of information and solutions.  This places Progressives/Science in God’s stead. Today’s scientists come from a lineage of people who were bent upon discrediting God and religion to assume God's role. Returning God to the apex of information and solutions requires science to play a lesser role – relegating science to acting as the mechanism that merely interprets God’s design and methods.  That is not their preferred station. The egos and greed of science work against that outcome. Controlling information also controls access to wealth and well being – Ex: Global Warming. Science may be discredited further, past the current information discovered that discredits global warming, but science will not voluntarily relinquish their hold upon power. Nor will God accede to science’s demand that he reveal himself.

God provided science the means to substantiate his existence. Post Darwin  scientists who hold power and influence choose to ignore God’s information, due largely to an institutionalized; ego and greed driven, construct that presumes no God exists. Science will not defer to God any time soon. The operational framework of science, and other cultural influences that grew out of science’s assertions, sit upon a bedrock of theories and assumptions that are ingrained and promulgated as fact. These presumptions and "facts" are interwoven into our daily lives and part of our academic instruction.

Religion stands alone as the guardian of God’s domain, but many religions do it poorly. This failure is caused by the same; desires, egos, and greed. When man assumes the mantel of God, he is poorly equipped to so do. The altruistic, humble, posture that once defined and controlled the behaviors of science and religion are sadly outdated and unpopular.

Religion nearly exclusively relies upon scripture to define their operating environment. Religion is inflexible to embrace the information science provides it and so the conflict between science and religion is set. The conflict is purposely degenerated by both sides to the lowest common denominator – needlessly. So long as both sides seek to exert absolute authority over man, for their own advantage, neither side will cede an inch to the other, or work to combine their efforts for the benefit of mankind - or God.

"God does nothing to bolster the faith of man" – so say the enlightened. Self styled “rational” thinkers embrace what they consider a reasonable expectation: God would show man something; evidence in some form or fashion, that he does exists – if he did exist. If God is omnipotent and omniscient, what has he to fear from man? Man holds no threat to God. God’s reluctance and silence is interpreted as evidence he does not exist. When bridled with a desire to remove and replace commandments and the rigid influence commandments place upon their behaviors; God becomes a nuisance.

The commandments of God were useful - once upon a time; when mankind lacked wisdom and his behaviors were driven largely by instinct. The laws and facts used by science were not yet formed or implemented. The first forms of governance were initiated within churches - seeking to enforce God’s laws among the membership. Inexplicably, they then interpreted scriptures for their own purposes.  They went beyond the original intent in their zeal to control the behaviors and outcomes of their fellow men and thereby create authority and income opportunities for themselves and their cohorts. Governments have a natural course and that includes expanding their authority until they become tyrannical. This course also follows a wealth and comfort cycle that uses freedom as a factor.

Freedom = free agency – the natural right of man, to think and choose and behave as he will, is an enemy of government. Governments fears free agency - its undependable and subject to the whims of the individual. Governments prefer uniformity and predictable outcomes. Governments scribes laws to inhibit and restrict free agency - laws with severe punishments to pressure man into behaving as the government wishes. Unlike God, most governments offer no reward for compliance. Jail, fines, loss of liberty and property are the most common punishments applied to obtain compliance. Punishment and the threats of impeding conflict, loss of property, and violence are a few of the devices government applies to expand its authority to confiscate freedoms incrementally.  The Internal Revenue uproar is evidence of this practice.

Individual freedoms may appear insignificant. When the citizen confronts the loss or modification of a single freedom, they are not typically anxious or concerned; particularly when the motivation behind modification is sold servicing some higher, greater good – the children, the environment, an obligation to a racial subset – compensation for past injustice, or other flim-flam. The citizen basking in his comfort and wealth is less enthusiastic or willing to risk; or work to protect his freedoms. Protecting freedom requires eternal vigilance, but the typical citizen views his comforts and sloth in a higher regard - another outcome of a God-less society. Sloth and wealth renders the citizen risk averse. As the power and scope of government expands, the citizen becomes apathetic. He is less inclined to perform the labors required to fight the loss of freedom and unwilling to risk what he owns to fight back. The loss of a small freedom is considered a comfort cost. The citizen fails to comprehend that freedoms are interconnected and the loss of one freedom will affect the others. The value of a specific freedom appears less important when the citizen does not avail himself to use it. Take Guns for example – many citizens trust the government entirely for their protection. When a citizen has no experience with a gun, and has avoided a circumstance where a gun would be his last line of defense – like living in a wealthy neighborhood – he sees no usefulness in the freedom; and further, he fears if others have access to guns, they may misuse the gun against him or others. They know guns can kill. Losing the gun freedom then seems to service the citizen’s comfort and theoretically increases his safety – a fatal miscalculation.

Those who populate government are acutely aware of the wants and needs of their citizens. Governments use this knowledge to advance laws that restrict freedoms – making the citizenry less powerful - and in those actions seek to perpetuate their popularity among those who rely upon government for their every need - thus they remain in office. There is a correlate between wealth and comfort and the citizens’ involvement with his government. The greater the wealth and comfort – the less involved the citizen. The less wealthy and less comfortable citizen (who does not rely upon government to fill his needs) is more vigilant – protecting his poverty motivates him to resist government confiscation of the little property he owns. The wealthy citizen is more concerned with his sloth, since he views his wealth as adequate to satisfy his wants and needs and the claims government places upon his purse. History shows that when a citizen is progeny of the wealthy, he will enter the world with fewer freedoms = the means to resist the government onslaught. Tyranny comes once freedoms are reduced to a collection that reflexively empowers government. When the interconnectivity of freedoms are cut, the usefulness of many freedoms become moot. The downward slide of freedom becomes unstoppable. Once the demands and claims of government exceed the ability of the citizen to resist because his duties are spread across a broad spectrum of responsibilities that government purposely designed to neuter his effectiveness – all is lost. When the livelihood of the least mentally fit citizen is tied to government, that segment of the population will express their support for government and vote themselves a pay raise; regardless. Freedom, in the mind of the mentally unfit, is the next government paycheck. Once a citizen owes his livelihood to a government, the government becomes an extension of his property. He will therefore stand to applaud when the government takes his last liberty – so long as the promise of continued support is made.

This last sentence is the state of the nation today. Interests of every kind are bred and raised to suckle at the next planned government teat that are conceived to service some mythical greater good – but in truth they function for another reason – to limit and eliminate freedoms. Overtime generations are raised in servitude to the state. They are indoctrinated from birth to accept less from life, and to rely upon government and be satisfied with whatever level of service the government deigns to provide. A collective mindset is the objective of the state. Free agency is a concept that threatens the state more than any other. That is why the state works tirelessly to restrict public expression of religion.  The presence of religion, the moral prerogatives of religion, acknowledgement and respect for religious principles, and celebrations of religious events are antithetical to the state’s mission. Man cannot serve two masters. If God is the master, the citizen answers to God and resists government – knowing his eternal salvation rests in God’s dominion. The citizen fears death less, or the threatening and coercive acts of government. The citizen will act in accordance with God’s commandments. That is why the state seeks to mock God – to render the concept of God negatively. The process adopted to accomplish this ambition is to ridicule God and religion as figments in the minds of the weak, the uneducated, the insipid dullard - implying only idiots worship God. Progressives claim the free exercise of religion and religious celebrations offends other citizens – therefore all celebration and acknowledgement of religion/God must be denied public access and suppressed under cover of intolerance and the Mythical “Wall of Separation” - an inaccurate interpretation on the first amendment to the US Constitution that is purposely designed and misused to restrict the Free Exercise of religion.
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