At some point, you have to follow the train of logic. If the concept of evolution makes more sense and answers a lot more questions than any holy book one might read…I’m inclined to believe there might be something to it. In watching the Science and History Channels, I have to give myself credit for my own deductive reasoning. I’m not suggesting that I specialize in these fields of study, but that, since science and math are laws of nature that can be studied, like anything that you study, they need to be applied and reapplied by way of deductive reasoning. To the question of “how do the bugs get inside the lighting fixture, anyway??” I say: because insects lay their eggs on or in the fixture. I have never looked this up because it satisfies logic; if bugs are attracted to light, if eggs usually require some heat to hatch, since you can’t see the bugs getting in…since they can’t get out.. There are so many questions that we could find the answer to if we just gave it a bit more thought and admit to ourselves that there really is so much we do not know, without forsaking how much we can still learn. An example would be the chicken and the egg. The chicken came first because it has to incubate the egg. The problem lies in the pretense that God made all creatures as they are (otherwise there would have to be some process of evolution for a chicken to exist in the first place). Because one mustn’t deny the Almighty, we forgo what makes the most sense and chalk it all up to a conundrum. If a tree falls a forest, of course it makes a sound whether or not there is any human ear to receive the resulting sound waves. Only in matters of quantum physics, might one see it fit to argue whether reality exists outside of the human imagination, but the fact remains that if a tree falls in the forest, you don’t have to hear it in order to see it lying on the ground and can therefore use deductive reasoning and prior experience of what happens if something so large falls to determine that it did, in fact, make a sound. The more background knowledge, the more angles at which yo have to evaluate any circumstance; for that, you need an open mind. Our mind needs to be ready to receive another puzzle piece. It happens that, the same as we look in the refrigerator time and again– as though something will appear, we tend to try to make sense of nonsense and make fit what does not fit.
On the Science Channel, there’s even promo states that it[science] “sometimes goes too far” . e.g. Russia: what woman would volunteer to bear the child of an ape? But then, it’s not science, in and of itself that goes too far, but humans, with how they choose to incorporate and experiment with it. It comes down to money and mental illness. Both of which explain why a woman would volunteer to bear an ape.
Ethics are the boundary—an apparently diminishing one. Ethics change with knowledge. When you learn that what you deem to be so inappropriate, either has no effect on your life, or that what you believed was actually incorrect, you put away your gavel and open yourself to learning even more. Gay marriage: if it has no effect on the sanctity of your marriage why cast your nose up against someone else’s decision? Why would you be so concerned with who someone else is sleeping with? Apparently heterosexuals aren’t professionals in the marriage arena—in the US more than half of marriages end in divorce—and it’s not a secret. People are already rampantly defiling and defying the sacred vows they took notwithstanding gay rights. So, after you come to terms with the fact of the matter, rather than your feeling toward the matter, you decide to move aside and not stand in the way of someone else’s natural right to choose a partner with whom to share their life and intimacy.
Stem cell research and cloning. If you believe in God and His creation of the human soul, cloning is definitely a no-no. The stigma attached to it is that it is not natural—like homosexuality. But, unless the definition of natural has changed, homosexuality is quite natural, it’s just not productive. In fact, if the whole premise of coitus is to copulate and procreate, then homosexuality can serve as a method of birth control. Still, if something is not natural, it cannot fall under the rules of God, and therefore it is ‘the other’– which we most commonly correlate to the devil/evil or other dark forces. As for cloning, how can a person be a real person not having been spawn naturally, as the result of the wonderful bond between a man and a woman that commit themselves—their lives to each other? Then came along artificial insemination. Ideas change when your own personal needs change such as when you find out your church-going teenager is expecting a child and you stop lending judgment to the parents of children that do not go to church yet have managed to keep it tucked in. Then again, there are even the people for whom, not even that reality check is enough to wake them from their fog.
A woman invites her friend to yoga. The friend, newly converted, albeit devout, Jehovah’s Witness declines. She declines based on the notion that yoga has pagan origins. She goes on to quote Bible verses and explains that she will not disobey or disregard the Word. My response- speak of pagan, it was as though she scrolled the word, “friendship” on cheesecloth and set it afire. That is the divisive power of religion.
I heard a discussion among a group of young adults. One of the females was talking about Illuminati and it’s prevalence in today’s society, pop culture, and specifically, JayZ & Co. Another person called it ‘bull’-that it’s about the psychology of selling an image/brand.product. The first one insists that the connection to the original secret society and the selling of the soul are real and gives an ominous warning about what is really behind he success of these artists–demons and dark forces that the average public does not perceive. Then, a 3rd person, witnessing the skepticism, chimes in to lend consolation: “people will think what they want to think. Now the schools are teaching evolution (spoken with dismay)” First female interjects “oh my God, I can’t believe that.” Third female, “Right, I mean, my feeling is that someone had to be the creator” First female, “right–I don’t believe it all came from nothing, like ‘the big bang'”.
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Now…there are some scientists that refute the notion of the big bang. There has been no scientist, or other person for that matter that can prove the existence of God and in attempting to disprove the big bang, there efforts have resulted in alternate non-creationist theories. Why would you rather not know all the information there is to know if it is for no other reason than fear? We fear that we have spent so long believing what’s not true. We fear that if we let go of what we know, we may not know anything as well ever again. We fear that if there is no God, there is no afterlife and that the sufferings of the world and life are real and inescapable. We fear that the gore, cruelty, debauchery, corruption, insanity, hate, injustice, horrific elements of life are just that–the stuff of life; we either take it or leave it. Eastern and Middle-Eastern societies are a bit more accepting of the latter while Western Societies frown upon suicide.
Do you believe in the Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy or Stork? Do you believe in Santa or the leprechaun at the end of the rainbow? Do you believe that the Earth is flat and revolves around the sun? Do you believe that the Milky Way is the only solar system? …then why the hell must you believe that the world was created in 6 days and that God made Man in his own image?
I gotta admit. It sounds great; fantastical. The notion of the Garden of Eden, heaven in the afterlife…cloud hopping for eternity, angels with wings hovering over loved ones as guardian angels… then along comes logic and (as I repeatedly implore you) you apply what you already know and suddenly all of it seems like a fairy tale. What we know is that myths, legends, fairy tales are age-old mechanisms by which to explain what we could not otherwise fathom. They also serve as stories with morals; how to treat others, lessons to be learned and mistakes to avoid. They may act as advice about situations common to most people and cultures around the world, which is why they maintain longevity. Religious works, the Torah, the Qur’an, the Bible…they too, are timeless and you can find lessons in these books that are applicable to present-day scenarios; but like the stuff of legends, these are not to be taken literally. Even if they were taken literally at the time they were written, it no longer makes sense to interpret them so strictly with all the information to answer questions that these works serve to resolve. We know a million-fold more about the past than our ancestors, giving us a much better understanding of the world around us. We now know to be true theories that were proposed by the ‘thinkers’, scientists and philosophers of yester year; hence we understand thunderstorms and floods and no longer need to sacrifice animal or human lives to appease the gods…