Scientific Proof of God, A New and Modern Bible, and Coexisting Relations of God and the Universe

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Why My New Christianity Is the Truest Religion in the World Today, VII

In yesterday’s blog, I discussed the shift of the field of physics and the US Supreme Court away from God respectively in the 1970s and in 1967. I conclude that both shifts were undeclarational and unconstitutional. I also conclude that both shifts have caused many new and unwanted human problems. In this blog, I show that the fields of theology and religion have contributed greatly to these new and unwanted human problems.

The fields of theology and religion became the cause of new human problems during the Renaissance, after Plato’s writings were given to the Western by Eastern Christians and Renaissance thinkers developed the two-step scientific method of proof. This new method of proof challenged (1) the infallibility of the Pope and (2) biblical proofs. These challenges led to the unbelievable human act of burning people at the stake (e.g., Giordano Bruno, et al), the Reformation, and the separation of Science from Theology and Religion. Since this separation continues today, new and unwanted human problems continue to appear.

Today, this separation is aggravated by the highly questionable beliefs of Science, Theology, and Religion. Such beliefs say that our world ends. Science believes that the world is godless and must end naturally. Theology and Religion believe that the world ends but also believe that all believers will be saved by God.

My new Christianity concludes that the world of a monotheistic God has no end. This endless world means that death is a process of ‘passing on’ to a newer life. Since God and his creation have no ends, all truths are either absolute or relative. Only one absolute truth exists. This truth expresses the existence of a monotheistic God. This absolute truth and all relative truths are sought only by humans. Some relative truths will express the truths of created things. Other relative truths will express the truths of God’s intelligent design of the creation. All truths must be expressed by statements. Some of these statements can be completed and will never change. For instance, any truth statement of God’s existence will never change. Some truth statements about created things will also never change. Such statements are about ‘irreducible things in God’s intelligent design.’ On the other hand, other truth statements about created things can only be improved. For instance, human consciousness cannot be completed because it grows forever.

Unless Science, Theology, and Religion begin to respect each other and begin to work together, I conclude the growth of human problems can never be solved and reduced.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Why My New Christianity Is the Truest Religion in the World Today, VI

I noticed that the field of physics shifted its efforts away from the two-step scientific method of proof in the 1970s. This shift caused this field of thought to develop knowledge, not with the two-step scientific method, with empirical sciences, such as Darwin’s evolutionary theory, or ultimate theories of everything, such as the big bang and string theories. This shift away from the two-step scientific method seems to correlate with the following events: (1) the increasing rejection of God by many scientists and (2) the US Supreme Court ruling in 1967 to remove prayers in public schools. However, in my 10/11/07 blog, I prove scientifically that the USA was founded as a nation under God.

The shift of the field of physics away from the two-step scientific method of proof should have never occurred for three reasons. First, the shift should not have been made because such a shift in the USA is both undeclarational and unconstitutional. Second, the shift should not have been made because the finding of hundreds of laws of physics was an important sign of real scientific progress. Third, the shift should not have been made because it caused the USA to reduce its world leadership drastically, reduce its security of the USA against international conflicts, and reduce its power of diplomacy. The side-effects of this shift might have also caused the 9/11 event in NYC.

So, I conclude that the US government must study this scientific change in the 1970s. Actions are necessary now.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Why My New Christianity Is the Truest Religion in the World Today, V

In my last blog, I showed that one can use the eye of the mind to see the monotheistic God. By using my mind, I also found that a monotheistic God is indeed the greatest thing-in-itself. However, the ‘eye of my mind’ is only my mind. However, one notices that the human mind is being defined two different ways. These different ways separate the believers in God from the nonbelievers. I am one of the believers and the nonbelievers are known as atheists.

Basically, all believers say that the human mind is a thing-in-itself. Since it is not a physical thing, it is known as a spirit. On the other hand, nonbelievers say that the human mind is a shadow of the brain. This shadow, because it is caused by the brain, is not a thing-in-itself. Clearly, these two different views of the mind can never be equated or become an identity. Thus, only one of these two views is true.

The emergence of modern science was caused by the development of the ‘scientific method of proof‘ during the Renaissance. This method has two steps--- discovery and demonstration. Discovery occurs when phenomena have been found. Demonstration occurs when a theory explains the phenomena. When I demonstrated that all finite things are caused by an infinite thing, all atheists immediately rejected my book in which I proof that God causes all finite things. By rejecting my proof of God atheists are thus denying the scientific method of proof!!!! Instead, they believe that phenomena and empirical facts are sufficient truths. However, this kind og truth does not consider the problem of our symbolic languages. Further, atheists seem to be rejecting the whole field of science because they are unable to find scientific proofs of the big bang theory, the string theory, Darwin’s evolution theory, and the shadow theory of the human mind.

In my 10/11/07 blog, I prove scientifically that the USA was founded as a nation under God. Thus, US citizens cannot practice atheism legally. Today’s rise of atheism in Hollywood, business and industry, liberal political party, ... etc. is developing a class of un-American and anti-patriotic citizens. This rise is also leading to a complete failure of the field of science. Wake-up believers.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Why My New Christianity Is the Truest Religion in the World Today, IV

As I showed in yesterday’s blog, panentheism is a new truth of a monotheistic God whose infinity is determinate. For a recent book on panentheism, (click) I review this recent book. (click and scroll) On page 9 of my book, I compare panentheism with the current meanings of pantheism, deism, and theism. The recent book above says that thirteen different positions are offered on panentheism. So panentheism is still under development by theologians.

My panentheism uses dialectical thinking. For instance, Nicholas of Cusa investigated the symbol ‘greatest.’ Nicholas shows us that a greatest thing-in-itself, because it cannot be greater or less, is both absolutely maximum and absolutely minimum. This finding tell us that a greatest thing unifies all opposites. All other things-in-themselves, because they do not unify any opposites, must exist in between this greatest thing-in-itself. This region of other things, if they exist, is thus logically opposed to the region of the greatest thing. Thus, if the greatest thing exists, we might find two distinct regions of thought and existence. These two distinct regions are known today dialectically as the‘absolute’ region and the ‘relative’ region.

If any person looks outwardly, one will sense phenomena from those other things that exist in the relative region. All of these phenomena are limited. Because of their limits, all things in the relative region are said to be finite. However, if any person looks outwardly, one will not sense phenomena from the greatest thing-in-itself. Because the greatest thing-in-itself cannot be senses, some people say that a greatest thing-in-itself does not exist. However, other people say that they can see the greatest thing-in-itself with the ‘eye of their minds.’ I am one of these persons.

The eye of my mind sees the greatest thing-in-itself with dialectical thinking. First, I used the eye of my mind to recognize that the many finite things do exist in the relative region. Second, my mind inquired into the origin of all of these finite things. I rejected the contradictory statement that "all finite things can be originated by a finite thing." I thus concluded that all finite things in the relative region can be originated only by thing which is not finite. My answer to the origination of all finite things in the relative region is the symbol ‘not finite.’ Today, this symbol is expressed using the symbol ‘infinite.’

For thousands of years, people have given the symbol ‘infinite’ many different meanings. I gave this symbol its meaning using dialectical thinking. To me, the symbol ‘infinite’ is the opposite of the symbol ‘finite.’ Both are determinate symbols and define each other. So, if finite things exist, they originate from an infinite thing. This infinite thing exists in the absolute region, the region in which only one thing can exist. This is the true science of God. Today, all sciences can be challenged.

Dialectical thinking is new to English speaking nations. This is why many Americans, especially atheists, are unable to understand me and my scientific proof of God.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Why My New Christianity Is the Truest Religion in the World Today, III

In yesterday’s blog, I show more information about my new Christianity. This new information shows how the human mind uses modern science to define the nature of a monotheistic God and connect God to a living universe scientifically. This scientific information is new because Western religions are not applying modern science and mathematics to theological thoughts and interpretations of the teachings of Jesus Christ. The exception is the Catholic Church, which has opened itself to modern science through its work on Nicholas of Cusa with the American Cusanus Society and its apology of Galileo’s imprisonment. Unless these other religions open their minds to modern science, I believe that only a New Christianity and the Catholic Church will exist in the long range.

The new information on panentheism says that all created things are the result of God acts to create them out of nothing. So, all created things are images of God and function in accordance with God’s intelligent design of them and their functional unity. For this reason, the universe is a living thing, even though it seemingly has nonliving and living things. Thus, while all created things perceive, not all created things are able to know.

Yesterday’s blog also shows that God functions two ways. One way, God functions as the Oneness (or the Father). This function acts to create all things. The second way, God functions as the Equality (or the Son). Since the Holy Spirit unifies these two functions, these functions become a reality only when God creates and the Son is unfolded as a divine creature. I concluded that second function is a teaching function so that man also develops knowing Sons. The function of the Son of man seems to be discussed by Jesus Christ in Matthew, Ch. 24.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Why My New Christianity Is the Truest Religion in the World Today, II

In yesterday’s blog, I began to show why my new Christianity is the truest religion in the world today. This blog will continue this show by expanding my view of God’s identity.

In 325 AD, Christians discussed two teachings of Jesus Christ. At John 10:30, Jesus says, I and my Father are one. And at John 10:36, Jesus says, I am the Son of God, These teachings express God’s identity as the "Father and Son." Then, in 381 AD, the Christian Trinity was expressed when the Holy Spirit unified the ‘Father and Son’ absolutely. The absolute union of the Holy Spirit makes the Father and Son a rational identity. This absolute union is confirmed at John 10:38 where Jesus says, the Father is in me and I in him. This saying does not mean that the Father and Son are like empty containers that can be filled. Instead, this saying means that the Father and Son are functionally related. Thus, Father functions ‘this way,’ Son functions ‘that way,’ and created things, which are made out of nothing, function ‘other ways.’ Thus, in 381 AD, Christians began to speak of a monotheistic God as ‘Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.’

However, in the 15th century, Nicholas of Cusa showed that the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit can be expressed scientifically as One-Equality-Union. Then, in my book, I connect Nicholas’ scientific Trinity logically to a created universe so that a monotheistic God is distinguished precisely from the universe. With logic, the oneness of the universe can be defined as one thing, which has many-inequality-relations. The word, many, of the universe means that many things will be found in the universe. The word, inequality, of the universe means that only differences will be found in the universe. And, the word, relations, of the universe means that the oneness of the universe will be found in the functional relations of man-different-related things.

To my knowledge, the oneness of the Christian Trinity and a created universe have never been defined scientifically before.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Why My New Christianity Is the Truest Religion in the World Today, I

The God I identify in my New Christianity is based on dialectical thinking. This form of thinking produces the truest knowledge of God, the universe and life. This truest knowledge emerges from a monotheistic God, who is viewed as a oneness that unifies all maximally different concepts. Such concepts form perfected symbolic language. When I seek knowledge of God, I develop simultaneously a more perfect symbolic language. With such a symbolic language, I can reveal truths about the unchanging contents of a monotheistic God by using phenomena of things that exist in the world in which we live. Studying the phenomena of things are suggested in the Bible at Rom. 1:20.

Thus, if I say that all things in our world are finite, I can reveal the origin of all finite things by identifying a concept that is maximally different from the concept ‘finite.’ Since the maximal difference of finite is infinite, I can say that God must be an infinite thing who creates all finite things.

Note. God’s infinity is not the ‘bad infinity’ used by mathematicians. The bad infinities of mathematicians are finite infinities. God’s infinity is permanent and does not change as finite infinities change. Here, we find another pair of opposites, permanence and change. God unifies them. Thus, God must be a permanent thing who creates all changing things.

If two finite things, for instance, two snow flakes, are never identical in our finite world, we have found another pair of opposites that God unifies. So, in the phenomena of snow flakes, one finds only different snow flakes. Thus, God must be an identical thing who creates all different things. However, God’s identity does not mean that God is two different things. God’s identity means that God’s oneness appears to us minimally as a threeness. This minimum is the way our mind works with any discursive symbolic language. I discuss this threeness in Part IIb of my book. Thus, a minimum of three concepts of a symbolic language are needed by the human mind before an investigated thing can be identified. This threeness of God’s oneness is expressed by us as one-equality-union, which is the scientific version of the Christian Trinity.

When one finds the same phenomena in all things, these phenomena are necessary to all things. But when one finds phenomena in some things but not in all things, the discovered phenomena are contingent things and cause the differences of things in the universe.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Futuristic Thinking and a Special Message to Parents

Throughout the Western world today, futuristic thinking is rare. Yet, without futuristic thoughts, how can parents guide their children?

Futuristic thinking is not of interest to many Western scientists, who teach that the world is purely physical, has no God, and is dying because all natural resources are limited. Thus, to these scientists, the world must end. In the USA, the followers of these scientific teachings are usually liberals and atheists. The popular Western religions also have no interest in futuristic thinking. They teach that the world is a duality consisting of spiritual and physical aspects. So, these religions also believe that the world must end. However, they believe that God saves some humans from death by creating a new world. Followers of these religious teachings are usually conservatives and theists.

Today, scientific and religious teachings are being challenged. Scientific challenges began with Galileo, who did not believe that earth is the center of the universe. Then, in the 20th century, Albert Einstein’s relativity theory challenged Newton’s Euclidean universe and its godlessness. However, by the 1970s, many US scientists accepted relativity theory, rejected God, and became atheists.

To challenge religious teachings, three new religions began to develop. In the 19th century, for instance, the New Thought movement began to promote ideas that God is all powerful, that human thought is a force for good, that sickness originates in the mind, and 'right thinking' has a healing effect. (click)

The second new religion is the New Age movement. It began in the late years of the 20th century. It melds spiritual and religious traditions from both East and West and melds modern science, particularly psychology and ecology. New Agers get inspirations from major world religions such as Spiritualism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Shamanism, Sufism, Taoism, New Thought and Neo-Paganism. (click)

The third new religion is proposed in my book, The First Scientific Proof of God. This religion is a new form of Christianity. It differs from some current teachings of Jews, Catholic and Protestant churches, and Muslims. The new religion is panentheism and requires that God appears in our world as the Son. My new religion is based on a scientific proof of God, a comprehensive scientific view of a monotheistic God, spiritual atoms that form the Son and all created things, conclusions that neither human knowledge nor the world end, and that "life/death/life/..." is a process that never ends. This new religion is taught in my book and on this website. Since my new religion never ends, I deal with the future of you and your children.

I suggest that new US parents learn the real truths about what is going on in the USA on the subjects of science and religion before they begin to guide their children permanently. Since no true religion exists now, parents must seek the most truthful religion. I believe that mine is the truest one.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

My View of the Immediate Future of the United States and the World

Too many new things are happening for any futuristic to make any sound predictions of the future of the United States and the world. Let me identify only three potential happenings.

First, US politics are changing from the politics of the left and politics of the right because both parties cannot develop widely-accepted principles of the life of ‘all people’ in the USA.’ Clearly, thee parties are confused because ‘the people’ of the USA are not identifying these principles. As Plato says, the leaders follow their people. So, the people of the US might be highly confused today on the long term principles of life. Thus, a third and fourth party might develop in the USA. One is by the Republican party, which has no clear principled leader. The second is the old party of Unionists, which has no clear principled leader yet. Both of these parties could emerge because no widely-accepted principled candidates for the White House exist in the Democratic and Republican parties. The absence of widely-principled candidates seems to exist because the US Supreme Court has expanded its function by becoming a legislating/judging branch of the federal government.

Second, the field of science is failing and has not been very successful ever since the landing on the moon. I say that today's science is failing because (1) atheism has risen in the USA since 1967 and (2) Science and God (Theology) are not unified as a single field of thought. Since the USA is a world leader in the field of science, the institution of US science is causing the fall of science worldwide. Since world population growth expanded due to the growth of science during WWII and after the US landing on the moon, this past population growth cannot be sustained by the latest failure of science. So, I expect many wars to occur over depleting natural resources. Since the minds of many scientists are closed to God today, many years must pass before (1) these minds will be opened, (2) these ugly wars can be stopped and (3) scientists and the higher levels of schools turn to God.

Third, the field of religion will change radically by teaching God, the universe, and life by teaching knowledge that is found beyond their scriptures. However, this change will not occur until the fields of politics and science recognize that God does exist, that God creates all things in the universe out of nothing, and that life in the universe continues forever. When politics, science and religious develop harmony, the life of all humans on this planet will become very beautiful.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Many US Citizens Do Not Know the History of the Founding of the United States of America

I have concluded that the newest generation of US citizens are unaware of the history of the founding and the founding documents of the United States of America. The unawareness of this generation is attempting to turn the United States into a nation without God. So I took the liberty to teach this history to them with three blogs.

The first teaching is my August 2, 2007 blog on "The Declaration of Independence and the New 1776 Political Experiment." The second teaching is my October 11, 2007 blog on "Proving Scientifically That the USA Is a Nation Under God.:" The third teaching is my October 17, 2007 blog on "Unifying State and Theology and Maintaining the Separation of State and Religion in the USA."

These three teaching have also been sent to President Bush, Chief Justice Roberts, Senator Robert Byrd, Senator John Rockefeller II, and Congresswoman Shelley Capito. In these communications, I recommend major reforms immediately to the US government.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Unifying State and Theology and Maintaining the Separation of State and Religion in the USA

The idea of State and Religion separation originate with three sayings in the founding documents of the United States of America. First, Amendment I of the US Constitution says ‘Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.’ Second, the Constitution’s Preamble says, ‘We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, ...’ Thirdly, the first two paragraphs of the Declaration of Independence say essentially that the United States of America is ‘a nation under God.’

In my book, The First Scientific Proof of God, I prove that God exists and that State must be separated from religion, but cannot be separated from Theology (theories of God).. In my blog dated 10/11/07, I prove scientifically that the constitutional words ‘in order to form a more perfect Union’ require that all perfections of the United States must be measured with a standard of perfection, which is God. In this same blog, I prove scientifically that the United States of America was founded as ‘a nation under God.’

I argue that a godly nation becomes irrational if it separates itself from Theology. Theology is a field of thought that develops studies of God and God’s relations to our world. These studies and relations are necessary by godly nations because such studies (1) increase human knowledge about God and (2) perfect the human activities of the people of a godly nation. However, a godly nation will become increasingly irrational if it does not separate itself from religion. This irrationality arises because religions practice specific theologies, which will change continually and forever. A godly nation can thus become increasingly irrational when new theological knowledge emerges but is not practiced by religions. This is what has happened when I offered new theological proofs in my book and on this website. Unfortunately, many religions have a tendency to cast their theology into concrete. This tendency causes a religion to become out-dated. However, modern science and theology inform us that our knowledge about God and His universe can never be completed.

To unify State and Theology, the US government should reform itself so that State and Theology become one. Thus, the US and State government must develop a new and well-funded Departments of Theology. Perhaps, some personnel in the Defense Department could be very useful in the start-up phase of this new and very important government department.Since both the field of theology and the field of sience seek truths, this new department should be named the Department of Theology and Science. It would include the current agency, the National Science Foundation. A new foundation, the National Theology Foundation, would then be added. These two foundations would unify Theology and Science in the USA. This new deportment would cause atheism to fade away and return God to the USA.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Life After Death

Before I discuss new information on spiritual atoms and discuss why Science and Theology are really the same field of thought of the human mind, I must discuss the life after death of my late wife, Evelyn. This death is evidence that reincarnation is true and that the religious teaching of life after death in either Heaven or Hell is false.

In 1999, Evelyn passed on due to brain cancer. After her death I found evidence that she quietly developed negative ideas in her mind. Thus, as a thing-in-herself, the positive contents of her ‘self’ were being diluted with these negative ideas. To her, the world had become confused. For instance, she wanted to change our 40-year checking account to a different bank. I told her that I would write our checks after I saw her bad signature on the latest check. A severe headache appeared in October 1998 and she was diagnosed with the rare glioblastoma tumor. Today, I conclude that her tumor was caused by the dilution of the positive ideas of her mind with negative ideas. So, I conclude that it is necessary for all humans to develop beliefs about God, that is, only true positive beliefs about God. And I also conclude that the FDA and the National Institutes of Health must go beyond surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy on the cancer problem.

Six months after Evelyn was diagnosed, she passed on and was cremated. Her death was highly ordered because her systems of life shut down sequentially. In one day, her body motion stopped. On the second day, her arms stopped and later her eyes stopped. Her feelings were responding to my feelings until her eyes stopped. On the morning of the third day, her breathing system changed drastically. When this occurred, the nurse told me that she would pass on that day and did that evening.

Since I believe that each spiritual atom is the ‘self’ of every thing created by God, I conclude that spiritual atoms cannot be destroyed by nature. For this reason, I believe that Evelyn is living today somewhere. This is why I work hard to change the way humans live today on planet earth. For instance, I do not believe that a child should be aborted. I also do not believe in wars, terrorism, greed, murder, irrational human accidents, poverty, political parties, ownership of land and natural resources. ... etc. I do not believe in these forms of life because death and reincarnation cannot be stopped by us.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Expanding Our View of ‘Knowing Thyself’

In yesterday’s blog, I showed that Jesus Christ teaches us to know ourselves. This teaching tells us that our mind is a very special thing-in-itself because it is able to know itself by knowing other things-in-themselves. So, our mind is a spiritual container that can contain knowledge of ‘all’ other things-in-themselves. However, a spiritual container is not like a drinking glass that can contain water. How does a spiritual container contain knowledge?

On the left pic, I show that when two geometrical lines begin and intersect, a geometrical point appears. On the left pic, I show that when two geometrical lines begin and intersect in a two-dimensional geometrical world, a geometrical point appears in that world at the point x = -2 and y = + 1. Geometrical points can be contained by our spiritual minds because geometrical points are infinitesimal in size. With God’s acts, God’s infinity is contracted, by plurality and finitude. This contraction forms many finite fields of intersecting lines, which form the things-in-themselves.

As seen, our minds can actually contain an infinite number of geometrical points, which appear as a result of an infinite number of intersecting lines. So a spiritual container and a physical container are very different. This difference allows our minds to contain knowledge.

Since no two geometrical points are identical, all spirits are different. Having the attribute of ‘difference’ means that spirits must be created. Thus, we must conclude that God is the Spirit of all created spirits. In Part IV of my book, I refer to these spirits as ‘spiritual atoms.’ The spiritual atoms are the atoms of the universe. Because our minds must measure all other things-in-themselves, our minds are the first spiritual atoms that God unfolds. Our minds form a subset of the set of all spiritual atoms. But, an infinite number of such subsets are unfolded sequentially by God to form all other things-in-themselves.

Obviously, knowing ourselves is a very big task. This is why our progress is always slow and difficult. Because of this slowness and difficulty, humans must learn how to live together peacefully. Unfortunately, the organizations of humans are flawed today and must be changed so that all humans can learn to ‘know themselves.’.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

More on ‘Know Thyself’

In yesterday’s blog, one learns that the US Library of Congress reported that many Americans are being influenced by the teaching of self-interest by Ayn Rand. In that blog, I concluded that her teaching is irrational and is not taught by Jesus Christ. Here, I want to expand my thoughts on the teachings of Jesus Christ on ‘know thyself.’

To a believer in God, the symbol ‘self’ means the free act of God within us. This free act is empowered by God’s act so that we are interested in our universal purpose. So, when a person acts to know, this act is not caused by something outside, that is, by some other thing-in-itself in the universe. So, a self-interest is something of interest only to our mind. At birth, for instance, Mother becomes a point of interest to us. This interest causes our senses and mind to build a mental model of your Mother. As we grow, mature, and take our last breath of air, many models of the existing things-in-themselves that God made for the universe will fill our minds. Each model of the existing things in the universe will reveal new truths about God. (See St. Paul at Rom. 1:19-20: "19. Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. 20. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are already seen, being understood by the things that are made, even the eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: .... " )

If you read the Gospel of Thomas, (click) more sayings of Jesus Christ will be found on our knowing abilities. For instance, saying three tells us that the kingdom is both inside and outside of us. This means that man (1) conceives God and the things in universe with a spiritual thing-in-itself (the mind) and (2) lives in the universe with a different thing-in-itself (mind-body). Since no person can conceive God’s whole kingdom in one lifetime, I argue that a spiritual thing-in-itself reincarnates to a higher stage of life if the development of a person’s mind has grown consistently with the higher stage.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Atlas Shrugged: A Novel by Ayn Rand on the Subject of self-interest

My Pennsylvania friend, Wayne Rehrer, told me of a 1991 report of the US Library of Congress. The report said that Atlas Shrugged (1957) is second only to the Bible in the influence it has had on readers' lives. (click) This view of Rand became the groundwork for her nonfictional writings on The Virtue of Selfishness (1965) and Objectivist Epistemology (1967).

Atlas Shrugged expresses Rand's view that individuals have the right to live entirely for their own interest. Fans applaud her belief that private success leads to the betterment of society and that individuals should strive for excellence. One fan is Alan Greenspan, former US Federal Reserve chairman. Some people viewed her economic and political views as selfish, immoral and greedy. Fans applaud her belief that private success leads to the betterment of society and that individuals should strive for excellence.

To live entirely for one’s own interest in a Union (nation) of people is not a rational thought. It is irrational because a Union of people require common goods, which increase naturally as populations increase and as futures come to us. To live without common goods such as, reservoirs, sewage systems, highways, bridges, ... etc., is not even possible. I believe that all religions teach that every human has personal and social responsibilities to God. This religious teaching is not irrational. Rand did not recognize these common goods because she never believed in God.

It is hard for me to understand that Atlas Shrugged was second only to the Bible. If one reads my book and my website blogs, Rand’s work will be rejected. If Rand would have read the New Testament, she would have learned that Jesus Christ teaches ‘know thyself’ rather than self-interest. He teaches know thyself because God’s act to create things-in-themselves out of nothing causes God to give a different purpose to every created thing-in-itself. Accordingly, when people begin to know themselves, they are able to produce many more and different degrees of excellence than self-interest can produce. So, self-interest actually impedes man’s progress.

Self-interest, which is an expression of the activities of people in a laissez-faire capitalism, is a man-made concept promoted only by tyrants and greedy rulers.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Proving Scientifically That the USA Is a Nation Under God

Atheism has grown in the USA because the history of the founding of the USA is not understood scientifically. For instance, many US citizens identify the concept Religion with the concept of God. Thus, since State and Religion are separated scientifically in Amendment, I of the US Constitution some US citizens say that State and God must be separated. While a law separates State and Religion, no US law separates State. The absence of a law is scientifically correct because God and Religion are not an identity.

The concepts of God and Religion canl be distinguished by any good scientist because they are different concepts and are thus things-in-themselves. Actually, no two things in the world are identical. If any two things were identical, they could be counted as dollar bills are counted. God is a thing-in-itself;’ you are a thing-in-itself; a tree is a thing-in-itself; ... etc. Since no religions are identical, different religions are also different things-in-themselves. To a scientist, all different things-in-themselves must have different contents. It is the task of science to determine the contents of all things-in-themselves. Accordingly, Religion and God cannot be equated scientifically.

A monotheistic God is, by definition, a thing in-itself. Since this thing-in-itself is one, it has no parts. Thus, God is always the same God to all people in the past, present, and future. Since every religion is continually searching for new truths about God, all religions change continually. So, an unchanging God can never be equated to a continually changing religion. It is thus clear that as religions grow and increase their truths about God, the number of different religions will decrease.

An attempt to remove God from the USA is possibly only through war. Without a war, active attempts to remove God from the USA is unlawful and can lead to imprisonment. God became a part of the USA through the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution. The Declaration authorizes God in its first two paragraphs and authorizes war with England in the remaining paragraphs. The Constitution authorizes God in the Preamble with the phrase ‘to form a more perfect Union.’ This phrase is a scientific statement. To form a more perfect Union, a scientific measurement must be made. This measurement can be made only if God is assumed to be perfect and God becomes the measurement standard.

The USA is a Union. More important, the USA is a nation under God. These two truths are passed from one generation to the next generation. These truths are passed on to other generations through our coins. For instance, the phrases, E Pluribus Unum and In God We Trust, are found on the pic of the Presidential $1 coin. Because the founders created a republic, rather than a government of rulers, the back of the First Seal of the USA says ‘Rebellion to Tyrants Is Obedience to God.’ (See pic). Further, to promote the development of knowledge, the Great Seal of the USA was made. On the back of this seal, one sees the phrase Novus Ordo Seclorum, which means ‘a new order of the ages.’

Contrary to atheism and the American Civil Liberty Union (ACLU), the word ‘God’ can be used freely by any US citizen and all governmental agencies. Further, widely-accepted knowledge of God can and should be displayed on public land and in public places to remind all new citizens that the USA is a nation under God. Furthermore, widely accepted knowledge about God can and should be taught in public schools.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Recognizing Things-in-Themselves in Political Science

I view political science as one of the many life sciences that help us understand the life that God gave us. Although humans are free to live alone, the land available on planet earth for living alone is hard to find. So, a secured human life is possible today only in nations that secure its people with laws, law enforcement/justice, and a military force.

The founders of the USA were intelligent nation-builders and agreed with social contract theory of England’s John Locke. Thus, our founders recognized that a modern republic requires two things-in-themselves. Locke called them ‘society’ and ‘government.’ Following Locke’s theory, our founders distinguished and defined these two things-in-themselves respectively by preparing the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation/Constitution. Thus, two founding laws exist in the USA.

The Declaration defines, and also names, Locke’s ‘society’ with the title and first two paragraphs. The Declaration also authorized the Revolutionary War with the remaining paragraphs. So, the Revolutionary War was caused legally, that is, by Locke’s ‘society.’ However, Locke’s society must also cause Locke’s ‘government’ because ‘government’ cannot cause itself. Locke’s ‘government’ was formed (and made more perfect) by representatives of Locke’s society. These representatives prepared respectively the Articles of Confederation (1778) and the Constitution (1787).

Today, the US Supreme Court still does not accept the Declaration as a law of the land. Thus, the current judges of the US Supreme Court must be impeached and replaced by judges who do understand that Locke’s society, not Locke’s government, is sovereign and that the USA was founded as a nation under God.

I believe that the Iraq War would have ended long ago if the US government had the Iraq leaders prepare a ‘declaration of Independence’ before a ‘constitution’ was prepared. Apparently, our elected officials are not skilled nation-builders.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Self-interest, Military Industrial Complex, & Me

Yesterday I argued that logic and the English language is causing bad US decisions because they prevent the development of dialectical thinking in the American mind. They also caused the development of two different forms of capitalism — laissez-faire and social. These two forms of capitalism created the ‘Cold War’ between the USA and the Soviet Union. This war began after WWII and did not end until the late 1980s. For more than 40 years, the USA and the Soviet Union expended considerable human capital to build nuclear arsenals and space programs that could destroy both nations. During these 40 years, the USA also built a military-industrial Complex. Interestingly, President Eisenhower spoke of the potential evilness of the Complex. Are such complexes causing today’s wars?

The form of laissez-faire capitalism can be traced to the writings of Ayn Rand. She was born in 1905 in St. Petersburg, Russia and died in 1982 in New York City. She was forced to immigrate to the USA in 1926. She worked in Hollywood as a screenwriter and became a citizen in 1931.The Fountainhead (1943) was her first best_selling book. Its personality is a superior individual whose egoism and genius prevail in social relations. Atlas Shrugged (1957) tells about an anti-strike management of a big industry and a company of self_made men.

Her political philosophy is known ad ‘objectivism’ and is expressed in the following books: (1) For the New Intellectual (1961), (2) The Virtue of Selfishness (1965), (3) Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal (1966), (40 Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology (1967), and (5) Philosophy: Who Needs It? (1982). Her philosophy is a conservative philosophy that posits individual effort and ability as the sole source of individual achievement. The pursuit of self_interest is first principle of her objectivism. She also speaks against altruism and sacrifice for the ‘common good.’ She believes that laissez_faire capitalism is the most congenial to the exercise of talent. Other Readings are as follows: Letters of Ayn Rand ed. by Michael S. Berliner (1995). The Passion of Ayn Rand (1986); Ayn Rand (1987); Ayn Rand: The Russian Radical (1995).

Rand thus rejects a Union of people. This means that the US republican form of government must be rejected. She rejects the religious belief that God gave all humans personal and social responsibilities. She also rejects that idea that God exists and that God creates things-in-themselves out of nothing by giving purpose to all created things. The ideas of ‘God-given purposes’ and ‘self-interest’ are thus inconsistent.

As seen, when the ideas of laissez-faire and socialism are allowed to coexist, a higher form of culture is formed in which a pure self-interest class of people and a pure self-interest military-industrial complex are limited.

Monday, October 08, 2007

The American Mind Is Not Developing Properly

Contrary to the belief that the human mind is a shadow of the brain, I argue that the human mind is a thing-in-itself. As a thing-in-itself, our mind is able to know itself. It knows itself by knowing the truths about all other things-in-themselves. These other things-in-themselves include (1) God and (2) all other finite things-in-themselves in the universe. Because our mind is a spiritual thing, it can become an image of any of these other things-in-themselves. Its images are created by conceiving the truths of these other things with the two truth-seeking symbolic languages known as ‘scientific’ languages and ‘talk’ languages.

The scientific language should not differ from nation to nation. But, sciences can differ because the ‘talk’ languages’ among nations differ. Obviously, different scientific languages and different talk languages can cause undesirable cultural problems. Thus, all nations must seek a single scientific language and a single talk language.

In the USA, the common talk language is the English language. I refer to the English language as an ugly language because its symbols and their meanings were developed with Aristotle’s logic rather than Plato’s dialectical thinking. The English language was chosen over the German language. The German language is developing with dialectical reasoning. Because of this bad choice, the American mind does not reason dialectically. The emphasis on logic causes many poor decisions in the USA.

An example of a poor decision in the USA is the application of "laissez-faire capitalism" for the free people of the USA. This decision was made because American economists assumed that the "social capitalism" of the Soviet Union economy denies freedom completely. A dialectician would view absolute freedom as an attribute only to God. The freedom of any finite thing would be ‘relative.’ With this view, laissez-faire capitalism and social capitalism can coexist as the thesis and antithesis of a synthesis (a higher economic idea). The higher economic idea would cause an economy to produce both laissez-faire and social productions. I discuss this new economic system, which applies to all nations, in Part IV of my book. Interestingly, had the US leaders been able to think dialectically after WWII, the cold war between the Soviet Union and the USA could have been avoided.

The ugly English language causes many Americans to be unable to understand ‘both/and’ reasoning. For this reason, such Americans can only understand ‘either/or’ reasoning. But, either/or reasoning tends to deny the development of a futuristic aspect of the human mind. I believe that this is why some Americans have lost God. A person’s life does not end with death.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Religious Prophets Are Today’s Philosophers and Scientists

The discovery of new truths about a monotheistic God by modern philosophers and scientists are correcting the teachings of today’s religions. One discovery is the new truth about God’s infinity. Specifically, in the 15th century, Nicholas of Cusa spoke of the new infinity as ‘the infinite qua infinite’ beyond all finite things. In the 19th century, Friedrich Hegel called it ‘the ‘Absolute’ beyond all relative things and Georg Cantor called it ‘the genuine infinity’ beyond all bad infinities. In the 21st century, I call it ‘the determinate infinite’ beyond all indeterminate infinities.

Today’s true infinity of God requires me to correct the meaning of the past use of the symbol ‘prophet.’ But, I believe that Paul had already taught a new meaning to the symbol ‘prophesying’ in I Thessalonians. In his teaching, the development of prophesies and proofs apply to all humans. At Paul’s time, a ‘prophet’ was any person who seeks truths. Thus, to Paul, a prophet is not a person who is communicating with God or a person who is communicating with God through a mediator.

Today, we know the exact difference between the symbols, infinite and finite. So, today we know that a bridge exists between an infinite God and all finite things. This bridge cannot be crossed by any finite thing. If such a crossing was possible, a finite thing could be transformed into an infinite thing and a finite thing could become God. Such a crossing must be refuted. However, I wondered whether God can cross this bridge.

My answer to this wonderment is ‘yes.’ I discuss my conclusion in Part IIb of my book. I concluded that God and man can communicate two ways. In the first way, God gives man the ability to know all of his created things. In the second way, God crosses this bridge. If God crossed the bridge, one must conclude that God is both ‘creator and creature.’ This means that God is both Father and Son. My studies of the Old and New Testaments indicate that only the New Testament contains divine teachings. A divine teaching is a teaching that appears thousands of years before man can make a theory about that teaching. For example, the teachings of Jesus Christ about the darkening of the sun (Matthew, Ch. 24) is about 1500 years before man develops theories and knowledge about the sun and its life. Another example is Jesus’ teaching of the cause of evilness (Mark 7: 15-23). The cause is the human mind (the thing within us). Our criminologists have still not offered this theory. So, I have offered this theory in Part IIb my book.

We don’t hear about new prophets today because the ancient prophets did not exist. Prophets are falsities and are merely fabrications of religions. Past prophets are known today as philosophers and scientists.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Social Impacts As a Result of Not Developing Knowledge About Things-in-Themselves

Both Science and Religion have become confused by not developing knowledge about things-in-themselves. Yet, to know the world in which we live and why we are here, I argue that we must know all possible things-in-themselves.

Science has found and developed data, specifically about many physical processes. Scientists have placed these data in books, which can be taught at the schools. With these data, they have unified people and nations throughout the world. For example, they found that water will boil at 100 degrees centigrade and will become a solid at 0 degrees centigrade. These data are the same in all nations. But, these findings are not telling scientists any knowledge about the world in which we exist. Nor do they tell them why we are here.

Religion has also found and developed data, specifically about God and God’s creation. Religious persons have placed these data in scriptures, and others are teaching the scriptures at churches, temples, and mosques. However, with these data, people are not being unified as a nation under a monotheistic God. Instead, religions are dividing people worldwide. Unfortunately, these divisions are causing new wars. These wars are seeking earth’s natural resources and land, not truths about God, our world, and our purpose.. Religious people know very little about God and the world in which we exist. Nor do they know why we are here.

Today, Science and Religion do not talk with each other, especially in those nations that separate State and Religion. They do not talk even though they both seek truths on similar questions. The USA in one of those nations. However, in the USA, State was also separated from God by the US Supreme Court, even though the Declaration of Independence authorized both the Revolutionary War and God. So, the US Supreme Court has made a very big error.

Science and Religion are failing to answer common questions (1) about God, (2) about the world we exist, and (3) about the reason we are here. The failure to answer such questions explain the existence of many social problem we see in the world today. Yet, the answers to these common questions will be found in my book, on this website, and in the work of Friedrich Hegel on the phenomena of Spirits.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

The Different Views of Crime by Believers and Nonbelievers in God

To hold their powers, the officials of most governments are silent on the crime problem because they do not know the origin of crime. Jesus Christ talks about crime in Mark 7:12-23. In verse 23, he says, "All of these evil things come from within, and defile the man." In Part II, Chapter 3 of my my book, I get into detail by saying that evil things come from the human mind.

If all things in the universe come from God and our minds are images of sensations of the brain, as atheists say, all crime must be caused by God. (See 9/27/07 blog, paragraph 2.) But, if God is perfect, God does not not cause crime. With a moral God, man must thus be free so that he can avoid crime by creating knowledge of morals with his mind to develop and perfect a moral philosophy with a symbolic language and dialectical thinking. Accordingly, the images in our mind are created by man and are not a result of the sensations of the brain. Further, man's crime can be decreased in any nation immediately.

On the other hand, if all things in the universe come from Nature, as atheists say, all crime comes from Nature and will increase naturally because crime is a natural human activity. If crime comes from nature, all humans are born with some desire for criminality from an ancestor. So, it is natural for crime to increase in a godless world.

Since godly men are able to avoid all possible criminal activities, all humans man must have come from God. On the other hand, since atheistic man cannot avoid possible criminal activities, atheistic man must have come from Nature. Without God, man is thus a machine, which has no real freedom. Thus, atheism is not a sound theory.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Another Attempt to Remove God From the USA

Recently, a new way of testing foreigners, who want to live in the USA, appeared in the TV news. A foreigner must answer correctly 6 out of 10 questions. One of the questions is, 'What is the law of the land?' The correct answer is said to be the Constitution. However, this answer is incorrect because the law of the land is (1) the Declaration of independence and (2) the Constitution. When are US governmental agencies, who made this test, going to recognize that the USA is a nation under God?

The Declaration of Independence authorized the American Revolutionary War. However, many Americans do not know that the Declaration also defined fundamental principle of the Society, which is The United States of America. The US Constitution was authorized by this Society, not the US government. Apparently, the lawyers associated with the preparation of this test do not know the technical aspects of the social contract of England's John Locke. This social contract guided the founders.

I discuss my correction of this answer in much more detail in the August 2, 2007 blook on the new 1776 experiment.