Remaking America by George Shollenberger, Idea XXXV (The science of Gottfried Leibniz, Part IV)
For instance, the founders of the USA actually called for Leibniz’s science in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. But this call by our founders was unclear, was never detected and was never implemented.
Russia became close to knowing Leibniz’s science because the thoughts of Karl Marx can be connected to the thoughts of Leibniz through the work of Kant, and Hegel. Although Marx referred to ‘religions’ as a form of opium, I conclude that his were seeking the ‘origin of everything,’ which believers call God. Since Russia never chased the Eastern Christians from Moscow, I say that something about the Eastern Christian Church is luring Russians to God as the ‘origin of everything.’ I say that this lure is the Eastern Christian belief that Jesus Christ is not God.
With respect to China, Leibniz studied the theology of the Chinese at the request of the Vatican. (See ‘Discourse on the Natural Theology of the Chinese,' Univ. of Press of Hawaii.) He found that the Chinese foundation of a theology is based on the opposing concepts ‘Yin’ and ‘Yang.’ They are opposites that coexist and thus rise above logical reasoning where dialectical thinking must be used. In the Western world, many other coexisting opposites are found throughout the 15th century work of Nicholas of Cusa, who expanded the teaching of Jesus Christ. So, the Chinese belief aligns to the monotheistic God of the Western world, rather than to Buddhism and Taoism.
The God of Iran is also monotheistic and thus aligns to Leibniz’s science. But Islam confuses me because the Koran aligns to the Old Testament teaching, even though Mohammad was a follower of Christianity. So, is a Muslim a deist (e.g., following only the Old Testament) or a theist (e.g., following only Jesus Christ)?
I will discuss Leibniz’s science in this series of blogs on the subject of ‘Remaking America.’ But one can also study Leibniz’s science by buying Parkinson’s book on ‘Leibniz; Philosophical Writings,’ If this meeting of leaders occurs, I believe that these leaders will become very close friends because a very new world on this planet is now possible.