A Posting on The Project Reason
All of my blogs on my website relate to this comment in some way. This point asks two questions (1) Did God create us to develop our lives forever? or (2) Did God create us to have one life and then go either to Heaven or Hell? My answer is that God expects us to develop our lives forever.
To Sam Harris,
In comment 283, Keval tells us that Collin believes that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. But this is a teaching of many Christians. I agree with many teachings of Jesus. But I do not agree in this Christian belief. Instead, I believe that all humans could be called the son of God because humans are the only knowing species.
This teaching that Jesus is the Son of God is outdated because humans are developing more knowledge of a monotheistic God. For instance, in my book on The First Scientific Proof of God, I found that a monotheistic God is infinite. The ancient Jews called a monotheistic God as the ‘Infinite One.’ Thus, these ancient Jews concluded that a monotheistic God has at least two attributes. In his Parmenides dialogue, Plato says that the concept one is both one and many. Plato thus says that a monotheistic God is never without the concept ‘many.’ With Plato’s finding, a monotheistic God has a third attribute – many.
In his Parmenides, Plato discovered dialectical thinking when he found that a monotheistic God is both one and many. Soon, Aristotle would find that some opposing concepts do not coexist. Aristotle found either/or relations. Either/or relations are also spoken of as excluded middle concepts or contraries. They are used to think logically.
To correct Socrates’ misuse of the concept ‘not,’ Plato says in his Sophist dialogue, “When we speak of ‘that which is not,’ it seems that we do not mean something contrary to what exists but only something that is different.” With this way of thinking about ‘differences,’ Plato turned his mind to a new opposing concept by negating something known. In my scientific proof of God, I turn my mind to a new opposing concept by negating ‘all finite things.’ With this negation, I identified the new concept we call ‘infinite.’ This new concept is the third attribute of God.
Today’s materialists and atheists accept logical thinking but do not accept dialectical thinking. Yet many coexisting opposing concepts can be identified. For instance, the Preamble of the U.S. Constitution says “...in Order to form a more perfect Union, ...”. How can this statement have a precise meaning unless the concepts ‘imperfect’ and ‘perfect’ coexist so that citizens can ‘develop’ their nations?
It turns out that dialectical thinking applies only to the life of things. On the other hand, logical thinking applies only to nonliving things. It is thus correct to view nonliving things as infrastructure of all living things. It is thus wrong to believe in materialism and atheism. By rejecting dialectical thinking, the materialists and atheists are dividing the field of science. This division can be stopped by reforming the U.S. national language and unifying the fields of theology and science.
I do not believe that the National Institutes of Health can make any major progress unless dialectical thinking is included in the science of health.