Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
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This teaching that Jesus is the Son of God is outdated because humans are developing more knowledge of a monotheistic God.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.
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Help Remaking America by George Shollenberger, Idea 100 + XXXIII (Intelligent Design, XVI)
Burke says that, symbols can reveal truths. But he also says that symbols can produce different ways of life for man. Thus, contrary to materialists and theists, human life cannot be explained with logic. Yet, for over the last three years, materialistic and atheistic logicians have argued wrongly that my book, "The First Scientific Proof of God," is filled with non sequiturs. So Cassirer, Langer, Burke, and I reject materialism and atheism, which is the belief that all human knowledge can be completed by the physical sciences.
When I reject materialism and theism, my view of nonliving and living things is new. In this newness, all nonliving things become infrastructure for all living things. Further, spiritual atoms become the foundation of all things. Since all spiritual atoms are independent, all formed things become functional things. Since all spirits have independence, the body does not contain the spirits, like a glass contains water. Although an infinite God created all things, God does not contain the spiritual atoms. However, when human spirits develop lives and interact with each other in life, these interactions are contained.
When people develop lives and interact, Burke says that these lives are dramatic. In a particular life, the drama portrays this life with its conflicts and emotions. Since the people in the drama develop motives, Burke says that any complete statement about the people’s motives will offer some answers to these five questions: (1) the act (what was done); (2) the scene (what or where the act was done); (3) an agent (who did it); an agency or a means (how the actor did it); and (5) why (purpose or end). As seen, the lives of humans are very complex activities. So, human life cannot be explained by physical science and logic as materialists and theists argue. On the subject of life as a drama, see ‘A Grammar of Motives’ and ‘Rhetoric of Motives’ by Kenneth Burke.
When reading Adolf Hitler’s book on 'Mein Kampf,' Burke predicted and announced the Jewish Holocaust. See ‘The Philosophy of Literary Form,’ P. 191-220. But, governments did not response to Burke’s prediction.
The symbolic languages of every nation are flawed. Unfortunately, these flaws create many ideologies that are nothing more than personal perspectives, which are lived as truths. The development and use of symbols must become more perfect.
Saturday, September 05, 2009
Help Remaking America by George Shollenberger, Idea 100 + XXXII (Intelligent Design, XV)
By 1971, I was hired by the Nixon administration to apply high technologies of the space program to domestic initiatives and to the nation’s crime problem. I became a staff member of the National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice. However, by 1977, President Nixon resigned. But the Ford and Carter administrations did not develop Nixon’s domestic initiatives. So my research was focused only on the national crime problem. Then, in 1989 I found a root cause of crime. I found that flawed symbols in the USA English language can create criminals. Robert Heath of the University of Houston agreed. But when the University applied for a research grant, it was not funded by the administration of Father Bush. Today, twenty years have passed and crime in the USA has still not been solved by the U.S. government. After I retired and studied the teachings of Jesus Christ, I learned that Jesus taught that evilness originates in man’s mind.
In the early 1990s, research on the brain and DNA protein increased. By the end of this decade, brain research had rejected the mind-body relation, accepted Darwin’s evolutionary theory, and accepted an atheistic form of materialism. On the other hand, the DNA research had developed a code to distinguish all things. This code was called a language of God by the Clinton administration. This DNA research was also aligned to Darwin’s evolutionary theory. Both research confused the people of the USA because it divided the nation into believers and nonbelievers.
As a result of the 9/11 New York City event and the Iraq War, the administration of Son Bush did not detect this bad national division. Hopefully, my completed and remaining blogs on God’s Intelligent Design will identify more information about this division, which the U.S. government has still not detected. Securing a free nation is not simply a job of defeating other nations with war. Securing the people of a free nation is a more complex subject.
Thursday, September 03, 2009
Help Remaking America by George Shollenberger, Idea 100 + XXXI (Intelligent Design, XIV)
Today, the cultures of the Western world are facing a new problem. This new problem started to develop in the 17th century when the field of science began to separate from the field of religion in Europe. This problem led to the new nation called the USA. Today, this division of science and religion became completed when materialism and atheism unified as a single field of thought. In the USA, this marriage occurred in the 1960s when a drug culture was formed, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled for Madelyn Murrray O’ Hair’s argument to remove prayers from public schools, Darwin’s evolutionary theory was sold to high school educators in 1999, and many U.S. citizens turned away from God.
With this marriage taking place throughout the Western world today, two highly opposing cultures developed and stood up against each other. One is materialism (with atheism) and the other is spiritualism (with theism). These two cultures are incomparable and are thus like day and night. Contrary to what fence sitters say, these two cultures are unable to coexist long. This seems to explain why the Islam nations reject and are active against all materialistic cultures.
Technically, the materialistic and spiritualistic cultures can be viewed as common sense boxes which contain different common sense ideas. So most people who live in the materialistic box will reject all ideas that exist in the spiritualistic box and most of the people in the spiritualistic box will reject all ideas that exist in the materialistic box. But the ideas in these boxes are never perfect, So, some materialistic and spiritualistic people can be ‘fence sitters’ and claim that they do not live in either box.
You can test how you ‘feel’ a number of some materialistic forces if you are a spiritualist but are being forced to live with materialists and their ideas. Dr. Charles T. Tart, a parapsychologist, set up such a test for you on the Internet. (Click) Tart's pic is on the left.
It is important to experience such a negative force because this force affects your soul. Your soul does not accept arbitrary materialistic ideas because it is mind and develops God’s moral ideas ever since your birth. To a spiritualist, finding what is right or wrong is a continual effort, even after death. A test of the ideas of the materialistic box will give you a shock because a materialist will tell you that you have no life after death.
It is certain that man has life after death. This truth will emerge if you study my blogs on Gottfried Leibniz and his contribution to God’s Intelligent Design. He reveals the true atom. It is not physical. In my book on "The First Scientific Proof of God," I call these atoms ‘spiritual atoms.’ They are indivisible things that cannot be reduced. Every single spiritual atom relates to all other spiritual atoms and thus form an infinite number of divisible things. Since each spiritual atom perceives, it can perceive everything that God created. Since the ability of perceiving is never completed, the consciousness of a perceiving spiritual atom is always improving.
Based on the improving perceiving ability of the spiritual atoms, it should be clear that the spiritual atoms of humans have the ability to perceive things well beyond the perceptions of the five senses. Thus, the materialists are wrong to limit facts to the sensual data produced by five senses.