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STEPHEN HAWKING AND EVIL

STEPHEN HAWKING AND EVIL

Stephen William Hawking: an English theoretical physicist and cosmologist at the University of Cambridge, who scored one of the highest possible score — 160 — on his Mensa IQ test, died recently on March 14, 2018.

 Hawking said he didn’t believe in a personal God and that God did not create the universe. He claimed that the laws of physics themselves brought the Universe into being, rather than God:

The science-religion debate has been going on since science was born, centuries ago. Until relatively recently, it seemed to have quietened down, but now Hawking and others have brought it back into the limelight.

We need to stop thinking therefore that science is the fount of all knowledge. It’s simply not. Science does not tell us how we ought to live—science isn’t ethics. Scientists and religious believers should keep out of each other’s territory. But this is naive. The science-religion relationship is a sure-fire source of publicity, which is always welcome when one has a book to sell.

No religion has ever been set out in terms of scientific statements. This is why scientists are able to mock the claims of religions but have never been able to deal a knock-out blow: in the end, a religious believer can always fall back on a faith that does not depend on verification.

Einstein claimed that the greatest mystery of the universe was that its most fundamental laws can be expressed in terms of beautiful mathematical equations. Einstein followed closely the views of the concept of God as an expression of the underlying unity of the universe, something so wondrous that it can command a spiritual awe.

Hawking’s view appears to be that the belief in a God-created universe can be supplanted by a belief in M-theory (a form of string theory). One problem with the theory is that it looks as though it will be extremely difficult to test, unless physicists can build a particle accelerator the size of a galaxy. Even if the experimenters find a way round this and M-theory passes all their tests, the reasons for the mathematical order at the heart of the universe’s order would still remain an unsolvable mystery.

NONSENSE REMAINS NONSENSE

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DOES YOUR SOUL LIVE FOREVER?

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YOUR SOUL THAT LIVES FOREVER

Almost all religion teaches that man has an immortal soul. Even Plato logically came up with the same conclusion without religion. “The soul of man is immortal and imperishable.” Plato  

Even science proves that nothing disintegrates into nothingness. Your soul, therefore, cannot disintegrate into nothingness, and so are immortal.

Immortal Souls in Purgatory

Biblically, by virtue of its original creation in the image of God, the human soul is naturally immortal: “So God created mankind in his own image.” Genesis 1:27 So your immortal soul is temporarily trapped in your body. Our body is just something that gives our true-self (our soul) a physical existence.

So what really happens when you die? The Bible doesn’t present death as an open door to heaven. That would be too easy and far-fetched. Yes, you have immortal longings: no one but God can satisfy these longings since your heart was made for Him, so He only can fill it.

 But where will this end: heaven, hell or purgatory?Souls in Purgatory hell heaven

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ISLAM, the GREAT HERESY 1

THE TEACHINGS OF MOHAMMAD

The teachings of Mohammad were not originally a “new faith”, but an oversimplification of orthodox Christianity. The heresy of Mohammad spread not through reason, but primarily through military force, political greed, and social upheaval.

Heresy is defined as the dislocation of some complete and self-supporting scheme by the introduction of a novel denial of some essential part therein. It is of the essence of heresy that it leaves standing a great part of the structure it attacks.

Islam heresy

In 1938 Hilaire Belloc, The Great Heresies saw an Islam that was down but not out; he predicted that it would soon be knocking impolitely on Europe’s door again. A far-fetched prediction at the time, this has now come true. Islam thrives on social injustice; when westerners decided to prop up oil-wealthy sheiks throughout the Arab world, they created the exact conditions in which the Muslim message can rally the masses.

Look how similar the phenomenon of Islam was to the Reformation: both movements liberated converts from oppressive taxation and other financial obligations; both involved a simplification of doctrine that appealed to the masses; both were a reaction against clericalism

Belloc claimed that the Reformation, by splitting Christendom, diminished the importance of religion to all men. If one religion is as good as another, if no single value system guides the behavior of men, then men will be driven by other things-acquisition of wealth, pleasure, and power, what have you. This splitting of Christendom thus paves the way for a new attack-what he calls the Modern Attack-that is wholly anti-religious and seeks nothing less than the utter destruction of faith. We are in the midst of this attack now.

This existence on the fringe of Western culture explains why Islam has endured culturally and spiritually. Whereas in the West, religion, the very glue of civilization, is dissolving, leaving us irresolute, aimless and vulnerable. A strong political leader in the Islamic world could harness the strength of this spiritually united people and overwhelm the west.

Islam began, according to Belloc as a heretical doctrine preached to its originally pagan Arab audience rather than as a new religion in itself. Mohammad affirmed the Christian attributes of a creator God, the Virgin Birth, the prophetic legacy of Jesus and the Last Judgment where Jesus would return to judge good and evil. However, Mohammad totally disavowed the Incarnation of Christ, the tradition of the Apostles and the Church’s sacraments that Christ instituted.

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CAN A SMART PERSON BELIEVE IN GOD?

 BELIEVE IN GOD?

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The truth is every one of us “believes”.  Everyone of us has “faith”. What divides us is we believe in a different God.

According to a poll in 2000 by Princeton Survey Research Assoc., 94% of us believe in the existence of God. In fact, over the last 50 years the percentage of Americans have never dropped below 90%*.

The irony is that secular humanists who see themselves as smart, free-thinking realist and believers in God as dim-witted, superstitious sheep.

Most people today prefer the word spiritual, which connotes a truly personal relationship with God, one that’s unburdened by dogma and ceremony.

This author,  Michael Guillen , Can a Smart Person Believe in God?,  believes spirituality and religiousness transcends what the mind alone cannot understand fully.  The totally rational or dualistic mind invariably misses the point, and just calls things it does not understand wrong or stupid.

Look at the biologists who study the human eye retina but cannot give any credit to the spectacular design, except  for a mindless purposeless universe.  They cannot relate to God any more than fish can to a warm fire.

Then we come to the practical atheist: someone who believes in God but lives as if he or she doesn’t. They avoid discussing God or religion and avoid reading anything spiritual.

For those who believe that the universe was nothing more than a breathtaking accident consider the following:

  • Belief in God has nothing to do with intelligence.
  • Science has never been able to prove that God doesn’t exist.
  • Be polite! If someone cooks you a great meal, have the courtesy to thank that person. Why would you not do the same concerning our universe.

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