The Wonder Years
Mischaracterization of Individual Christian Faith
Will the vicissitudes of man alone suffice or will evolutionary limitation abruptly become apparent before we banish all free will forever?
In my choice of faith, I have to understand I cannot rely on free will to exist forever under the guise of human rule. That means of my own cognizance, I clearly see a degradation of human virtue apart from God. Therefore we are void of reliably choosing good over evil intent, consistently for centuries. I also see evidence to this fact as overwhelming, after all, how many great empires have crumpled despite the brightest of minds recording failure? In my faith and belief in God, there is no moral equivocating, either evil is, or the word evil is mute and should be removed from our lexicon. Moreover I will also forego the endless pursuit of finding who I am, which does not negate the reality you will see reflections of your character spoken of by others. In my faith, I make choices (not to be confused with unknowable absolutes) that directly affect the course my family takes today and tomorrow. Transversely, in my human nature I root for earthly justice, underdog triumph and unclean want, which I again see an evil path leading me away from walking in my faith. Faith as I see it in my life is a tug of war over free will running my earthly life, and free will choosing to set aside the things that turn to dust.
Atheist only see mistakes Christians make, thus cannot separate the human nature, human faith, spiritual struggle and soul within wanting freedom from Earths chains. Because Atheist do not believe in a power that judges, they relate their decision making skills against incomparable standards of living. As easily as Atheist claim no hesitation for disavowing intelligent design, there is blatant refusal to debate exact intricacies relating the complex organisms suffusing mans body. A Christian should know the bible and science of man as made knowable by man, thus giving equal opportunity to say, “this too is an organic machine made, designed and not by random accident one quadrillion times over.”
In nature, there is no accident; in man there are mistakes made everyday and the consequences which follow that poor man to his death. (me)
The leap I cannot take;
I find a formidable challenge of faith with my walk into a future of certainty in Christ. I find the task of an Atheist explaining away intelligent design perplexing among the endless displays of unaccounted mathematics. Simply put, random accident that leaves room for zero error at every stage of simple mutation, building layer upon layer, further without any mistake, random of all will…poof, a planet full of life! What transcending faith in nothing! Even though man is one of the most fallible creatures on this planet, we are to believe that nature is smarter than man, in that DNA must have a brain within a brain, overruling any missteps along the way to evolving. Again, the one creature on this planet that goes to war for the sake of making war in every century since the first stoning, does not have to worry about nature making ANY mistakes, because eventually it is nature that will get US RIGHT apart from our doing. We did not do nature, it did US. DO YOU COPY? That mean inevitably nature will fix us without our assistance because nature didn’t create the bible or religion, man made it up. Nature didn’t create atheism or agnosticism, man made it up. Man thinks he has cures to disease, but new disease arises. Disease has killed man from the start, but nature knew that and accounted for it long before man even knew what the hell that fuzzy green stuff was on that three day old slice of cheese.
Are we all not on some kind of autopilot? Nature will never cease its forward momentum, regardless of scientific breakthrough. While we are building cold machines, the animal kindom is moving through degrees of natural selection. (much more on this coming soon)
Alas, I will be accused of unintelligent rambling because I cannot see how man has changed over many millennia. Really, if you did not like my example of the accountant in part I, let’s focus a spell on the writer. What has changed beyond speaking with different sounding syllables? We record upon different medium, but the writer has not changed, only parts of the story telling. Do we read Shakespeare differently today versus 100 years ago? How about the Devine Comedy, how many today even know who wrote it? How about the Bible; reproduced in unparalleled numbers, to be placed with no peers. Does it not strike followers of Darwin how St. John recorded the hatred of Christ in his day, and that it would carry on into time immortal? Is there any less hatred 2000 years later over the same crucified man? Or how about 600 years prior to Christ, when the prophets marked his coming and the doom to follow?
“This is what the Lord says – your Redeemer, who formed you in the womb;
I am the Lord, who has made all things,
who alone stretched out the heavens,
who spread out the earth by myself,
who foils the signs of false prophets and makes fools of diviners,
who overthrows the learning of the wise and turns it into nonsense,
who carries out the words of his servants and fulfills the predictions of his messengers, who says of Jerusalem,
‘It shall be inhabited’ of the towns of Judah, ‘They shall be built,’ and of their ruins,
‘I will restore them, ‘who says to the watery deep, ‘Be dry, and I will dry up your streams,
’who says of Cyrus, ‘He is my shepherd and will accomplish all that I please; he will say of Jerusalem, ‘Let it be rebuilt,’ and of the temple, ‘Let its foundations be laid.” (Isaiah 44:24-28) That’s 2600+ years ago to you non-believers, do you know the last 100 years of Jerusalem ?
The series will continue if you think it worth pursuing.
Here is a quote from a modern prophet;
“Within the next generation I believe that the world’s rulers will discover that infant conditioning and narcohypnosis are more efficient, as instruments of government, than clubs and prisons, and that the lust for power can be just as completely satisfied by suggesting people into loving their servitude as by flogging and kicking them into obedience. In other words, I feel that the nightmare of Nineteen Eighty-four is destined to modulate into the nightmare of a world having more resemblance to that which I imagined in Brave New World. The change will be brought about as a result of a felt need for increased efficiency. Meanwhile, of course, there may be a large scale biological and atomic war in which case we shall have nightmares of other and scarcely imaginable kinds.” (letter to George Orwell from Aldous Huxley)
MIT Dr. Gerald Schroeder
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