Friday, October 19, 2018

Man, God, and the "gods"

I have posted the following comment to an American Thinker article on "Being Human and the Abuse of Science", which sets belief in God above science:

The problem is, all of our religions grew out of previous history, which personalized God, and thus put God in a too-small box of man's own making. The most obvious problem with this, of course, is the proliferation of man-made "Gods", which led to competing religions -- a division of mankind that has yet to be healed by new understanding, rather than kept alive by man-made, false dogmas masquerading as the truth, as "revealed" through various "prophets". Mohammed and Islam is an extreme example.

God, in purest truth, is overarching meaning; meaningfulness itself. Of course, to personalize that: God is the Designer of all that exists in the material world, the material universe.

But there is new, more immediate knowledge now. Not about the truth of God, but about the "gods" of ancient myth. Those who are blind to the underlying order and coherence in the physical world, and the indicated overarching meaning, are second or third rate thinkers, blind to the uncounted wonders (not mere scientific observance and dispassionate listing of the details) of the world and man.

Human religions, despite human learning throughout history and such fundamental advances as monotheism, have all been suborned from the beginning, by the once-sacred stories passed down about the "gods", now relegated to "myth", or primitive fantasy. But in fact -- as many have wondered but only I have uncovered and verified, scientifically, by my discovery of the "Great Design of the 'gods' " -- the "gods" did exist. For their "Great Design" IS great, encompassing the entire world, and unavoidably indicating that ALL was designed -- as we can note in even the smallest of things, all around us -- and appreciation of the design of all things is key to appreciation of the truth of an overarching meaning, and thus intelligence, known as God. They were the ones who taught Man to fear them and thus to "fear God", and the ones who divided Man into separate tribes, with false dogmas that still rule us in too many ways.

This is not wild, or merely hopeful, speculation. Through my discovery of the Great Design of the 'gods', it is now fact, constituting a new paradigm for both human science and religion. And the breakdown of order, and the rise of old, false dogmas, that we are seeing today is but an indication that this new knowledge is needed now.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Alienation, Meaning, and False Dogma

I have submitted the following comment to the fabius maximus site, in response to an article on alienation:

Large-scale, or mass, alienation is due to a general incompetence on the part of the "experts", particularly in science and religion. Or to make a long story short, too long nurturing of false dogmas in the underlying assumptions of a civilization or society. The primary false dogma of modern times is the establishment of Darwinian, or undirected "evolution" as the paradigm for all scientific observation and explanation of all that we observe, without thought for the essential meaninglessness behind that assumption.

This works on the individual level too, because the individual's mind is the very unit of intelligence, which absolutely requires meaning, or more fundamentally, meaningfulness of all that is in our lives, all of the physical universe particularly (which feeds our senses).

In my book, "The End of the Mystery", I identified what I have learned through my research and lifetime of experience as the natural philosophy of Man: "I think, therefore God exists." "God", in turn, is identifiable as the meaningfulness behind all things. Our own, slightest rational thought presupposes such overarching meaningfulness; without it, our thoughts must fall apart -- hence, alienation, from ourselves and from the meaningful world.

Alienation is the individual's natural response to an assumed meaninglessness, to which the meaningfulness of our own thoughts give the lie, always and ever. The answer is, and has always been, to realize once and for all that the world and everything in it is meaningful, both in itself and in its connections to all else. Which is not to pretend that any human being knows all of those meanings, or the overarching meaning of it all. Just that logic itself tells us, or should if we are intellectually competent or wise, that the meaningfulness of all is real, and independent of our limited understanding.

I have probably said, "protested", too much...but such is life; I have said it, I take responsibility for it, I proclaim it to the world. Go forth, and multiply the understanding

As if that weren't already a lot to think about, I added separately:

The growing trouble with multiculturalism should also be mentioned. You can see how that is going, with the Western embrace of Islam and the bringing together of cultures that don't WANT to come together, but to cling each to their own culture as superior, despite evidence to the contrary. Our societies are not judging the long-held dogmas of each culture competently -- it's kind of like introducing a new predator into one's biosystem, without regard for its predatory nature. Really stupid, and the scientists have been guilty of that themselves, in their trying to improve on the established systems of the natural world while not understanding those systems well at all.