Peace of Mind

by Daniel McNeet on May 9, 2012

Good day, good people.

Darwin was right and all of the scientific experiments since have proven him so. Changing life forms evolve without any guidance or master plan — it is called natural selection. It is not a theory, it is scientific fact.

For devotees of the English language: Bellwether is a noun. It is a leader of a foolish and sheeplike people.

Some may have difficulty in accepting natural selection, reality, because they wish to believe without logical proof that life has a purpose and there is a Creator God or designer. This may be comforting, but it is delusional. Every culture has a creation myth and these cultures worship multiple idols, too. Today Christians have Jesus on the cross, statues of Mary and the cross.

In 1893 a Jesuit priest, Friar F.X. Schouppe, wrote a book called Purgatory which was authorized by the Vatican. He admits honestly he does not know where heaven, hell or purgatory is and cannot prove they exist. He also does not know nor can he tell the reader where the Creator God resides. Logic and science therefore dictate there is not a Creator God or an intelligent design or designer. This may be a surprise to creationists who are not using common sense when they believe in one.

Today we can only measure about one hundred billion galaxies in the universe including ours, the Milky Way with one hundred billion solar systems in it. Our universe came from nothing, and its properties were what we have today, and we may be living in a multiverse if quantum mechanics controls gravity. For then, gravity can create and destroy universes and all life — herein is the Creator God to worship if you have a need.

The meaning or purpose of life, if you need one, is within the reach of the individual. It is the contribution he or she makes to the betterment of our society, to his or her family and the creativity of his or her mind for the advancement of civilization.

Do not live your life believing a story that starts with “Once upon a time . . .” Every institution, organization and religion has its own charlatans. Wall Street and banks which cheated their customers and caused the recession of 2008 standout as the most egregious, because their stupidity and greed hurt so many innocent people and continues to do so.

Religion is no different. In 1830 Joseph Smith, Jr. published his Book of Mormon: An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi. The large and small plates made up the record of the Nephites. Mormon inscribed the truncated version onto gold plates. Joseph Smith said he found them in the hills of Palmyra, New York and translated them into the Book of Mormon. When asked about the gold plates, Smith told anyone who asked they had been returned to an angel by the name of Moroni and were not available.

Actually it appears, Smith set out to plagiarize twenty-seven thousand words from the King James Bible which he owned. Also, his research for the Book of Mormon allowed him to use without attribution from the same version “and it came to pass” about two thousand times. Bellwethers and charlatans have always been illusionists and good salesmen.

Karen Armstrong, a former nun, has written a New York Times bestselling book, A History of God, leaves no doubt that all gods Pagan, Christian and others are all man made. She states: “Science seemed to have disposed of the Creator God, and biblical scholars had proved that Jesus had never claimed to be divine.” Therefore, the question to be asked is: Who or what will be the next god or gods of the different religions when the present gods do not produce the results the worshipers want? For this is the history of gods. It is fair to say Wall Street and the banks have already replaced their god and selected their new god to worship — Greed. For surely they have lost their moral sense.

We know that everything on earth is made of stardust which was expelled from the heart of an exploding star, a supernova. So one can say with certainty we came from outer space. Be satisfied with what you have, live without delusion and have peace of mind. Peace of mind comes when you have lost your fear of dying and are in control of your desires, and they are not in control of you.

Randolph I. Braham is director of the Rosenthal Center for Holocaust studies at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and he is a professor emeritus of political science. He has written more than sixty books on the Holocaust. His parents, relatives and many others were murdered in different ways in the camps.

Elie Wiesel, a Nobel laureate, is a survivor of Auschwitz, Buna, Buchenwald and Gleiwitz. He is the author of Night about his life in the concentration camps. Braham, Wiesel and many other survivors have questioned the existence of God. In Night, Weisel and others were watching a prisoner hanged in one of the camps. Someone asked: where’s God? Weisel thought, “He is hanging here on this gallows.”

If God loves us why does he do these horrific things? If there is a God why did he permit the ongoing genocides of the past, present and will permit them in the future? And for a religious leader to say, “God works in mysterious ways” is absolutely and completely an unacceptable explanation. The leader should tell the truth and say, “I don’t know.” Religious leaders have no special relationship with their God. The Imams, pastors, priests, reverends and leaders of other faiths were educated in religious institutions, unless of course, they bought their ordination on the Internet, so they could earn a living in order to survive and be happy.

The accurate answer to: If God love us, why does he do these horrific things and allow them to continue? The answer to both questions is: because he is nonexistent. He has been created from the mind of man and for the benefit of his creators and their successors.

What is your thought on the contribution quantum mechanics and gravity make to creation?

Contacting me with comments and constructive criticisms with honesty and pleasantness their constant companions will always be welcomed.

Swan Nebula

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Eva Niklaus July 2, 2012 at 5:52 pm

Dear Daniel, I beg you pardon for my English language which is far beyond your smooth and perfect art of formulation. I am Swiss living in Sweden following your facebook from time to time and appreciate all your impulses, views, thoughts, comments and pictures. I do not always exactly agree but often think it is worth to read and to take upp and think about. Getting older you take up themes like God, mankind and life itself…or the purpose of life. Since science is a huge field of research it is almost impossible to know ALL research which is done. I could give you some example where you go to an abyss or… a grand space of possibilities we did not yet have any insight but we “feel” its existence. I agree with you that it is not necessary for us to believe in a God to be aware of the fact that we own the responsibility for who we are and how we decide to be… – Let me thank you for your contribution and your wisdom. Eva


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