THE GOD THEORY #2


by  BERNARD  HAISCH




A Spiritual Worldview



For our purposes here, the term "spiritual worldview" is shorthand for the supposition that reality—your own nature and your conscious being—involve both tangible, physical matter and an immaterial "something." 


This immaterial "something" is intimately, indeed essentially, involved in the existence of consciousness and life, and is ultimately traceable to a divine origin and purpose. 


[TO  SOMEWHAT  OF  A  SURPRISE  THIS  AUTHOR  HAS  HIT  ON  A  TRUTH  OF  THE  BIBLE  -  “THE  SPIRIT  IN  MAN”  TEACHING.  YES  THERE  IS  AN  INVISIBLE  “SPIRIT” [NOT  THE  HOLY  SPIRIT]  IN  MAN;  IT  UNITES  WITH  THE  HUMAN  BRAIN,  TO  MAKE  US  WAY  WAY  DIFFERENT  THAN  THE  ANIMAL  WORLD.  THIS  BIBLE  TRUTH  I’VE  EXPOUNDED  IN  DEPTH  ON  THIS  WEBSITE……IT IS UNDER “LIFE, DEATH, AND RESURRECTION”  SECTION  #7  STUDY  -  Keith Hunt]


Opposition to such a spiritual worldview is immediate and forceful among mainstream scientists, for reasons both rational and irrational. Indeed, the feud between science and spirituality is deeply rooted in intellectual repression perpetrated by organized religion in centuries past. 


Religion has been responsible, ironically and unconscionably, for vast swaths of death, destruction, and terror spanning the globe and most of recorded history, including, alas, the present day. Science has understandably been repelled by this and taken a stand against the excesses of religious insanity.


It is a fair argument that the life cycle of religion as an institution of power, propaganda and paternalism has gone far enough beyond its biblically allotted years. 


But a spirituality rooted in the perennial philosophy—the commonality of all religions as summarized by Aldous Huxley, say, in his The Perennial Philosophy—cannot be the evil influence that the majority of scientists seem to see, triggering their red-flag-in-front-of-the-bull response, for the simple reason that the truths therein must also be laws, as fundamental as gravity or electromagnetism but of a different order. It is up to us to find those laws amid the culturally-fertilized religious overgrowth.


[THE  TRUE  RELIGION  OF  GOD;  THE  TRUE  CHURCH  OF  GOD,  HAS  NEVER  BEEN  A  PART  OF  THE  HORRIBLE  PERSECUTIONS  AND  KILLINGS  OF  PEOPLE;  THAT  ALL  CAME  ABOUT  BY  FALSE  CHRISTIAN  RELIGION  THAT  FORMED  POLITICAL  UNIONS  WITH  SECULAR  STATES  OF  THIS  WORLD;  AND  SO  IT  IS  NO  SURPRISE  THAT  SECULAR  SCIENCE  DOES  NOT  WANT  TO  BRING  “RELIGION”  INTO  ITS  REALM  -  Keith Hunt]


The most vehement proponents of reductionist materialism, such as biologists Daniel Dennett and Richard Dawkins, point with almost ghoulish glee to the fear, pain, and terror that are part of the process of evolution, thereby making an emotional but cogent argument for atheism and aspirituality. 


[THEY  WOULD  POINT  WITH  GHOULISH  GLEE,  AT  THOSE  CHRISTIANS  WHO  TEACH  GOD  USED  THE  SLOW  SLOW  PROCESS  OF  EVOLUTION  TO  BRING  US  WHERE  WE  ARE  TODAY,  AND  WHERE  WE  STILL  HAVE  FEAR,  PAIN,  AND  TERROR  -  Keith Hunt]


How could a benevolent God ever countenance the existence—and for millions of years at that—-of monstrous eating machines such as Tyrannosaurus Rex and his associates who must have spent their days chewing up everything in sight foolish enough to move underfoot, a decidedly unbenevolent situation for the poor prey? If human beings really are God's children, why has it taken billions of years of all too often nightmarish, horrific natural selection to bring us into existence? Is a process like this really necessary that relies on hideously slow selection for traits that make a creature a bit less likely to be caught and devoured in the predatory jungle? What kind of creation is this, they ask?


[THIS  IS  HOW  ATHEISM  WOULD  ANSWER  THE  CHRISTIANS  THAT  BELIEVE  GOD  USED  SLOW  EVOLUTION  TO  CREATE  WHAT  WE  HAVE  TODAY  ON  EARTH  -  Keith Hunt]


That is a fair question. I submit that a rational response can be found, in the God Theory. 


For it is only reasonable to question the justice and compassion of creation if, in fact, we believe ourselves and other living creatures to be separate from God. It is only reasonable to view creation through evolution as a pitiless, indifferent process if we fail to recognize ourselves as participants in God's very being. 


On the other hand, if everything, literally everything, in the universe flows from an infinite potential and participates in an infinite intelligence, the perceived pain of evolution becomes the fulfillment and manifestation of divine purpose.


[SO  THE  EVOLUTION  CREATIONISTS  GIVE  AN  ANSWER….. IT’S  A  SLOW  PROCESS,  BUT  IN  GOD  IT  WILL  BRING  US  TO  GOD;  EVOLUTION  WITH  ITS  PAIN  AND  SORROW,  BECOMES  THE  FULFILLMENT  AND  MANIFESTATION  OF  DIVINE  PURPOSE….. IT’S  ALL  WORKING  ITS  WAY  UP  TO  GOD  HIMSELF;  GOD  HAS  A  PURPOSE  IN  MIND  FOR  EVOLUTION  TO  FULFILL  ITS   PURPOSE  -  Keith Hunt]


 The inexorable law of evolution becomes merely the way in which the Godhead explores its own potential in physical form. Through the relentless workings of the law of evolution, God enables the new and unexpected in the material world.


[GOD  IS  EXPLORING  HIMSELF….. LET  THINGS  OF  SMALLNESS,  LET  THEM  GO  TO  SEE  WHERE  IT  ALL  LEADS;  SO  THE  NEW  AND  UNEXPECTED  CAN  COME  ON  THE  SCENE.  WOW  GOD  COULD  SAY  AS  HE  EXPLORES  HIMSELF,  “LOOK  AT  THAT  ADOLPH  HITLER  GUY. SIX  MILLION  JEWS  DEAD;  20 - 30  MILLION  RUSSIANS  DEAD;  TENS  OF  THOUSANDS  ALLIES  DEAD;  BUT  IT’S  ALL  WORKING  AS  EVOLUTION  FULFILLS  ITS  PURPOSE,  AS  I  ORDAINED”  -  Keith Hunt]



No Need for Intelligent Design


The God Theory is consistent with two of the major cornerstones of modern science: the Big Bang theory, which posits that the universe came into being about fourteen billion years ago, and the theory of evolution, which claims that life on earth evolved over an interval of nearly four billion years. In fact, the laws of physics accepted by modern science, including the particular values of its fundamental constants, are minutely fine-tuned to permit the evolution of life to go on according to Darwin's law (see chapter 5). Evolution is now accepted as an empirical fact in mainstream physics and astrophysics; the only Remaining question is whether or not our hospitable universe, out of a multitude or even an infinite number of alternative universes, benefits from this neat construct through luck or purpose.


[THE  BIG  BANG  MAY  NOT  BE  THE  WAY  THE  UNIVERSE  CAME  INTO  BEING;  GOD’S  WORD  SAYS,  WHAT  WE  HAVE  CAME  FROM  NOTHING;  BUT  SAYS  NOTHING  ABOUT  A  “BIG  BANG”  BEGINNING.  SLOW,  OVER  MILLIONS  OR  BILLIONS  OF  YEARS,  THROUGH  EVOLUTION,  IS  NOT  HOW  GOD  CREATED  ALL  THE  LAND, SEA, AIR,  CREATURES,  INCLUDING  MAN;  THE  BIBLE  TELLS  US  HOW,  WHAT  WE  HAVE  TODAY,  CAME  INTO  EXISTENCE;  IT  WOULD  SEEM  THIS  AUTHOR  DOES  NOT  BELIEVE  IN  GENESIS  1  AND  2  -  Keith Hunt]


For it is one thing to propose, as the God Theory does, that the underlying fundamental laws of our universe are the result of intelligent ideation—in other words, that certain of God's ideas became the laws of physics for this particular universe. This proposition is really on an epistemological par with the standard reductionist notion that the laws of physics somehow either always existed or sprang out of nowhere. 


[THE  BIBLE  SAYS  THEY  CAME  OUT  OF  NOWHERE;  THERE  WAS  AT  ONE  TIME  NO  UNIVERSE  OR  LAWS  GOVERNING  THE  UNIVERSE  AND  OUR  EARTH  -  Keith Hunt]


It is quite another thing, however, to claim "intelligent design," in the sense of divinely micro-engineered life forms that trump the process of evolution entirely. Setting a universe off and running with a potent set of laws is not the same as purposefully engineering its component parts.


I am not competent to judge whether "irreducible complexity"—the concept that certain cellular mechanisms or properties of life forms require so much complexity to fulfill their role that they could never have arisen one step at a time—is a fatal flaw in Darwinian evolution. 


I am convinced, however, that intelligent design is not at all necessary, and would seriously call into question the competence and benevolence of the designer.


[HE’S  CONVINCED  THAT  WE  HAVE  IT  ALL  BY  SLOW  EVOLUTION  AS  EVOLUTION  FULFILLS  ITS  PURPOSE  IN  GOD  -  Keith Hunt]


We live in a very imperfect world. Why would an intelligent designer settle for that? The traditional religious response is that the perceived imperfection reflects human sin and disobedience, which you can only escape by living the kind of life that will carry you beyond this "vale of tears." 


[WELL  IT  IS  WRITTEN  IN  THE  BOOK  OF  JOB,  THAT  THE  ANGELS  (SONS OF GOD - ANGELS ARE SUCH BY CREATION) SANG  WHEN  EARTH  WAS  MADE;  WE  ALSO  HAVE  IN  THE  BOOK  OF  ISAIAH  THAT  GOD  DID  NOT  MAKE  THIS  EARTH  NULL  AND  VOID.  GENESIS  1  AND  2  SAYS  WHAT  GOD  MADE  WAS  VERY  GOOD,  HE  LIKED  WHAT  HE  HAD  DONE.  SIN  DID  ENTER  THE  UNIVERSE  AS  THE  COVERING  CHERUB  REBELLED  AND  1/3  OF  THE  ANGELS  ALSO;  THEY  BECAME  SATAN  THE  DEVIL  AND  THE  DEMONS.  THERE  WAS  NO  SIN  ON  EARTH  WHEN  ADAM  AND  EVE  WERE  CREATED;  SIN  ENTERED  WHEN  SATAN  LED  EVE  TO  SIN,  AND  EVE  LED  ADAM  TO  SIN;  THEN  SIN  CAME  TO  MANKIND.  ALL  OF  THIS  EXPOUNDED  FOR  YOU  IN  OTHER  STUDIES  ON  THIS  WEBSITE  -  Keith Hunt]


The God Theory, however, suggests that the imperfection of the world reflects that the physical universe is a work in progress, a creation in which novelty constrained by basic laws results, over time, in things that work, things that don't work, and things that sometimes work in the present, incomplete state of affairs.


[IN  THE  BEGINNING  ALL  WORKED  VERY  WELL  AS  GOD  INTENDED  THE  UNIVERSE  TO  WORK,  AND  THE  EARTH  TO  WORK.  IT  WAS  WHEN  REBELLION  AND  SIN  ENTERED  THE  UNIVERSE  VIA  THE  REBELLION  OF  THE  COVERING  CHERUB  AND  ONE  THIRD  OF  THE  ANGELS,  THAT  THINGS  BEGAN  TO  GO  WRONG  AND  OFF-KILTER, OUT  OF  HARMONY  AND  OFF  BALANCE  HERE  AND  THERE.  BUT  FOR  THE  MOST  PART  THE  UNIVERSE  FOLLOWS  THE  LAWS  CREATED  WITH  THE  UNIVERSE  WHEN  THE  UNIVERSE  WAS  CREATED.  THE  BIRTH  AND  DEATH  OF  STARS,  THE  EXPANDING  OF  THE  UNIVERSE,  THE  BLACK  HOLES,  THE  MELDING  OF  GALAXIES  AT  TIMES;  ALL  THINGS  MAINLY  GOING  AS  WITH  THE  LAWS  OF  THE  UNIVERSE  FROM  THE  BEGINNINGS (PLURAL - IN  THE  HEBREW  GENESIS 1:1  READS “IN  THE  BEGINNINGS”  OR  AS  FENTON  TRANSLATES  IT  “BY  PERIODS,  GOD  CREATED  THE  HEAVENS  AND  THE  EARTH” - Keith Hunt)  


Under the God Theory, an infinite intelligence turns potential into experience, actualizes the merely possible, lets things happen that otherwise would not, lets novelty arise. 


[THERE  IS  INDEED  FLEXIBILITY  IN  PARTS  OF  CREATION,  THAT  IS  WHY  SOME  VIRUSES  ETC.  FIGURE  A  WAY  AROUND  OUR  ANTIBIOTICS  IN  TIME;  CERTAIN  THINGS  HAPPEN  LIKE  “MAD-COW-DESEASE” (MAN FEEDING  MEET  TO  A  VEGETATION  ANIMAL  TO  FATTEN  THEM  UP  QUICKER,  FOR  QUICKER  TO  THE  MARKET,  HENCE  QUICKER  MONEY  IN  THE  BANK)  -  THE  VARIETY  OF  DOGS  ALL  COMING  FROM  ONE  PAIR  OF  DOGS  ORIGINALLY. IT  IS  CERTAIN  COLORS  OF  HORSES  MATED  TOGETHER  THAT  PRODUCE  THE  GOLDEN  PALOMINO  -  AND  MANY  MORE  SUCH  EXAMPLES  OF  THE  POSSIBLE.  NOVELTY  CAN  BE  PRODUCED,  THOUGH  MAINLY  NOVELTY  COMES  FROM  WHAT  MAN  CAN  MANIPULATE;  MAN  HAS  FIGURED  A  WAY  TO  PRODUCE  HORSES (NOT  TINY  PONIES,  BUT  HORSES)  THE  SIZE  OF  DOGS,  NAY  SOME  DOGS  ARE  LARGER  THAN  THESE  TINY  NOVELTY  HORSES  -  Keith Hunt]


Under the God Theory, the universe is not the wind-it-up-and-let-it-run, prefabricated creation that Newton envisioned, but rather a dynamic experiment in which all sorts of amazing things are dynamically generated by rules that result in hospitable environments in which an astounding diversity of life forms can evolve. Physicist Freeman Dyson, in fact, suggests a "principle of maximum diversity," according to which "the laws of nature and initial conditions are such as to make the universe as interesting as possible."


[AS  INTERESTING  AS  POSSIBLE  UNDER  THE  LAWS  GOD  RUNS  THE  UNIVERSE  BY.  IT  IS  CERTAINLY  VERY  INTERESTING  AS  WE  FIND  OUT  MORE  AND  MORE  EACH  MONTH,  EACH  YEAR.  LIFE  FORMS  EVOLVING?  THE  EVOLUTION  TYPE  GUY  AS  THIS  AUTHOR  WILL  THINK  THAT,  BUT  NO  LIFE  FORMS  HAVE  YET  BEEN  DISCOVERED.  WILL  THEY…..?  I  WILL  ONLY  BE  DOGMATIC  ABOUT  ONE.  THERE  WILL  BE  NO  OTHER  LIFE  FORMS  LIKE  US  ANYWHERE  IN  THE  UNIVERSE.  GOD  ONLY  CREATED  HUMANS  IN  HIS  IMAGE  ON  THIS  EARTH,  AND  NO  WHERE  ELSE.  BUT  THE  POWER,  DELIGHT,  CRAFTSMANSHIP,   DIVERSITY,  IS  MIGHTILY  DISPLAYED  BY  EVERYTHING  IN  THE  UNIVERSE  -  Keith Hunt]


In his book God After Darwin, theologian John Haught makes a compelling case that Darwin's theory, far from ruling out a God, gives us insight into an intelligence that pours its creative essence into the universe and gives it free rein to go and make things happen. Rather than pulling puppet strings, this deity voluntarily relinquishes control to its creatures so that new and autonomous things may arise. This enhances creation by bringing forth the unplanned, the unscripted, the random, the "other" that flows naturally from this act. Haught argues that, in creating the universe, God deliberately relinquishes omnipotence over this realm so as not to interfere with the free will of creations beings. The universe is thus invited to participate in its own crafting. This ongoing, participatory act of creation is, in fact, the ultimate expression of God’s love.


[TO   A  DEGREE  I  CAN  AGREE  WITH  THIS,  AS  THERE  ARE  NO  OTHER  BEINGS  LIKE  US  IN  THE  UNIVERSE,  SO  THE  LAWS  THAT  CAN  MAKE  THINGS  HAPPEN,  CAN  HAPPEN;  MOVEMENT  IN  FORMING  AND  UN-FORMING  GOES  ON;  NEW  SHAPES,  NEW  SIZES,  NEW  COLORS,  TWO  GALAXIES  BECOMING  ONE,  THE  DEATH  OF  STARS,  THE  FORMING  OF  NEW  STARS;  A  NEVER  ENDING  VARIETY  OF  ALL  WE  SEE  THAT  TO  US  WE  CALL  PHYSICAL.  THE  BIBLE  SAYS  GOD  HOLDS  IT  ALL  IN  HIS  POWER;  WHAT  THEY  MISS  SAYING  IS  THAT  GOD  CAN  INTERVENE  IN  WHATEVER  WAY,  AT  WHATEVER  TIME,  HE  DESIRES  TO  INTERVENE  IN  THE  WAY  THE  UNIVERSE  IS  MOVING  -  Keith Hunt]


Haught writes:


Love by its very nature can not compel, and so any God whose very essence is love should not be expected to overwhelm the world either with a coercively directive power or an annihilating presence. Indeed, an infinite love must in some ways absent or restrain itself, precisely in order to give the world the space in which to become something distinct from the creative love that constitutes it as other. We should anticipate, therefore, that any universe rooted in an unbounded love would have some features that appear to us as random and undirected.


[AGAIN  MAKING  GOD  OR  MAKING  “LOVE”  IN  OUR  IMAGE,  MAKING  IT  AS  WE  INTERPRET  LOVE;  NOT  AS  THE  BIBLE  INTERPRETS  LOVE;  NOT  AS  THE  EXAMPLES  ALL  OVER  THE  BIBLE  AS  TO  THE  FULL  NATURE  OF  GOD.  YOU  WILL  NOTICE  SO  FAR  THERE  HAS  BEEN  NO  QUOTES  FROM  THE  BIBLE,  OR  ANYTHING  SAID  ABOUT  LOOKING  TO  THE  BIBLE  FOR  THE  ANSWERS  ABOUT  GOD  AND  WHAT  HE  IS  DOING,  ESPECIALLY  ON  THIS  EARTH  AND  WITH  THE  PEOPLE  OF  EARTH;  WE  HAVE  PEOPLE  SO  FAR  FORMING  THEIR  OWN  GOD  IN  THEIR  OWN  PHILOSOPHICAL  MIND  -  Keith Hunt]


In fact, the random mutation and natural selection proposed by Darwin ultimately allow an infinite intelligence to experience its own potential. To accomplish the goal of experiencing the outcome of his own potential through the adventures of incarnating and living in a diversity of life forms (including us), purely Darwinian evolution via random mutation and natural selection would essentially serve the purpose. That would work. Even Thomas Aquinas wrote: "It would be contrary to the nature of providence and to the perfection of the world if nothing happened by chance."


[OH  THE  BILE  ITSELF  SPEAKS  OF  “TIME  AND  CHANCE”  AT  LEAST  FOR  US  INDIVIDUALS  ON  EARTH;  AGAIN  IT’S  POSSIBLE  SOME  THINGS  IN  THE  PHYSICAL  UNIVERSE  GOD  ALLOWS  WITH  TIME  AND  CHANCE,  SO  THE  MOVEMENT  OF  THE  UNIVERSE,  BUT  AS  THERE  ARE  NO  OTHER  BEINGS  LIKE  US  BUT  ONLY  ON  OUR  PLANET,  TIME  AND  CHANCE  IN  THE  UNIVERSE  MATTERS  LITTLE,  FOR  IT  DOES  NOT  EFFECT  US  IN  ANY  DIRECT  WAY.  BUT  GOD  WILL  TAKE  CONTROL  OF  PHYSICAL  THINGS  AT  THE  END  OF  THIS  AGE,  TO  ROCK  AND  ROLL  THIS  EARTH  SO  HIS  PRESET  PROPHECIES  WILL  COME  TO  PASS;  I  DOUBT  THIS  AUTHOR  AND  OTHERS  COME  CLOSE  TO  READING  THE  BIBLE  TO  INVESTIGATE  SUCH  MATTERS  -  Keith hunt]


A universe in which a continuum of life forms and sentient beings spans the range from plants to animals to humans to even more evolved beings is, in fact, consistent with the experience-seeking purpose behind the God Theory. Contrary to the claims of strident reductionists, Darwinian science is thus not inextricably wedded to a scientific ideology devoid of a God and lacking any purpose. If the goal is actualizing potential, Darwin and God are really quite compatible.


[SO  GOES  THE  MIND  OF  EVOLUTION  CREATIONISTS;  GIVE  ENOUGH  TIME  AND  ANYTHING  IS  POSSIBLE  AS  GOD  DIGS  DEEP  WITHIN  HIMSELF  TO  EXPERIENCE  HIMSELF  IN  HIS  POTENTIAL,  USING  DARWINIAN  EVOLUTION  -  Keith Hunt]


Guy Murchie—teacher, pilot, war correspondent, lecturer, photographer, science writer, world traveler, and author of numerous books—spent seventeen years writing The Seven Mysteries of Life: An Exploration of Science and Philosophy. In it, he observes:


Honestly now, if you were God, could you possibly dream up any more educational, contrasty, thrilling, beautiful, tantalizing world than Earth to develop spirit in? If you think you could, do you imagine you would be outdoing Earth if you designed a world free of germs, diseases, poisons, pains, malice, explosives and conflicts so its people could relax and enjoy it? Would you, in other words, try to make the world nice and safe—or would you let it be provocative, dangerous, and exciting? In actual fact, if it ever came to that, I'm sure you would find it impossible to make a better world than God has already created.


[NOPE,  THIS  WORLD  IS  NOT  AS  IT  WAS  BEFORE  SIN  ENTERED;  BEFORE  THEN  “GOD  LOOKED  AND  SAW  EVERYTHING  HE  HAD  DONE, AND  IT  WAS  GOOD”  -  PARAPHRASING  GENESIS  1  AND  2.

THEN  ONE  DAY  THE  WORLD  WILL  HAVE  THE  PROMISED  RESTITUTION  OF  ALL  THINGS,  AND  THE  AGE  TO  COME;  THAT  WORLD  WILL  BE  AS  DIFFERENT  AND  BEAUTIFUL  AND  PEACEFUL  AND  IN  HARMONY  WITH  THE  MIND  OF  GOD,  AS  DIFFERENT  AS  NIGHT  IS  FROM  DAY.  YES  GOD  IS  NOT  DONE  YET  WITH  THIS  EARTH,  THOSE  WHO  THINK  GOD  COULD  NOT  DREAM  UP,  OR  WE  COULD  NOT  DREAM  UP,  A  MUCH  BETTER  EARTH  FOR  MAN  AND  BEAST,  MUST  HAVE  THEIR  HEAD  IN  THE  SAND.  THE  BIBLE  SAYS  THE  EARTH  GROANS  WAITING  FOR  THE  MANIFESTATION  OF  THE  SONS  OF  GOD,  WHICH  IS  YET  TO  COME,  THE  DELIVERANCE  FROM  PAIN,  SORROW,  EVIL,  CORRUPTION,  SICKNESS,  WARS,  FAMINE,  AND  EVERYTHING  THAT  SIN  BRINGS.  OH  YES  GOD  HAS  NOT  FINISHED  WITH  EARTH,  AND  A  GLORIOUS  BETTER  ONE  IS  COMING  FOR  THE  PHYSICAL  EARTH  ITSELF  AND  FOR  MANKIND,  A  ONE  THOUSAND  YEARS  UTOPIA,  ALL  FULLY  EXPOUNDED  IN  STUDIES  ON  THIS  WEBSITE.

THE  MORE  I  THINK  ABOUT  THIS  THE  MORE  OUTRAGEOUS  I  FIND  IT.  NOW  THIS  PRESENT  WORLD  IS  ALLOWED  BY  THE  ETERNAL  GOD,  BUT  IT  IS  NOT  HIS.  THE  NEW  TESTAMENT  SAYS  THE “god”  OF  THIS  WORLD  IS  THE  DEVIL  -  SATAN,  WHO  HAS  BLINDED  THE  MINDS  OF  THOSE  WHO  DO  NOT  BELIEVE,  LEST  THE  GLORIOUS  GOSPEL  OF  CHRIST  SHOULD  SHINE  UNTO  THEM (2 COR. 4:4).

HOW  COULD  YOU  VISIT  A  CHILDREN’S  HOSPITAL,  A  HOSPITAL  PERIOD  AND  NOT  WANT  A  BETTER  WORLD,  AND  THAT  IS  JUST  FOR  STARTERS.

HOW  COULD  YOU  SEE  THE  REPORTS  ON  REFUGEES,  STARVING  CHILDREN  AND  PEOPLE;  NATIONS  IN  CIVIL  WAR  AND  “ETHNIC  CLEANSING”  FOR  ANOTHER  GROUP  OF  STARTERS;  THEN  GO  ON  TO  OTHER  SORROWS  AND  PAIN  AND  HEART-ACHE  LIKE  ALCOHOL  AND  DRUG  ADDICTIONS;  THERE  IS  CORRUPTIONS  IN  HIGH  PLACES;  THERE  IS  SEXUAL  IMMORALITY  AND  PROSTITUTION;  THERE  IS  CHILD  ABUSE,  IN  VARIOUS  WAYS.  ALL  YOU  HAVE  TO  DO  IS  WATCH  TV  NEWS  FOR  A  WEEK,  AND  YOU  SOON  SEE  THIS  WORLD  COULD  BE  MUCH  BETTER.  SO  THE  STATEMENT  ABOVE  BY  GUY  MURCHIE  IS  LAUGHABLE  IF  NOT  SO  SERIOUS.  GOD  DID  NOT  CREATE  THIS  WORLD  IN  PHYSICAL  AND  MENTAL  AND  EMOTIONAL  UPHEAVAL;  THE  WORLD  WAS  PHYSICALLY  WHOLE  AND  BEAUTIFUL  AND  HOLY;  PAIN  FREE,  SORROW  FREE,  A  UTOPEA  FOR  HUMAN  KIND….. UNTIL  SIN  ENTERED,  UNTIL  MAN  WANTED  GOD  TO  TAKE  A  HIKE,  KEEP  HIS  NOSE  OUT  OF  THINGS,  TO  GO  AWAY  AND  FLY  HIS  KITE.  MANKIND  IN  THE  WHOLE  WANTED  TO  DO  THINGS  THEIR  WAY,  AND  GOD  IN  HIS  INSPIRED  WORD  SAYS,  “THERE  IS  A  WAY  THAT  SEEMS  RIGHT  UNTO  MEN,  BUT  THE  END  THEREOF  ARE  THE  WAYS  OF  DEATH” - PROVERBS  14: 12.   

THANKFULLY  GOD  IN  HIS  WORD  SAYS  HE  WILL  ONE  DAY  RULE  THIS  WORLD,  LITERALLY;  THERE  WILL  BE  NO  GERMS, NO  DISEASE, POISONS, NO PAINS, NO MALICE, NO  EXPLOSIVES  AND  CONFLICTS, SO PEOPLE  WILL  BE  ABLE  TO  TRULY  RELAX  AND  ENJOY  IT,  EVEN  IF  PEOPLE  LIKE  GUY  MURCHIE  AND  I  GUESS  THIS  AUTHOR  BERNARD  HAISCH,  DO  NOT  LIKE  IT.

A  REAL  UTOPEA  WORLD  IS  COMING  TO  THIS  EARTH,  THE  GOD  OF  THIS  UNIVERSE  HAS  FORETOLD  AND  PROMISED  IT  OVER  AND  OVER  AGAIN  IN  HIS  HOLY  WORD,  BUT  OBVIOUSLY  MANY  DO  NOT  READ  IT  AND  IF  THEY  DO  THEY  DO  NOT  BELIEVE  IT  -  Keith Hunt]


Although evolutionary biologists clearly prefer to leave things at that, I confess that I prefer to modify the rules—a preference which, as far as I can tell, is not experimentally differentiable from the spirit of orthodox Darwinism, given the present state of our knowledge.


[HE  USES  DARWINISM  TO  SAY  THAT  IS  HOW  GOD  CREATED….SLOW  EVOLUTION  TO  MORE  AND  MORE  PERFECTION  UNTIL  THE  CIRCLE  IS  MADE  -  Keith Hunt]


The Jesuit paleontologist Teilhard de Chardin proposed that evolution does occur, but in a directional, goal-driven way. He used the term "Omega Point" to describe an aim toward which consciousness evolves in an evolutionary process converging toward a final unity. Although Teilhard’s solution may suggest a teleological view of evolution, it does not posit intelligent design. It does not deny the capabilities of evolution; it just reinterprets its driving force. Evolution, Teilhard suggests, occurs through a kind of coaxing of life forms toward future perfection, not just through random mutation.


[AH  YES  WE  SEE  THE  IDEA  OF  THE  THEOLOGY…… THE  CIRCLES  IS  FORMING;  WE  ARE  EVOLVING  TO  A  BETTER  AND  BETTER  STATE….. A  KIND  OF  COAXING  OF  LIFE  FORMS  TOWARDS  FUTURE  PERFECTION,  NOT  JUST  THROUGH  RANDOM  MUTATION.  WE  ARE  WITH  THIS  BELIEF  MAKING  GOOD  PROGRESS  TO  FINALLY  BE  WITH  OUR  MAKER.  THERE  CAN  BE  LITTLE  IF  ANY  MOVING  TOWARDS  GOD  BY  THE  MASSES; AS  JESUS  STATED  BEFORE  HE  RETURNS [I  DOUBT  SUCH  PEOPLE  HAVE  A  LITERAL  RETURN  OF  CHRIST  IN  THEIR  THEOLOGY]  EVIL  SHALL  ABOUND  AND  THE  LOVE  OF  MANY  WAX  COLD (MATTHEW  24).  WHICH  TEACHES  THERE  WILL  BE  A  MOVING  AWAY  FROM,  NOT  TOWARDS  PERFECTION,  BUT  AWAY  FROM  IT  -  Keith Hunt]


Likewise, I suggest that the evolution of living things may occur through a combination of strictly physical, deterministic processes and a nonphysical tendency toward order and information—although the latter may not be in any way detectable by conventional scientific measurement. Experience and observation shows me that there is a self-creative, self-organizing character to living things suggestive of the influence of a higher order. Interestingly, this ability to create order and information is dependent on the "wiggle room" provided by chance and contingency to yield a range of outcomes in the evolutionary process. Reductionists, who take for granted that only mindless matter can be real, must instead assume that, for living things, order and information somehow emerge from elementary physical processes, a phenomenon that I find equally mysterious—if not more so.


[SO  THE  AUTHOR  FINDS  THERE  IS  MORE  TO  LIFE  THAT  JUST  THE  PHYSICAL…..YES  OF  COURSE  HE  MUST  IF  HE  BELIEVES  IN  A  LITERAL  BEING  CALLED  “GOD”  -  Keith Hunt]


I admit that I am more drawn by the philosophical appeal of Teilhards Omega Point than persuaded by any description of a plausible mechanism—something he himself could not produce. Teilhard leaves us with a tantalizing implication of development on a cosmic scale, an evolutionary hope that the universe will achieve some kind of ultimate eschatoiogical perfection, rather than descend into a final state of maximum entropy. 


[SO  THIS  EVOLUTION  TOWARDS  GODISM,  IS  AN  ENDLESS  MOVING  TOWARDS  SOME  KIND  OF  ULTIMATE  ESCHATOLOGICAL  PERFECTION;  AN  UPWARD  MOVEMENT  TOWARDS  PERFECT  RATHER  THAN  A  DESCEND  DOWN.  IT  SHOULD  BE  OBVIOUS  SUCH  BELIEVERS  DO  NOT  SEE  THE  WORLD  IN  ITS  PLAIN  STATE  OF  “EVIL  ABOUNDING  AND  LOVE  WAXING  COLD.”  THEY  PERHAPS  NEVER  WATCH  ANYTHING  BUT  THEIR  OWN  MANICURED  BACKYARD,  AND  TRAVEL  BROCHURES  OF  THIS  OR  THAT  EXOTIC  PLACE  FOR  HOLIDAYS.  TO  THEM  WE  ARE  EVOLVING  MORE  AND  MORE  TO  PERFECTION  WITH  GOD  -  Keith Hunt]


Between the laws of natural selection in the physical realm and the workings of karma in the spiritual realm, he claims, this particular creation (of which there may be an infinite number) will someday be complete. It will, ultimately, become all that it can be; it will fulfill its potential and thereby enrich God.


[SO  THE  THEOLOGY  IS  “KARMA”  CREATIONS  OF  MANKINDS  IN  WHICH  IT  COULD  BE  AN  INFINITE  NUMBER,  AND  MANY  LIVES  FOR  ALL,  FINALLY  HAVE  JUSTICE  ON  THEM,  GOOD  OR  BAD  AND  WHATEVER  IN-BETWEEN.  THE  AUTHOR  IS  OF  EASTERN  THEOLOGY  HENCE  NO  CHRISTIAN  BIBLE  SO  FAR  MENTIONED,  EXCEPT  THAT  HE  WAS  BROUGHT  UP  ROMAN  CATHOLIC  -  Keith Hunt]


Every experience of every consciousness will return to the infinite intelligence from which it sprang, but transformed by having lived in and experienced the universe. I incline toward Teilhard's spiritual hope rather than the cosmic pessimism for the ultimate state of a universe of maximum entropy.


[EVERY  CONSCIOUSNESS  WILL  RETURN  TO  THE  INFINITE  INTELLIGENCE  FROM  WHICH  IT  SPRANG,  BUT  BETTER  FOR  HAVING  LIVED  IN  AND  EXPERIENCED  THE  UNIVERSE….. EASTERN  THEOLOGY  AND  WHATEVER  ELSE  OUTSIDE  THE  TEACHINGS  OF  THE  BIBLE  -  Keith Hunt]


When mystics say—as they have, to the endless annoyance of the reductionists—that the universe is the body of God, the reaction of most is to shrug off the statement as either poetic or just plain crazy. Very few try to understand the mystics' true meaning. Philosophers like Huxley and Teilhard maintain, however, that this "body of God" is more than just poetic metaphor. The perennial philosophy and the Omega Point—and the God Theory itself, for that matter—all maintain that there is a truth embedded in the mystics' claim, one that we can understand on a first-order level, if not fully comprehend. This truth is the foundation on which we can build a spiritual worldview.

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WE  SEE  IT  IS  THE  “MYSTICS”  -  PHILOSOPHERS  LIKE  HUXLEY  AND  TEILHARD  WHO  ARE  ON  THE  RIGHT  TRACK,  WHEREBY  CAN  BE  THE  FOUNDATION  ON  WHICH  TO  BUILD  A  SPIRITUAL  WORLDVIEW,  SO  GOES  THIS  AUTHORS  THEOLOGY.


IT  SHOULD  BE  NO  SURPRISE  THEN  THAT  THE  BIBLE  OF  THE  CHRISTIAN  WORD,  INCLUDING  THE  BIBLE  OF  THE  ROMAN  CATHOLIC  RELIGION  WILL  BE  USED,  OR  REFERRED  TO  IN  THE  REST  OF  THIS  BOOK  -  WE  HAVE  SEEN  CLEARLY  THAT  THIS  AUTHOR  IS  INTO  THE  EATERN  RELIGIONS  WITH  “KARMA”  AS  THE  SPIRITUAL  FOUNDING  OF  HIS  SPIRITUALITY  -  Keith Hunt.