By the Numbers

Monday, January 31, 2011

Are Persons Soulless Dirt, Recycled Energy, or Beings of Dignity and Destiny?

                            Are Persons Soulless Dirt, Recycled Energy,
                             or Beings of Dignity and Destiny            
Every world religion fits into one of  these three main categories. Although there are difference within each category. Good education requires a knowledge of other peoples beliefs. Decide which category your belief lies.
                                Are Persons Soulless Dirt?

.I’m an atheist. I believe I somehow evolved from dirt and return to dirt. There is no God of any kind nor angels, miracles, human souls, and divine revelations. Persons call us materialists, naturalists, humanists, Marxists, socialists, secularists, antisupernaturalists, and physicalists.

My belief is justified. Nothing over time produced everything. Unconsciousness assumed conscientiousness. Nonlife sprang into life. Chaos acquired ordered information. Mindlessness became reason. Molecules arranged themselves into men. My belief is scientific and reasonable.

                                             Are Persons Recycled Energy?      
.I’m a pantheist or monist. I believe I’m recycled energy and have many lives (reincarnations). The universe is energy that takes many forms, but they are all illusion since none of them has permanent existence. Persons call us Hindus, Buddhists, Taoists, Scientologists, New Agers, and followers of Unity School of Christianity, Transcendental Meditation, and Christian Science.

 My belief is justified. It’s shown in yearly seasons of life dying and returning—never mind about the earths tilts circling the sun. It’s shown by unjust abnormalities in animals and persons—never mind natural genetic defects. It’s shown by past life recall—it just seems I’ve been here and done this before or maybe I dreamed it. I was a big potato in my last life. How do I know I’m right? I’m god and I’m enlightened. If you meditate long enough, you will become enlightened too.

                     Are We Beings of Dignity and Destiny?
.I’m a Christian in a love-trust relationship with Jesus Christ, the Lord and Savior of sinners. Some persons call me Catholic or Protestant. Others call me bigoted, intolerant, narrow-minded, arrogant, mean spirited, absolutist, even un-Christian and other names I won’t mention. I alone have a basis for absolute truth, human dignity, rights, freedom, ethical responsibility, and the choice of an eternal destiny with or without God. My faith avoids tyranny, slavery, manipulation.

My belief is justified. The atheist’s claims are his unscientific unproven naturalistic assumptions. Nothing can’t produce everything because it’s non-being--it doesn’t exist. Mindless, unconscious molecules can’t arrange themselves into intelligent men. Things can’t give what they don’t have to give. The pantheist’s claims are not enlightenment but his unenlightened imagination. The universe is the effect of a self-existent, immutable, infinite Mind. Biblical Christianity alone centered in the God-man can explain everything in terms of Creation, the Fall, Redemption, and Restoration. Help me send God’s messages of truth, love and salvation to a needy world.