Ok friends, time for another story post, It's been a while since the last one, as I like so many today have been super busy with all things COVID.
This is exactly why I need to write a therapeutic story post, to recharge and get back into the game. And the best way for me is to empower others so that I may be empowered as well!
This is what survivors do for each other! After all, the earth will spin on its axis no matter what we do until it no longer does.
In many of my other story posts, when it comes to proven facts that are based on scientifically documented research I can provide physical evidence that is mutually agreed upon by communities in the numerous felids of science (s)
Before I continue this post I feel it is important to recognize that for those who do have a belief in a universal consciousness of good then there is also the awareness of negative forces that only want the worst for us.
It uses our own demises that we use against ourselves as well as against each other when allowing ourselves to be influenced by this menacing force, But Let The Enemy Of Good, Teach Us, Good.
What are our own demises that we may be influenced by? Division, separation, segregation, discrimination, prejudice? Fear most likely produced from lack of association, experience, or knowledge of what it is that we are so afraid of.
Ya know the more you learn about the Monster the sooner you may discover that it is really only a mouse?
For some Fear is their security which of course, (in my opinion), is a Big and Clever way for this negative force to keep us in the same place that we claim is secure for us, but really we are so unhappy and miserable.
So it seems likely that we may never find the courage to leave our undesirable place to go in search of a better way of living.
Because Humans understandably must know that, "The Grass Is Greener On The Other Side. Before Leaving The Swamp". Good or Bad decisions, that's why God gave us all Free Will.
Of course, we can argue that there are copious circumstances where humans who suffer have no choice.
But that is yet another subject for another time, And all my posts are as long as it is. But I will add that this belief as legitimate as it is, is still fear.
And we most often fear the "What If?" by attempting to prevent something that has not happened to us but could!
Of course, there is no way to predict the future unless I call you ahead of time and tell you that your house is on fire because I am the one who sets your house on fire. LOL! That was my story post pun in which I try to include at least one!
So what of God and Science? Well, when it comes to God, I can only write about my own individual experiences and beliefs,
Although these beliefs are shared by a much larger percentage of planetary people other than those who only rely on scientific data and statistics known or proved to be true.
Religion Adherents Percentage
Christianity 2.4 billion 31.1%
Islam 1.9 billion 24.9%
Hinduism 1.2 billion 15.2%
Secular/Nonreligious/Agnostic/Atheist 1.1 billion 14.1%
Accurate demographics of atheism are difficult to obtain since conceptions of atheism vary across different cultures and languages from being an active concept to being unimportant or not developed.
In global studies, the number of people without a religion is usually higher than the number of people without a belief in a deity around 16%. A much smaller percentage by comparison
Ok since I am hardly a mathematician. I'll let you do the math.
The Cosmic Fundalmentalsit.
From science we are able to form all of the known constants in the Universe – say the speed of light in a vacuum for example.
There must be some underlying physical law, principle, or relations between physical laws and principles that determine what value those constants hold.
But what is the underlying state of physics and is that the next area of investigation that leads to the next scientific revolution? It never ends,
What we thought we knew today may not be correct, and what we are correct about may only be the tip of the surface leaving out so much yet to be discovered.
Change Is The Only Constant - Heraclitus. Ancient Greek Philosopher. Persian Empire, 500 BCE
We all face changes every day – whether it is a simple change in the weather, our schedule, or an expected change of seasons.
Change affects us all and we each deal with change differently. This only constant in life is change and the only thing we can be sure will happen.
*If you want to try to come to terms with the nature of the Universe (or Cosmos – a multi-verse), then we might want to eliminate humans from the equation as the Universe-Cosmos existed way, way before humanity was dreamt up in anyone’s philosophy.
And with the way, some humans behave that may not be a bad idea! LOL! But I better be quiet! Cuz I am sure to be among the first to go!
Further, also eliminate any discussion of God (or any other deity or deities) as well as the supernatural realm of said deity or deities, as nobody, and I mean absolutely nobody can actually demonstrate that God actually exists or ever existed.
Ok so here's the problem that creates the separation.
Ok as for me, my own personal argumentive- rebuttal has always been two things in my story post concerning why believing is either known as faith, belief, and hope in an unseen creator or by the doubt of solid collaboration.
I choose to take the easy what out as my life was very difficult most all my years trying to understand it all. So today I say,
"Why not just acknowledge science as created by God? Is that Science being the study of all God's creations? Too simple huh? Well, it wouldn't be science if it were not complicated right?
And also I will always include the question of.
"If you are going to attempt to scientifically question a person of faith on how they will prove God's existence, then it should be as equally scientific to disprove God's existence scientifically.
This simply can't be done either way.
The one thing that drives all humans to "Feel" what they believe is in fact emotional. Some may argue that it isn't emotions that drive them, but rather the facts presented.
But to have an opinion, you have to have a belief or doubt in something and that is a "Feeling of confidence"
Believing is believing, by definition. So whether you believe in God or not you still believe in your own truth whatever that may be.
But what motivates our beliefs more than all the other human emotions? Yep, once again, it's our old story post nemesis "Fear".
Fear of the unknown, fear of the future. Fear for our families and loved ones, Fear of not being able to support ourselves and active our goals AKA fear of failure. Fear of death. Fear of the end of all things?
Ugh Oh! Fear Of Being Wrong!? "Hey, Let Go My Ego!"
But wait! Is it really all Fear or could it be Insecurity? Is "feeling secure" what gives us happiness, peace, and safety? And is insecurity the cause for all our worries?
If we are living our lives every day in fear by feeling insecure all while our lives are so short and precious, then that (in my own opinion, and from personal experience) it is no way to live.
As a matter of fact, for me, it was the living-dead. Too Painful To Live Any Longer, And To Afraid To Die,
So here is our motivation! Acceptance.
The acceptance of the way things are. And acceptance comes from understanding. And understanding comes from knowledge. And knowledge reduces Fear. AKA Belief!
Unless we believe in the worst of course.
And Lord! The World Is Filled With These Poor Lost Souls Worried About Where Their Next Meal Is Coming From While Eating The Food On Their Plate In Front Of Them And So Many Millions Are Starving!
Oops,I accidentally step on my soapbox folks.
Whether we are faithful in our beliefs in God or Science alone, it is something to hold onto like a lifesaver, when we are feeling confused, uncertain, worried, stressed out, or simply curious.
For many they must find things that make sense, Right or Wrong these humans must make sense out of the senseless so as to feel.secure. Having a routine rather than to have changed.
What is science and what are scientists? Scientists are very curious intellectuals who obsessively show interest in all things in existence. And science is the study of all things in the multitudes of fields of scientific study and research.
One way to think about this is that, if we are never satisfied with our results then we are always searching, so there is nothing definitive to believe in.
On the other hand, believing completely in something can mean the searching never ends.
And then! Whether it is by Science or God the infinite universe could never be understood in only one lifetime
Wait please don't go there yet! Theoretic-Theology and Cultural Philosophy is a whole other story post regarding the possibilities of Reincarnation and how many lives could mean more knowledge each time.
Then again we must also consider the belief that the end of just one lifetime reveals all the knowledge of all things in the universe all at once upon entering the Kingdom of God.
Aggghhhhh! My Head! If you think reading all this is hard for you then how do you think I feel writing it all! LOL!
But this is the way to get it all out and in print! Find your coping medium I say, to live to fight another day! Whatever works right?
But there is one curious question I have for the Atheist. What is Love and where does it come from?
Is it all only due to the dopamine, norepinephrine, and phenylethylamine that we're releasing producing a "feeling" of bliss accompanied by a racing heart and excitement?
And if that were the case? Then does Love really matter? It is important to have and keep?
And if you "feel" so by saying Yes? Then why? If all human feelings are simply a biochemical reaction then why love anyone or anything at all?
Would it really matter? Would our desires diminish? And why be curious about anything then? And if evolution was the only answer then why evolve at all?
We could have just kept running around naked in a beautiful garden picking apples from the trees.
Or we might be still swinging branch to branch from one tree to another. Either way, there would be no need for a tree of knowledge right?
So what are we are all searching for? What is it that we need or that we believe that we need if in the end it all just goes black and there is nothing else?
The answers must come from within and derived from faith in one's own belief moment by moment.
I suppose another title for this story post could be called "Either Way, On The Other Hand," As I try to see things from more than one perspective while at the same time standing by my own personal convictions,.
Because beliefs can change as well as others are unchangeable.
And an open mind can result in an eclectic change of heart. But closing doors by proselytizing to those you feel are wrong certainly offers no room for contemplation of alternative ways of thinking.
More so it has been shown to us over time to serve as a deterrent for many from ever seeking new and different ideas. And if we think that we know it all, then we certainly cannot learn anything new.
And in conclusion, As for COVID? If you look very closely you can find peace in the middle of chaos.
Thanks again for letting me share!
Howdy there. My Name is Clay Burton. I was born in Galveston County, Tx in 1963 and have lived in Hitchcock Tx. for at least 40 years now. but only the past year or so I have become a very active volunteer in local community services here in Hitchcock.