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Why Secular Humanism is wrong in the clash of religions

September 18, 2017

First, here are the two basic things that define a religion. A religion defines morality and gives an explanation of existence.

The current state of Secular Humanism (which Webster’s Dictionary defines as a religion) defines morality as “political correctness” (e.g. abortion, gay marriage, pornography and human influenced climate change) and defines existence via evolution and the science fiction myths of the ages of the Universe and Earth.

Christianity on the other hand defines morality as Biblical holiness and defines existence as the Bible explains it, with God, no macro evolution, and a young Universe and Earth.

So then, which one of them is correct, or is neither of them correct? And what about the various other religious explanations on Earth? Are they fully correct or partially correct or not correct at all?

Well it needs to be acknowledged that Plato’s Law of Non-Contradiction points out that there can be ONLY ONE truth. That is, something can’t be true and not true at the same time. Either there is a God or there isn’t. Either there is an optimum morality or there isn’t. Either there is a young Universe and Earth or they’ve existed for billions and millions of years respectively.

Is there any proof as to what the “only one truth” is in these focuses? Dennis Marcellino utilizes science, logic, experience and statistics to give this proof in his book, THE PROOF that God exists and the Bible is True. www.ConclusiveProofOfGod.com.

Within the “only one truth” it needs to be acknowledged that any explanation of a perfect morality would need to be in harmony with the actual, observable optimum functioning of the human being. Murdering babies isn’t. Homosexuality isn’t. Pornography isn’t. And human caused climate change is invalidated by the fact that climate swings are observed on Mars where there are no humans, and have also happened on Earth in the past, when the technology being blamed for climate change didn’t exist.

Actually, the main point amidst the disagreements on climate change is: it can be seen as immoral that there is such a large focus on the nebulous climate change here on Earth, which has little impact (as wild predictions continually go unfulfilled), while the very immoral baby killing, high divorce rate, high addiction rate, high STD rate, ISIS murders and pornography go virtually uncontested and yet have a HUGE impact (as verified by the decline in social statistics and the worsening experiences in the mainstream entertainment industries). And the psychological problems of homosexuality and transgenderism go unaddressed as such (even though homosexuality used to be listed as the #1 Sexual Deviation and Psychosexual Disorder by the APA – American Psychiatric Association – prior to 1973. [There are many references stated about this in The Plague Of Liberalism, pp. 108-113, www.ThePlagueOfLiberalism.com as well as the story of intimidation and deceit, not science, as to why it was removed as being pathological.]).

Also, the Secular Humanist “dating game” of the Universe and Earth is invalidated scientifically in Dennis’s book. In fact, in his DVD and book titled, How a LITERAL Reading of Genesis 1 is Proven by Modern Science and Hebrew Scholars, he shows how modern secular science discoveries (including Nobel Prize winners in Physics) are validating the Bible’s explanation of a young Universe and young Earth. The book and DVD can be seen at www.LighthouseBooksAndMusic.com.

A conclusion here is that the defined religion of Secular Humanism is in violation of the “establishment clause” of the 1st Amendment in that it dominates the religious landscape and legally suppresses other religions (e.g. in public schools, insurance and government. This last one is a new trend as evidenced by what’s written on our currency – “In God We Trust”.).

 

Byline
Dennis’s purpose is to show that the culture is very out of harmony with nature in many ways and many people are suffering as a result … whereas the Bible is provably the perfect standard for truth and solving the problems in the culture and individual lives. He is available for interview. His media kit can be seen at http://www.theoptimumpoliticalsolutions.com/mediakit.html

 

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The Need for a Proof-based Faith

December 18, 2013

The Need for a Proof-based Faith

How can we know that there’s a God and that the Bible is a book of Truth? I mean, to think that there is someone looking out for us (who is the creator of the universe) and is involved in our growth and work for Him, and who has prepared a great afterlife for us is an incredible thought.

But based on proofs, it is the only fully intelligent thought.

And because of accepting those proofs and having faith that living by the Bible is the best and truest way to go, the good internal and external results are further proof that it is all true. Hebrews 11:1, “Now faith is the reality of what is hoped for, the proof of what is not seen.” That is, the fact that when putting our faith in God and the Bible results in creating a good, secure, confident, peaceful and inspired feeling inside of us is further proof that we’ve made the right decision in our experiment in how to think and live. And are those the results that people are experiencing by approaching life the secular way and believing how the “mainstream” education institutions and media are explaining existence?

And regarding “belief”, we don’t have to be relegated to a lucky gamble or a feeling as to what the truth is, because there is proof. And this proof goes to the nth degree in science, logic, statistics, pragmatism and experience … leaving no stone unturned.

This is why an intelligent person needs proof … because it is proof that justifies faith. Unanswered or avoided skeleton questions in our logic closet will just undermine our faith and prevent us from having a super strong foundation. They also cause people to question specific things in the Bible. That’s why they need to know why the Bible is infallible.

Proof can also be the basis for proving God and the Bible to skeptics and those who have attempted to resolve their death and style of living through the mythical and semi-dysfunctional systems of the mainstream culture and institutions. Or perhaps they are avoiding this issue as they are caught up in the many distractions in life.

All of the proofs and information to back up what has been said here can be found at: www.ConclusiveProofOfGod.com

and www.Why-Are-We-Here.org

Dennis Marcellino is also available for live presentations. A video and reviews for that can be seen at:

www.SpreadingGod.com/evangelism.html

A conflict between a mainstream myth and a musical/philosophical expression by a cultural icon

May 8, 2013

A conflict between a mainstream myth and a musical/philosophical expression by a cultural icon

On the TV show “The Voice” a singer was going to sing John Lennon’s “Imagine”. He said that he was a huge fan of John Lennon. His coach, Shakira, said, “Well I’m sure that he’s proudly looking down on you now.” Then the singer started singing “Imagine” with the opening line “Imagine there’s no heaven.” So then where was John Lennon looking down on him from?

It takes more to get into Heaven than the mainstream myth realizes. See my 2 minute YouTube video about that at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXMzJZ-0zOs

Why do young people look up to cultural icons with reverence instead of the only perfect role model – Jesus? Especially since those icons are usually leading dysfunctional, destructive lifestyles. Have you heard of “The 27 Club”? Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones, Amy Winehouse, and many more, all died at the age of 27 … and mainly from overdoses.

I think that the reason why young people look up to them is because they appear to be free in that they can express themselves without intimidation from the world. But they are confusing musical talent with true freedom. And their freedom is often found in a bottle or with drugs.

I too looked up to them when I was young, and to the point of leaving my career in engineering to become a member of some very famous bands (Sly & The Family Stone, The Elvin Bishop Group, Rubicon, and The Tokens – famous for The Lion Sleeps Tonight). But the freedom wasn’t there, like I thought it would be. Hence I ended up trying 20 different approaches to truth and lifestyle before finally finding it 30 years ago in Christianity.

I now try to spread that insight through a presentation which can be seen at http://www.SpreadingGod.com/evangelism.html. (You can be a part of helping to spread that by showing that web page to your pastor or school. For example, how many people realize that science is on the side of God and the Bible and not modern science theories, many of which are science fiction?)

I think that young people go through a period of rejecting the status quo in search of freedom and self-gratification. But in the process of running from, do they ever find a place to run to … or do they get caught up in addiction because they didn’t find the place to run to? (I have a cure for that too: http://www.AddictionFreeForever.com) The paradox here is that the most free that a person can be is in submitting themselves to God’s holy rules, which He then in turn responds by filling our hearts with peace, love and harmony with our being.

The problem now though is that the spirit of rebellion of the ‘60s has become mainstream. And now kids are looked at as “different” if they don’t go along with the immorality of today. Whereas the opposite was the case when I was growing up in the ‘50s if kids were immoral or atheistic.

Byline: Dennis Marcellino’s books and music can be seen at http://www.LighthouseBooksAndMusic.com

The Dialogue of our Life (and when it is better to be alone)

March 9, 2013

When we’re alone, we either dialogue with our “flesh” and subconscious or we dialogue with a perfect God (via the Holy Spirit. That is assuming that we’ve developed the ability to hear the Holy Spirit*.)

When we’re with people, we either dialogue with their imperfections or with them channeling the Holy Spirit. If with the Holy Spirit, it is utterly valuable to dialogue with a unique source point of the Holy Spirit. If with their imperfections, and they aren’t open to our Holy Spirit feedback to help them grow, it is better to be alone. To do otherwise would be to frustrate the Holy Spirit wanting to reach them.

It is also good to recognize that when we subject ourselves to any form of media, we are in dialogue with it because we have emotional and intellectual reactions … whether voluntary or involuntary.

Proverbs 9:7-9, “Whoever corrects a mocker invites insult; whoever rebukes a wicked person incurs abuse. Do not rebuke a mocker or they will hate you; rebuke a wise person and they will love you. Instruct a wise person and they will be wiser still; teach a righteous person and they will add to their learning.”

Proverbs 21:9, “It is better to live on the edge of a roof, than to live in a house with a quarreling woman.”

Psalm 1:1-2, “Blessed is the person who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But they delight in the law of the LORD, meditating on it day and night.”

* To develop the ability to hear the Holy Spirit and isolate it from amongst all the inner influences, go to www.LighthouseBooksAndMusic.com and get How To Directly Experience God (a Step by Step Guide).

Why God Is Necessary

March 9, 2012

Because I’ve developed a highly successful addiction recovery program (www.AddictionFreeForever.com), I was asked in a recent radio interview if God is necessary for recovery. And if so, in what form?

I thought this was a great question, and I saw how this really wasn’t just about addiction recovery but about life for everyone.

I said that in order to permanently not have a weakness for alcohol or drugs or the many other things that a person can be addicted to, a person must be living in harmony with how their heart and body were designed to operate.

Now a person can discover some specifics of how to do that on their own or through an organization or teaching. But that doesn’t address the issue of the meaning of life. That is, is life supposed to just be a series of activities whose sum result is more pleasure than pain? Or is there a reason why we’ve been placed on this planet (we obviously didn’t place ourselves), amid an unfathomably large universe, from where we will one day be forced to leave? That is, from our creator’s perspective, is there something that we need to accomplish while we are here? And is our creator prompting us in some way to make that accomplishment?

That prompting was put well by St. Augustine who said, “Our hearts are restless until they rest in thee.” Therefore we each carry a restlessness in our heart that somehow needs to be satisfied. We can either satisfy it in its naturally intended way, or we can attempt an artificial satisfaction for it through worshiping something on Earth (like entertainers or sports teams), or we can attempt to sweep under a drug or addiction the restlessness and drown out its voice.

The rewards for satisfying it in its naturally intended way is: we set up a great afterlife for ourselves; our hearts are filled with perfect guidance, peace and love; and the restlessness goes away. And in fact, those last two indicators would be evidence that we did actually satisfy it in the way that our creator wanted it to be satisfied (which is why He made those upgrades in our heart). And in my search through 20 different lifestyles and attempts at truth, there was only one thing that created those last two indicators. And that was: a recognition that the Bible is a communication to us from God, and that only following it to the letter and making Jesus the head of our life works. And that worked for me in a way that nothing else did.

That search and experiment with life is something that we’ve each been given one lifetime to do. And then our eternity will be determined based on how we chose to go through life and what we made our highest priority and gave our allegiance to.

Byline:
Dennis Marcellino is the author of THE PROOF that God exists and the Bible is true (www.ConclusiveProofOfGod.com), Why Are We Here?, and How To Directly Experience God (a step by step guide). These books can be seen at www.LighthouseBooksAndMusic.com. He’s also written two political books, The Plague Of Liberalism (www.ThePlagueOfLiberalism.com) and THE Solutions (Simple, Practical Solutions To The Biggest Personal And Societal Problems), which can be seen at www.TheOptimumPoliticalSolutions.com.

What I miss about the hippie days

June 7, 2010

For those of us who are old enough to remember … in spite of all of its faults (and there were a number of them), I think what I miss most about the hippie days is: a rejection of worldliness and shallowness, and a deep, serious inquiry about life and its deeper mysteries and meanings and purer manifestations … an …interest and curiosity (accompanied by a deep feeling) which seems to be greatly missing from the world today. But it was popular and even commonplace in many circles back then. In fact there was a peer pressure to reject shallowness and embrace depth. I miss all of that. OR … is it going on somewhere that you know about? www.UltimateTruths.com.

Faith vs. Proof

February 16, 2010

Faith can be fragile, given all of the pressures and influences in the world. And it can even go away … either temporarily in day to day life or permanently (like with a lot of young people these days). But it is nice when people have it solidly … but I don’t see many hard-working disciples around these days as evidence that they do 🙂 Whereas “proof” allows a person to make a solid decision based on something that they come to see is fact. No wiggle room in their thinking as it gets challenged by all that goes on in the world. And when a person is solidly intellectually sure … great faith happens within them. And actually, the feeling of faith is given by God to those who put their decisional faith in Him. (I used “faith” in two different ways in that sentence … one is “putting trust” and the other is a feeling that God puts in our heart.) That’s the value I see in “proof”, and think that it is a foundational thing that everyone should have … proof of what the singular truth about life is. Otherwise they make up their own truth or latch onto someone else’s. And the world can’t bless a person’s heart the way God can. The formula is: the more unwaveringly sure a person is about what THE truth is, the greater their faith will be. That’s why proof is important … so that a person isn’t carrying any doubt in the back of their mind. Fortunately, THE provable truth is beautiful. And that’s why I’m so inspired to spread that message 🙂