Posted tagged ‘Meaning of life’

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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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.

EVERYONE’s Ultimate Predicament

October 13, 2009

A big problem is that many people are so caught up in their lives and feelings that they don’t recognize their ultimate predicament.

Or maybe they don’t want to look at it because they aren’t sure what the truth about it is.

People usually don’t reflect on the fact that they are here by the grace of God, and are allowed to stay here also by His grace … while He continues every second to beat our heart and breath our lungs (in addition to all of the other automatic body functions that we aren’t directly involved in).

But most people’s attention isn’t usually on Him. It’s on the distractions of the world. They give little or no importance or attention to God, not recognizing that they are a part of HIS creation and plan, whether they want to be or not.

But because their attention is not on God and is on other things, the day of their death might prove to be disastrous. Luke 21:34 “Beware that your hearts do not become drowsy” (i.e. spiritually asleep, dulled) “from indulgence and drunkenness and the cares of daily life, and that day catch you by surprise like a trap.”

Therefore, a big part of my work is about PROVING what THE Truth is … so that people can know how to have assurance and understanding about what the truth about reality is and what their predicament is (which is: they are in a human body temporarily and their eternal fate and quality of experience now is determined by how they’ve chosen to respond to God and their life now).

My work is also to PROVE what God’s plan is, so that people can UNDERSTAND their ultimate predicament and then know how to give a good response, which is: submit their free will to being not an autonomous individual, but being a part of God’s plan. And that “good response” includes helping to promote His plan and ways.

Those proofs and understanding can be found at www.ConclusiveProofOfGod.com and www.Why-Are-We-Here.org

Revelations 3: 14//17 “The source of God’s creation, says this: “I know your works; I know that you are neither cold nor hot. So, because you are lukewarm, I will spit you out of my mouth. For you say, ‘I have no need of anything,’ and yet do not realize that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked.”

Romans 12:11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.”

The question to ask yourself is: are you so caught up in a pursuit of pleasure or in the mundane things of life that you are not seeing the bigger picture or responding to it? People die every second without having ever properly connected with God (on His terms) and then have to suffer the consequences for taking that approach. This is why Jesus said that the gate to Heaven is narrow and few will find it, but instead many will travel through the gate to destruction.

So regarding how you choose to respond, Clint Eastwood’s statement might apply: “Do you feel lucky?”

(Sorry that this email had such a dire warning, but people need to hear that message too, because it is reality. I mean, if the Bible isn’t true in ALL that it says, how can we have assurance that it’s true in anything that it says … including Heaven, prayer, etc.? That’s why I’ve written books to prove that it’s all true.)

My Basic Message

June 2, 2009

All of my work boils down to this one message (from an objective, secular perspective):

All of the problems in the world are because people don’t act in harmony with the designs in nature. I mean, if you don’t operate something the way that it was designed to be operated, then of course you aren’t going to get smooth and optimum functioning.

Nearly all of my other work is to just prove that, and the fact that our Creator/Designer gave us a book that explains everything and what we need to do to be truly successful in this life. (That proof can be found in my book THE PROOF that God exists and the Bible is true, which can be seen at www.ConclusiveProofOfGod.com. The meaning of life explained in detail and God’s history with us can be found in another of my books, Why Are We Here?, which can be seen at www.Why-Are-We-Here.org.)

God did not goof. In fact, He made a marvelously wonderful creation … both on the physical level and on the spiritual/experiential level. It is people who have goofed. Bad things had to be injected into the world after “the fall” so that people would be prompted to not take God for granted, and to fulfill our reason for being here: to become eligible for Heaven. But people still are pretty stubborn and distracted and most still don’t seem to get that message … even in spite of hardship.

I think back on my life and see some incredible blessings that I had … extremely loving girlfriends and a wife … a safe, loving, functional society. It was me who messed those things up because I didn’t realize what I had and took them for granted, and because I didn’t understand life and how it was supposed to be operated. So I followed my “flesh” and the ways of the people around me.

There is a thread in human behavior that on first glance appears to be bad. And that is: humans are not easily satisfied and seem to always want more. The grass is greener is an all too common theme. People are more inclined to want to be served than to serve. But the reason that I’m saying that that isn’t ultimately bad is because that is the drive that leads us to God and the fulfillment of the purpose of our temporary lives on Earth. And once we really find and unite with God, the search is over, our life’s main purpose is fulfilled. Then it just becomes a matter of purification and service to God until we die. That becomes our main purpose. And whatever blessings come our way in the meantime … fine. But being united with God in the higher purposes I described is blessing enough as a basis for life. Whatever dysfunctions we might still have a tendency to initiate must be corrected, and whatever dysfunctions we encounter from others and the world must try to be avoided or must just be endured until this life is over.

THE PROOF that God exists and the Bible is true

May 17, 2009

Hi!

I just wanted to let you know about a 42 year, inSpired labor of love that has culminated in what I believe will be the best philosophy and evangelism book out. It’s called THE PROOF that God exists and the Bible is true. If you know anyone who has any questions that are keeping them from a full relationship with God and His ways, this would be a great book to either tell them about or give to them. It would also elevate your own intellectual solidness as a presenter and defender of Christianity, and increase your inner strength, clarity and peace, because it is filled with great facts and presentations, showing that when science and logic are taken to their limits they back Christianity and not modern science theories that are dominating the world and education systems.

A problem that I see over and over by people who want to share with other people their enthusiasm for God and the Bible (whether in the media or real life), is they just start quoting Scripture. But I think that an important step is missed when doing that. Have they yet convinced the other person that Scripture contains actual truth, or even that God really exists and that He is the God of the Bible? I mean why would somebody accept what’s in the Bible if they are harboring reasons why the Bible isn’t all true and from God and therefore we don’t have to dig into it and obey what it says? My book gives solutions to that exact problem.

And the Bible does say that the way we get transformed is by the renewal of our mind, not our feelings. Feelings react to what the mind says is true and therefore can be swayed. Therefore a properly formed mind in THE truth is what is needed more than anything else. And “belief” and “faith” don’t take precedence over that because suicide bombers have more belief and faith than most Christians. And when confronted with the question “What is Truth?” we can’t just give Bible answers, because non-Bible people will just counter with “their truths.” Therefore, answering the question “What is Truth?” is not enough. We must be able to PROVE WHY what we are saying is true, as opposed to what others might present “as” truths that contradict what the Bible says. Therefore, THE PROOF book accomplishes the all-important tasks of not only PROVING that God exists and the Bible is true, but also proving WHY its proofs are actually proofs of reality.

It is often said that one person’s truth is their truth, and another’s is their truth. But a person should ask them self: is their truth in line with reality? And the science of logic says that there is ONLY ONE reality. Therefore if a person chooses as their truth something that is not in line with reality, they are gambling not only with their eternity, but their experience of life now.

But this book is not just a reading of dry facts. It’s written personally, like going on an adventure of digging deep into evaluating the phenomenal existence of life itself and how we fit in it.

You can see it at www.ConclusiveProofOfGod.com. It is available both in physical book form and as a downloadable pdf.

On a personal note, you not only will be getting an awesome book with a lot of awesome information, you will be helping me to recoup financially so that I can continue to spread the word about this book (which you can also do once you get enthused about it.) Keep in mind that a self-publisher from Gresham, Oregon spread God this way (word-of-mouth) and ended up selling 4.25 million books (The Shack) in one year and 35 countries and has been on top of the New York Times Bestseller list for 40 weeks. I think that my book can be just as impacting for the Kingdom of God. So you can help that by forwarding this email to your address list.

Thanks and God bless 🙂
Dennis

Here’s some of what is in the book:

• Historical proof that other ancient cultures (e.g. Greeks) told
the same Adam & Eve Garden of Eden account, but saw
the serpent as the good guy because he brought
enlightenment to man
• Historical and scientific proof that the Genesis flood was a
worldwide flood
• Scientific proof that there HAD to be a God (more specifically:
a non-physical, powerful, eternal being) behind the
creation of the physical universe
• Scientific proof of a young universe and a young Earth
(as the Bible says)
• A scientific solution to the distant starlight problem
(that is, if the universe is relatively young – approximately
6,000 years old as the Bible says – how can we be seeing
light from galaxies that have been measured to be
billions of light years away?)
• Scientific proof that evolution is not how everything came
into being and that the Bible’s description is
• A solution to the “who made God?” dilemma
• A logical answer to “how can an all-good, loving God
allow evil and tragedy?” and why these are actually
ultimately good things and it would be imperfect and
unloving not to have them. I recently heard about a guy
who left the seminary JUST BECAUSE he couldn’t find
a good answer to this question. This book has that
good answer.
• Proof that we are a spirit and not just a body with a brain
• A description of the hoaxes that have been constructed
in a desperation to find a “missing link”, and how their
perpetrators were exposed and some even convicted.
• How mathematically God can be omnipresent.
• How all supernatural occurrences (that is, where the laws
of nature are broken) that have been verified by a number
of scientists are tied to Christianity and there are none
outside of Christianity.
• How there has been a $250,000 offer for many years for
anyone who could prove evolution but there have been
no takers.
• How there has been a $1,000,000 offer for many years for
anyone who could prove a paranormal occurrence but
there have been no takers.
Plus a LOT more

Our truths vs. reality

May 17, 2009

You often hear the phrase, “Your truths are your truth and my truths are my truths.” But then the question becomes: are your truths in line with reality? And the science of logic says that there is ONLY ONE reality. So once again, I ask you, are your truths in line with that reality? After a 40 year intense search, I’ve been able to scientifically, logically, experientially and statistically prove what reality is. And I do so in my new 376 page book, THE PROOF that God exists and the Bible is true. You can see it and what it contains at www.ConclusiveProofOfGod.com.