God FAQ: How Could God Acquire the Genes to Create Man? (excerpt from book)

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…Another strand of thought, which I had not yet really connected to others in my thinking over the years, had taken root in my imagination and seeded a religious direction.  This line of logic went back to Hamilton and Dawkins’ idea of the selfish gene.  It was the concept of a “relational gene.”  The phenotype …

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God FAQ: How Do We Know God is Still Alive #4: American Civil War & World War II – “Salvation shall be not denied us if our heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord.”

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Months after my birth in 1941, Roosevelt secretly met with Churchill at Argentia, Newfoundland with the storm clouds of world war ominously looming.   With British and American battle ships lashed together, the sailors all sang “Onward Christian Soldiers.” Although that battle song would be stricken from the hymnals following the war, this was a luminous …

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God FAQ: How Do We Know God Is Still Alive #3 – Modern History: The Reconstitution of God’s Justice through the Rise of Secular Law

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We have understood that by means of the process of selection inclusion, the individual dominance mentalities of kinship groups Ascended into the authority of God dispensing justice and evolved over 6 million years the power of multiples of individuals to work together under a single Will.  We have understood that our own Homo sapiens species …

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God FAQ: How Can We Tell That God Is Still Alive? #1 ———– The Other Ancient (Non pyramidal) Monuments

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                      We have mythologized that God created man by means of the Ascension of dominance into the entity of authority over small, monogamous groups. The structure and function of these groups transformed into organisms by virtue of the evolved foundation of absolute morality in the …

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God FAQ: Did We Make God Up – or Discover Him?

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The stagnant myth that has seeped unnoticed down into a pool beneath our current secular philosophy is that, when humans got smart enough to worry about what happened to us after death and to wonder about the cosmos around us, we invented first religion and then God.  Freud, the philosopher: we concocted a father who …

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God FAQ: Why Do Religions – Particularly those with One God – Fight So Much? #3: the Era of Usurpation

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All power on this earth derives from 6 million years of evolution in which kinship groups of 20-30 individuals evolved to divide their labor and function as a single organism.  The founding mothers of hominid Family domesticated the males into the fecundity of a monogamous mating system in which males had a genetic stake in …

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God FAQ: Why Do Religions – Particularly Those with One God – Fight So Much? #2 the role of SEX in war

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The larger question in this series of posts is why monotheistic religions fight so much. The short answer to that question is very simple. The monotheistic, Abrahamic religions have discovered the reality that all human power derives from a single, living Will usually called God. This force brought prosperity to the ancient peoples that walked …

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God FAQ: Why Do Religions – Particularly Those with One God – Fight So Much? (first of series)

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  This is a complex FAQ, but a very important  one because deep misunderstanding on this issue is a large reason for the hostility against religion.  I am going to use E.O.Wilson as my philosophical foil to begin with because there are two important points on which we agree.  First is that all human power …

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God FAQ: How Did God Create Man #4

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  God creates by cohering things together into increasingly more complex forms. 1. God caused cosmic debris to fall together to create the earth (gravity). 2. God caused certain chemicals to be attracted to one another to create life, which is the gift of re-creation. 3. Each in its own time, God brought early forms …

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God FAQ: How God Created Man #3-Dominance Immersed into Authority & Language

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  Was sexual selection enough of an evolutionary force to establish monogamous kinship groups of 20-30 individuals with bonds strong enough to coordinate food gathering and fighting off predators?  The answer is a resounding NO.  Another evolutionary force emerged in nature 6 million years ago for the first time on this earth.  Starting with a …

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God FAQ: How God Created Man #2 – The Founding Mothers Domesticate the Males

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  So, prior to 6 million years ago, things were looking bad for us Apes.  If the last common ancestor between us and chimpanzees, had anything like the chimpanzee social pattern, males were spending most of their time and energy competing in their hierarchies for females, and the females were left to fend for themselves …

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God FAQ’s: What is the difference between Deistic & Theistic God?

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                                                                 Theistic God                                                                              <<Versus>>                                                                                                               Deistic God Albert Einstein believed in a deistic God, which …

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God FAQ’s – How God Created Man: #1 Myth vs. Belief & Setting Scene

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Before proceeding on the FAQ series, we need to establish some definitions.  The word, “belief” has been hijacked by science to refer to theories that have been tested sufficiently to accept them temporarily until the next theory comes along.  Before serious science arrived in the 17th century, belief used to mean loyalty, like to a …

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God FAQ’s – I – Where Does He Live?

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In the last post, Alain de Botton in his book Religion for Atheists says “He finds it impossible to take faith in God seriously. He assumes that none of his educated readers could possibly believe in spooky ghosts in the sky.” I am sure that de Botton would find this cartoon amusing.  It poses the question …

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