A Philosophical Journey – Discovering the Mystery of Creation in the Mind – a memoir;#11: Progress, 2 Visions, and Abe Lincoln

Filed under: God, Group Selection, History, Language, Summary of Philosophy

I came to an understanding that the secular progress in the history of our fallen species has been due the long evolved capacity for individuals to construct and subjugate themselves to rules of fairness in the form of secular law in ever expanding groups. Under the authority of law, political and economic competition has progressively …

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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 #2 – The Greeks; God orders Socrates to speak the truth plus G*A*M*E*S

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So, the ancient Israelis were the first to recognize that the power of God was tied to the rule of justice, and the Kings that invoke God without these rules bring nothing but devastation.  However, what sets the Israelis apart from the other three axial cultures (Greece, Buddhist India, and Confucian China) is their maintenance …

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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

Filed under: FAQ's about God, History, Language, Sexual Selection

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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