Friday, September 17, 2010

Constitution Day

Some words from the Heritage Foundation on this Constitution Day. Do you feel a great sense of providence or just great gratitude for the fortunes our founding father's perceived for all our futures through this humble document?

Thursday, September 16, 2010

I'm Published

I have written a small piece of fiction and self published. A pair of short stories that I am sure you will enjoy. Though perhaps not immediately evident, the stories speak to the issues of the day. I hope they stimulate thought and reflection.

If you have appreciated this blog, or some of the views expressed here, I hope you will consider buying my book. If you have been a consistent follower of this blog you know that our finances could use the boost.

Click here to buy now. Available on Amazon soon.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

9/11 Tea Party

Today is/was a day to remember and think about what it means to be a human being with all its corresponding responsibilities. I went to the Racine Tea Party today. Right along the lake on a soccer field, or soccer pitch as they say in Europe. If you took all the people in the field and grandstands and those walking around the display tents I say it would have filled tight about 1/4 of the soccer field. Must have been at least 1,000 people.

Paul Ryan and other speakers of ill repute, according to the left, spoke common sense, hard truths and practical solutions for this nations problems. Also there to provide insight and a bit of levity was Jonah Goldberg. His book available on Amazon. Sorry I haven't been posting much. That is not too unusual for the Summer but it seems I missed a whole month. I have been working to publish a short bit of fiction, a pair of short stories, that should be available by the end of the month.

And then there were the counter protesters. All six of them.

Friday, September 03, 2010

Stephen Hawking and the Necessity of Man

Reports are spreading over the Internet of Stephen Hawking's declaration that God is not needed for the creation of the Universe. As if he were saying there is no God. Claiming, that because there are laws such as gravity the Universe will create itself, from his latest book "The Grand Design." I am speculating a bit here, as his book has not been released, but I feel I can say with a level of confidence that Stephen Hawking is ignoring the reality of his own existence; the existence of man.

Pulling down my Bible from the shelf above my computer, let me make reference to some critical verses;
"God created man in his own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female he created them.
God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number, fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over...." " Genesis 1:27-28

"Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect." Matt: 5:48

All the heavenly bodies and all of creation are governed by the laws of the universe and the laws of nature. An argument, according to many, possibly including Hawking, that God is not necessary or that God does not exist. Yet man appears to be the master of those laws, unlike anything else in all of creation. Stephen Hawking himself, extremely limited in his abilities to engage the world around him, has the capability to comprehend the laws and operations that govern the universe; to reach out to its farthest limits. Only humankind has the ability to go beyond the limits of their environment, even developing the technologies to travel and colonize distant planets. Nothing else in all of creation even comes close to suggesting similar abilities.

And humankind, from its earliest recorded history, seems to have had the insight that they are the center of this universe. That they have the potential to comprehend and achieve its deepest secrets. All religions recognize this reality and strive for the ultimate truth. What religion do elephants adhere to?

And all religions recognize the harmony of nature and the cause of evil in the world resting with humankind alone. Even the atheists, some preaching self-extinction for man, glorify the creation and see man as the single source evil in an otherwise harmonious existence.

We are created in God's image and as Jesus revealed, we were created as God's children. And this universe is the means to achieve our place as His children. 'To be perfect as our heavenly Father is perfect.' To comprehend the nature, harmony, and glory of God in his absolute selfless love by comprehending and subduing the world He created. Like a child only coming to comprehend the extent of the sacrifice and love of his parents after going through the same process, so God put us in this world to fully comprehend his nature of love, sacrifice and order by 'increasing in number, filling the earth and subduing it.' As a parent seeks to see their own nature in their own child, bring them the greatest of joys, so it is with God.

And looking at the nature of the atheists and God accusers, can you not recognize some deep emotion, deep hurt that seems to drive them. An embittered portrayal of not only God but their fellow man, or at least of those they deem a threat to the world they have created. Can you recognize the similarities of dealing with them and trying to deal with a disfunctional family?

I truly hope Stephen Hawking can find his own true union with God the parent of humankind and his fellow man. That he can look at the wonders of his own existence, of the miracle of man, and see that the universe was created and exists for him and the rest of humanity. That the universe was created so humankind can reflect God's own nature, a selfless existence of joy and love, and for no other reason. I shudder in awe thinking of what Stephen Hawking could reveal to all of us through embracing what truly drives the universe.