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    Is there a God? This is the question that interests me, it is hard to see what could take its place!

    I want to share an excerpt from a book by John C Lennox

    'This brings us to a key issue that is very easily overlooked. It is this. Faith in God certainly is a delusion, if God does not exist. But what if God does exist? Then atheism is the delusion. So the real question to ask is: Does God exist?

    This point is so important that I wish to put it another way, and simultaneously confront another objection. Many atheists (inspired by Sigmnud Freud, who himself thought that faith in God is an illusion) claim that they have a very simple and convincing explanation of why people believe in God. It arises from incapacity to cope with the real world and its uncertainties. Mcihel Onfray tells us that 'religion is imagined because people do not wish to face reality' They would 'rather have the faith to soothe than reason at the price of a perpetually infantile mentality'

    For the New Atheists then, God is a wish fulfillment, a fictional father figure projected on the sky of our imagination and created by our desire for comfort and security. On this view, heaven is an invention to cope with human fear of extinction at death, and religion is simply a psychological escape mechanism so that we don't have to face life as it really is.

    In his best selling book God; A Brief History of the Greatest One, the German psychiatrist Manfred Lutz points out that this Freudian explanation for belief in God works very well provided only that God does not exist. However, he continues, by the very same token, if God does exist, then exactly the same Freudian argument will show you that it is atheism that is the comforting delusion, the flight from facing reality, a projection of the desire not to have to meet God one day and give account for your life. For instance Polish Nobel Laureate Czeslaw Milosz, who had reason to know, writes 'A true opium of the people is a belief in nothingness after death - the huge solace of thinking that for our betrayals, greed, cowardice, murders, we are not going to be judged. Thus if God does exist, atheism can be seen as a psychological escape mechanism to avoid taking ultimate responsibility for one's own life.'

    So what evidence for God? Surly science has put that one to bed?

    Well no it has not. Science is not the great neutral observer of the evidence many people have been fooled into thinking it is. It makes the philosophical assumption prior to the evidence being handed in and that assumption is materialism (a belief that matter is all their is - there is no need to appeal to the supernatural). Science therefore is not a search for the truth, it is a search for a purely material explanation for the phenomenon of life we see around us.

    Now back in darwins day, after a couple of big forgeries (Piltdown man and Haeckels drawings, to name a few) it was assumed that this was the correct premise and all evidence should be interpreted in light of this. However since the discovery of the complexity of the cell, the 'miniature city' inside each cell with its complex specified information, power stations, communications network, factories and the like this idea that it could be a blind un-directed force that is responsible for all of this has never looked so wrong. Not only that but the complete lack of sensible explanations of how a 'simple cell' could have originated, the cosmological constants and the lack of an observed creative mechanism that could account for the wonderful variety of life, the new body plans and novel features required if macro evolution were to be true, you could only say (I feel) that God is excluded from the conversation if you do not really understand how science has been hijacked and how the new atheists are trading on the name of science to fulfill their philosophical ideas.

    Why does it matter? Well it matters to me because I am interested in the truth of our existence and there are huge implications of how humans can be treated and the course of action we should take now science is at the tipping point of really being able to manipulate our future.

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  1. Honestly who has not thought of doing this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnPUe80oBZw
  2. Understand that most buildings in Japanese cities were wood structures and highly susceptible to fire bombing which would look very different to the fire bombing of a European city.
  3. It looks like it was fire bombed (i.e. identical to the photos of other towns and cities in Japan that were firebombed), the stone structures remain standing (even right at the centre of the blast area), no blast crater either. search for firebombed cities Japan https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=firebombing+of+japanese+cities&biw=1920&bih=955&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&sqi=2&ved=0ahUKEwiU1Zyz-rPOAhUBrhQKHXOjB8IQ_AUIBigB#imgrc=IKk_32ho60CdXM%3A search for Hiroshima images https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=hiroshima&biw=1920&bih=955&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiXxvG5-bPOAhVEuRQKHeAFCGcQ_AUIBigB#imgrc=Nd7EWSKYQ3iRZM%3A search for Nagasaki images https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=nagasaki&biw=1920&bih=955&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&sqi=2&ved=0ahUKEwjs4-Px-bPOAhXFuRQKHWcHCYYQ_AUIBigB#imgdii=ECXAXd1d7VThcM%3A%3BECXAXd1d7VThcM%3A%3BNbStaOl4qojaLM%3A&imgrc=ECXAXd1d7VThcM%3A
  4. A link to one of my favourite bloggers form UD (warning contains content that could be considered religious) http://kairosfocus.blogspot.co.uk/
  5. What is intelligent design? Instead of reading the caricature, straw man, misrepresentation that you get from the dept of evolution why not here it from the people who present it. http://www.intelligentdesign.org/whatisid.php http://www.intelligentdesign.org/faq.php
  6. At this site you get the evidence presented with a different narrative to the official narrative (the official narrative being that which is underpinned by the philosophical commitment to materialism so is not a search for the truth btw) http://www.evolutionnews.org/intelligent_design/ http://www.evolutionnews.org/evolution/
  7. This is a link for a debate blog where they discuss the argument from design. Life is built on information. Information is non material. (look at your computer screen the physical elements that describe the existence of it do not explain the information you are reading) http://www.uncommondescent.com/ For those that prefer a video format in a presentation style (leading to a logical, rational world view that includes God) https://www.youtube.com/user/DrStephenMeyer/featured An interesting magazine http://www.salvomag.com/
  8. Could be a mother that does everything for them. Also some unusual dynamic developed by the mother to keep her children dependent and at home.
  9. My Golden rule used to be 'there must always be more booze at home' Now I guess it would be 'life is strange, and I mean really weird'
  10. Think of the billions that have been spent on this. Motive number one. Also to keep the sheeple living in fear and in need of their masters who are able to defend them from such a horrible threat. You have heard of the 'nuclear club' my guess it is the governments that are sufficiently controlled by (or in bed with) the NWO and need that cemented government structure that comes with the responsibility of having such weapons. Anyway I no longer live in fear of nukes. It is a great place to be. I really do think there is something to this. I remember when I first saw the film of a destroyed Hiroshima I thought it did not look quite right. Further investigation reveals much. Glad to hear you are keeping busy
  11. It suggests that nuclear explosions as they have been shown to us as weapons of mass destruction do not exist. Nuclear power does. (radiation heating water somewhat different to splitting the atom) Anyway it is what it is. Watch the video, think for yourself, reach your own conclusions.
  12. You might need to take that back to the start it seems to start NOT at the beginning! Important information right at the start
  13. Just in case any of you are worried we might get nuked please watch this
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