Thoughts of Puberty. The thoughts of the pubescent teens consist of cheeky defiant immature attitudes. Imaginary know-it-alls leave their parents mystified about their arrogant ideas concerning reality. For some, these ideas from puberty never diminish as the they grow into adulthood. After their blackheads have disappeared, they still carry pubescent thought into adulthood. They constantly spew the words “Prove it to Me” about everything in life. They substitute the pabulum from their mothers’ breasts for “Prove it to Me” as comfort food to suck on for their inexperienced life. Pubescent thoughts come from those who have not lived long enough to know much about life. Their life’s aim is to take cheap shots at others in their imaginary I-Know-It-All world.
These know-it-alls quickly standout with their routine one-liners about life outside of the five senses. Here’s a partial list of their one-liners: “I can be good without any moral code.” In other words, everybody sets their standards, and no one is allowed to judge their morality. You know, “live and let live,” was a favorite tune of Charles Manson. Another one-liner, as mentioned above, is “prove it to me.” This is always their creed when it comes to life’s wonders. In other words, the milk drinkers haven’t grown up enough to eat filet mignon concerning life’s topics. They are one-dimensional thinkers. Everyone except the breast-feeders know that love is real, not from the empirical science of math or from cause and effect, but from personal experiences, observations and from the testimonies of others. (Love and many truths about life are outside of the realm of science.) Much about existence is outside the reach of a microscope. To have a myopic view of life is to miss out on the sublime beauties of our universe and our interaction with love, incipiency of the will, noumenal concepts and much more.
Social science in our universities, for the most part, is anti-God and reduces man to a product of biological impulses that leave man without responsibility for his actions. The nature of man knows there is a God, and embedded in his heart is a moral conscience. It is self-evident that God is before all things, and in Him, all things consist.
In the 1600’s Dutch Philosopher Spinoza, claimed that the universe is reduced to a single substance called monads. Matter, energy, mind and the spirit are all expressions of this one substance, although they are vibrating at different rates in each monad therefore have different appearances. Mind has its own vibration. According to Spinoza, the mind (or God) is in all things, through all things, and of all things. This is a perversion of the biblical truth that “in God, we live and have our being.” When we talk about the mind, we are dealing with the metaphysical its existence cannot be empirically verified. John Locke and Rene Descartes agreed that man is a union of two different substances – material (our bodies) and a different substance that composes the mind. Their philosophical studies, however, are deficient about man because of their presuppositions on the meaning of life; they believe in a closed system; which leaves man one dimensional in his real purpose. They produce half a man. I choose to be whole.
Social engineers are reliant on scientific assertions of cause and effect, whether true or false, to advance their meaning of life. Their morality is based on biological impulses in a closed system. Einstein’s relativity theory was applied in the social sciences even though he never meant it to be adapted to morals. Without moral absolutes to judge the actions of rulers, someone with absolute rule can, and has caused untold suffering for millions. Much of the debate of what is right or wrong comes from mixing physical laws with moral laws for society. In a closed system (no God) science, educators, politicians, artists, and entertainers have an appearance of collusion in their programming humanity as they see fit. Also, with their cooperation in a life of ‘no God’ they can, and have redefined life. The beginning of life is just one topic they have redefined. Man is more than some mathematical formulae.
Since Copernicus, reality has been primarily concerned with calculations of existence and the Ptolemy system of verification of truth was abandoned. Ptolemy started with man as the center of the universe going outwards to discover reality and Copernicus started with Cosmos (Sun) as the center telescoping down to man for truth. Modern theorems about life are math formulae without Divine origins. To me, it would be like a scientist denying the existence of the Mona Lisa by saying it could not exist based on evidence from applied science using theorems regarding: types of paints used, number of paints, type of canvass, temperatures, pressure of each stroke, types of strokes, its geometry, measurements, symmetry, geodes tones, etc. and applying these particulars to see if Mona Lisa could ever have existed. Their theorems could be accurate, but without the genius of the artist, they will never see the actual portrait experiencing its reality and beauty. Trying to explain life without God is to miss life’s ontological verities and beauty. (Our constitutional founders believed our rights came from God, not man.) Mona Lisa is on display for anyone to go and view it, tragically some will not believe it exists. God is on display through nature (natural revelation), the unwritten law on men’s hearts (innate revelation) and special revelation (God’s Word). It takes blind faith to believe nothingness created everything just as it takes faith to believe in a Creator. Biblical faith is not a blind leap, but based subjective evidence and objective proof of a Creator at work.
There is a favorite restaurant nearby a large hospital where I live. One day, I was eating lunch at this restaurant sitting next to some young pabulum drinkers. They were engaged in their usual and predictable TMZ jabbering about the Kardashians when 30 Asians walked in. I overheard one of the pabulum drinkers say, “Wow! Where did all these Asians come from?” His friend replied, “You know, there is a large hospital a few blocks away.” Another companion chirps, “I get it, they live by the hospital because they’re accident prone.” Little giggles proceed from the young at heart when an older gentleman next to them said, “No, these are doctors who work at the hospital.” All of the pabulum drinkers in chorus said, “Prove it to me, man. Ha! Ha!” Putting two and two together for obvious deduction is not possible for the pabulum groupies.
1 Corinthians 13:11-13 “When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known. And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”