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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

"God Particle"? Maybe Not.

Over at Right Klik they have a great post up.

Click here for story: Losing Faith in God Particles

And yesterday, August 22, ... CERN scientists declared that over the entire range of energy the Collider had explored—from 145 to 466 billion electron volts—the Higgs boson is excluded as a possibility with a 95% probability.

...there is still a 5% chance that the Higgs is hiding somewhere ... But the Higgs is quickly running out of places to hide.

Oops. The much ballyhooed "God particle", and the Large Hadron Collider that was supposed to find it, have proven to be a dud.

Now it is important to realize just how important this admission is. Considering that Stephen Hawking himself was sure that the Collider would eventually discover the Higgs Boson "God particle". This just proves, if nothing else, that scientific theories, without experimental evidence to support them, are useless.

I am not posting all of this to gloat, but to point out that, as Socrates once said, "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." The science community needs to remember that.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Time To Throw Out The Television?

I have recently come to a moral crossroads. The question at hand is whether to keep television in the house or not.

I have long admired people that don't have a TV. I admired, though slightly less, those that do not have cable or satellite (or internet now) TV.

I came across this blog entry at Newsbusters:

Click here for story: New Fall TV Heavy on Sex

This makes me want to get rid of cable, and our TVs. Not only would I avoid this filth ever coming into our home, but I would save about $80 to boot.

There is only one thing preventing me: sports. As a huge baseball and football fan I would miss being able to watch those sports, not to mention college basketball. My wife is also a huge college sports fan, so she would not like having to miss watching the Spartans every chance she gets.

So that is the crux of the decision. We have parental locks currently our cable boxes. Anything PG and worse requires a code. I will have some soul searching to do in order to decide what course of action to take. But I would love nothing more than to be able to get rid of the evil box and everything it has become.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Peace Loving Union Member Shoots Owner Of Non-Union Contractor

I hate unions. For a lot of reasons. But here is a perfect example of how union-minded people aren't in their right mind:

Click here for story: Lambertville vandalism turns life-threatening

Vandalism. Trespassing. Felonious assault with a deadly weapon. There really is no limits to the lengths unions will go to in order to keep their stranglehold on industry. If you need a union to keep a job then you are probably a terrible employee.

The truth hurts.

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

The Atheists' Problem Of Love

One of the things atheists can't get around is love. Love is something that is not tangible. It is difficult to explain. It is something that can't be described in words. To feel love is to know love.

If you ask people what love is you get all kinds of answers. "It's an emotion." That's like saying that a Lamborghini is a vehicle. It doesn't really describe what it really is. "It's something that causes a being to feel empathy for another being." No, that is the result of love, it doesn't describe what love is.

You really see the problem for atheists regarding love when it comes down to the animal kingdom. In the wild there is a distinct lack of love. Oh they'll point to the way a mother cares for her young in the wild. Is this done out of love? Or is it instinct? I would argue that it is instinctual. Especially since most species of animals eventually send their offspring off into the world on their own, and don't even seem to recognize them as their offspring once they do so. In fact, they view them as rivals for food.

Even wolves, which are probably as close to a familial species without being fully like humans in that regard as you can get. For some reason wolves will, for no apparent reason, expel a relative from the pack. You also see a lack of love in wolves during mealtime. The alpha pair will kill another pack member if that pack member tries to muscle in on a kill before the alphas have had their fill. In the animal kingdom self-survival is paramount, and love plays no part in that survival instinct.

In humans, parents would gladly go hungry in order to feed their young. Parents would do without water to make sure their children were hydrated. Love is something that overcomes the self-preservation instinct. Love trumps all self-centered motives. It is because of love that we put others first.

Where does that come from? Could evolution explain something like love? Or is it like intelligence and speech, something that scientists have no clue about and can only  float partial theories to describe?

If someone asks me "where does love come from?", the answer is easy. God.
1 John 4:8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
Notice this wording. "God is love." Those two are not mutually exclusive. You can take the inverse of it: Love is God. In other words, you can't have one without the other.

Atheists will claim you can have love without God, but when they try to explain how that is when their arguments become thin. Love is something that could not have evolved, it is something that had to be placed within us. It is innate. Visceral. We couldn't have evolved from loveless apes into loving humans. It is impossible.

Now atheists would also look at ape behavior and try to say it exhibits feelings of love. Does it? Apes groom one another. Do they do that because they love the one they are grooming? Or is it because they like to eat the bugs they pick out of their fellows' fur? Apes copulate to reproduce. Do they do that out of love? Or do they do that for the self-gratification it provides? Everything you can observe in the animal kingdom has some selfish motive.

So where did love come from?
Genesis 1:26
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
There is your answer. God created all the creatures of the earth, but it wasn't until the creation of man that we see Him say: "Let us make _______ in our image, after our likeness". God is love, therefore a creature created in His image, in His likeness would innately have love. It is so simple if you just accept it.

God instilled love in man. He instilled instinct in animals. He instilled altruism into man. He instilled survival into animals. He instilled the capacity to care for others emotionally in man. He instilled the capacity to care for others if there is some reward for self in animals. Love is one of the things that sets humans apart from the animal kingdom.

Atheists can't describe love. They can't explain it. They can't give an origin for it. The problem is fundamental for atheists: Without God you can't have love.

Want a description of love? Read I Corinthians 13.

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Men Wearing Capris??!

I hardly ever use this blog for ranting. But I have to rant. What is the deal with men wearing capris?

Capris are ankle long pants. Women have worn them for years. Arguably they are much more modest than shorts or skirts, so I have always been supportive of women and girls wearing them. After all modesty is something this is severely lacking in today's American society.

But these things are patently female. And for this new trend of men wearing them, I just can't get on board with that. I recently saw a buddy wearing them in a family picture. Then last night in the grocery store saw two different dudes wearing them. I just don't get it.

Shorts that come to, or just slightly above, the knee are perfectly modest on men these days. There is no need to go girlie and wear capris for added modesty. Women don't look at your calves and swoon.

So men should leave the capris to women.