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Patrick Bickersteth PhD (Dr. Pat B)

LET KNOWLEDGE BE THE JUDGE

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A question arises whether the supposed rivalry between Science and Christianity is based largely on perception. Considering the matter from outside of the pressures from the official bureaucratic structures of both sides one wonders what it is that makes people see the problem in one way or another. Take these two stories for example: Story #1 In a West African village an unschooled old man, Tamba, was speaking with someone who seemed to be listening but soon obviously seemed to…

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CAN ALL AGREE THE THEOLOGICAL AND SCIENTIFIC VERSIONS ARE INDEPENDENT AND EQUAL?

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Let’s take the argument one step further why Science needs to demonstrate the facts that explain the paths of evolution as it now stands. It is important that they describe the factual characteristics of the currently “missing pieces” in the theory and not simply present a hypothesis about what’s missing. In the absence of those facts, the unexplained gaps could in fact indicate the end of that line or perhaps a surprising mixed-featured creature as in the case of Archaeopteryx,…

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WHERE DID WE COME FROM: AND WHY IS THE UNIVERSE THE WAY IT IS? TWO VERSIONS

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SCIENCE VERSION: What does mainstream Science believe? The NASA website, Universe 101 Our Universe (http://map.gsfc.nasa.gov/universe/uni_life.html) states the following: “The universe began with an unimaginably enormous density and temperature. This immense primordial energy was the cauldron from which all life arose. Elementary particles were created and destroyed by the ultimate particle accelerator in the first moments of the universe… With the sudden expansion of a pinhead size portion of the universe in a fraction of a second, random quantum fluctuations inflated rapidly from…

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Part 3: How our world will look like with Peace of Mind, Inner Peace and Happiness all around us

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Based on the information you have received so far, here’s the happiness pledge that an individual, couple, informal or formal small or large group needs to make to change our world: “I / We pledge to do everything possible to enable world peace and stop being a part of the problem.” So now let’s examine the New World that will result from the Happiness Pledge. May I first point out that in each Individual in any conflict situation, every conscious…

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Part 2: IP/PoM/Happiness Does Provide The Necessary Tools For World Peace

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Part 2: Inner Peace, Peace of Mind (IP/PoM) or Happiness Does Provide the Necessary Tools for World Peace What about Group 2? This group comprises those who cannot see past potential obstructions to peace or don’t have ideas to contribute to addressing the problem of war for the following reasons: 1st point: The current state of the world is one in which unrest is creeping into almost every corner of the globe, disagreement within and between nations is increasingly pulling people…

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Part 1: Yes, Your Happiness Can Bring About World Peace

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If you do not wish for world peace, beware! After reading this piece you WILL be fired up to bring not-for-profit happiness to yourself and others. This blog offers a user-friendly, but hidden-in-plain-sight method of how to achieve world peace through every individual or a majority of us acquiring happiness, Inner Peace or Peace of Mind. This is not about a Pollyanna “have no cares” kind of happiness. It is about developing inner peace. So how will that work, you…

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WHAT IS THE SCIENTIFIC BASIS FOR DISMISSING BELIEF IN GOD?

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What Is the Scientific Basis for Dismissing Belief in God? And Why Do Many Governments and Business Organizations officially Accept Science but Reject Theology? The answer is: No objective reasons can be given. Scientific research has never shown proof there is no God. As such the results from a survey are intriguing, as described in an article titled: “Eminent scientists reject the supernatural: a survey of the Fellows of the Royal Society” by Michael Stirra and R Elisabeth Cornwell dated…

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Can Happiness Change The Topsy-Turvy Compensation Principles In The Business World?

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Here starts a long, semi-embellished rant: Businesses appear in general to be run on a “Me-First” or Pay Yourself First Principle. By this ground rule, the Owners and next, Executive Management are the first to take what they want from the income of the business: the next level gets what they want, as long as it does not jeopardize what those at the top can take and so on down the line to the minimum wage earners. Today employers tend…

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Is Money The Best Source Of Inner Peace?

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MONEY ISN’T EVERYTHING; BUT STATE OF MIND IS Everyone is looking for a way to advance their power, influence and financial position, from which come other personal benefits. All ambitions in diverse areas of life worldwide are aimed ultimately at making more money. Probably only two other goals rival the lure of money for life satisfaction. These would be the pursuit of sexual pleasure and the surrender to religious principles. All three or any two of these intentions may be…

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Christians Must Show Love And Compassion; And Speak Out For Refugees In The United States

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My friend, where do you stand as a Christian in relation to the American government’s Immigration Policies? President Trump wants a “… new legal immigration system that protects American wages, promotes American values, and attracts the best and brightest …” By deduction this policy is the motivation for closing the door to Third World refugees, asylum seekers and Moslems, in particularly who are specifically banned. Is your support for these policies based on a passage like this? “Do not neglect…

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