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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

He can’t see clearly…this Neuroscientist

SOCT Paper 71

He can’t see clearly…this Neuroscientist.

Mr. E.W.King takes on some serious issues in this article. He explains why many people do not understand the big picture when it comes to fallen human nature, particularly singuilt & sacrifice. He also shows why most, even many neuroscientists & psychologists, are in denial regarding this extremely important issue by simply responding to one spiritually misinformed man. Read and share.

Now many people interested in the topics of human nature and human morality will get excited and even outright upset by this paper. The facts will speak for themselves. Let us look at these issues from a Biblical perspective. I realize that many people will stop reading any article that starts out with “a Biblical perspective” but that is their loss. ~

A Neuroscientist stated: “Of course, the Aztecs weren't the only culture to have discovered "human flourishing" at its most sanguinary and psychotic. The Sumerians, Phoenicians, Egyptians, Hebrews, Canaanites, Maya, Inca, Olmecs, Greeks, Romans, Carthaginians, Teutons, Celts, Druids, Vikings, Gauls, Hindus, Thais, Chinese, Japanese, Scandinavians, Maoris, Melanesias, Tahitians, Hawaiians, Balinese, Australian aborigines, Iroquois, Huron, Cherokee, and numerous other societies ritually murdered their fellow human beings because they believed that invisible gods and goddesses, having an appetite for human flesh, could be so propitiated. Many of their victims were of the same opinion, in fact, and went willingly to slaughter, fully convinced that their deaths would transform the weather, or cure the king of his venereal disease, or in some other way spare their fellows the wrath of the Unseen.” ~
Now please note that in the above quote the Neuroscientist rants and lists many people from many civilizations all having similar ideas about sacrificing to the “gods” or to “a god”. What? Right in front of his face is the fact that he is ignoring ~ the fact that ALL TYPES of people from all over the world were doing the same thing. Where does he think he came from? Certainly he is not placing himself above the entire human race? The question should become: “Why were so many cultures and races of people who didn’t even know each other practicing such a thing?” ~
Ahhh, here we enter the realm of REALITY in our subject. When we read the beginning of the Bible we find that God had instituted a practice of sacrificing animals. Why? God declares to the entire human race in the Bible that: “The wages of sin are death.” In other words, if you purposefully break God’s moral standards you place yourself under the “curse of sin”. Now I realize that to many this sounds superstitious and out right archaic but let us continue. The Neuroscientist goes on in his rant to state: “Is there some wisdom in these cults of human sacrifice that we should now honor?” ~
My answer is: “Well, since you asked the question…YES…there is some wisdom to be found here.” The facts agree with the Bible. Early mankind migrated out from the area of ancient Sumeria and where the original Garden of Eden was located. They took the knowledge that God had given them regarding the seriousness of sin with them. Different groups of people developed and eventually, through eons of time, these cultures kept the stories and practices with them. The stories and practices became increasingly distorted amongst the social interaction of groups over a long period of time. They started human sacrifice. The fact is, God was teaching that sin is a serious matter. The effects of one sincontaminate the whole bunch. ~
When we sin we hurt ourselves and those around us. The conscious practice of sin is essentially suicidal. God showed, through animal sacrifice, that a person’s sin caused death to happen. Sin causes death…to the sinner and those around him. If you cuss and curse around small children your sinful mouth damages the child and even teaches the child how to sin. Your actions affect all those around you. Sin is a cancer…it kills. [Romans 6:23] ~
In the time appointed, God sent Jesus Christ to become the “perfect sacrifice” for our sins. This taught extreme compassion, mercy, undeserved kindness, love and even offered the ultimate cure for our sickness of sin. If you watch the effects of guilt on a child it is not fun. Guilt is caused by repressed sin [see SOCT doctrine known as REC]. It causes health issues; mental, emotional, physical and spiritual issues. ~
The Neuroscientist goes on. He says: “Most religious practices are the direct consequence of what people think is actually going on in the world.” Well, my response to him is: “Not just religious people but the practices, or reactions of even the nonreligious are the direct consequence of what they think is going on in the world.” Here the Neuroscientist is talking about PERCEPTION. What we “THINK” is the key. The Science of Christian Thought[SOCT] teaches the importance of perception. The fact he pointed out earlier that in the collective human consciousness there was the practice of “sacrifice” points out the fact that the universal perception of man understood the seriousness of SIN. The statement he makes: “what people THINK is actually going on in the world…” is the first sign of the Neuroscientist gaining understanding. It all comes down to thinking (There is proper and improper thinking - SOCT 101). ~
Obviously many ancient cultures were thinking along the same line. The question becomes: “Why were they thinking that way? Where did they develop such thoughts about sacrificing for sin or guilt?” The Bible gives us the answer. The Bible also gives us the cure for sin and instructs all religions to STOP SACRIFICING ANIMALS because Jesus Christ fulfilled His mission [Ephesians 2:1]. Even today the atheist will catch himself sacrificing for his sins. The atheist argues with his wife or girlfriend. He feels angry, guilty and then sorry for his actions. So on the way home he calls her and invites her out to a nice dinner. He doesn’t have the money to really do this, but HE MAKES THE SACRIFICE. How can a Neuroscientist not understand the sin – guilt – sacrifice correlation to human thinking? The Bible tells us why: “But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” [1 Corinthians 2:14] ~
The Neuroscientist goes on to condemn all religious writings by saying: “their holy books are not only bursting with ancient ignorance—they are actually self-contradictory.” Again, Mr. Neuroscientist needs a simple lesson regarding PERSPECTIVE. He cannot speak for us here at COGSR. From the COGSR & SOCT members perspective the Holy Bible does not contradict itself. The sad fact is that this Neuroscientist does not want to show anyINTEREST in what we might have to say regarding true Christian Perspective. [Regarding lessons in “interest” read the SOCT Taxonomy].  ~
Then the “educated” Neuroscientist makes this statement: “What, after all, is the problem with desecrating a copy of the Qur'an or taking the Lord's name in vain?” Clearly we are listening to a man who wishes to deny the idea of Moral Consequence. His point seems to be made more against moral consequence rather than on some specific religious book orholy name. Clearly this man has a moral dilemma.  I am almost waiting for him to give the entire world his Magnum Opus on universal morality. As for us true Christians living in REALITY we will let God give the moral instruction and leave the distorted understandings of this Neuroscientist to our prayers. ~
One more thing before closing this enlightening discourse: The Neuroscientist states: “The point is that religion remains the only mode of discourse that encourages grown men and women to pretend to know things they manifestly do not (and cannot) know.” ~
Well, there you have it. The poor Neuroscientist confirms Scripture yet once again. He denies REVELATION. To understand just what “revelation” is and the different types of revelation please use the COGSR Library. We will let God have the last word: ~
“For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.” [1 Corinthians 1:18-19] ~


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  1. For many ancient people, animals were the most valuable things you could own. Having livestock was a sign of wealth and often the difference between life and death during hard times. And, of course, the whole point of "sacrifice" is to give up something you really value.

  2. In a fundamental sense, and in modern terms, sacrifice is the "cost" in the cost-benefit analysis equation. Whatever that benefit may be, whether it be material or immaterial, whether it be survival or power, there is almost always a cost associated with benefit. Thus that "cost" or "sacrifice" is intrinsic to our existence.