America, the Jungle?

America back to the Jungle state…

When the US General Attorney, Mr. Williams BARR, states during an interview at CBS, Tuesday, September 15, 2020, that universal mask mandate or lock-down is like “slavery” in the sense of taking people’s freedom away, we know we are not living the reality we wanted to believe.

When the President of the United States, Donald Trump, with the complicity of his administration, decides to hijack the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a world-renown scientific health institution in the US, to promote his alternative guidelines with respect to Covid-19, ignoring the CDC scientists’objection.


When this president, during a town hall, Tuesday, September 15, 2020, says, Mask is not so effective in preventing the spread of the virus against the well-documented view of the scientific community; And to go on stage next day to say that the CDC director made a mistake when saying the vaccine will not be ready until next year, and that mask is safer than any vaccine… Oh lord!


When all this president has done and said overtly and covertly can get the blessing of his supporters, we know for sure this is not the reality we could ever imagine we are living.

Besides, when, like never before in the US history, all these people coming out from the Trump administration talking, testifying on how terrible this president has been, how he is unfit for the job, how he doesn’t care for the people, how he dehumanizes them, and yet, his supporters, the ones with high or not so highly developed critical thinking skills keep showing that support and want eagerly to reward him with a second term, we know these times we are living in cannot be the real ones we thought.

When listening to his own voice saying how he downplayed the virus causing, as of today, close to 200 thousand deaths, lost of thousands of small businesses, schools still unable to reopen safely, and yet he had the courage to now say he never downplayed it, instead he up-played it…

When he keeps showing no concern for the ones dying daily but comparing to what the number of deaths should otherwise be, based on the previous prediction, and feels proud about it publicly…

People, when you thought you were living reality and suddenly you realize you were dreaming…It was a dream, yes, America was a dream, and I say: Thank you, Trump. Thank you very much for waking us up from that dream.
We just woke up from the dream of living in a country where reasoning, common sense, lawfulness, truthfulness, liberty, fairness, science, humanity, and more were its guiding principles. We thought we were living those things, but thanks to Trump, we are realizing it was just a dream. It was a dream because America was never really living those things, rather an aspiration, an idea for so many believing that; and Trump just told us, openly, that was a dream.

The guy openly tells us and shows us who he is, how he thinks and how he is and the people keep liking him, and want him as their president, as the leader of this country. They did that once, and they are about to do it again. In the meantime, there is not even one institution within the US system where it is possible to stop this man. He controls them all. What does that mean?
We need to simply understand who these people are. The ones within the US system supporting him, and the ones voting for him. They are all like Trump. This is what it means. No other relevant explanation, because the braves have already come out and have told us he is not the man for this job.

How is it that we are even accepting the fact that he can rerun for President? No guidelines in the Electoral Council to disqualify him. No guidelines in the Supreme Court to disqualify him. Based on everything we know today from direct sources? Who can be the accomplices of Trump if they were not like him in those days of light, of information, of direct reporting, overwhelming evidence of his mental incapacity, his ego, his disregard for the same people who support him? His state of continuous denial of the facts, or of science whenever his personal interests are in play? Did the people read the Senate report on how Trump welcomed the Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election? Did the people read the impeachment document? All these scandals around one president, his own Secretary of Defense, along many others, saying he is not fit for president?

For the first time ever, within about 4 years of his presidency, so many books coming out to tell only one story: How Trump is unfit for President and yet those like him not only chose to keep him in power but want him again for another 4 years.

Trump can promote his truth regardless of what the whole world combined says. Only what he says is true, and anyone else, whoever you maybe, if you say anything contrary to what Trump says or believes, you are wrong in the eyes of his supporters, Trump will throw you under the bus and you are wrong in the eyes of the ones who keep him in power. What makes it even worst, you may bring the overwhelming evidence with you, you are still wrong. Things only are the way Trump sees them at the time he does.

So, people, if AG Barr was able to compare the lock-down to the time of slavery, I can also draw the following with respect to what is happening in Trump America: This is not even 2000 years ago, this is 8, even 10 thousand years ago or more. This is the “JUNGLE.”

The power at the hands of the strongest, they have all the power, and whatever they say or do, has to be true, respected, and followed. That is the JUNGLE, yes America is still in the JUNGLE and we did not know that. Or we were dreaming we were not in the JUNGLE. So sad. That is so sad, America with Trump is like going back to Jungle or we have always been in the jungle believing, just dreaming that we were not there, and here comes Trump to remind us all our sad reality. There is only Trump, there is no law, there is no fairness, there is no science, there is no humanity, there are no critical thinking skills, no objective data evidence-based driven decisions except how TRUMP SEES and BELIEVES.



How to make Injustice, Discrimination, Poverty, and so on, a thing of the past? The murder of George Floyd, another stimulus to awaken the people

Today, Saturday, May 30, 2020, is a date that I remember well since it was a day like this that my father died when I was only 13 years old. I will turn 48 in just 10 days. As I am listening to young folks, to my daughter who is 14 still, the other one who is 11, I cannot stop being hopeful about the future of this world, like my father was about mine. He told me, just two days before he was gone: “I know you will be fine.” That was the last time I spoke to him.

I know there will be a better tomorrow for our world because we have come from so far. From the day when slavery was normal, conquering others’ land was normal, showing no concern for human dignity was normal, extinguishing some animals, to watching the former police officer, Mr. Derek Chauvin, kill George Floyd as if it was still normal to him, and to the other 3 police officers assisting him to commit murder while being recorded knowingly…, I cannot be more than hopeful that normal is a concept which meaning is yet to be understood.

I cannot be more than hopeful, when I watched Governor Cuomo say: “Violence is not the answer”, and then quoted Dr. King saying that “only love can drive out hate”, and later on, to watch LZ Granderson in the situation room with Wolf Blitzer respond to him saying: I always hear that in relationship with people protesting, sometimes rioters, following an act of violence. I never really hear “violence is not the answer” before that. I don’t hear it directly towards the police department.”

I cannot be more than hopeful when I watched a protester this afternoon from LA say: “The power is with the people, the power is with the numbers” and then he added: “ the truth is, it is not the people who rise up out of anger, righteous anger, who chose the path or any kind of violence, it is the state that is for centuries got on and done whatever they wanted, and then let us just protest and be critical of it.”

The truth is there is no violence that can equal the violence humanity has gone through as a whole…So whenever you hear them talk about a reaction being violent, or that it includes some violence, which we might wish weren’t, let’s take some time to ask: How is it, that we don’t hear that before, when it is still occurring from the system? How is it that people want us to believe in the so-called “normal” when it is in fact “uneasy quiet”? I heard LZ say that we don’t want normal, we want better than normal, although he clearly differentiates the term from uneasy quiet, the problem is people will still misunderstand what normal is since they never experience it throughout their whole lives.

This world has never been normal, and it is not normal. Normal will be when we make injustice, discrimination, poverty, scientific illiteracy, around the whole world, a thing of the past. We need to acknowledge that this is not normal in any way, shape, or form. The people have the real power to make that happen, and until they realize that they have the numbers to outnumber those maintaining this broken system ongoing, I am afraid it will still look unachievable. However, thanks to technology, people can feel, experience the injustice as it is taking place. And hopefully, collectively, they will come together and overturn this broken system along with all its subsequent systems.

The broken system is well represented by those 4 former police officers. Let us look at the one preventing the witnesses from getting too close to the one murdering George. His role was to make sure; no one disturbs the system. He was like a subsystem within the big system. How many are playing this role now? There is a reason why he has not been charged yet. We barely accuse the accomplices of the system. Sometimes we focus only on the perpetrator as if he would be able to it all by himself. We must accuse all of those supporting this broken system, and wanting to make us believe in the so-call “normal” or the so-call “justice is impossible”, “we will never get there” etc.

It is a pattern; we have the other two police officers helping the murderer by making sure George’s mobility is limited. How many of those we have now playing this role for the system not to be overruled, nor overturned, making sure that the people’s reaction is limited and controlled, or even manipulated.

Hopefully, technology can allow people to understand the game that is being played. Young people with high critical thinking and scientific skills are no longer buying it. Although it will take time, energy, and effort to overturn the status quo, along with its normal way of leading the world, we will surely, at some point in time, talk about injustice as a thing of the past.

When the governor of Minnesota is able to say out loud, firmly and with certainty of power behind him, that the entire weight of the United States government will be brought to restore order in Minneapolis, I can feel the fear of those playing their role in keeping this system in place. The governor had only one thing to say: Charge those 3 other officers with the evidence we have to calm people down, he could also say we are going to use the entire weight of the Federal and state government to end police and white supremacy terror, to end this injustice in the Criminal Justice that is “Abhorrent”  according to Governor Cuomo’s own description of the criminal justice in the US.

Of course, the system has its way to distract us from the cause of the problem, which is the same system, and those who infiltrated it to pursue their objectives; like those officers, who knew they were being recorded but still didn’t care, because they will find their way out. They had no fear at all, no empathy, no decency for the victim claiming, “I can’t breathe” and kept their cool even when paramedics arrived and said: “You are killing this man.” The system has its way, like always…distraction. The life of George didn’t merit the governor or the County Attorney to act quickly, claiming there was not enough evidence to bring charges against those former police officers, but yes, there is enough evidence to use the entire weight of the government to restore order. This is the way out of the system. The focus is on allowing people to protest because they have the right to do so, not because their protest matters, not because they want to follow up, but they want to restore order, their way, the system’s way.

Although we are seeing protests almost everywhere, we are still far from making injustice a thing of the past. When Dr. King said: Returning Hate for Hate multiplies Hate” and that “Only love can drive out Hate” because according to Dr. King, “Hate cannot drive out Hate”, he was day dreaming, because historically, that has never proven true. When and where has “Love” ever driven out “Hate”? To affirm this kind of statement, one must do so about some kind of overwhelming evidence. 60 years after his assassination, we still do not have any evidence of what he said as true. While I can agree that maybe hate cannot drive out hate, because of lack of evidence that supports otherwise, I must disagree with his conclusion as well. There is no such thing as Love that only can drive out Hate. Maybe he was being optimistic about an idea or a belief that he had about “Love and Hate”.

The point here is, Dr. King said it, and because of what he meant for the civil rights movement (obviously after his assassination), it must be true. And others are quoting him, conveniently I shall say. We need to raise the level of our understanding of the terms and concepts we use, or we repeat in the 21st century. We should not refer to human behavior (observable, measurable event) because of some internal/spiritual/magical power call Love or Hate. We should study human behaviors as they are, the result of effect of some identifiable variables in their environment. I do not know if there is hate or love in people’s heart, and I do not care. I need to understand and look at how people behave and look for the why but objectively. Talking about love or hate is, merely put, subjective. Finding the Functions of any type of human behavior, and act upon those facts to promote and create behavior change is so far, based on evidence, the right thing to do, objectively talking.

Although we are talking about a systemic problem, we should clarify that the system does not behave. However, the ones working for the system, behave. They behave a certain way because those behaviors have been reinforced, one way or any other way. The behavior of Derek Chauvin, the former police officer, who is now charged with third degree murder, has been reinforced in the past through the system. The structure of the system is reinforcing to the behaviors of those in it.

The system is reinforcing Donald Trump’s behaviors, and he is the President of the United States. He reinforces the behaviors of Derek Chauvin, as well as the other 3 former police officers along with the thousands that keep behaving the same way. The protests, alone, have not been able to shape the structure of the system, in the sense that it does and clearly include aversive consequences to those behaviors. The protests are not part of a systematic approach, they are sporadic, and they evaporate quickly. We need more than just protests! If we keep being emotional, sporadic, we are simply being played, meaning, the system is the one controlling our behaviors. In other words, the system is also reinforcing our passiveness most of the times.

But, again, this is a pattern from far and almost everywhere in the human society.  A thorough approach is needed from the people, the system has proven its inability to restructure itself from the inside. Keep in mind, that the system, is a whole, every single institution that is part of it, is playing the sole role to preserve it. Numerous Non-Governmental Organizations are accomplices. Other Associations, Fundations, as well. Religions play a major role. This is where it gets the most out of its stability, because, religions’ views or beliefs, keep people busy thinking about GOD and gods. They distract people from developing scientific thinking, they are not sporadic, they are constant, they even became a way of being for most people still in my generation.

Nevertheless, I cannot be more than hopeful, the millennials, the Y generations are divorcing from almost everything we inherited from our ancestors, mostly their belief systems. Obviously, this is becoming more real every day after, thanks to technology. They are convinced by evidences, objective truth, not by dogmas or subjective views about the world, the universe, life, etc. They are showing the entire world that they have the power to change its course.  However, the ones in the system, are also making sure this does not happen. Just imagine, how the president of the United States, Donald Trump, is pushing people to go to Church amid the Pandemic Covid-19. Trump is the representation of the Status quo. He works for the system that has always protected his interests. Once he was out physically, but he was still manipulating those working in it. Now he became the Executive Chief, he can really do whatever he wants as he, himself, said. And make no mistake, he is not alone.  He did not get there by himself, and if he is still president, it is because he has a lot of accomplices. They are doing their work as well to keep things the way they are.

Now, let us look at the big picture of the state of the world. Yes, we want black lives, all lives to matter in the US and around the world, but this is simply a tiny aspect of the big picture. By focusing on it, every time there is an overwhelming violation, like the most recent one in Minneapolis, we are playing the game of the system. Occasionally, those things will happen, and we want to make sure there are protocols in place to take care of them. But, to get there, we cannot lose focus on the big picture, the real state of the world. We need to start a permanent movement that will end when Injustice, Discrimination, Scientific illiteracy, Poverty, are only mentioned in the history books our grandkids will be reading, or from the memory of those who live after it ended to tell it to their kids.

While we watched on video the murder of George Floyd by an unworried man, along with his accomplices, thousands are being dead away from the cameras of our smartphones, millions are being killed because of hunger, non-access to health care, etc. While we successfully watched SpaceX along with NASA launching the First-Ever Human Rocket Launch to International space, which was exciting and encouraging, in the US soil, 40 million Americans are living in poverty. The system is reinforcing to those that lead it, and they are not the majority.

The power is with the majority, the power is with the numbers, the power is with the people. And those working for the system are afraid that you know just that. We must overturn the system and design it the way it works best for the majority, meaning, “normal”. And for that to happen, we need not only to outnumber those whose behaviors are maintained by the system but most importantly, we need to outsmart them. We need to use technology to do so. Technology to spread not only the news but mainly knowledge. We need to spread scientific thinking so that we, the people, be part of the change of our reality, and proactively. Being proactive means to reach full control of the system, through a thorough approach that is conceived and implemented on evidence-based.

This implies looking back at the basis of the legal system. What makes a law, normal? So many laws are in place just to protect the system, so we need people with critical thinking skills combined with scientific thinking to review the philosophy, the objectives behind so many laws in our legal system. That goes from the global legal world view to the office of the mayor in the city, to the school in the community, to the traffic system. Some attempts have been made with the Justice Reform initiative by President Obama, but what has the Trump administration done with it? They took us back. Do the People know that information? Have the people read the final report on 21st Century Policing, submitted in May 2015? Did the people know that this Reform could be compromised if they elected Trump? When the governor of New York publicly acknowledged today that the Nation’s history of discrimination and racism are dated back to hundreds of years, I fully appreciate his honesty as governor. And when he said: “I share the outrage at injustice”, I could not be more than hopeful. However, when he added that violence is not the answer, never is…and then quoted Dr. King; then I realized we could be in this circle another hundred years. Like everyone who commented on his statement, violence was the answer then, how is it that it is not the answer today? And by the way, there is this paradox here- isn’t violence what keeps this system in place? Because, when the governor of Minnesota said he is going to send the national guard out, isn’t that a form of violence? Or does violence only occur when civilians are protesting, or anything that doesn’t come from those in the system? When Trump tweeted “When the looting starts, the shooting starts” isn’t that violence? I am going to have to return on the question of what is or is not violence.

Again, let us go back to reality. For example, I share the passion to go to Mars. I, myself, would like to go there one day, but I share double, triple passion to see this world a better place for all of us, living beings and living things, included but not limited to the ones very smart, with high IQ,, low IQ, as well as the ones with severe developmental disabilities. The people have the sole power to make this world a better place. They first need to be aware of that. Second, they must learn how to use that power to make that happen effectively. That is the reason why they need to have access to scientific knowledge and technology. Third and lastly, they need to decide to make it happen and act accordingly.

And then, only then, we will make injustice, discrimination, poverty, scientific illiteracy… each one, a thing of the past.

How will the world look like when unlike it is now in America we have about or less than 1 out 3 non college graduated people?

Oh Yeah, just wait for it: 1/3 Americans or a just little more are college graduated, meaning 2/3 are not. What does it mean when 2/3 of a population are non college graduated folks?

It means they do not know what science is. Much less do they know about facts as the main driven good decisions making. These people have not achieved high critical thinking skills, thus, they base their decisions on superficial explanations, on emotions or feelings. These people are easily manipulated, misled. That is exactly how in 2016, America elected Donald Trump as their president, and most likely he will be reelected in 2020.

Conservative Populist Republicans in America are the best storytellers for promoting alternative reality to non college graduated folks. For example, just watch Fox News from 7 to 11 PM weekdays and compare their behaviors to the 8 years of Obama presidency.

On November 21, 2019 (Yesterday), Ron Brownstein, a senior editor at “The Atlantic” published the most exhaustive article I have ever read: “Trump’s War on Expertise is only intensifying.

In his article, Brownstein wrote: “As an array of career diplomatic and military officials offer damning testimony against Trump—a procession that will continue today with the appearance of former National Security Council adviser Fiona Hill—the GOP is reprising arguments from 20th-century conservative populists that portray experts as untrustworthy and contemptuous elites out to subvert the will of ordinary Americans. The challenge Trump faces is that such attacks may backfire among the growing number of Americans with advanced degrees, a population that is now much larger than when such conservative firebrands as Joseph McCarthy and George Wallace wielded  similar arguments decades ago.”

This war has been going on since day one of humanity, and for the last 10 thousand years, it is still on. Although in certain civilizations, it doesn’t have significant power precisely because the trend shows a different path than the one conservative populist republicans still promote here in America, like it is the case in the third world countries.

Also Ron Brownstein added: “When, in 1952, McCarthy attacked the State Department’s “bright young men” with “the finest college education,” only about one in 14 American adults older than 25 held a college degree, according to census figures; by the time Wallace ran as a third-party candidate 16 years later, the number was nearly one in 10.Now more than one in three adults holds a college degree. That means more Americans than ever are earning their living at least partly with the knowledge and skills they have acquired through study, like the experts Trump ridicules and marginalizes.”

So, if Democrats want to take back the power (Congress, Senate and Executive) in 2020, they need to understand that data works against them: 1) 1/3 is not the majority, and still some within this group don’t automatically embrace Democrats views and 2) 2/3 will not use critical thinking skills (most of them of course) to make their decisions. Democrats did great in 2018, however 2020 is a different road. They must be able to create a coalition similar to Obama’s in 2008 according to Senator Harris during the presidential debate held on last Wednesday, november 20, 2019.

I witnessed the republicans defending Trump on the Mueller Report, Ukraine impeachment along with all other misbehavior/wrongdoings he has shown just being president and I keep asking myself the same questions many others are still asking like Ron Brownstein when he wrote “ Just how far will Republicans go for Trump?” in The Atlantic (November 14, 2019).

It could seem outrageous if I didn’t understand clearly what is going on. Republicans will go as far they can to support Trump as they went to show how much they hated Barack Obama. Trump is everything they really are. Trump is the manifestation of what Republicans deep inside are. Do you forget how far they wanted to go to destroy Obama? Since day one, their minority leader publicly said they will do everything they could to make the Obama presidency a failure and guess what? That is exactly what they did during 8 long years. They never supported Obama.

one has to be out of mind to even dream that conservative republicans will give up on Trump. When Trump said he could shoot someone in 5th Ave, New York and walk away, he knew what he was saying, republicans will save him, because he knows them, he knows their thinking, their belief systems. Donald Trump has been proven right so far.

Democrats nowadays as well as Democrats back then would give up on their president if Obama, Clinton had done just 25% of what Trump has done, or maybe, Republicans nowadays would if Democrats never had Obama as their president. In order to destroy Obama’s legacy, since they couldn’t fail his presidency, anything is acceptable, justifiable, even Trump the way he is.

During this impeachment inquiry, Republican Congressmen Nunez, Jordan, Castor and others showed no shame at all in defending the “defenseless”. The only reason why they did so, they know that 2/3 of Americans don’t have critical thinking skills. Even if they watch Dr. Hill reading her opening statement or answering republican questions powerfully, they are unable to understand the level of crime, abuse of power, Trump has committed as president. Even though they heard Ambassador Sondland said clearly “everyone was in the loup and it was no secret, Yes there was Quid Pro Quo”; even though they heard and saw Lt Col Vindman said to his dad: “Everything will be fine for telling the truth”. What we see as obvious because we use critical thinking skills to understand that everything Trump does connects him to Russia more than America…2/3 of Americans can’t see it.

And the game goes on… Trump will find a way to play the republican senators and convince them not to worry because he knows that about 2/3 of Americans not only forget easily but don’t have high critical thinking skills to understand what experts say, what science says. Guess what? These Republican senators will simply fall in Trump circle. He really knows how to manipulate them. History will remind us what Democrats stood for in 2020 and how these senators gave up on their oath to protect the constitution of America against all.

In the same article by Ron Brownstein, he reported that professor Donald F. Kettl, an expert in public management and public policy told him Trump is not supported by conservative intellectuals or the traditional republican party unlike the conservative populists.

The question Chairman Schiff asked yesterday about congress republicans back then versus now has a simple answer: Back then, Conservative intellectuals in any party will put evidence, facts before their own political benefits, but today, conservative populist republicans understand the game and they don’t care about moral, values, the rule of law…whenever they don’t personally or politically benefit from them. Conservative populist republicans are still using the fact that about 2/3 of Americans are scientifically illiterate in their favor.

It is about time that experts voices will be heard, understood and followed. It is about time that most 2/3 of Americans will be college graduated folks. It is about time that people will no longer base their decisions on superficial explanations, on alternative reality. This is true as well for Democrats that have exploited this level of ignorance, this level of scientific illiteracy to only benefit themselves. It is about time that either independents, republicans or democrats will behave according to facts in order to get the majority of people’s vote.

The Universe and us: The BIG PICTURE

What is the universe? What does the universe and doesn’t do?

The universe, as we know it today, exists independent of when and where there is life or not. It follows its trend on its own. It has no conscientious movement and it doesn’t talk. The universe doesn’t know about its existence. It does not worry ceasing to exist.

On the other hand, no one has control over it. No one can destroy it nor modify its course. The universe is a self-regulated thing. It can destroy itself totally or partially. It can regenerate itself as well.

The Universe has produced life on earth and maybe on other planets within our galaxy or in other galaxies, it could be, although we have no evidence of such reality as of yet. But, according to science, that life on earth has evolved over time and there we are as a result, thinking, talking, arguing, and even fighting over just this fact. Meanwhile, the universe is not bothered by our misunderstanding, it simply goes on its way. We call ourselves Theist, Atheist, Agnostic, Anti-theist, Deist, etc.

According to its trend and based on evidence of what already happened in the past, it is possible, even probable, that it destroys us completely or partially unless we manage to escape. As a species, and maybe at a certain point in time, the same history will simply repeat itself and the ones who manage to survive might need to start all over again. All the technology we have today may be gone again…Just remember, without technology, all we have is blablabla, our senses.

The Universe doesn’t “know” we exist, or other beings exist wherever they may be (If that is the case). The universe doesn’t protect us from itself. The Universe doesn’t’ think about us the universe doesn’t think at all. If we disappear tomorrow, the universe will keep existing, in other words, the universe doesn’t depend on us at all. Now, my question is: What is so hard to understand about this fact?

A BIG universe and a tiny planet called “Earth” with no effect at all on it.

The universe, again as we know it today, or unlike the limited view our ancestors had about it, is immense. This immensity is nowhere close to what our ancestors perceived. Just understand we, humans beings, live on earth with all it has, an atmosphere within a solar system with other planets that is by itself huge. Now, according to NASA SPACE, so far astronomers have found 2500 solar systems, and given how many they have found close to us, and the fact that they are finding more every year, their estimation goes up to 100 billion in our Milky Way galaxy alone. Keep in mind that one thing is a star as a solar system meaning having planets like Earth, Mars, Jupiter orbiting them, and a star just by itself. In our Milky Way alone, the estimation is about 200 billion stars. It has been observed that one planet is orbiting two suns at the same time. The earth alone is very insignificant among the very little we have observed so far in the universe.

Another way to look at the universe is by clearly observing the distance between stars, solar systems, and galaxies with respect to the earth as well as establishing the time travel to each of them from the earth. We could also situate or envision when we could visit to make those trips reality.

Today, it will take us about 7 months to visit the closest most habitable planet to earth: Mars. Although Mars has been considered the best alternative option to escape earth in case of an emergency or even for leisure, the conditions over there will have to be accommodated. Significant use of technology is required. We know that.

What about the “Parker Solar Probe” and the closest star to our sun?

After 60 years since the “Solar Probe” concept was introduced, last year, August 12, 2018, NASA has launched the Parker Solar Probe; It will be a historic mission, flying into the sun’s atmosphere (or corona) for the first time. Coming closer to the sun than any previous spacecraft, Parker Solar Probe will employ a combination of in situ measurements and imaging to achieve the mission’s primary scientific goal: to understand how the sun’s corona is heated and how the solar wind is accelerated. Parker Solar Probe will revolutionize our knowledge of the origin and evolution of the solar wind. Its mission will last 6 yrs, 11 months. Quote from NASA, Parker Solar Probe link.

It is expected to reach about 430.000 mph or 700.000 Km/h. If this technology is used, which represents about 0.07 percent speed of light, it will take us 6300 years to reach Proxima Centauri, the closest star (4.25 light-years or 268770 Astronomical Units away) to our sun, discovered just in 2016. However, we must acknowledge the fact that 50 years ago, Appollo 11 reached 25.000 mph or 40.000 Km/h on its trip to the moon. In that case, it would have taken us 100.000 years to reach Proxima Centauri. Given that huge gap, and if we continue on this path proportionally, (this is me speculating here) by the year 2200, we may be talking about something reaching 25 to 50 percent of the speed of light. As a result, we will need between 25 to 10 years to reach the closest star to our sun. The time will come when will know much about this closest star. Now, if we want to escape our solar system, we know the closest star to us is called Proxima Centauri. As of 2017, according to the Journal Astronomy & Astrophysics, astronomers have observed, through computer simulations, habitable conditions similar to earth.

In the meantime…What do we do with life on earth?

So far, when we consider the universe as we know it just today, it should be obvious, easy to realize how insignificant we are within that universe, at the same time, how special can we be if we can understand that.

And then, only if we could focus our time and energy in digging into the universe, in finding how it works, and how to make the life we already have great, joyful and more perfect to all living today and tomorrow… Maybe something in those planets around the Alpha Centauri Star system could help solve a bunch of problems, here on earth.

Some want to give the universe more credit than it deserves, others want to believe the universe is controlled; the truth of the matter is the facts are the way they are and they don’t vary according to our aspiration, our thinking, our belief systems, and our senses. Technology has already proven wrong so many of our obsolete perceptions that were solely based on our 5 senses. It’s time to move past them.

Did you mention life without purpose?

While we touch that aspect, let’s include the “life without purpose” promotion: Have you ever heard this saying: “Just hold on until we die or until the end comes”. Holding on is another way to tell people “Just survive, this life is not for you, you messed it up or your ancestors did”. Also, have you heard: “We don’t belong to this earth”

A better way to understand the concept of life without purpose is when it is said: On the outset, a purpose for life was predetermined by some sort of designer to whom it belongs. We, humans, cannot find, on our own, a common purpose for life.

The necessity for the gods or a GOD within or outside the Universe

It seems normal to me that there was a necessity to imagine the existence of any type of supernatural being. Using parsimony, the best explanation for this need resides in the fact that at the first level of human conscientiousness, human life was surrounded by so many natural events for which they had no understanding. At that level, the most advanced of course, attempted any type of explanation such as Someone is watching over them, someone controls the winds, the rain, the sun, the moon, the heat; someone must have power over life, over death, and maybe if they please him or them, their lives could be better. He could spare them some suffering…He could resurrect them after dying… He could transform them…He could give or share with them some superpower as well.

Those who went this way found the challenges of life on earth unbearable and have been continuously searching for a superpower that could save and protect life. Thus, they have created all the gods we know of; but in reality, the challenges stay the same, we have the same problems, the same concerns and the same worries about life we had 10 thousand years ago, and we still have the same hope there was at least someone like “Batman” or “Superman” in the real life.

Our ancestors have even come up with a better place to live: “The Heavens”. Unfortunately, the heavens are still being promoted nowadays and many are dying with this hope. And I can understand where they were coming from. Most of those living in the first world countries may not be able to imagine how life was back then, and how life still is in third world countries. The universe was only killing our ancestors, they had nowhere to go, they could not escape hot, cold, hurricanes, flood, earthquakes, tsunamis, etc. And on top of that: hunger, illness, death, powerful animals killing/eating them, including human beings like them killing them, controlling them, abusing them, oh… What a sad past and still a sad present as well!

We know, based on how we describe these superheroes in our imagination, they will do good to us, they will be protecting us from natural disasters, from wicked people that do bad to us, from this World Order or this Statuquo such as the socio-economical structures, the political systems, that outdated human established laws, etc.

And because no real help will ever come from any of these gods, they simply gave up on life on earth: WAIT with courage, DIE with the conviction that you will go to HEAVENS where LIFE is different, better and perfect. The new purpose of this life is to accept the way it is, to believe nothing good can come out of it, and to expect for the next life to come and of course not on this earth the way it is, rather on a different and renewed earth. In conclusion, anytime reference is made about the gods or GOD, it is connected to the real-life and the real challenges we humans are going through only on earth. The best example we have about this belief comes from the monotheist Jewish religion, Judaism. First, everything from the beginning of their story with their God is connected to the suffering, sacrificing, the portion of earth where everything is great (Canaan). Bear with me please, and look at the big picture: Around 1000 BC, after they conquered the land (by killing the ones living there) when supposedly they were being led by their god, they too got divided. Then, they are invaded by others, they were enslaved as well and their story goes on like any other story in the world at that time. Some people were conquering others, that was a “normal thing“, others were losing everything they had. Later at the end of this text, I included an example of the chronological most relevant empires throughout the world known history.

A little more about the Jewish story and their “God” within context:

The Jewish people were not an exception. However, they connected their story to their god and even blamed themselves each time they were under attack by another nation. Their prophets realized that the only way out was a”savior“. Their “God” will send a “Savior” also called “Messiah” that will come and will deliver them, then they will live in peace. They were supposed to have built a ” Temple” and they had to practice a bunch of ceremonies, rituals; they had to remain faithful to that god if not, nothing will change for them, and worse, He will be punishing them.

The Jewish story, like any other story, is about power, control, domination, slavery, injustice, abuse, intolerance among themselves, and abroad. When I hear those taking some events related to their story out of their contexts, placing those events in a “god-people” dynamic relationship and promoting a sort of true-belief systems, I feel their ignorance, I feel their hypocrisy as well because many of them have complete knowledge about what I am talking right now, but worse, I feel the pain, the despair, the resignation, the abandon, the misery, the poverty of the majority who rely on those teachings as effectively “true reality” and as a result give up on the fight for a society more just, more compassionate, less violent, less abusive. Yes, they gave up on the fight for civility, real love among humans, and while being the majority, they are letting the very few get away with everything we have on earth. They are born blind, they grow up and die the same way. They do not develop nor do they attain High Critical and Scientific thinking skills.

Seriously, who did you say are benefiting from our achievements today?

Bizarrely today, we can protect life from many things it was not protected against hundreds of years or even decades ago to stay the closest possible in time. Guess what? This level of protection arises only for very few. technology has been monopolized by a little group unable to look at the big picture. While it works in their favor that the majority keeps believing in their myths, in the other life to come. The very few are using technology for their good; not caring about those unable to even overcome the challenges of the past. The very few are using their agents to keep the great majority in darkness, praying, fasting, and hoping while dying every day. Those agents of the World Order have been granted some privileges and they are still playing the game of the very few to go against everything that is obvious, evident. Their mission: Tell people not to understand what they can observe by themselves, what they are living, bottom line: NOT TO LOOK AT REALITY but rather to stay strong in their beliefs that this world is no good until the next one come and for sure that will happen only (after they die). Those agents use everything science and technology bring to them, and yet they do nothing to help the majority of the people benefit from science and technology as well. They use science and technology to build their megachurches, to create the videos, to go live stream; when they are sick, they go to the best hospitals, they drink pure water, their houses can resist any hurricane of category 5, their family is well protected and by the way, if the universe ever decides to hurt us again, let’s say, by an asteroid, they will manage to escape while the majority with their gods and their beliefs will simply die.

If we stay within context, how did we get there?

At some point, it was a quest for land… At another it was a quest for natural resources, both humans didn’t create. Those men had no clue about respecting the right to life of others: They will stop in, take over, kill, and control. Today, they created technology on the land they invaded and made theirs, with the natural resources they found on earth and don’t share it with the rest of humanity. They put a “price” on everything as if they owned anything and the great majority of human beings still face the same challenges our ancestors were facing unsuccessfully.

Some went farther to blame the so-called “Devil” or “Satan” also figures they have invented since they simply could not understand why life was so challenging, so difficult, or why they had to face “death”. Worse, they went after the first supposedly man ever existed “Adam” to make him responsible for the unfairness of life as punishment but from who? From the same SUPERPOWER that created all supposedly. It is still unfortunate that these myth stories are being presented even today as true stories, not only that, the “agents” of the very few as well as those without a clear understanding, will argue nail and tongue to prove their point but only using their perceptions(senses) as evidence. There is an explanation for that fact as well: “Cognitive dissonance”. If you believe something was true, then all the evidence proves otherwise, but you want to keep believing the same way or you find an imaginary explanation to keep believing the same thing…brothers and sisters, the fact is you are experiencing a state of cognitive dissonance. The Seventh Day Adventists today came from a similar experience: October 22, 1844.

Any idea about the imagination power of our brain?

The power to imagine has been the greatest power ever possessed by man. Through imagination, many things become reality today. However, that same power has also brought humanity apart. Many are those, as of today, unable to differentiate imagination as a wish for something to become real. For example: If not all of us, but many have at some point dreamt about flying in the air, moving in or through space. We simply keep wishing we had this power to make it real when we wake up…

Unfortunately, with everything going on earth (Wars between men, the tenuousness of lifestyle for so many, meaning the great majority; belief systems and distractions thus limiting high curiosity level for seeking and understanding knowledge, and with the very few trying all they can to maintain the Statuquo) those are the reasons why very little time, energy and resources are being dedicated in a collective way to differentiate reality from imagination/illusion/aspiration. In a more knowledgeable society, a society where “reasoning” is no longer an aspiration but a reality, that should be “THE GOAL“.

BUT when is the great majority going to wake up?

We have identified many reasons:

1) Everything, as described above, is not yet clear in the brain of the majority of human beings and the main cause is, based on the oldest writings ever found from the Sumerians, as well as other predominant other religious views of the world (Muslims, Indhus, Buddhists, etc), our ancestors were unable to reach the highest level of scientific understanding. Most of them stayed at the first level. They were able to systematically observe some natural events, quantifying, and classifying them. However, they failed when based on that level of scientific understanding which is “Description“, they attempted to establish some causal explanations.

The same thing happened with others that reached the second level of scientific understanding which was ” Prediction“. At that level, they were able to identify some Correlation, Covariation between events in the sense that two events occur regularly at the same time, however, it was not wise to assume one causes the other. Again, our ancestors failed to grasp this difference and many causal explanations were emitted based only on that second level of scientific understanding.

Only at the third and Highest Level of Scientific Understanding, the causal explanation is sustained. At that level, it is not merely a systematic observation or an assumption based on correlation, but rather a control level through evidence of cause-effect relationship by experimentation, repetition, and generalization.

Again, we didn’t know that much back then and our leaders in the past were being guided by their perception (1st and 2nd level of scientific understanding) of the universe. That limitation itself has generalized and promoted over thousands of years. The majority of people are still reluctant to embrace evidence-based knowledge (the 3rd level). The imposed belief systems are still predominant. When facing the evidence, their escape is to create an alternative reality, such as “we don’t need the highest level of scientific understanding to know what is true or real”. Of course, they may be right, whenever it is evident, the truth may come just from a simple observation. But if it is not so obvious and/or convincing, the 3rd level is what is needed to establish causal explanations.  Whether you know it or not, you always use science to explain anything. Science has discovered that many explanations based only on perceptions were wrong and to avoid misleading, or making more mistakes, it is wiser to wait until the third level of scientific understanding is reached to relate to a causal relationship, objective truth. Today, we talk about evidence-based applied science through which objective truth emerges, and then that truth is true anywhere at any time. It is true and works for all, without reverence, dogma to follow, ritual, worship, praise, affiliation, etc. I am telling you, there have never been other ways to know what is true and real, to understand our world, our universe and how it works, to organize and generalize knowledge besides scientific understanding. It was rather a difference in the scientific level.

Spirituality?

The irony here is the fact that the ones who want to keep people misinformed, separate “spirituality” from the real world. In other words, because I am using a scientific methodology to understand the natural world, I am not spiritual, I can’t feel, I can’t connect with the universe, I can’t be inspired… Look at me, (I know you can’t) but as you are reading all these things now, can you infer that I care for humanity? Do you see love,  compassion behind my writings? So, open your eyes, and see who is lying to you, who is confusing you, who is keeping you the way you are…Ask yourself why do they want you to believe so much? Why do they want you to fight or even die over your beliefs? Why do they want you not to connect with others who question their belief systems imposed onto you?

2) Keeping people uninformed, misinformed has been a well designed and implemented strategy that came from far behind. Those with a certain level of information have always used this privilege to manipulate and control the mass. One way to keep people misinformed or uninformed is to discourage them to search or reach for evidence-based information or to twist, mix some evidence-based with other myths, thus creating a false equivalence. Many times you will hear them say: “we will never full the truth”, “it’s all according to someone’s opinion…” Another way is to keep them always struggling to “survive” so they don’t have time to question or search…Also keep them distracted, entertained. It is so fascinating to observe how many people shut down the door of “curiosity” within themselves and say: “I rather not know much“.

What about the BIG PICTURE?

3) This structure of human society has benefited the most powerful and they have not been able to look at the big picture as of yet. This is true from all the empires that have existed throughout world history that we know of, from the Sumerian (2300 BC) to USA (Present), included the Assyrian, the Babylonian, the Egyptian, the Jewish, the Persian, the Greeks, the roman(lasting about 2000 years), Germany, the Spanish, the french, the japan, the soviet union, etc.

4) As stated before, the universe can “destroy” us, can destroy itself at any time. This fact alone converts the universe in a violent thing at a time, with no mercy for anything or anyone. Why do we have to be violent?  Violent towards ourselves, towards each other, towards the earth where we are granted the privilege to live? And the answer remains the same:  We are still unable to look at the BIG PICTURE. We are at the stage where we don’t have the power to understand the universe, how it works, and how we can make life great, joyful, and more perfect to all living today and tomorrow. As I am writing this post, I am also thinking about you reading it now. I would love for you to help me spread this news to the world, but first, get it to yourself. Look, Individually, our life doesn’t go beyond 100 years and we look at the universe, the way we know it today (2019), this represents absolutely NOTHING. However, if we look at this fact as a species, as a whole, (without discrimination) we may behave differently. We may become more tolerant, more compassionate, less selfish (or not selfish at all). We may not feel okay when other beings like us live their whole life struggling. We may not make anyone else’s life miserable, less/non-valuable. ANYONE granted the privilege to be alive ANYWHERE on earth, should be taken care of as a precious gift. The dinosaurs didn’t choose to be destroyed, many animals never chose to be extinct. However, we have much power today to avoid certain extinction, we have much power today to save humanity, and yet so many are still perishing under our eyes. Dogs are great animals, we need them. Horses too, as well as so many others. We need to take care of them. But why the life of a dog should have more value than the life of a human? Why, today, the life of certain human beings have no value at all? Why doesn’t that bother the very few that millions are dying every day simply because they don’t have access to food, to water, to shelter or to medicine? The reason is simple: They are not capable of looking at the UNIVERSE and see the BIG PICTURE. But what about you, are you? Let me know. Leave a comment.

Science versus Religion in the 21st century

Heading to the end of the first quarter of the 21st century, it is fascinating to note how easy it is for a religious person to talk about his faith saying that everyone should have faith in a certain God. For having been part of their belief system since I was born, I understand the level of conviction shown when they bring their belief to others and try to convince them that they know the truth about the past, the present, and the future. Most of them, even with a doctoral degree will just tell you that you should believe their way, while obviously,  we have, on the other hand, science that is leading humanity to the understanding of the real world we are all living in and showing us how the universe works.

Our purpose throughout this topic is to set up the tone about all past and present apprehensions between Science and Religion.

Now, let’s ask ourselves: Can science exist without religion in the 21st century?

Albert Einstein said in the 20th century: “Science without religion is lame, Religion without science is blind.”  Many things we know today, Einstein didn’t when he wrote that statement, and if apparently, it made sense back then, today it seems inaccurate. Religion could be seen as what it was: something to hold on since we had no clue about ourselves, life, our solar system, our galaxy, the universe. But Religion has mainly misled humanity while imposing its belief systems, without compelling evidence, called “Faith” on humanity. Our world for the last 5 thousand years of known history is full of so many disappointments, thanks to religion.

One way religion was limiting science development is by refraining people from asking questions about things,  finding out and fixing things. Religion was always saying that the human race has no merit and is incapable of solving any of life multiple challenges and other men issues. Only God can do, Only God knows, etc.
Strangely, but surely, science starts to show otherwise with all the contributions to human life during the 20th century, and now all of the sudden religion is afraid, religion is losing control over the mass. The trend is declining and it is expected to keep doing so during this century. According to Lawrence Klauss, religion is outdated in the 21st century.

Again, I can understand Einstein’s mind when he said science without religion is lame, but with the facts we have today, I join Lawrence and affirm that Science no longer needs religion to exist in the 21st century.

With the scientific revolution which started about 400 hundred years ago, today, we can assure that this road is the way for a more joyful, perfect, and a great life.

However, can religion exist without science? The answer is NO. Religion depends on 100 % on science to do business. Let me explain myself:
Ask any religious person to use their faith to communicate with people wherever they are, not to use the internet to search for things, not to get on a car, or airplane to go anywhere but their faith. Can a religious person not use a cell phone and use his faith instead? Ask a religious person in the modern world to show you something in this world that was done by faith such as a bridge, an expressway, a building, or anything that could help human body support temperature changes high/low; ask any religious and convinced Christian not to go to the hospital, not to take any medicine if they are sick but instead to just pray, fast and worship, of course, their answer will be: Hell No!

A real scientist knows there is no need to fight upon beliefs, but a religious one would rather kill himself to prove his conviction about faith in some supernatural being in control of everything.

Personal experiences: Religious people’s last card.

A real scientist can question even his greatest accomplishment, reconsider it in full, but a believer is not allowed to question his beliefs: Go tell a religious person that maybe his belief is a lie, maybe it was a prefabricated, manipulated and well-oriented system of control, Guess what? He will feel deeply offended, personally attacked, or he will bring on his personal experiences (When I had no clue, that could be one of my reactions as well.) By the way, talking about personal experiences, which I have so many, is the last card used by believers when they are cornered with the historical facts that demolish the sustainability of their beliefs; believers also prove how much they have been fooled when they use the card of personal experiences as reference for their beliefs. It’s like they are the only ones on earth with those types of experiences: The only ones who get out of a car accident safe, the only ones get a job, or who get cured of a disease, who get to buy a house, who get to have a kid, etc. All of us, from the cave till today, and because of the dynamic of life may go through special events. Bottom line: “the so-called personal experiences are not proof of anything; they are not sources for objective truth, and finally they don’t show anything special/uncommon to any religious or non-religious group.  (this is not the focus of this topic, it is only one of the effects on convinced/blind religious believers)

Now, let’s formally ask the question: What if all religious people come to discover and understand that all types of religious beliefs were simply a man-made product as a way to attempt explaining, or interpreting the reality of their existence with all the challenges they had to face while ignoring where they came from, where they are going as well as their purpose of living and how to deal with all that they were going through?

Alternative Reality:

One mission of Religion is to take people to the alternative reality: When your brain is full of thoughts about an alternative reality, you naturally give up on the real world you are living in. Religion makes its point, based only on “Alternative Reality“; whereas Science just shows the true reality, the one everyone goes through since conception through death, generations after generations. Science explains the real world every day more accurately, discovers the natural laws, and looks for solutions to the natural problems affecting life overall. Whenever science says something is true, it refers to objective truth, the truth that is true everywhere, whenever, and to everyone. Science uses Data to support its findings. Science changes the unwanted, undesired reality into a better one, another real one, but never promotes an alternative one.

Is there any difference between Religion and Science in the 21st Century? The answer is “no”. Science and Religion are becoming more and more incompatible, there is almost no objective common ground between the two, therefore there is no difference either. To make it clearer, when facing uncertainty, the scientist will keep looking for a way out whereas the religious will give up on looking but will place his hope on a supposedly supreme being that could use his superpower and his will to help human beings. In reality, this supreme being has never used that power to resolve any uncertainty for humanity, that we know of.

Just know that “Alternative reality” is no reality at all. (We all know that, but the fact of the matter is the great majority is given paradise as hope while going through hell in the real world.

Let me be fair and take some bias out of my lecture. Science used to be similar to religion until the beginning of the 20th century when the gap between the two started to grow significantly and faster. Science and religion had the same common ground: speculate about the origin and nature of life. When religion was claiming God created it all, another group of humans was saying God doesn’t exist or they don’t believe in a specific god. In the frontier, science wanted to prove that religion was wrong and religion wanted to prove that science was not the best way either because most scientific hypotheses were failing. Both were using either of their “5 common senses” thus everyone was right in their opinion, and the most powerful ones forced humanity to take the religious road about 2500 years ago. Let’s just remember Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. Socrates got executed for not believing in the greek gods and promoting the road for seeking the truth, the objective truth.

However, when scientists started going beyond their senses, using tools that allow them to reach objective and emergent truth, then religion started to feel lonely. Religion in the 21st century uses the same obsolete references from men who didn’t know the earth orbited the sun, while science brings every day new instruments enabling us a more objective understanding not only of ourselves, our species, our earth, but also, our solar system, our galaxy the Milky Way, with its stars, its black holes… as well as the billions of galaxies beyond ours. We know today about billions of galaxies, we know about a very big universe that is expanding more and more.

When at some point, the debate between religion and science was about whether or not there is a supreme omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent God who as a result of his existence created everything and who needs to be worshiped a certain way, who has tons of dogmas for humans to fight over their entire life; this debate, too, is obsolete and meaningless in the 21st century. Science doesn’t care if any God exists, much less if He created the universe or has some control over it, at the end of the day, Lawrence Klauss said: “God is irrelevant to science, He doesn’t interfere with science.” Scientists care about understanding how the universe works and finding ways to make life greater, more joyful, and more perfect for all.

The Real World and its challenges:

Religion cannot prove their theory in the real world, except in the alternative one. Science has chosen to focus its attention on the real world. In the real world, there is no evidence of a Supreme being that ever existed; in the real world, there is no evidence that”prayer works“; in the real world we have laws, nature, and living beings. In the real world, the better and more in-depth we understand how everything works, the closer we are to finding solutions to all our problems.

Science will love for religion to give as many results in the real world or to turn the alternative world into the real one. If religion depends on science to grow, that means religion is counting on science and technology to expand and to convince about its alternative world. In other words, religion cannot exist without science and science is showing the irrelevance of religion along with all its beliefs in the real world.

When science finds a solution, it works for everyone…while every single claim of religion is based on a personal relationship with someone that needs some reverence/worship format. That claim about this someone brings fruits with the same probability anyone wins the lottery.

Science never asks anyone to believe in its discoveries for them to work, but religion asks everyone to believe first and to never question even after. If this is done, you get the same answers over and over. Nevertheless, the form of belief religion is asking for has nothing to do with the real world, and yes, it uses everything from the real world: it uses the real problems men face daily but gives no real solutions to any of them, except resignations in this world, hopes in the future world, etc.

We know today, there is no magical, supernatural solution to any of the real problems we have been facing throughout life history.

We know today that the only way to find durable, effective, and applicable solutions is through a deep understanding of how the universe and life work, which will lead us to needed discoveries and to deviate the trend against the abundance of a more perfect, joyful, and greater life.

We know today that life is a result of many many circumstances outside of men’s control and we abide by this fact. What we also know is that life has been a challenge for men and animals since the beginning. As a natural gift, we know today that life can disappear out of the blue at any time. We see and understanding this fact in the real world and science is committed to keeping the path of deep understanding. Maybe this is where the “Alternative World” religion talks about comes from. Natural disasters, natural deaths, and human instinct of surviving have caused the sudden disappearance of many generations. Besides natural disasters and natural deaths, the human instinct of self-preservation like animals has pushed him to destroy, abuse, or neglect the most vulnerable, the naive, and the lesser developed ones.

Besides, we know that at all levels, the challenge has been to preserve this gift. At some point, religion looks right when proclaiming no good ending for our world with the evidence we have from data, however, religion is wrong because this posture has been established based on human ignorance on how the real world works.

Human beings are called to overcome the challenges of a difficult life, to turn them into opportunities for finding the basis of a more joyful, perfect, and a great life. Human beings will get to that point if we are given this opportunity through science and technology.

We know that natural disasters have destroyed generations of animals as well as humans. We understand how it happened. We don’t need to invent a supernatural being with control over these events and as a result of fear, we don’t need to create a form of worshiping for anyone to save us.

We know that no one has ever helped us, there is absolutely no evidence of any supernatural being freeing us from death, illness, natural disaster, and much less from selfish powerful animals and human beings. We need to acknowledge that some powerful animals and human beings but also mortal like anyone else, have done their best to help the less fortunate, the naive, the defenseless. Some people did sacrifice their own lives for that purpose. We need more people today to come together and stand against injustice, lies, poverty…

Life, a very singular and very rare gift?

We know there is no LIFE anywhere else in our solar system, and most likely there isn’t anywhere in our galaxy, we are not sure about other galaxies and we have no ways to find out as of yet.

If life is a gift, we need not use it for seeking the one who supposedly gave it to us to worship him, rather for making the best use of it. We need to value life for every single living thing or living being, we need to understand it, to protect it and overall to preserve it from vanishing (again, if that was the case).

As of today, the most powerful men on earth don’t get it, they don’t understand that freeing humanity from religion is proportionally the same as helping us better understand the essence of life, how it works. Look, in that situation more human beings will dedicate themselves to that purpose. We need engineers like never before, we need physicians like never before, we experts in computation like never before, we need biologists, chemists, physicists, mathematicians like never before, we need a multiple of Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Galileo, Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek, Louis Pasteur, Thomas Edison, Carl Linnaeus, Nicolaus Copernicus, Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, Watson and Crick, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Lawrence Krauss, Richard Dawkins…

All the religions combined, but mainly Christianity, have brainwashed human beings since birth about many gods as well as inaccurate explanations about life and its meaning. Consequently, many of the great majority of human beings have either wasted the most of their lives or are doing so right now and they have been unable to seek all their potential.  The real-world needs more scientists, but no more pastors, priests; The real world needs more leaders in the scientific world, but no more followers of a specific religion. The bottom line: we need more People with high critical and scientific thinking skills. If religion considers itself a social entertainment, so be it, because the world also needs entertainment. But, stop brainwash the new generations… and let them discover what all generations before them were unable to achieve, and maybe someday, life can become joyful, perfect, and great for everyone single living thing!!!

Who really has Faith in God?

When someone tells you about his faith in God based on his personal experiences, simply ask him the following question:

How do you really know you have faith in God?

You will be surprised to discover that not only can that person not tell you how he knows he has faith, but worse, that that person has no faith at all.

First and foremost, what is faith?
According to the dictionary: “Complete trust or confidence in something or someone”; in a religious sense: “strong belief in God or in the doctrines of a religion, based on spiritual apprehension rather than proof.”

Now, if we look up in the Christian Bible:
According to Hebrews 11:1 “Faith is is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
In the same passage, there are many references of what faith really is about; for example: ” By faith the children of Israel passed the Red Sea as by dry land… By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after they were encircled for seven days.”
Furthermore, in James 2:26, explicitly, it is said: ” Faith without works is dead.”

Saying you have faith in God is actually meaningless, and the only way you can say you have faith is by acting first and then concluding: “By faith, I did this, by faith, I did that”, while no other logical explanation stands, as mentioned above.

The problem anyone claiming faith in God has, is that the only references of what faith really is, are those mentioned in Hebrew 11.
In other words, what do the people saying they have faith in God today do by faith? “Nothing” No one does anything by faith; please note here that I am being absolute in reference to what Faith is, not to what it is not, such as a “try” to see if something works. When we know the laws and technology, having faith should disregard the logical explanations of events and make them happen, for example let’s say: “By faith, I am going to have my car driven without combustible; by faith, I am going to make a phone call when my cell phone has no charge, or is dead; by faith, we are going to build roads, bridges, hospitals, schools, etc. By faith, we are going to eliminate cancer; by faith we are going to have our countries well developed; by faith, no one is going to die from malnutrition, from cancer, from not having access to health care where it is lacking (i.e., Haiti…)”

If someone tells you he has faith in God, just ask him what has he done by faith that should never be obtained otherwise. The truth of the matter is, the only way to say that one has faith is by showing what has been done by faith; if someone is not living a life based on faith, then tells you he has faith, you know he is either lying or he doesn’t know, or he never learned, what having faith means.

By the way, sometimes, we hear people referring to unique coincident scenarios as a proof of faith, such as: “I had nothing to eat, I prayed, and someone brought me food” or “My car broke in the middle of nowhere at night, and all of the sudden someone came to my rescue because I prayed.” And why not: “I had a terminal illness, my doctor said I had 6 months to live, I prayed, and 6 years later, I am still alive”; I was abandoned by my family, my friends, and I called upon God by faith, then He rescued me and now I can tell you my story”; “My family is not broken because of my Faith in God, I have a job because of Faith”, etc…  

I believe if we could live this life abundantly by faith, that would be great, and I would not only take advantage of it, but also make sure the whole world, meaning those having nothing on this earth, does the same as well. But the evidence we have for the known period of human history as of today, doesn’t align itself with that imaginary probability.

God and the Bible

Nowadays, the arguments against the authenticity, the indubitable character  and the  proof of an Almighty God’s existence from the Bible have overwhelmingly grown.

The multiple contradictions, the inaccuracy of certain events and the forgery of others have put the Bible scholars in a bad shape.

In addition to the proven data found, the mistranslated portions and the usurpation of authors’ names are some of the challenges the Bible scholars are still facing unsuccessfully.

When for thousands of years, a perception of the truth has established itself as unquestionable and all of the sudden, the challenges faced are insuperable; it is quite alarming for those who not only died for defending this truth but also for those actually willing  to do so.

Exactly for those people, I am writing this post. In fact, I do not pretend to end with this continuous polemic, neither do I expect to bring any plausible outcome of it. However, there is a question we should all ask ourselves objectively without considering the weight of our oriented beliefs, keeping in mind that I am still a Christian who really knows what he is talking about.

And before I go on, I want to clarify that unless you can question what you  believe without any fear, you are not free. Of course, we were taught to just believe and period, but unfortunately or fortunately, this period of time is completely gone: No one should just believe in anything without comparing the sources, investigating and more importantly without seeing (having a clear and balanced understanding). Now, by questioning what we were taught to just believe in as true, their foundation and accuracy, we may seem like a reluctant believer and  we may even expect to be treated like an outsider, an intruder, or to be categorized anything else; and we should not be worried about that. So, if you are a believer, don’t be afraid of questioning your belief like I do.  I think the Almighty and All Powerful God has nothing to do with a set of beliefs created and manipulated by men.

The question we should all ask ourselves as I mentioned in the previous paragraph, is as followed: Can the Great Almighty and All Powerful GOD be found in the Bible?

According the Bible, the answer is : “NO”

We will never find this kind of GOD in the mix of manipulated, oriented and mistranslated information. Information that often presented a God of confusion,  with little power, unfair, contradicting Himself etc… The more we study the Bible, using all the data we have, the more obvious these evidences are. Please, don’t get me wrong, we are talking only about certain portions of the Bible. Without any intention to discredit the true stories and messages of the Bible, I am considering the confusing parts where the Bible scholars are inventing explanations that make no sense trying to justify their truthfulness and forcing people to simply believe. Remember, we are talking about written texts that suffered numerous alterations from one language to another, from one context to another, from one period of time to another, and even from one culture to another. When I see people taking it personal, getting emotional because the accuracy of those texts are being questioned, I simply don´t get it:

An Almighty and All Powerful God that often just “tests” his people to prove them His is right /they are wrong or to see  how much faith they have in Him, is questionable. Although the Bible scholars will argue tooth and nail that God ‘s people are the ones who always or most of the times fail  those tests, it remains contradictory when in other similar cases the same God acts differently according to the same Bible.

Nevertheless, the facts are, according to the Bible, as follow: Adam failed: That is the reason why the world is a mess; Abraham failed: That is the reason why the two brothers are continuously fighting against each other); Moses failed: He was not allowed to enter the Canaan; the story of the Israel (Nation) is a constant failure and because of that the All powerful and Almighty God kept on punishing them…What is also surprising is the fact that one way God punishes them is to allow other nations those that don’t even believe in Him to enslave or dominate over Israel.  The Almighty and All Powerful God is then always asking them to repent, to turn back to Him so that He can bless them again, and again, and again; and then the Christians, with a different message from the same God, this time through Jesus Christ, the Messiah supposedly rejected by Israel. The same God that clearly instructed Israel not to use any creature, object or whatever to get to Him, is now saying that Jesus is the way, the truth and the life, no one gets to God except through Jesus. Christians will argue that’s the way, the only way: There is no other way to get forgiveness for sins and to be saved but through Jesus Christ. It sounds like the Almighty God changes the process since prior to Jesus, God’s people (Israel/Judah) could just confess their sin, repent and then they were forgiven.  Of course, Christians will find an explanation and try to prove they are right. Then the Muslims with Mohammed as their last prophet claiming that the promise made to Abraham was for Ismael descendants, the big brother, not Israel the little one. A Muslim is fully committed to follow the dictations of Mohammed: He is not questionable, period.

The same Almighty and All Powerful God had spoken about the end of the times and the resurrection through different prophets (Daniel, Ezekiel, Jesus, Paul, John, Mohammed, the Americans etc.), not only each one is different, but worse, they are many interpretations of each one. Again, how does an Almighty and All Powerful God willing to tell the future to his people let them so lost about understanding it the only way it is? Why do they have to have their own view about it if it really comes from the same source? Based on what evidence would someone prove one is right and the rest are wrong, if they are all using the Bible?

By the way, when we simply listen to their respective subjective arguments, each one will sound right, although they are some key historical and objective facts that can discredit one while favoring another.

When because of the Bible most people don’t find it fair enough that an Almighty and All Powerful God could have led the human history that way, and as a result, choose to deny His existence, they seem to have a case, because the more the Bible scholars explain, justify, deeper is the bridge that separates them to the ones who are challenging the Bible and even more when  using historical data.

If the idea that there is One super God, and other gods(also with some type of power) is true, then we need to find Him where human beings with the help of these gods can’t misrepresent, can’t manipulate, can’t disorient the information about Him.

We need to find HIM where the proof of His Super power resides unquestionably, where the proof of HIS  love for humanity is undeniably shown within us leading us to understand, to tolerate and love each other. Also, the Bible scholars have to think it twice when willing to mention Prophecies and Miracles from the Bible as a great proof of identifying the All Powerful and Almighty God:

  • Prophecies: In almost all civilizations and beliefs, we have found people with special power to predict some type of events, the Bible has repeatedly referred to those (although as false), so the prophecies found in the Bible and verified through the Bible cannot on their own prove that the inspirations that those prophets received are from the Almighty God. Besides, lot of prophecies are being interpreted differently by over thousand views, which pretend each one to be from the same Almighty and All Powerful God. It is impossible for the Almighty and All Powerful God not to allow those who desperately believe they have been inspired by HIM, to understand prophecies the same way.
  •  Miracles: All Beliefs through all ages have claimed the power of doing or experiencing miracles. In fact, miracles still take place everywhere. So, the miracles reported in The Christian Bible, the Jewish Bible and The Koran are not unique to them, The Almighty and All Powerful God cannot be found in the Bible through Miracles.

So, why did I say that the Bible itself says where to find GOD?

The King David, a proven Israel King around a thousand years BC wrote in Psalms 19 and I am quoting:

” The Heavens declare the glory of God; and the  firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge…”

Clearly, king David anticipated that if we want to find God, we simply need to take a look at the universe, and we will soon get to the same conclusion as him. There is no in between, no misinterpretation, no translation, no forgery. Everyone can confess they have never been able to see the SUN, but they do know it exists, and because of its immensity and its temperature, no one can get close to it. If we agree that the sun doesn’t move, and that the sun makes life possible on earth, certainly we can ask: how does the sun come to exist? Should the sun be a result of the Big Ban theory or was the sun in fact created?

By the process of elimination, any scientist will have to admit that the sun has to be created until proven otherwise, if not there is no other way for it to make sense. And, if still no one can get close the sun and remains alive, no one can even contemplate it like we do with the moon, we need to conclude that its creator, the real source of energy, the real source of life,  has to be less approachable.

Again, according to David, God’s power and love are obvious throughout His creation: no faith needed.

Each single human being, or group of human beings claiming that they know God in all His Immensity and dimension, and that they can even speak for Him are simply hallucinating; if not, they would have to show full knowledge of at least all things created such as the sun, men etc. This is basic logic: How should one be able to know the creator if he/she doesn’t have a full knowledge of his creatures/works? Mostly, those people claiming to speak on God’s behalf, don’t even fully know themselves ( as God’s creatures).

Can I pretend knowing Plato if I don’t know ALL his works? The problem we have here is a society characterized by talking about people, things and places they don’t really know. The Bible scholars are not an exception, on the contrary, they are so blind that they don’t mind inducing the whole human race in their obsession of knowing God rather than stepping back and reconsider the foundation, the logic of their beliefs.

First, The God they claim talking about is the One who supposedly created the whole universe, the Sun included, no one has ever been able to approach the sun, while everyone benefits from its temperature. In other words, God created a material world, He also created men, but men invented that we need to find the Creator in a Spiritual world: Makes no sense at all. We need to a priori understand, dominate the material world we are living in, then, if we have not found God within His creation, we may surely come up with this as an alternative.

As we are looking forward to seeing what the Rosetta mission, the first one in human history with that caliber,  will bring to humanity as information through Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, we as human beings must reach the stage of understanding the fact that if there is an Almighty and Al Powerful God, the best way to find Him is through His creation which as of today has not been manipulated by men. Each time the Bible is used to show God to the world, it is becoming a waste of time because people who want to understand and to know, will challenge it with no way out.  The Bible doesn’t unite humanity, instead, it creates more confusion, that is why around the Bible ( sacred book) there are that many interpretations and beliefs. On the other hand, the sun as maybe the most important and indispensable element in our solar system, does unite humanity.

The next question is: If there is an Almighty and All Powerful God, first of all, does He have a plan for humanity? If yes,  where then can we find it?