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Saturday
Jan282012

Double-Helix Hallelujahs!

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GK Chesterton"As an explanation of the world, materialism has a sort of insane simplicity. It has the quality of a madman's arguments; we have at once the sense of it covering everything and the sense of it leaving everything out." --GK Chesterton

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“All supernatural claims are superstitions. And all superstitions are explained by science. Except for those that aren't. But we have faith that they will be. And if you don't share my faith, you're lazy and dishonest. This is the new-atheist message in a nutshell." --Casey Luskin

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I read recently how certain scientists believe that maybe they are beginning to understand how inanimate (ie. dead) matter was able to turn itself into living matter, The explanation was (understandably and predictably) quite vague, but it had to do with the discovery that certain microscopic entities, dead microscopic entities, (pre-sub-components of soon-to-be RNA/DNA) were able to educate and then self-replicate themselves in a sorta/kinda natural, undirected and accidental way. Hmmm, I thought to myself. “Self”-replicate?

Information/intelligence from.....?And, besides, I wondered, where did this pre-biotic “how-to-information” come from?

And how, does dead stuff assimilate this “how to” information?

And then, I wondered further...What could possibly have possessed the dead stuff to want to “kick-start” itself into striving to become alive in the first place?

As I pondered these things, the story of Rumplestiltskin came to mind, and I recalled what the crafty and malicious imp said to the distraught and despairing princess:

"What will you give me to spin this straw into gold?"

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The spirit of alchemy (and temptation) is alive and well in the 21st century. The Magnum Opus is still the Magnum Opus. The quest for the “philosopher's stone” is as persistent and pervasive in the heart of man today as it has ever been.

And the fool still says in his heart "There is no God!". (Psalm 14: 1) 

The alchemists of Humanism/Scientism will not rest, apparently, until they achieve their proud and pernicious goal,... that is, the discovery of an altogether empty-Minded creation. They've been sitting at this particular metaphysical spinning wheel for a long, long time.

The sorcerer's delusion casts a mighty spell, indeed. (And that “rest” that the alchemists long for, I'm sure they will not find.)

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“Scientists have calculated that the chances of something so patently absurd actually existing are millions to one. But magicians have calculated that million-to-one chances crop up nine times out of ten.” ― Terry Pratchett

"....the logic of materialist reductionism implies that science itself is the product of unreasoning material causes. No wonder the Age of Reason ends with the Age of Postmodernist Relativism!...if unthinking matter causes the thoughts the materialists don't like, then what causes the the thoughts they do like?"--Philip Johnson

 

“Double-Helix Hallelujahs!"
(Rumplestiltskin-Heads are Spinning)

 

Precious Genes of Absolution!
Please come wash this dirt away!
Magik Chemical Atonement...
Gives the slip to Judgment Day!

Double Helix Hallelujahs!
Hey, Man, wave those branches 'round!
O, Hosanna in the highest!
We were lost, but now we're found!

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Double-Helix Hallelujahs!
Source of Life?....
We'll find it yet!
And if not, we'll make up something!
Stroking our next amulet.

Opus Magnum-Man, keep striving!
Someday maybe gold you'll make.
And that treasure that you're seeking?
Don't give up,.... for Heaven's sake!

Hocus-pocus, Man, have at it!
Wave that Magik Science wand!
Just imagine!...All from Nothing!
New Age Alchemy has dawned!

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Yes, they've channeled Rumplestiltskin!
But their hopes are growing dim.
Rumplestiltskin-heads are spinning
Just So Stories” … Outlook? ...Grimm!

They declare: “God's not an option!”...
They demand: “God! Stay away!”
They'll just conjure up what's needed!
(Yes, my friend... That's what they say.!)

Pride reveals, their Votive Motive
Dabbling now with sorceries
Hear their magik incantations.....
Master Merlin wannabes.


Trying hard to spin creation....
Do you think they'll find The Way?
Source of Life? Man, keep on seeking!
Truth be known! Come have your say!

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Make us meek, Lord, in Thy Presence.
Help us see your Grand Design;
Give us Grace to bow in rev'rence,
Word made flesh,.... and Plan Divine.

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"Eventually materialist philosophy undermines the reliability of the mind itself--and hence even the basis for science. The true foundation of rationality is not found in particles and impersonal laws but in the mind of the Creator who formed us in his image." -Phillip Johnson

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"Curses!", he shrieked, and stamped his feet so hard that he fell through the floor and disappeared forever.---Rumplestiltskin, The Brothers Grimm

Hieronymous Bosch, (tryptich panel, "Hell", 1504)

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“And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur...[to be] tormented day and night forever and ever.” ---(Revelation 20: 10)