THOUGHTS ON ONENESS
To expect one of the people conditioned in certain lines of knowledge from childhood to discover the truth (hidden from them and also contrary to the teachings of childhood and adulthood that engulfed them) would seem to be expecting the impossible. Why do most people believe the things they believe? Few, indeed, ever stop to ask themselves in retrospect how they came to accept the beliefs that have found lodgment in their minds.
You probably have seen pictures of the statue The Thinker. A man sitting alone, leaning forward, elbows on his knees, his hand supporting his head. There, supposedly, he sits in deep thought, hour after hour, day after day—just thinking! Supposedly that statue depicts the manner in which some of the religions and philosophies of the world came into being.
But The Thinker had nothing to think from! No foundation for his thinking. No facts on which to base his conjectures. The human mind is not equipped to manufacture truth with no basis for that truth! However, few, it seems, really think! Most people accept carelessly what they are taught from childhood. And, coming into maturity, they accept that which they have repeatedly heard, read or been taught. They continue to go along, usually without question, with their peers. Most people do not realize it, but they have carelessly assumed what they believe without question or proof. Yet they will defend vigorously and emotionally their convictions. It has become human nature for people to flow with the stream—to go along with the crowd—to believe and perform like their peers around them. Further, most people stubbornly refuse to believe what they are unwilling to believe. There’s an old saying, “He who is convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.”
Did you ever ask yourself: “Who am I? What am I? Why am I?” The world about you is a mystery. You yourself are a mystery. You have never seen your brain, id you ever ask yourself: “Who am I? What am the seat of your intellect and all that you are.
Your life is engulfed in mysteries. on reflection, your very existence is a mystery. Did you simply happen by unintelligent resident earthly forces without meaning or purpose, or were you intelligently designed and created by an all-powerful God of supreme mind for a purpose that also has been hidden in mystery? In fact, the persistent tradition throughout human history about the Creator God has been such a mystery that higher education in the Western world has sought to erase the mystery by giving its virtually unanimous acceptance to the theory of evolution.
Gradually the theory of evolution evolved in thinking, yet ignorant, minds filled with intellectual vanity. This thinking evolved into the theory of “use and disuse” by de Lamarck. On the heels of de Lamarck’s theory came Charles Darwin with his theory of the “survival of the fittest.” Actually Darwin died unsure of his own theory. However, two colleagues, Haeckel and Huxley, fought vigorously to promote the Darwinian theory into public acceptance.
But were created human minds of intellectual vanity, who created a theory, more all-knowing than the supreme mind that created them? The evolutionary theory has been invented by human minds in an effort to explain the presence of a creation without the preexistence of a divine Creator.