In God We Trust
Understanding the Culture War in a Scientific Age:
The Pitched Battle for the Soul of America

April 2008   |  Volume I, Number 4
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The Liberal Worldview (continued)
In the most recent newsletter (www.jerustar.com/I-3.htm) we likened the morality of the liberal left to a quantum-statistical turnstile that encourages movements in one direction (more probable states) while resisting movements in the opposite direction (less probable states). Ok, so what’s this all about and what does it have to do with the culture war? What, for example, does it have to do with Roe v. Wade?

 

The Miracle of Life
In his book The Hidden Face of God, leading Israeli scientist Gerald L. Schroeder unmasks the mind-boggling complexity of what is going on in the womb from conception to birth:

 

The brain produces neurons at an astounding rate in the womb. By birth there are one hundred billion. During the nine months of gestation, that averages out to between four and five thousand new nerves each second. Four to five thousand phenomenally complex axon-elongated cells constructed each second, each one racing out to find its target organ. These are guided on their journey by a trillion (a thousand billion!) structural glial cells. Don’t just gloss over these fantastically huge numbers. Each cell houses all the complexity we discovered earlier: nucleus, DNA, mRNA, tRNA, ribosomes, motor proteins, ion channels, and on and on. And all are being manufactured at the rate of five thousand per second. (1)

 

By all accounts human life is an extremely rare and low probability phenomenon in the universe, requiring highly ordered, highly strung, highly tensed, highly stressed, highly specific, highly complex and highly unstable arrangements of informational, material and energetic elements. The magnitude of the complexity of a single living cell, the brief and tenuous nature of life itself, the fine line that separates health from disease, and the rapid rate at which the body will decay after death, all testify to the relative instability and low probability of human life.

 

Science of Probabilities
The last hundred years have brought a shift in scientific emphasis, away from concept of Newtonian determinism toward the concept of probabilities. A century or so ago scientists might have said:

 

Given the seamless continuity between cause and effect, we predict such and such will happen with absolute certainty.

 

Today they say it a little differently:

 

Given the quantum discontinuity between cause and effect, we predict such and such will happen with overwhelming probability.

 

The probability of finding dust in the universe is very high. The probability of finding living cells in the universe is relatively very low. Stated otherwise and all things being equal:

 

Matter and energy as living cells = less probable state

Matter and energy as dust = more probable state

 

Atheists like Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett associate the appearance of life on earth with randomness and the ontology of the universe. Paradoxically, the ontology of the universe makes general selections in favor of more probable states (dust), not less probable states (living cells)! So how come it has allowed such a huge sample of mind-bogglingly complex life forms to exist on earth for millions and millions of years? In answer to this question atheists would likely posit “parallel universes,” “directed panspermia,” or “undiscovered causes.” In answer to the same question, believers would posit the overruling Providence of God; i.e., the thing that has created and sustained life on earth is the local “intervention” (or as C.S. Lewis might have said, the local “interference”) of the Creator in the normal course of His creation.

 

Roe v. Wade
Take away the influence of the Creator. Remove all considerations of God and Judeo-Christian morality. Exclude the Ten Commandments. Strip the human condition of all Divine law, spiritual restraint and moral discipline. What have you done? You have reduced human beings to physical systems! How do physical systems behave? Naturally, they tend to move away from less probable states (life), toward more probable states (non-life). Slowly and imperceptibly at first, but as time goes on with growing zeal, increasing fervor, passion, enthusiasm and dedication, large samples of human beings will inexorably begin to make cultural selections in favor of “abortion.” Just connect all the dots to see the relationship between the ontology of the world and Roe v. Wade. (Refer also to the oft misunderstood words of Christ in John 18:36).

 

Abortion and Infanticide
Abortion and infanticide are nothing new. Millennia ago derivative (pagan) civilizations were sacrificing children on the altars of cosmic expediency on a regular basis. Apply the ontology of the universe to the human spirit and you can expect rulings like Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton. Stated otherwise and all things being equal: Those who will not conform to the nature of the Creator by choice, will conform to the nature of the created thing by default. As the wise Solomon stated long ago,

There is a way which seems right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. (Proverbs 14:12)

 

 

The newly published book In God We Trust by Victor Shane was written to explain all of this in greater detail, exposing the sham and error that underlies atheism and arming those of you on the forefront of the culture war with the rational wherewithal to restore this great nation to the dignity of her origins in God.

 

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(1) Gerald L. Schroeder, The Hidden Face of God (New York: Touchstone, Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2001), p. 111

 

 

 

 

What is America’s culture war really all about?

 

Who are the warring factions and what do they really want?

 

What set of beliefs drives the ideology of the conservative right?

 

What set of beliefs drives the ideology of the liberal left?

 

 

How do these beliefs divide America when it comes to:

 

The Judeo-Christian worldview?

 

The Ten Commandments?

 

Marriage & family values?

 

Abortion?

 

Homosexualism?

 

Euthanasia?

 

The American military?

 

As the culture war reaches its boiling point, In God We Trust by Victor Shane provides answers to the above questions along with winning strategies intended to restore America to the dignity of her origins in God.

 

“Most great movements of history have launched only after one great book has stirred the hearts of men. Such a book is In God We Trust by Victor Shane which makes the moral argument for America’s third great religious reawakening. When the battle is ultimately won and civilization is successfully defended, history will remember the book that started it all.”

—Rabbi Daniel Lapin,

President,

American Alliance of Jews

and Christians

www.aajc.org

 

“Though Victor and I have different understandings of the details of religion, Victor being a devout Christian and I being an orthodox Jew, clearly in his book, In God We Trust, we share identical views regarding the desperate need for a return to the Biblically based moral code that once prevailed in American society and upon which America was founded. Victor has put into words the concerns and desires of the silent majority of Americans which must cease to be silent.”

—Gerald Schroeder, PhD.

Jerusalem, Israel www.geraldschroeder.com

 

 

Copyright © 2008 Victor Shane