by ALCAP | Thursday, June 26, 2014
Under normal circumstances one never forgets anything. The human brain functions as a high-fidelity recorder, putting on tape every experience from the time of birth and possibly before. A person uses only about ten percent of his twelve billion brain cells in normal everyday operations. The remainder of those cells serve as banks into which are stored memories of every single word, smell, touch, taste, thought, emotion and dream you have experienced.
Things that cause too much pain or distress to recall, a
person just pushes back over the threshold of consciousness. Often we need to make a conscious effort to
remember some things we would just as soon forget.
The whole world was stunned when a few year ago two
professors at Emory University, in the department of religion, announced that
God is dead. These men said that it was
no longer necessary to believe in God because modern science can explain most
of the known universe without reference to a divine being. Further, they said, it was no longer possible
to believe in God because current science has shown that nothing is real unless
one can weigh, measure, look at and test it.
Also, they added, it is no longer meaningful to believe in God because
man “has come of age”; out-grown the childish myths of heaven, hell, creation
and a creator. Therefore, concluded
these theorists, God is dead and died in our current era.
As much as I disagree with both of these individuals and
their conclusion, I must admit for millions of people God is dead – or may as
well be dead for all the attention they pay Him. God may exist, but these people want Him to
stay out of their lives and leave them alone!
He who would be wise will live every moment of every day in
the conscious awareness that we are to work a concentrated effort to
acknowledge God in all our ways with the awareness that someday we will give an
account of every deed and “hidden thing” unto Him.
He who would be wise must make a deliberate effort to
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