William Ottis Romine Jr.; Riverdale, GA 30274

February 3, 2017

REQUIREMENTS TO GET INTO THE BOOK OF LIFE OF CHRISTIANITY at the “WALL OF TOLERANCE”.

MATERIALIZED 2006 A.D.

 

1] Honest use of the SCIENTIFIC METHOD:  Karl Popper, THE LOGIC OF SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY.

On the six days of creation in the bible:  “A day to God may be 1000 years and 1000 years a day” [2 Peter 3:8]; Einstein’s THEORY OF RELATIVITY; a day to God may be EONS to a person [the big bang origin of the universe].  Quantum mechanics [in physics] implies a creator [the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle; the reason Heisenberg won a peace prize in 1957].  I read the cryptic remark that “the church is not mentioned as being relevant after the first part of the Book of Revelation in the bible”.  However, I also read the cryptic remark that “it is wished that everyone had a bible to read”.  I do not determine who gets into the Book of Life, so getting mad at me is pointless.

“Render unto Caesar’s that which is Caesar’s and render unto God that which is God’s”; in black and white English; Matthew 22:21.  “Let every person be in subjection to the governing authorities.  For there is no authority except from God and and those that exist are established by God”; Romans 13:1.

2] The practicing of a NORMATIVE MORALITY:  Immanuel Kant; Michael Shermer, THE MORAL ARC:  HOW SCIENCE AND REASON LEADS HUMANITY TO TRUTH, JUSTICE, AND FREEDOM; Shelly Kagan, NORMATIVE ETHICS.  To do as little harm as possible.  It is ethics and morality that de-NAZI-fy the THEORY OF EVOLUTION. 

Laws have to be morally just laws.  MORALITY implies fairness and justice, not pure equality.  Brain surgery is vastly different from taxi driving.

There is a MORAL RESPONSIBILITY to take care of society’s weakest and most vulnerable people [that life has dignity and worth].  There are non-malicious and rational ways of accomplishing various objectives [in society] [such as achieving industrial growth] while protecting civil rights and civil liberties and protecting the public.

“Repay no one evil for evil”.  “Vengeance is mine [GOD] [and mine alone], and I [GOD] will repay”; Romans 12: 17-19.  It is justice [based on morally just actions], not vengeance.

On sexual behavior.  Jesus states “Judge not lest ye be judged” [on other people’s sins/imperfections] [Matthew 7.1-3]; a true Christian does not judge someone on their sexual orientation.  “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone at the prostitute” [John 7:53-8:11].   I note that Neveda legalized prostitution at the same time that prohibition was lifted [this is the best way to keep sex trafficking and sex slavery out of the hands of organized crime; have commercial sex all above ground and legal].

People neither marry nor or given in marriage after the second coming of Jesus [Matthew 22:30].

The seven deadly sins of Christianity [that condemn one to hell] are LUST, GLUTTONY, GREED, SLOTH, WRATH, ENVY, and PRIDE.  I note that ENVY [as well as GREED] is one of the seven deadly sins.  The working definition of LUST that I use is based on sexual behavior involving malicious intent.

3] A total commitment to the covenant between God and Abraham.

 

William Ottis Romine Jr; Riverdale, GA 30274-1502

March 4, 2010