Our Creator as Engineer

Science has been of little real use to humanity. With all of the revelations that have come to light about the awesome engineering that has gone into living things that are all around us, there is almost no credit given to the actual Designer and Sustainer of each and every one.

There’s a huge wealth of engineering invested in all the creatures on this planet that we share. The world of science is a world of dry bones, clouds without rain, trees without fruit… I’ve learned to take everything that comes out of it as hopelessly warped and misleading. Giving credit for the universe and everything in it to the wild fantasy that spontaneous generation is.

beaver at work
Busy Beaver

If you have any fondness for reality as I do, let’s examine living things in the light of the actual Engineer behind them. Someone that is actually capable of such wonderful things, such feats of design and integration, beauty and efficiency and the accolades could go on infinitely… (“consider the ant and be wise” the scripture says).

How about the beaver? An amazing clever fellow in his own right! They can fell trees all day long with 4 little teeth, dine on the bark and assemble them into complex dam systems that double as dry and secure apartments for mom and dad and several babies and they don’t mind sharing it with several frogs, muskrats and other tennants. Beavers themselves share much of the bodyplan with rats and mice on a gigantic scale and yet they are responsible for cultivating much of the native forests of the American continent! He’s definitely a keystone animal and that is by no doubt a huge design effort and behavioral training on the part of our Creator. The same God that dammed up the sea for the Israelites to pass along the dry seabed with walls of water on both sides as documented in the Book of Exodus.

What about the housefly that so closely resembles the biting stable fly and yet they have completely different mouthparts. Both are wonderfully engineered flying machines again on nearly identical body plans, but serve us in completely diffent ways. Both start out as maggots serving as undertakers and cleanup crews recycling and preventing the spread of disease. One also functions as a cattle prod-and human prod to help prevent an over sedentary existence. Both do what they do extremely well and our lives are better for it.

The Person behind these great achievements is the same that is behind the rest of the universe that spans beyond His planet we call “earth”. All praise and glory must go to Him and Him alone!!

Wayne Hollyoak

Morality and Democracy

I’ll be 61 years old in a few days. Yet, I can still remember a few of the lessons I learned in college. One in particular from sociology had to do with the concept of right and wrong only the term used was “more'”. No, it’s not the word we use for increase or a kind of mushroom! It’s the root of the word, morality. As I recall, the “mores” are the ethical values of a given culture or society.

So, if you use the  expression, “moral majority” you are essentially repeating yourself if you are someone within that culture. Morality would be the technical, “scientific”, equivalent of , “politically correct” or “go with the flow” in a sense. One of the defining characteristics of any “culture” is its set of “more’s”. So in order to be a moral in one culture you must always break the rules of morality or more’s of another’s. One culture may see wearing socks as offensive, or a taboo, while another may consider those that don’t wear them as offensive or immoral.

So, why does anyone use the phrase, “Moral Majority”? I would think that it reflects a false understanding of the concept unless it truely is an appeal for everyone to become more politically correct. Morality is inherently pleuralistic. Each culture or society has its own.

When it comes to the democratic form of government with its majority rule based on popularity alone, you will always alienate to varying degrees all minority groups under its umbrella. In the US an “electoral college” is used to try to help balance out the influence of more populated states on national election outcomes. Then you also have a handful of elite judges that can overide the will of the people whenever special interests can raise enough stink and they can bend the constitution to support their cause.

The teeth of the American democracy were cut on the backs of hard working pioneers with a strong concensus of mutual cooperation and dependency. A few were devoted Christians and many were at least fond of the christian ethic though unconverted to the faith and disciples of Jesus Himself. Sadly, many of the leaders elected lead dual lives having one foot in “Christianity” and the other in secret pagan societies like the “Freemasons” and such. A practice that was condemned by our Creator as revealed to the prophet, Ezekiel.

The Creator, Jesus of Nazareth will rule over the people of this planet and the universe regardless of who seems in power and so the power of the US democracy has always rested in the will of the majority to comply with the Allmighty God and His commands. It’s all dependent on His blessing which is the highest goal for any nation.

As the scripture says, “seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be added unto you”.

Wayne Hollyoak