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V.C. Thomas’ “The God Dilemma” seeks to inform and provoke critical thinking of the readers through this investigation into religion and God and, in particular, the violent, intolerant and self-righteous behavior of Christians for centuries past and even in today’s enlightened age using the source of the Christian religion – the Bible. Today’s modern technology and scientific knowledge contradicts all religious dogma created in ancient times by ignorant and superstitious people who had just learned to write. Modern science can test the strength of one’s faith and it can make him a skeptic, causing him to discard the religious beliefs of his family for generations past. Deep religious experiences (or self-induced delusions) can be explained by physical, psychological, biological and medical sciences today. “Evil” or “Sin” is the result of social and mental conditions and can be corrected with education and medication today and without the help of an imaginary “God”. “Faith is believing in what you know for sure is impossible.”
“The God Dilemma” is an unscientific investigation to justify believing in religion today and in particular the Christian faith. It argues that scientific and logical discussions about religion and the existence of God are futile; however, humans cannot stop thinking about it. Humans are born with a faith in God’s existence and with a conscience that tells them which is morally and ethically right and which is not. Author Thomas used to believe in religion, God, and Christianity through his teenage years, but even if he learned to ignore it during his 50 adult years, he never consciously discarded his Christian faith. He now shares his investigations and attempts to believe in Jesus Christ once again, despite today’s knowledge of the universe and evolution and by ignoring the sanctimonious behavior of fundamentalist U.S. Christians.
About the Author
V.C. Thomas was born in India. His home family life was the Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church where each day began with a prayer, ended with reading the Bible and going to Church every Sunday. He attended a British-run Protestant School where each day began with a hymn and the Lord’s Prayer and he had to study the Four Gospels and Acts for the Cambridge Overseas School Certificate. He obtained his Mathematics degree from a Jesuit Catholic College in India and his Ph.D. from the United Kingdom. In the U.S. he worked as a scientific programmer, professional engineer and university professor He ignored religion after he moved to the U.K.
The God Dilemma* by V.C. Thomas
To Believe or Not To Believe
Publication Date: April 28, 2009
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