Forget Predestination. How about totes “Scripted”?



Without apologies or superfluous preamble, my “Script Theory” is, simply put, that God wrote a book, and that book is the Universe and all Life, past, present, and future—relative to this moment, your moment, any moment, in the 4D-Space/Time Continuum—and Free Will is an “illusion which cannot be denied by Man.” That is the Great Paradox.

My evidence relies on The Bible and Science. God’s Inspired Word. His attributes, Physics, Logic, and objective reality. The only a priori, albeit subjective, starting point is a belief in the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and Jesus Christ. Then again, perhaps this thesis may serve as a Proof of God. Then again, again, I’m no Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, or John Calvin. Linguistics herein inspired by William James and Will Rodgers. My opinion(s), and aware that these topics are of little interest to, and of no benefit for Christians and Jews who simply love the Lord God.  Nonetheless, here goes:

Is God subject to, or, limited by Time? Does He have a clock on His wall? Does He predict or control what will happen in the Future, mine or yours? Is His knowledge merely omniscient foresight, i.e. He knows our hearts and can “Predict”? Or, does he know the future because He sees it(!)? Is He the Aristotelian Material Cause, Formal Cause, Efficient cause, and Final Cause, or isn’t He?

I say: He wrote this book. Every page, every line, every character, every subplot. He wrote The Beginning of this Big Bang-Six Day thriller. He wrote The End, and the Middle. Every descriptive passage. Therefore, or if so, He has the only copy of this book in his hand. And therefore, or if so, nothing is going to *change within the text. What is the alternative?

Did God create the Universe and from that spectacular moment—in Time—must watch its progress, perform occasional maintenance duties, tweak the machinery, get rid of some antagonists and poke protagonists? Is He merely a spectator with a really powerful remote?

Is God finite or is He infinite? If He is finite, then He cannot logically be omnipresent. If He is infinite, then He cannot be contained within the boundaries of the 4D-Space-Time Continuum. He exists outside, around—all around! He is everything, which happens to include the rotating expanding Universe. He exists, still, in The Beginning. He exists far beyond the Revelation-End. Therefore, He is looking at The End at this, any, every moment. Is that End constantly changing?

Is the Universe an Open End project, a helter-skelter circus of unchained creatures, flora/fauna, people, molecules and stars? If so, then “Chance” rules, despite Newtonian Cause-Effect classical physics. Both are observable, but Quantum-crazy Chance fails to achieve “Major Law” status. And yet it cannot be dismissed. It never goes away, and The End cannot be precisely determined.

I say: The 4D Continuum is Closed End. It’s a book, written and published. Set in stone. All the affairs of man and planets were predetermined by the Creator, the Author. *And therefore, if so, Free Will cannot exist. Does God know what Choices will be made, or doesn’t He? Does He simply know so much about or hearts and DNA that He can predict very accurately? And, maybe He can influence circumstances or hearts in order to get the desired outcome? That desired outcome is The End. He doesn’t know The End yet? Or, He knows The End in a fundamental sense but isn’t precisely aware of how “we” get there? Certainly he is in control of the play and its actors.

Does God’s attributes include any limitations? Is He omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent, or not? Does He know what happens, precisely, in the future or not? If not, the why not?

“Truly I tell you,” Jesus answered, “today–yes, tonight–before the rooster crows twice you yourself will disown me three times.” “Truly I tell you,” Jesus answered, “today–yes, tonight–before the rooster crows twice you yourself will disown me three times.” Peter was being his customary solemn tough-guy. Jesus punctured his ego balloon, for a reason of course.

Consider these three possibilities. One, Jesus is a really good prognosticator. He sees and knows what the rooster is doing at the moment and He knows Peter’s heart and DNA. Two, Jesus has the power to make this happen, influence all persons involved and poke the rooster at the appropriate Time.

Three: He wrote this book. John 1:1-5 ”In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was with God in the beginning. 3Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome a it.”

Jesus could have told Peter what his blood pressure would be when the rooster later announces his guilt. He has seen it before, and sees it even now. He wrote the scene(s)! His Holy Spirit sustains the motions of molecules and guides fields and particles of Light.

Think about that, if you will. “Chance” is not involved. *Neither is Free Will. It will happen, as Planned. And it did. Could Peter have messed everything up by choosing not to deny Christ? If he could and did, what would that have done to the future “Catholic Church” or any denomination? The nature and future of this world? I suggest that no man—“World Leader,” or not—can affect the Future unless said affections were preordained by God. Consider Jeremiah 1:5. “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” The adage, “Everything happens for a reason” is applicable. God’s “reasons” prevail, and they are the First Precedent.

God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit didn’t take chances when He exploded that unimaginably super-dense “particle” and launched His Book. He designed every single detail, measurable by man theoretically, but not practically. He designed the DNA of Einstein’s 4D Space-Time Continuum and breathed life into that explosion. He knew that Adam and Eve would sin. He knew that only one commandment would suffice. Ten were not necessary. Just one. He could have chosen a different commandment, such as “Don’t let one son kill another!” He chose the perfect one, the one which would “allow” them to doubt Him and disobey Him. The one which would alter the relationships of all Creatures. The one which would ignite the Laws of Thermodynamics. The one which would expose their only imperfection: They were not God.

The whole of Creation is imperfect, because it is NOT God. This a truth not because of Predestination, but rather because of logic—and ‘Who God is’. In “The End” God cannot coexist with an imperfect Creation for eternity, because that is anathema to His attributes. But God inserted into the DNA of Creation the only mechanism capable of reconciling that imperfection. He, The Word, the Son, would become incarnate, be born, and, would suffer the Cross. The Atonement. And Jesus paid the combined debt of all sin. He secured His right to present His children to His Father. Ephesians 1:3-14.

3”Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. 4For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love 5he b predestined us for adoption to sonship c through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— 6to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. 7In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace 8that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding, 9he d made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, 10to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.

11In him we were also chosen, e having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, 12in order that we, who were the first to put our hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory. 13And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, 14who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.”

None of these things, nor any things, happen by Chance.

Finally, few Predestination proponents accept a totally “Scripted” Universe. It makes them nervous. Free Will fans might become apoplectic. Consider this possibility, if you will. What if a few seconds after The End, God says to all assembled that He scripted it all. And he explains that Free Will was indeed an illusion. *(No one is to blame for their choices and acts?) However, He further explains that he is about to offer eternal life plus a true Free Will—if each agrees to love Him, and worship only Him. And he asks, ‘You see me now. You see My Son. What will you do? How will you live? Will you do as you did in the World? Or will you become my sons and daughters?’

What if: Many will certainly praise The Lord God and be filled with the Holy Spirit forever. And yet many, according to their nature, will abhor this proposition and they will still hate Jesus Christ. Satan is in attendance. Can he accept this deal? I, personally, doubt it. No, of course not. Alas, I don’t know, because I am an imperfect, stupid, obnoxious, gun-toting curmudgeon and predestined innate sinner. But I sure have “Hope.” And I hope that I take the deal. Actually, I hope that Jesus already sealed the deal, and wrote my name down in His Book of Life. Done deal. Hope you do, as well.

“Scripted” doesn’t bother me a bit. In fact, I’d prefer it to Chance and Free Will.

Note 1. Statements marked with an asterisk will be explained in a subsequent “Addendum.” Essentially, they represent a personal resolution of the question screaming out in my mind: “If all this is true, forget worrying about Free Will, ‘Genius’—Of what value is prayer?!” Uh oh. Am I negating “prayer”? Making it a moot and futile exercise? Heck no! Okay, something is missing. Something gravely important. I Thessalonians 5:16-18: 16”Rejoice always, 17pray continually, 18give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

I think I figured it out, maybe possibly perhaps. The “Book” is, actually, a “Living Book.” Only God can and did write a Living Book. God can alter the Script. Does my opinion matter to God? Yes, and, No. To be continued…


What’s so amazing about ‘Grace’?

Mountain lake & campfire

It’s been a long time since I read the book, What’s So Amazing About Grace(.?) by Phillip Yancey

Now, I’ll tell you my two opinions. Why two? Because “Grace” is a double-edged sword.

For instance, in the first, the book had a good effect on me, because it taught me that Grace is not always peaches and cream, milk and honey, and good weather. Nor is it always “A Wonderful Life.” The book also convinced me that Grace is one of the most intricate and incredible concepts relative to God’s attributes, His Plan, His mercy, etcetera. Grace affects—impacts—every single aspect of every life, flora, fauna, Human!

Does Grace mean “…and they lived happily ever after…”? Hell no, it doesn’t! One of its meanings is: “It could have been worse.” And you know what, that is (almost) always true. I’ll get back to this meaning shortly.

It also means: Some desire of the heart is, eventually, given to you (Proverbs 13:12). Some days bring a wonderful surprise. A child is cured of (fill in the blank). Medical personnel accomplish Grace every day, for the most part. Maybe a fetus survives to full term. Maybe a fetus survives, period. Maybe two airplanes crash into the world’s most famous twin towers and kill only 3,000 people—when they could have killed twice that number on a different day. Grace is there every time a prayer is answered, and sometimes when prayers are not answered.

Grace is God saying, This is Who I Am, when a life or lives are uplifted, when lives are saved. Isn’t Grace when souls are saved?


But is it Grace when lives are lost? When souls are not saved? Is it Grace that starts wars? Or, is it Grace, Who ends wars?


Which part of Hurricane Harvey is Grace? The rain, the wind? The rescued? The dead? MSMBC and CNN and any MSM coverage? Fox News (yeah, still MSM)? Rescuers being shot at by looters? Donald Trump coming to Texas? 70 Young Democrats protesting POTUS coming?

Which part of Hurricane Irma–Wait! That Cat-5 bitch was coming right at me. Prepped, sort of, for four days. Then she wasn’t. But now i prayed for the west coast of Florida, where family lives. Irma spread out, but reduced. Still, she sure screwed up even the east coast–and my house. Is that Grace?


I’ll tell you what Grace is not. It isn’t people who hate Blacks, whites (not supposed to be capitalized), Asians, Hispanics, Native Americans, nor anyone who doesn’t follow a particular religion—nor anyone who hates all—religions. It isn’t scientists, academia, politicians, celebrities, or intelligentsia, who only desire to keep their jobs or their egos.

It is easy for people in a good, solid, financially secure position in life to sublimely offer advice to other people less than themselves. (Believe it or not, I’ve actually been there, done that.) It’s not so easy for people who worry, weekly, daily, or hourly, how they are going to survive the week, the day, the hour. (Been there.) It’s easy to be a person who has obviously been blessed by “God’s Grace.”

Now, I’ll try to tell you what Grace is:

However, something, a minor thing, happened today, and I’m not in the mood for espousing about the wonders of Grace. I’m not in the mood for what I call, “La-La Land Christians telling me that they will pray for me. Neither am I in the mood for morons who think I should become an atheist. And I damn sure am not in the mood for Socialist/Communist/Progressive/Democratic/Antifa/Nazi/any-supremacists/any-only-our lives-matter, or Juan Williams, Geraldo Rivera, Sheppie Smith, Karl Rove, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Wolf Blitzer, Carl Kapernick, Alec Baldwin, Putin, or the Pope, telling me what they think is right and what is wrong. Morons!

What happened? It doesn’t matter. It could have been worse.

Make no mistake, I don’t know everything. Hell, I don’t even know much. But I will, occasionally, get really pissed off at God. I even cuss! And, God’s answer?

He… You mad, dude? Get over it.

Yep, it could be worse.

Dear Neil deGrasse Tyson – Mother Nature exists, but God doesn’t?



Most scientists say that there is no evidence that “ GOD “ exists, including Albert Einstein, whose many statements regarding God have been documented. I truly respect what Einstein has contributed to our collective (a yucky word!) knowledge of the Universe. But anyone who thinks that he was a believer is uninformed. I won’t clutter this article with his quotes. However, I might quote other true and also alleged scientists.

For instance, a tweet from a modern day progressive science-hero, Neil deGrasse Tyson:

“Mother Nature has been genetically modifying organisms for nearly four-billion years. Farmers for ten-thousand years.”

Really? Can Mother Nature be seen with a telescope? Microscope? Oscilloscope?

[“Sure! Mother Nature can be seen in everything.”] But, God can’t?

Mr. Tyson, according to Patheos, a progressive secular humanist web site, in a “CBS web exclusive”:

Neil deGrasse Tyson Finds No Evidence For God’s Existence

            Tyson replied:

The more I look at the universe, the less convinced I am that there is something benevolent going on…

… I look at disasters that afflict Earth, and life on Earth: volcanoes, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, disease, pestilence, congenital birth defects. You look at this list of ways that life is made miserable on Earth by natural causes, and I just ask, “How do you deal with that?”

So philosophers rose up and said, “If there is a God, God is either not all powerful or not all good.”

I have no problems if, as we probe the origins of things, we bump into the Bearded Man. If that shows up, we good to go! Okay? Not a problem.

There’s just no evidence of it.

And this is why religions are called “faiths” collectively. Because you believe something in the absence of evidence. That’s what it is! That’s why it’s called “faith”! Otherwise we would call all religions “evidence,” but we don’t, for exactly that reason.

Watch the full segment in the video below:

This is not the first time Tyson has gently and diplomatically denied the existence of God. Indeed, Tyson has made an art form out of quietly denying God’s existence while never outing himself as an atheist.

Oh, really? “…quietly denying God’s existence…? “…while never outing himself as an atheist…? Does CBS actually think that Christians and Jews do not recognize atheistic, humanist, and anti-God speech and journalistic bias? How about the Huffington-Puffington Post?

In an interview with Huffington Post in 2014, while promoting his then new television series Cosmos, the celebrated scientist gently argued that there is no evidence for the Judeo Christian god. At the time Tyson gave a remarkably similar answer to his recent response to CBS:

Tyson’s “remarkably similar” response is also remarkably similar to the beliefs of another popular expert on science—who really isn’t a scientist:

Bill Nye On Belief In God: Explains How And Why He Is Agnostic …

Jan 22, 2014 – Host Josh Zepps relayed a question from a community member that asked Bill Nye if he believed in God. Watch the video above to see Bill …

Bill Nye, “The Science Guy”, is not a believer. I, personally, hope and pray often that there is a God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Jesus Christ Yeshua Ha-Mashiach –

I wouldn’t mind seeing proof of “MOTHER NATURE’, but she isn’t mentioned in The Bible, the Pentateuch, or any other ancient documents, as far as I know. Does she fit into the physics’ Standard Model? Where is she, Mr. Tyson?

Astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson, seems to constantly speak in the kind of generalities favored by astrologers. Scorpio: Today you will have an opportunity to make an enemy or a friend. Your attitude may be the deciding factor.

No kidding? I’m in trouble, then.

I prefer physicists who talk about classic and quantum mechanics, and non-locality, because they’re the ones who will never say that God doesn’t exist. They are incredibly intelligent people, but they will admit that there is a whole bunch of stuff (technical term) that remains outside observable qualia.

As I have previously stated, my research for my third novel, Spectrum and Principalities, led me into the venues of physics, neurology, anatomy, philosophy—and, theology, of course. I already stated that “Science” has convinced me that there is no observable-measurable evidence of spirits, paranormal events, miracles, near-death experiences, a survivable soul, or of, in Mr. Tyson’s words, “The Man in a Beard.”

Does “Mother Nature” have a beard? Mustache? Regardless, here’s a preview of one of the premises in my #4 novel:

If God doesn’t exist, then what is the value of a man’s life? George Washington has many statues—which may be destroyed by those who hate our country and its history. But, I digress. If there is no survivable soul, no eternal resurrection, and only ashes, dust, and worms’ meat, then what good are statues? How does Mr. Tyson and history judge George Washington’s next door neighbor? (What was his name?) George’s pets? His slaves? The first soldier lost under his command? The last one?

I appreciate statues honoring history, including those of Dr. Martin Luther King and Thomas Jefferson. Their lives had and have meaning. I also believe that the only way their lives have eternal meaning is if there is an eternity. Are the lives of unknown soldiers, unknown neighbors, unknown pets, and all unknown deceased human beings without eternal value?

If this life is all there is, and if Mother Nature has the final say, then why…? I can’t decide what question to ask. What difference does it make? Oh, maybe that’s the question.

Nope. There has to be a question which either proves God’s existence or proves otherwise. I need to find that question. Any suggestions?