The Beckoning of God's Reality

Cold and Lonely Truth – Table of Contents

Part 1: Truth, Perception and Belief

  • The Absolute Truth
  • Misconception of Tolerance
  • The Marginalization of Common Sense
  • Pride and Reality
  • Sensation and Perception
  • Traditions and Beliefs
  • History and Truth
  • Radical Skepticism

Part 2: Psychology and Purpose

  • Attitudes and Behaviors
  • Brainwashing and Cults
  • Belief Systems
  • Purpose and Meaning
  • Mind, Conscience and Morality
  • Art and Its Compulsion

Part 3: The Book of Nature

  • The Misconception of the Chasm
  • The Origin of the Universe
  • The Law of Entropy
  • Laws of Conservation
  • The Finely Tuned Universe
  • Manifesto of the Designed Universe
    • Energy Density of Empty Space
    • Original Phase-Space Volume
    • Natural Force Strengths
    • Planetary Conditions for Life
  • Intelligent Design
  • The Escape Hatch of the Multiverse
  • Consensus and Truth
  • The Origin of Life
  • The Origin of Information
  • Evolution: The Science and the Ideology
  • Evolution’s Failed Script
    • The Cambrian Explosion
    • Genetic Limits
    • Cyclical Change
    • Irreducible Complexity
    • Non-Viability of Transitional Forms
    • Molecular Isolation
    • Specificity of New Biological Information
    • The Human Mind
    • Convergence and Historical Contingency
    • Temporal Paradox
    • Probabilities for Positive Mutations
    • Orphan Genes
    • Symbiotic Biological Relationships
    • Non-Coding DNA Regions
    • Ontogentic Biological Information
  • The Gauntlet of Research
  • Elusive Missing Links, Always-Changing Tree of Life
  • Evolution, the Ideology
  • Implications of Darwinian Evolution
  • The Suicide of Evolution
  • Can God Direct Evolution?
  • Scientific Ventures and Truth

Part 4: Faith and Doubt

  • What Is Faith?
  • The Problem of the Heart
  • Faith, Doubt and Unbelief
  • Power of Words, Faith in Faith
  • Faith in God
  • Fallacy and Skepticism

Part 5: Religion, History and Archeology

  • Syncretism of Beliefs
  • Religious Claims and Worldviews
  • Determining Historical Reliability
  • The Reliability of Biblical History
  • The Reliability of the Old Testament
  • The Reliability of the New Testament
  • Jesus, the Historical Man
    • Cornelius Tacitus
    • Lucian of Samosata
    • Suetonius
    • Pliny the Younger
    • Thallus
    • Phlegon
    • Josephus
    • Babylonian Talmud
    • The Historical Fidelity
  • Jesus, the Religious Figure
    • What His Followers Claimed
    • Was Jesus a Liar, Lunatic or God?
  • Jesus, the Figure of Prophetic Fulfillment
  • The Historicity of Christ’s Resurrection
  • Sins of the Church
  • True Christianity
  • Convictions
  • Radical Skepticism of the Bible
  • Which Way to Heaven?

Part 6: Questions of God

  • Questioning God’s Ethics
  • The Problem of Evil
  • The Purpose of Creation
  • The Desired Outcome
  • Relying on God’s Fidelity
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Why the Obscurity?
  • Heaven and Hell
  • Resurrecting Truth