Facts, Faith & Propaganda
By Ada Brownell
Everything about who we are, how we came to be, and why we are here, is settled by faith. This book, written by a journalist who interviewed people on many sides of the argument, supplies evidence for faith—and reveals forgeries designed to destroy belief in God such as the Piltdown man, missing evolutionary links that DNA proved aren’t links, and a newer theory than Darwin’s, punctuated equilibrium. She also studied extensively on the reliability of scripture and evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus, and took a college course in propaganda. She saw the use of propaganda by secularists, especially in educational institutions. The secular world attempts to destroy faith in God with spinning the truth and brainwashing. You’ll be surprised at this author’s deduction of it all.
“Above everything else guard your heart, because from it flow the springs of life” (Proverbs 4:23).
You came into this life “empty-headed.”
When we were kids, my brother used to tell me he could look into one of my ears and see out the other. Then I had an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) of my brain so I could do a firsthand story on the latest technology for the newspaper where I worked, The Pueblo Chieftain.
I started the newspaper article with “My brother was wrong. There is something in there.”
What I mean by “empty-headed” is no human generated information existed in our brains when we came into this world. New brains are like a new computer. The brain has hardware, fantastic stored data governing our neurological systems and instincts that operate even while we’re still in the womb.
What God “programmed” into us commanded our arms, legs, fingers, toes, and so forth to work even before birth. Instincts God installed in our DNA through a brain message prompted us to suck, swallow, cry, and feel hunger, as well as caused the various inner parts of our body to function. Babies arrive with a brain download to cry for food, love, care, and being held, and they won’t thrive without these things.
When we were a few months of age, we learned to coordinate movements so we could reach for things because our muscles and brains developed that capacity. Nevertheless, we all needed outside stimuli to use the potential from the brain. Children who are given no attention often don’t learn to sit, walk, or talk.
We learned our language skills by imitating, but experts say language development begins in the womb because the unborn can hear. After birth, if Mom kept saying “Mama” over and over to us or other children in the house often yelled “Mama!” soon we worked our mouths and tongues around, used our vocal cords, and we spoke a good imitation of what we heard. Sometimes the child says “Dada” first. They learn to recognize Mom and Dad before they can talk.
If the parents speak Chinese, the child learns Chinese instead of English, and children of Spanish-speaking parents communicate in Spanish or whatever language is spoken in the home.
All through childhood, children imitate what they see and hear. Adults imitate other people—at least in some degree—all their lives. For instance, we like to imitate the experts on everything from sports to dancing, to gardening, to playing or singing music, to doing tricks on a bicycle or skateboard.
But imitation isn’t all there is. At some point we think for ourselves.
THINK FOR YOURSELF
As children, we started thinking for ourselves when we gagged and spit out the spinach baby food and then decided which cold cereal we like best. If we were born into a poor Oriental family, we might like rice instead. If we lived in an African slum, we’d be grateful for slimy oatmeal gruel from a dirty bowl.
In some parts of the world, you’d think putting live bugs between two slices of bread was a special treat, even though bugs crawled around on your fingers as you ate them. In other countries you’d eat dog and monkey. In times past, it was quite common for Americans to eat cow and pig brains and kidneys. They made “head cheese,” which was a meat jelly made from the head of a calf or pig. You can still buy pickled pig’s feet. I don’t know if they still sell head cheese but it became popular in a society that didn’t waste anything. In hard times, people also ate squirrels and turtles.
You cringe at the thought. Your stomach turns. That’s because you think for yourself and form an opinion.
Your head is not empty now. You learned by experience and from other people. That’s the only way we assimilate knowledge.
After we learn something, we usually can recall it spontaneously. We ride a bike without thinking about how we balance. We can type, text, cook, clean, repair cars, and program computers. We balance checkbooks, do income tax, use math to buy and sell, and make chemical formulas to create medicines that save people’s lives or to invent guns, bombs, and rockets to kill them. You can store billions of information blocks in your memory...
MEET ADA BROWNELL
Ada Brownell blogs and writes with Stick-to-Your-Soul Encouragement. She is the author of six books, more than 300 stories and articles in Christian publications, and she spent a large chunk of her life as a reporter, mostly for The Pueblo Chieftain in Colorado. She now lives in Missouri, a beautiful state except for tornadoes and chiggers.
Among her books: The Lady Fugitive, an historical romance, Imagine the Future You, a youth/parent Bible study .Joe the Dreamer: The Castle and the Catapult, a novel for middle grade up; Swallowed by Life: Mysteries of Death, Resurrection and the Eternal; Facts, Faith and Propaganda, a book that unmasks lies as well as reveals amazing truth; and Confessions of a Pentecostal, out of print but released in 2012 for Kindle; Most books are available in paper or for Kindle. Imagine the Future You audiobook is available at www.Audible.com Free book with new Audible membership.
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