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CATEGORY: What's Ultimately Possible in Physics? Essay Contest (2009) [back]
TOPIC: The Imitation of Christ: The Universal Security State, Freedom and Responsibility by Eugene Fredrick Mische [refresh]
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Author Eugene Fredrick Mische wrote on Sep. 28, 2009 @ 12:33 GMT
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Highlights the need for studying the Master of the Universe when regarding Physics and its ultimate goals.

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I have been married for 20 years and have 4 beautiful boys. I have a B.A. in Physics, performed graduate studies in Oklahoma. I do a little consulting and advising. I have been employed with Charter Communications for over 16 years.

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Alfred Tang wrote on Oct. 12, 2009 @ 07:04 GMT
Hi Eugene,

Most people (secularists in particular) think erroneously that faith is a private subjective matter and that science is objective and disinterested. When speaking to secular world in the first step, a thinking believer needs to show the secular world in a cogent manner that faith makes contact with objective reality.


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