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– A Book for the teachers and influencers of Gen Z Men and Women –
By Stephen L. DeFelice, M.D.
The message: Belief in the existence of God is the foundation for the establishment of religion and belief in our Judeo Christian religious values which have permeated every walk of our national behavior from our families to our government. Largely due to exploding technology, however, belief is our biblical God is rapidly diminishing and pari passu so have many of our religious values.
As a result we are an increasingly fractured nation where the spread of uncontrolled hate and other divisive behavior is now acceptable and, in addition, appear to be unstoppable.
One doable approach to turn the tide is make national efforts to bring back the belief in God— which is the primary purpose of the book. Yes, many attempts are being made by men and women of goodwill, but’s they are fragmented and isolated. It’s been a frustratingly losing battle. We desperately need a new approach, and Maybeism, I hope, can be the launching pad. So here we go!
What then is Maybeism book’s core theme?
The search for evidence of God’s existence is based on the historic ongoing epistemological battle between the Emoji Brain and the use of Words.
Epistemology involves the ways we can know things ranging from mathematics to philosophy. Unlike the use of Words only, the Emoji brain accepts, interprets and stores knowledge from Words to action as Emoji icons or symbols. For example, let’s take W.C. Field’s saying, “Smile first thing in the morning. Get it over with!” Now the Emoji brain will instantly search its vast information icon storage system and instantly understand the message behind it and also lead to an instant smile. If it is read aloud to others, the same will occur with them- instantly-without the use of words!
Now try to do this with Words comprehensively explaining to others the multiple messages including the reason behind the icon generated body language smile. (There is little in life as secure as 2+2=4).
Analyzing the battle of the Emoji brain versus Words sample subjects to be addressed in this thin 64-page book are:
– Examples of the Emoji brain in action
– Evolution, origin of life including epigenetics
– The six human mysteries
– Philosophy, theology, logic, cause, effect and purpose
– The Big Bang
– Seven Billionism
– Morality versus ethics
– Body language
– The human brain
– The human body and its Human Signaler
– Probability statistics and computational modeling
– Putting the aforementioned together in support of the existence
of an intelligent Creator or God
The Target Audience
-Teachers and Influencers of Gen Zers-
My grandson, Stephen Carlos, a Gen Zer with growing faith in God, pointed out to me that his fellow Gen Zers- about ages 18- 24- who are our future leaders, are seeking deeper things in life from their leaders, but, instead, are inundated with messages on climate change, racism, diversity, transgenderism and sex in general. He told me that Gen Z church attendance is inexorably decreasing, and this group rarely hears about God. He emphasized that my small book covers lots of complex subject matter and best be targeted to teachers and Influencers to be used as a teaching textbook in the classroom or other educational means.
As an example, since I address the Big Bang in the book, he asked me to imagine a teacher instructing his students to discuss what both preceded and caused the Big Bang which are two different questions, what was it made of and where is it taking us, all subjects of which currently teachers purposely avoid. This exercise would be fertile ground for Gen Zers Emoji Brains to bring God as a major player into the discussions.
Needless to say, I was persuaded.
The following is a striking recent example of the inexplicable failure of our religious groups to communicate about God’s existence not only to Gen Zers, but to all. The international Catholic Youth Day was recently held in Portugal where approximately a million youths gathered from around the world to praise God and celebrate religious values. It was a huge success! I reviewed a number of major media outlets and could not, with the exception of Catholic media ones, find a single mention of this event. It made me wonder why the Catholic Church with its vast economic resources did not hire effective public relations firms to help spread this spectacular event along with its biblical messages confirming God’s existence.
A Wake-up Call to Catholic, Protestant and Jewish Leaders: It’s Time to Team-up!
It’s critical to note that the book deals with multiple arguments which support the existence of the biblical God whose existence you all already agree upon. It’s also important to note that it does not support any particular religion. Whether it be my small book or multiple other pro-God forces, a collective movement by all pro-God forces could be a formidable unstoppable movement. Remember that you’re all in the same boat in a losing the battle, and also remember what wise-old Ben Franklin warned: “We must all hang together , or most assuredly, we will all hang separately.”
Winston Churchill said Courage is the will to speak openly. But may I add, it requires leaders to do so. The challenge is who among you will lead the way?
You may wonder why I, as a physician, wrote this book. Well, isn’t it the role of a doctor to treat patients in order to reduce their suffering? And doesn’t belief in the Biblical God do the same?
I believe that the Emoji Brain will come to the same conclusion!
Click here to read the free e-book of “Maybe-Ism: The Emoji Brain in Search of a Personal God” by Stephen L DeFelice M.D..