Author: Charles A. Morse
Pen Name: Charles Moscowitz
(617) 271-5044 email@example.com
Book Title: GOD
Book Subtitle: A Biography
Charles Moscowitz is an award-winning radio talk show host who presently hosts a weekday commentary and interview program on YouTube and subscribing podcast platforms. Moscowitz is the author of over a dozen non-fiction books including The Nazi Connection to Islamic Terrorism, published by WND Books, 2010. Moscowitz columns have been published in The Boston Globe, The Washington Times, WND, Newsmax and Frontpage.
This book is the musings of an old guy, a personal view of God. Moscowitz begins the narrative by presenting his evidence that God exists with the contention that there is no contradiction between belief in God and Science. He then proceeds to sketch a history of belief in God in western Judeo-Christian culture. Likewise, interspersed in the narrative, is a description of what Moscowitz contends has been a war against God and, as such, a war against man. A self-described secular American Jew, Moscowitz delves into historic controversies between Judaism and Christianity and within Judaism while contending that America is a Christian nation and that Jesus, philosophically speaking, is an American.
Manuscript status: To be completed no later than the end of August 2020.
Projected final word count: 30-40 thousand
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This book, written in the first person, draws upon the personal insights and experiences of Charles Moscowitz, a self-described secular American Jew who has assumed various aspects of traditional Jewish belief and practice. Moscowitz contends that a study of God involves an understanding of immutable philosophical principles which transcend all faiths and ideologies. This is because, Moscowitz contends, God is true and his creation, both in its real and abstract elements, is true and is knowable to a degree. Moscowitz looks at that which is known.
Moscowitz argues that immutable and divinely inspired principles, while voluntary in terms of their levels of acceptance by the various peoples and cultures of the world, are nevertheless universal in nature.
Moscowitz delves into various controversial questions in this book including whether the Jews were responsible for the crucifixion of Jesus. Moscowitz wades into controversies such as why so many Jews became radical revolutionaries in the 19th Century and subsequently became involved in the 1917 Bolshevik coup in Russia. Moscowitz traces this involvement to the corrupting influence of 16th Century false messiah Shabbatai Zvai and his misinterpretation of mystical texts which emanated from the 15th Century Lurianic Palestinian school in Safad.
Moscowitz views America as representing the ultimate flowering of Christian civilization which is why Moscowitz claims that, given that Christianity draws its moral and ethical code from the Torah of Sinai, America is, in the spiritual sense, both a Christian and a Jewish nation.
Charles Moscowitz is an experienced public communicator. As a radio talk show host, columnist, author and former congressional candidate in Massachusetts, Moscowitz has been interviewed on hundreds of radio talk shows and on several TV shows over a 20-year period.
Presently, Moscowitz hosts a weekday commentary and interview livestream on YouTube and subscribing platforms with a growing online audience. The Charles Moscowitz program has 1,577 YouTube subscribers and the program is carried by several podcast platforms including Spotify, iHeartRadio, iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher and others.
Moscowitz has interviewed several major YouTube personalities and podcast hosts on his program and he plans to market this book primarily by means of getting booked for interviews by such personalities on YouTube and on Podcasts. Such interviews are often promoted through social networks.
How will the reader benefit from reading this book?
The reader might find, as a result of reading this book, that their mind and their heart might become more open toward the proposition of believing in God. The reader may get a better understanding of the various factors that established the American idea and that of western civilization overall.
What gave you the idea to write this book?
God is a concept that, I contend, we all believe in whether or not we choose to acknowledge it. I have always believed in and prayed to God. As I reach toward an older age, I feel compelled to share my views and experiences with my brothers and sisters from all walks of life.
Do you have potential candidates to write a foreword or introduction?
Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Glenn Beck, Dennis Prager
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Who am I to write about God?
Conspiracy against God and Man
The Moral Arc
This book is personal. This book is about my belief in God which emanates from my background as a secular American Jew who has, as an adult, embraced various traditional Jewish beliefs and practices. I am an American Jew who is immersed in American culture. How could I be otherwise? I would challenge you, dear reader, to know that you also hold a personal belief in God, whether or not you acknowledge it, and that your belief is likewise rightfully tempered and influenced by your own faith background. I would expect that you would honor your faith as I honor mine. Having said this, I am an unabashed and unapologetic American and I seek to play my part in defining and advancing my vision of America. My belief in God emanates from Judaism and from the Christian and secular traditions that gave birth to this great and pluralistic American Republic.
This book about God is not about Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism or any of the other great religions or cultures of the world. I focus on Judaism because I am a Jew and I focus on Christianity because Christianity is the font of America, my beloved country. Does this mean that I am Eurocentric? Not in the chauvinistic sense. I do not believe that America is inherently superior to other nations and cultures. If I were Muslim from Iran, or Hindu from India, I would write a book about God from the perspective of those faiths and cultures. If I can write a book about God than anyone, including you dear reader, is qualified to write a book about God because God is universally understood and because God is true.
As an American I embrace a pragmatic view. I believe that universal truths transcend any particular religion or culture, truths that are universal because they are true in the same way that God is true. These truths have been identified in an ongoing process of knowledge that includes millennia of revelation and collective human experience. These truths, in a nutshell, are the principles that respect, preserve, protect and defend the sovereign self-evident natural rights and freedoms of the individual who, according to the Bible, is created in the image of God. The intellectual disciplines of philosophy and political science should focus on how to protect those rights, once defined, and how to establish institutions that protect those rights. It is up to the nations and the peoples of the world, operating as agents of free will, to either embrace or not embrace these truths and, as such, to enjoy the benefits and the blessings or to suffer the consequences of their choices.
Who am I to write about God?
Really! Who am I to write about God? What kind of arrogance is this? I am no expert and I am certainly no saint. I am no scholar nor am I a man of the cloth. I am a poor schlub, a sinner, a pitiful supercilious twit! As I mince toward the finish line of my life, as I glance back over my shoulder at a past laden with squandered opportunities and wasted time, I realize that I am hardly qualified to write a book about God! I am too tired, too burned out and too wasted. I can barely rouse myself out of bed in the morning let alone rally my attention span long enough to write a book about the King of the Universe!
And…yet…Here I go!
I believe in God. I have always believed in God. I pray to God. I talk to God. Every human being on the face of the earth, every person alive today and every person who has ever lived since the beginning of time, indeed every living creature including the amoeba believes in God. This is because God is true, and we know it. Those of us who claim to believe otherwise are lying to themselves and to everyone else. As Thomas Jefferson observed in the Declaration of Independence, God is self-evident. I believe that God created us all equally, both men and women, and that God endowed us with certain unalienable rights including life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Our belief in God, in and of itself, is not a question of faith, I would argue, but rather our belief in God is a question of reason and science. Speculation regarding various denominational particulars relating to our belief in God are, indeed, matters of faith and theology such as whether there is a son of God or a Trinity, or the specified definition and meaning of heaven or hell or the soul. This is likewise the case regarding questions such as whether Muhammad or Joseph Smith or L. Ron Hubbard or Buddha were prophets.
Religion based upon belief in God as the creator of the universe constitutes a synthesis of faith and science. If God is true than science, which is a study of that which is true, cannot exist as science, per se, without God. Historic evidence indicates that believers in God find guidance and solace from organized religion or in a system of belief which provides a means of contemplation and worship, a method by which defined moral and ethical values may be studied and adapted, and a process by which such values may become incorporated into a secular society. Religion is established and molded by organizers who try to understand God, the mysteries of existence, and the immutable moral and ethical principles emanating from faith and science yet, given the imperfect nature of people, religion, per se, tends to reflect both the better and darker tendencies and motives of its leaders and thinkers. Religion thus contains repositories of both inherited wisdom and truths as well as certain mistakes and irrelevancies. Every generation strives to discover and correct mistakes while deepening and advancing an understanding of truths and, by doing so, advancing personal and societal notions of morality and faith. God based religious systems, while far from perfect, nevertheless contain structures by which the adherent may seek truths and meaning in life, solace for life’s problems, atonement for sin, a means of redemption, contemplation of death and afterlife, a ritual structure that marks important personal and historical events with a continuity to the past and a way toward the good life.
God is true…God is real.
Let us begin by examining a single exhibit for proof that God is real. Let us begin by considering the eye of a bee. The eye of a bee consists of hundreds if not thousands of perfectly shaped and coordinated living particles, all arranged in multiple shades of color, all forming a shape that is virtually identical to that of millions of other eyes of bees. What happens to the eye of the bee that makes it see? What explains vision? The eye of the bee is located inside a living machine that is likewise made up of untold numbers of perfectly arranged living parts, all serving various purposes and all somehow working together to constitute the living bee. How could it be that this incredibly intricate machine, this single tiny bee, is alive? How do the wings of the bee cause it to fly? How does the bee coordinate with tens of thousands of other bees to establish hives and create communities where each single bee knows its role? Science and engineering serve to examine the practical mechanics of life and its means of function, but, science alone, stripped of God, cannot explain the moment of action, the moment that something becomes alive, the moment that the eye sees, that the ear hears.
Did all of this happen by accident?
Did this perfectly tuned universe that is the single bee simply come about through a process of breeding with other bees? How did the bee come about in the first place? And what about the birds and the beasts? Did the entire planet that we call earth, with its vast and interdependent aspects, with trillions upon trillions of perfectly coordinated particles forming billions upon billions of separate entities both alive and inanimate, with water, air, rock, earth, wind, fire, with tens of thousands of living species of various complexity, did all of this simply emerge out of nothing due to some mysterious big bang? Did all of life somehow magically emerge out of what 19th Century British naturalist Charles Darwin call a warm little pond? How and at what point did the non-life in Darwin’s warm little pond become alive? Can something that is not alive become alive and, if so, how and when? Does the big bang explain the creation of the planet and all of life not to mention the entire universe? And what was the cause of the big bang? What existed before the big bang? How did energy come about? Is the entire universe a perpetual thing that has existed forever, a thing that will continue to exist forever? If so, how could this have happened? Did nothing exist before existence? Was there no beginning of existence? How did it all start?
God is proven by Mathematics.
The science and philosophy of Mathematics involves an abstract means by which entities are identified and quantified through established symbols. Mathematics provides a rational abstract means of defining and counting things and how things intersect with each other. First identified in ancient Babylonia, China and in Mayan civilizations, the Greek Pythagorean school would coin the term Mathematics and the Romans would develop Mathematic knowledge with advances in engineering, architecture, economy, and the arts. By practical application, the abstract concepts of Mathematic theory would become proven over time to be true when applied to phenomena and to physical things. Mathematic knowledge has proven to be a basic concept and a building block required to sustain and advance civilization.
The mathematic concept of the zero signifies nothingness. Rudimentary symbols connoting zero have been used since ancient Babylonia and Mayan civilizations and were advanced by 7th Century Indian mathematician Brahmagupta and Islamic mathematician Mohammad ibn-Musa al-Khwarizmi who advanced Algebraic theory and knowledge. The relationship of somethingness to nothingness, of material and the void, is a basic and observable element of nature and existence. Ludwig Van Beethoven skillfully used the abstract interaction with and the energetic tension of nothingness, or no sound, or the pause, and its relation to somethingness, or sound, as a means to compose intricate music and to create great symphonic works.
Popular American musician Billy Preston’s 1974 hit Nothing from Nothing, where he sings Nothin’from nothin’leaves nothin, restates the principle of the zero which is that nothing is nothing, that something is something, and that, as such, something cannot be nothing or something cannot come out of nothing. And, as Billy Preston sang, you have to have somethin’ if you want to be with me. Thus, the big bang, which theoretically came out of nothing, cannot have simply occurred out of nothing and resulted in something. Either there is something or there is nothing. Both something and nothing are two entirely separate ideas. One cannot become the other and vise versa. This is the basis of science which is the study and analysis of that which is true. And…Thus…the only way something can be created out of nothing is by means of a divine and supernatural event and that divine event can only be enacted by what we call God. Various cultures and religions have attached various names to describe the same universal God, the creator of the universe. Only God can be and only God is the creator of something out of nothing.
Thus, the Book of Genesis theoretical description of the creation of the universe, a description that could be viewed either metaphorically or literally, holds up to the logic of science. Only God could have created the heavens and the earth. These things could not have simply existed in space eternally or these things could not have emerged out of nothing. Logic indicates that creation had to have been created at some point. Since something, creation, the heavens and the earth and all of the rest of creation, could not have simply emerged out of nothing, as the zero principle indicates, than only God, by means of mystical and supernatural powers that are beyond the comprehension of us mere mortals, could have created something out of nothing.
Only the Lord God, Creator of the Universe, the Lawgiver could have created this incredible and intricate design and tapestry that makes up creation, that makes up all of existence and all of life, that makes up the world and the entire universe. Only the Lord God, and God alone, could have created all things out of nothing, life out of non-life. Only the God, and God alone could have created the world and the entire universe out of nothingness.