The Emoji Brain in Search of a Personal God

by Stephen L. DeFelice, M.D.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/25/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 82
ISBN : 9781546252962
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 82
ISBN : 9781546252955
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 82
ISBN : 9781546252948

About the Book

Generally speaking, arguments regarding the existence of a personal god as the creator of mankind can be divided into three categories: Godism, which supports the existence of such a God; agnosticism, which maintains that we can never know of his existence though it certainly may be possible; and atheism, which outright rejects his existence in any form. Maybe-ism is a new “ism” category that falls between Godism and traditional agnosticism but sits much closer to the former.

About the Author

As a young medical doctor, Dr. DeFelice became interested in why with all our technology we have few cures. And about the same time, while stationed at WRAIR, the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research as Chief of Pharmacology, during the Vietnam War, he became equally concerned with the dramatic social changes that began then and which alarmed him. Regarding actual cures he personally brought the naturally occurring substance, carnitine, into the United States, conducted the first clinical trials on it and managed through a fascinating journey to obtain FDA approval for its life-saving treatment for the fatal disease in children, Primary Carnitine Deficiency. He was also responsible for launching lithium for the treatment of manic-depression or bipolar disease. In 1976 he founded and is Chairman of FIM, the Foundation for Innovation in Medicine whose mission is to increase medical discovery. His personal experience with God began when he was in college and during medical school, both secular institutions. He became interested in Catholicism and attended night and summer classes at Villanova and St. Joseph’s universities where he learned not only about Christianity but other world religions. At about the same time our destabilizing social revolution had suddenly begun and traditional institutions such as the family and other Judeo-Christian traditions came under attack. He observed that a major driving force was the subtle, but powerful beginning of the anti-God atheistic movement which has now infiltrated major segments of our culture. He wrote this book to counter the faulty arguments supporting atheism—and they are all faulty.