A Faithful Paradigm




By David Pu’u

A close friend sent me a story about a researcher who was suing to get a university job position restored, after getting fired for being different. Here is that news piece.  Nothing remarkably enlightening about the story. But as is frequently the case, the informative bits are found in the post article commentary left by readers, who for the most part are more concerned with the deployment of ridicule on the researcher, than the larger question of illegal termination of the man due to discriminatory bias and personal agendas of school staff.

In fact, it appears that not only were his civil rights potentially violated, but the University actively engaged in marginalizing the man’s research, which is in diametric opposition to the moral imperative of what we loosely call our systems of higher learning. Those being the colleges and universities.

The passage below were my thoughts, offered to a friend. In my circle of colleagues, we discuss any and every thing.  Doing so makes us better as individuals. (I like better in my own life)

Here is the letter back to my friend.

“See the comments? Incredibly programmed and ignorant. The Theory of Evolution if one were to place it as a Law of Evolution,  preposes that there was a shift of one species to another at some point, and that this occurred due to the process of natural selection and resulted in an increasing  hybrid vigor of successive generations of the new species.

Once again, people confuse a fact  (the process of Natural Selection) with  the theory associated with that law, which culture knows as the Theory of Evolution.  Two entirely different but related things, as you know.

The problem for some with religiously held POVs, is no hard evidence exists that shows what some loosely term “the missing link” example, which is an artifact, proposed to have existed in the space in between Simian and Homo Sapien, which would carry potential for both species’ DNA.  At issue for these people is that they may have studied genetics, but have invested in supposition, which has  in turn been passed along as vetted, empirical truth.

This  truth, (which has not been located) would indicate in evidentiary manner, that one simian species over time, became a new human species. None exists that I know of. That is why we term it a Theory. It may in fact have gone down that way, but we really do not know the specific details, which would corroborate our theorem and make it law.

This process is the basic prepositional foundation of all learning. It is part and parcel of critical thinking and reasoning. When  we become religious, what has really happened is that a filter is applied which colors all future exploration. Sometimes this can create a lot of damage, as religiosity for the sake of religion, is done with the intent to control another most of the time. That is dangerous for both controller and controlled.

One of the reasons I enjoy  attending  think tank events, is that I get to  ask the questions which lead to a break down of programming. This allows for problems to be examined as if  they are not problems at all, but possibly the result of improperly founded solutions. My goal is always to think differently. If you get learned people to do that, the world really begins to open up, and we discover that which was previously hidden by our own personally held beliefs, which filter data and in turn, emotions.

We have within our psyche, a potential as human beings which is very different than any other animal. Man’s  ability to see and act in a manner that may  confer benefit or harm on our species, is what I term superlative choice. When we as individuals engage as God meant for us, we tend to pass through what I see as brute mindedness, which is rule by fear, and begin to operate in a different realm. We at some point begin to move in love.

I have read a lot on various people whose lives conferred and facilitated great leaps for humanity, who walked in that sort of relationship. Whether they espoused it or not religiously, is besides the point.  I term the process: walking with God. Religion merely is a filter by which we endeavor to conform God to our accepted Cultural standards of existence. But that process we see illustrated in culture at large, where we apply filters with errant intentions, is entirely backwards when one needs critical, creative process thought.

I saw a lot of this process evidenced in Einstein’s life. You see it in the classical Greek Philosophers, in Goethe, Tesla, Buckminster Fuller, and many whose voices resonate in the halls of our species’ history.  And of course, you see it in evidence when looking at Charles Darwin’s life and study.

Jesus was the very best example in my eyes. But I have an inward evidence of that which goes beyond what I have read of the man in historic-scripture based accounts. That is what makes the difference. This evidence is termed Faith. Faith is knowing. Pretty simple.

There is a way which seems right to Man, but it’s end is death. We choose life, or not.

Nature always does the same quite rigid, beautiful, harsh, unending thing.

Man would do well to sort his relationship with God out. Then he would understand how to interact with Nature and correctly moderate natural processes. This should be the foundation for civilization’s advancement.

The fly in the ointment is pride of course. It makes us unable to connect with the truth. I have long thought pride to be a sibling to fear. The funny thing about love, is that I have found it tends to throw fear out the door.  When that happens, we see differently.

We can believe a lie if we want to, and have even coined a term which explains the process: cognitive dissonance.

This is a brief explanation of that THEORY, which I believe could be on point.


But it is explained through Psychology. Man is more than that. We need to look at the third layer of Man: Spirit, which I alluded to above. Then we get it.

Within many of our Western based learning institutions lies a stubborn unwillingness to acknowledge the architecture of Man. This design concept which is in thematic evidence in many Religions (which these people for the most part feel compelled to eschew as being unscientific, therefore irrelevant)  all describe man’s architecture as being tripartite, potentially. Spirit, Soul, Body.

Without that basis, one relies on supposition in the acquisition of logic. and we suppose (we cannot really know, due to existentialist rule embedding) that man is his mind. But man is more than just a mechanical control center that when switched off, ceases to exist. He has  potential to be something else. It is likely embedded in his DNA from what a few microbiologists have posited to me. (I liked what they said any way. It is a theory).

The problem with the embrace of dual part architecture, is that once you are in that position, you have taken yourself out of the realm of true creativity, which the Religious term the miraculous. I always look at that realm as simply walking with God, who I see as an energy signature that is eternal and everywhere. We begin to see more clearly, when we first accept that we must submit to riding within God’s stream, which is evidenced in His Will for all Humanity.

I have always thought that mankind’s  purpose is soulical prosperity, which leads to spiritual communion with that resonant frequency. You know: God. Man is designed to be in, of, with, connected to: God.

For these people commenting, and so many today, their basal understanding emanates from a God forsaken position. In their process, they removed the potential of accessing information through a direct connection, spirit to spirit, energy to energy, with God, which we all who have this relationship, term: Love.

It is one of the reasons I always sign things “aloha oe”,  or “love always”. I need the reminder myself. God is still love, even when I am not.

We live in an unredeemed world which is perpetually illustrated through entropic law.  But sometimes it’s ignorance and obstinance, still  surprise and alarm me. The sheer vitriolic nature exhibited by people towards those who suggest that maybe there is better for us as a species, is what levers my own emotional response.

I eventually catch myself and go: “Oh yeah right, I am not headed in their direction”. Then, I move a little closer in to God. This has become a programmed response of mine that is almost instinctive. Maybe as a result of Faith,  I have become part of a different tribe than these people. (Same species though) In this world, by virtue of connectedness to God, no longer able to be of it comfortably, I evolved.

But here is the thing, I did not do it on my own. I did need to be willing to look, and hear. Then it happened,  a filter dropped off, then another. It was as if I was alive for the first time in some ways. My perception changed as I was connected, plugged in so to speak, to the reality of a God who perpetually shows me love.

I delight in Science as a discipline. I find great joy in discovery. And when we uncover what has been there possibly all along, sometimes in plain view, I find myself in a sort of child-like glee and go: “wow, isn’t that funny?”

Love always S—-. I so appreciate you. Let the joy of the Lord be your strength. (I know that it is).”

Seth Godin chimed in on my thoughts today, with this ever timely blog post, which is entitled: “If you can’t sell it, you cannot build it“.


David Pu’u is an internationally recognized photographer and cinematographer with broad experience ranging from editorial publication, to television and feature film production. Currently David is lead creative and CEO of Neocreative Inc, which develops and licenses IP related to Photography, Literature and Film. He is Co Founder of OceanLovers Collective Inc.  He holds a Certification as a Rescue Boat Operator and First Responder via K38 Maritime and AWA, and is trained in risk assessment and mitigation in marine environments. 


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