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An Interview with Guillermo Alejandro Escárcega Pliego on Philosophies, Religion, and God (Part Three)

June 1, 2020

Interviewer: Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Numbering: Issue 23.A, Idea: Outliers & Outsiders (Part Nineteen)

Place of Publication: Langley, British Columbia, Canada

Title: In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal

Web Domain: http://www.in-sightjournal.com

Individual Publication Date: June 1, 2020

Issue Publication Date: September 1, 2020

Name of Publisher: In-Sight Publishing

Frequency: Three Times Per Year

Words: 1,448

ISSN 2369-6885

Abstract

Guillermo Alejandro Escárcega Pliego is the Founder of the Hall of Sophia. He discusses: economics; capitalism; monarchy; god; science; God’s law; meaning in life; making sense of the worldview; absolute monarchy; “turbo capitalism”; Matthew 22:37 and Mark 12:31; insufficiency of science for the truth; definition of God; God’s law some more; being in peace with the Creator of the universe; belief in individuals going against God as angry at God; religion as the only way to understand God; all positive religions leading to God; Moses as the one reflecting God’s law; intelligence as disconnected from belief, or not, in a god; and the ease of Facebook as a platform.

Keywords: capitalism, economics, God, Guillermo Alejandro Escárcega Pliego, religion.

An Interview with Guillermo Alejandro Escárcega Pliego on Philosophies, Religion, and God: Founder, Hall of Sophia (Part Three)[1],[2]*

*Please see the footnotes, bibliography, and citation style listing after the interview.*

1. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What economic system makes the most sense to you? Why?

Guillermo Alejandro Escarcega Pliego: Capitalism because is the only economic system in which someone can prosper.

2. Jacobsen: What social system makes the most sense to you? Why?

Pliego: Capitalism, since is the only social system in which everyone has the same opportunity to exchange goods.

3. Jacobsen: What political system makes the most sense to you? Why?

Pliego: Monarchy, it’s the only way to get rid of the corruption of democracy.

4. Jacobsen: Do you believe in a God, gods, or not, or remain uncertain about the matter entirely?

Pliego: Yes, I do.

5. Jacobsen: What scientific topic remains the most exciting to you?

Pliego: I don’t find science interesting at all to be honest.

6. Jacobsen: What ethical system makes the most sense to you? Why?

Pliego: I believe in God so I try to follow his law even though I sometimes fail.

7. Jacobsen: What is the meaning of life to you? Or what are the meanings of life to you?

Pliego: Life has several meanings, the most important meaning of all is to be in peace with God.

8. Jacobsen: How do these various points of contact – “makes the most sense” – come together into a knit blanket of worldview? A way to make sense of the world in a way that, to you, “makes the most sense.”

Pliego: I think that it would be hard for the readers of this interview to understand my worldview with the few things I wrote but I will say that it makes sense a lot.

9. Jacobsen: Any particular form of monarchy as a replacement for “the corruption of democracy” that appeals more than others to you?

Pliego: Absolute Monarchy.

10. Jacobsen: What styles or forms of Capitalism make the most sense socially and economically to you, as various flavours have been proposed of it?

Pliego: Turbo Capitalism.

11. Jacobsen: What other meanings of life – well – mean the most to you?

Pliego: “Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’”

Matthew 22:37

And

‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’

Mark 12:31

12. Jacobsen: Why isn’t science interesting to you?

Pliego: Because the paradigm that proposes has nothing to do with the truth.

13. Jacobsen: How do you define God?

Pliego: As the creator of the Universe and everything in it.

14. Jacobsen: How do you – or how does he – define “his law”?

Pliego: Basically his law are the rules he give us to live a good life.

15. Jacobsen: How do you fail to follow God’s law, whether on principle or in practice?

Pliego: It’s simple when you commit a sin – such as gluttony you are failing to follow his law.

16. Jacobsen: Why is “the most important meaning of all… to be in peace with God”?

Pliego: It’s simple if you are in peace with the creator of the universe you are in peace with you and the rest of the world.

17. Jacobsen: Any other principles or premises in its presentation so far to provide for framework or contextualization of it?

Pliego: I believe most people are mad at God because they don’t have the life they want so the only way to live a happy life is to being in peace with what he decided.

18. Jacobsen: Any thoughts on religion?

Pliego: Religion no matter which is the way to understand what God want from us and his plan for us. 

19. Jacobsen: Of the religions on offer, what ones seem most in alignment with the presentation of the belief in God and his law stated before to you?

Pliego: All religions lead to God except for the negative one of course.

20. Jacobsen: Do any particular holy figures, prophets, or religious texts help elucidate the mind and morality of this God for you? (And thank you for sharing personal beliefs, here, by the way.)

Pliego: Moses.

21. Jacobsen: For many within the high-IQ communities, they have a wide array of belief systems from atheism to agnosticism to monotheism, polytheism, and the like. Any speculations on the correlations between different standard segmentations of the high-IQ communities and various forms of religious and non-religious, theistic and non-theistic, beliefs held by them?

Pliego: I don’t think having a higher or lower I.Q. dictates if you are a theist or an atheist. 

I think that being a theist or an atheist depends of the personal experiences one has had in his life.

22. Jacobsen: Facebook can give an easy platform for the communities if one wants to join them, as in the Hall of Sophia – as so many use social media and allowing the shy or introverted smart to more readily engage on these platforms. What makes Hall of Sophia a good platform for easy engagement?

Pliego:  The reason is simple, almost everyone already uses Facebook running the Hall of Sophia through Facebook allows me and allows the rest of the members of the society to interact without any platform problems.

Appendix I: Footnotes

[1] Founder, Hall of Sophia.

[2] Individual Publication Date: June 1, 2020: http://www.in-sightjournal.com/pliego-three; Full Issue Publication Date: September 1, 2020: https://in-sightjournal.com/insight-issues/.

*High range testing (HRT) should be taken with honest skepticism grounded in the limited empirical development of the field at present, even in spite of honest and sincere efforts. If a higher general intelligence score, then the greater the variability in, and margin of error in, the general intelligence scores because of the greater rarity in the population.

Appendix II: Citation Style Listing

American Medical Association (AMA): Jacobsen S. An Interview with Guillermo Alejandro Escárcega Pliego on Philosophies, Religion, and God (Part Three) [Online].June 2020; 23(A). Available from: http://www.in-sightjournal.com/pliego-three.

American Psychological Association (APA, 6th Edition, 2010): Jacobsen, S.D. (2020, June 1). An Interview with Guillermo Alejandro Escárcega Pliego on Philosophies, Religion, and God (Part Three). Retrieved from http://www.in-sightjournal.com/pliego-three.

Brazilian National Standards (ABNT): JACOBSEN, S. An Interview with Guillermo Alejandro Escárcega Pliego on Philosophies, Religion, and God (Part Three). In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal. 23.A, June. 2020. <http://www.in-sightjournal.com/pliego-three>.

Chicago/Turabian, Author-Date (16th Edition): Jacobsen, Scott. 2020. “An Interview with Guillermo Alejandro Escárcega Pliego on Philosophies, Religion, and God (Part Three).” In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal. 23.A. http://www.in-sightjournal.com/pliego-three.

Chicago/Turabian, Humanities (16th Edition): Jacobsen, Scott “An Interview with Guillermo Alejandro Escárcega Pliego on Philosophies, Religion, and God (Part Three).” In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal. 23.A (June 2020). http://www.in-sightjournal.com/pliego-three.

Harvard: Jacobsen, S. 2020, ‘An Interview with Guillermo Alejandro Escárcega Pliego on Philosophies, Religion, and God (Part Three)‘In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal, vol. 23.A. Available from: <http://www.in-sightjournal.com/pliego-three>.

Harvard, Australian: Jacobsen, S. 2020, ‘An Interview with Guillermo Alejandro Escárcega Pliego on Philosophies, Religion, and God (Part Three)‘In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal, vol. 23.A., http://www.in-sightjournal.com/pliego-three.

Modern Language Association (MLA, 7th Edition, 2009): Scott D. Jacobsen. “An Interview with Guillermo Alejandro Escárcega Pliego on Philosophies, Religion, and God (Part Three).” In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal 23.A (2020):June. 2020. Web. <http://www.in-sightjournal.com/pliego-three>.

Vancouver/ICMJE: Jacobsen S. An Interview with Guillermo Alejandro Escárcega Pliego on Philosophies, Religion, and God (Part Three) [Internet]. (2020, June 23(A). Available from: http://www.in-sightjournal.com/pliego-three.

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