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Sunday, July 27, 2014

SCIENCE AND SPIRITUALITY, QUANTUM PHYSICS AND THE QUEST FOR TRUTH

Beliefs produce energy. 

What you believe about God...what you believe about the world...what you believe about yourself...all the thoughts and beliefs that you carry with you, including your theology and your world-view, produce a particular energy around you that is affecting your life more than you realize...I certainly believe in God, but the God I believe in now isn't necessarily the one I grew up believing in (or trying to believe in, at least)...so I respect whatever you believe or don't believe about your God or your religion or your spirituality...it doesn't matter to me at all if your language of choice causes you to refer to your "Higher Power", or if you prefer to talk about your relationship with "The Universe"...you may believe in Intelligent Design, but are not comfortable with limiting the concept of a Deity/Creator to anthropomorphic dimensions or a particular gender...I get it..."Namaste"...it's all good...if you're an atheist or an agnostic, I have no problem with you, and I know I can't argue you into believing in God...but I do believe in people, and I believe in communication, and I certainly believe in love, so you're good with me, and I want to try to understand why you think like you do...

Some people have opened themselves up to the idea of God through Quantum Physics, and even believe that it proves His existence...and it arguably does just that (in an indirect way), by providing an alternative to the philosophy of materialism (or “physicalism”, if you will)...materialism is basically the main intellectual opponent of belief in God in today’s world...in a word, materialism is an atheistic philosophy that views all of reality as being reducible to matter and its interactions...it has gained influence in the modern world because many people think that it’s supported by science...in their world-view physics has shown the material world to be a closed system of cause and effect, sealed off from the influence of any non-physical, or un-seen (metaphysical) realities, if any actually exist...in that particular line of thinking, since our minds and thoughts obviously do affect the physical world, it would seem to follow that they are themselves merely physical phenomena...no room for a spirit-realities or soul-realities...

There was a time not so long ago when no self-respecting scientist would allow for spiritually as an answer to anything, and spiritual or religious people generally prided themselves in being intentionally non-scientific...but that is fast changing in this great Apocalypse (Unveiling), in large part because of Quantum Mechanics...this discipline/science/ideology throws a monkey wrench into the simplistic mechanical view of things...as there are some things that the Bible just doesn't answer...things that continue to be mysterious to us, even though we have preached about them and prayed about them and searched the Scriptures to understand them...so science can no longer claim to have all the answers neatly packaged and ready for delivery, either...bottom line, science and spirituality need each other...

No less a figure than Eugene Wigner, a Nobel Prize winner in physics, claimed that materialism, at least with regard to the human mind, is not “logically consistent with present quantum mechanics.”..and on the basis of Quantum Mechanics, Sir Rudolf Peierls, another great 20th-century physicist, said, “the premise that you can describe in terms of physics the whole function of a human being ... including [his] knowledge, and [his] consciousness, is untenable. There is still something missing.”...

Jesus told His disciples that a Helper was coming after He left Who would lead them into ALL TRUTH...not into Christianity...not into a world seen only through a Biblically created paradigm (since the Bible was compiled centuries after all those men passed away), but into ALL TRUTH...The Message Bible says in that passage "He will lead you into all the truth that there is"...

Thank God for science...thank God that seekers of truth of every stripe are finding that they are not as polarized as they thought...I know that the world is older than 6,000 years, and I don't believe that it was created in six 24 hour time periods...science has proven that the earth is at least several million years old...but I still believe in a Creator, and I call Him God...I still believe in the supernatural...do I believe in evolution? It's virtually impossible for any intelligent person to not see it's obvious reality, but I still believe that everything was supernatural in origin...God created it all...so God bless Quantum Physics and the men who brought that science and way of thinking to our attention...God bless the people who believe in the Laws of Attraction...God bless all the religions of the world, and the people who penned Holy Writ...I might not believe everything they said, but I don't deny their sincerity in their search for transcendence, and I honor it...beliefs do produce energy...it's important to believe in something, even if you don't have all the answers...remember today that you can be totally open-minded, and still have a strong belief-system that works for you...come, Holy Spirit...lead us into all the TRUTH!

13 comments:

  1. Jackie C Jenkins said...

    One of my favorite subjects. Really exited!!!

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  2. Joshua Levi Lester said...

    Excited here as well

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  3. Yes, Thank you for the words and the thoughts... Feeling good things coming. May the water bearer continue to pour.- Karl C.

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  4. This is a fun journey and I look forward to walking with you as you continue to evolve spiritually and intellectually.

    I come from a fundamentalist, charismatic background loving Jesus with all my heart, soul, and mind. I no longer believe much of what I grew up believing. I believe there is a god thing, but I think the details are unknowable. I hope that love is God and God is love. I hope that intelligence is God and God is intelligence. I doubt that god has power to care for and about our individual lives and situations except through other humans.

    I don't have a lot of respect for the Bible. I think it's a book written by primitive people who were trying to understand and explain the inexplicable, and I believe the ultimate truth will be discovered through science, but probably not for several more generations.

    I'm looking forward to your next journey, but could it pretty please include paragraph breaks? ;) I found this post a little hard to read without any.

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  5. Jere Luck said...

    Dig it!!!! Really!!!!

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  6. Thanks, everyone...thanks, Neal...yeah, I write in "stream of consciousness"...your comment is noted and will be remembered...

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  7. Irma Crump said...

    The only thing I understood was "the quest for truth".

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  8. Just a way of basically saying that truth is everywhere, Irma, and that God can reveal Himself through many avenues, including science...

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  9. Irma Crump said...

    Thank you for clearing that up for me. I'm in.

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  10. Karl Bergman said...

    truth is so hard to find now a days,i listened to a lecture the other day and learned that the word rib in the king James version of genesis was taken from the original Hebrew word curve,delving deeper into the word curve the writers intent was helix curve,or DNA,,,

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