Are Religion and science can coexist? Posted on February 17th, 2012 by Gad Asas in General with [fetching…]
Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind – Albert Einstein
As we enter the Age of Aquarius and its new paradigm of the Laws of Quantum Physics man finds himself swing on the edge of the abyss leading to total destruction. Which is the best path to truth? Science or faith, or some mix of both? You be the judge.
Both Science and Religion are concerned with finding out about the truth of our situation. Who are we? Why are we here? What is our purpose? But they can come up with somewhat different answers.
Basically, Science can be easily differentiated from religion by the fact that all of the knowledge it produces might be proven wrong. Religious “knowledge” is typically sacred, and untouchable, while scientific knowledge is always being overthrown or refined by further application of science. While faith is the cornerstone of religion, evidence is for science.
The process of scientific study includes – Gather empirical facts (the “evidence”), use critical reasoning (based on the evidence), and form a Tentative Theory (Either the reasoning or the facts may be wrong, so best if submitted to a jury of one’s peers for their agreement).
On the other hand, the process of religious study includes – Study an ancient and revered book (believed to be God’s word), Accept it by faith (based on instinct, a feeling, and intuition), revealed truth (must not be doubted).
Science and religion have been locked in a death struggle since Copernicus, Kepler and Galileo, threatened religious authority by pointing out the earth was not the center of the universe. Both groups have been wasting enormous amounts of energy trying to prove each other wrong. As a result, most people think they have to pick a side. However, there’s an important question that few people ask.
Is this believed to be impossible split between science and religion real? Or is this an artificial problem created and fueled by two groups who would rather have power over each other than real answers? If that’s the case, both groups are cheating us out of extremely important progress that could be made if they would cooperate. Happily, there are scientists and spiritual leaders who have put their prejudice aside and opened their minds to the information the universe wants to give them.
The facts are that quantum physicists stubbornly clinging to the unproven assumption that consciousness evolved from matter. Repetitively, they’re discovering that consciousness pervades the very foundation of the subatomic universe. Instead of a collection of separate parts, they’ve discovered the universe is one interrelated whole. Their findings also demonstrate that a universal ground of consciousness links everything in existence. Quantum research has prompted many physicists to embrace the concept that there is a greater intelligence at work.
Throughout history, many spiritual sages have opened their minds to scientific truth. The knowledge they gained through the direct experience of God differs from most religious teachings, but these spiritual masters valued truth more than power. As they willingly let go of social conditioning and their own attachments and aversions, they were able to understand what the universe is trying to tell us. We can find their wisdom in Eastern writings such as the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita, and the works of Rumi, Shankara and Patanjali to name a few.
Einstein gave us the choice of remaining lame and blind, or healing these handicaps. We can stick to outdated and unscientific belief systems, or move forward into an enlightened age where science and spirituality can give our lives fresh meaning and purpose. God and science not only can work together in harmony, quantum physicists and spiritual masters may soon demonstrate that science and God is the same thing. Whether or not the majority of scientists and religionists wish to continue their power struggle makes little difference. We each have the opportunity to take advantage of this new scientific/spiritual paradigm and find the joy we deserve.