reply to post by spy66
Thanks for the thoughtful post.
I should make it clear first that I'm not an atheist. I'm not a non-believer in an Ultimate Reality that is called various things by various peoples:
Nirvana, Brahma, God, Allah, etc.
They are all "titles" for an abstract that, to me, is self-evident in the world and cosmos and every cell in our beings. We are part of it. We
belong to it and can never escape it, but, I believe, we can
grasp it ever so weakly.
And in my opinion, science complements the etheral reality. Science is finding ways to DESCRIBE the ultimate reality that is manifested in
, within, without, and around us, in ways that all -- regardless of being "religious" or not - agree to work toward to find. And
they've made astounding progress.
I have never been too good at physics or calculus, but I am currently reading The Elegant Universe
which attempts to explain it in a way that
makes it accessible to everyone, not just physicists or mathematicians.
If the Ultimate Reality had "feelings", I would think it would be most impressed with that interdisciplinary
effort to find ways to "describe"
the world that works for everyone (or as nearly as possible):
Co-operation among "specialists"
Openness to new theories, including having one's own theory proven incorrect
Common Understanding as the goal.
Suppose I stop reading after the explanation of "relativity", deciding that explains all?
Then I am willfully ignorant of what else is out there. Perhaps that would be enough; even the scientists admit that, particularly with quantum
physics, it's hard to grasp. But at least they're making progress
in discovering it.
When they discovered, for example, that they could not (take "gravity" for instance, when Newton freely admitted that all he could do was describe
it's products, and not "define" it.), they continued working on it, and now we have an idea of a universe that bends. Invisible, but theoretically
sound. Is it the truth? We don't know.
As for the part of "conjured" and "written" - don't you find it ironic that Jesus himself
never wrote one single word that we know of?
edit on 13-3-2013 by wildtimes because: (no reason given)