reply to post by NewAgeMan
There was very little here which could be considered "new" evidence for God, or even a new way of looking at the concept.
For instance, as a theologian, I have long ago embraced the idea that God dwells in "inaccessible light", that "in him we live, move, and have our
being". That there will be an eternal reality where we will be "one" with God, or as they put it, become "one with the consciousness of
Now i indeed have a slightly different perspective of how these concepts manifest themselves into our reality, but the concepts themselves are
somewhat "old hat".
There is a limit to what Science could ever possibly discover or define regarding the attributes of the "void", or the "unseen reality" or the
"consciousness of non-locality".
In theology we propose that a partial aspect of God can be known through what has been made, namely his divine power and eternal nature. What has
been made, or creation, is a finite manifestation of God which science can reach out to investigate and draw conclusions from. Those conclusions
however will only ever reveal a partial aspect of God and would never allow man to truly "know" his person.
In order for man to truly "KNOW" God, he must reveal himself to us in another way, beyond the revelations given through his handiwork 'creation', with
a special revelation which reveals a far more compelling aspect of his being, the purpose, desires, and intentions of his mind.
Now it is interesting that in the videos you brought, the physicist was ever so careful to avoid the implication that the consciousness which gives
birth to causality actually bore any resemblance to a God sitting on a throne whom brings forth causality according to the functions of a mind,
through purpose, will, and intent. This is a coy trick which reveals much about the very nature of man.
You see, if there is a God who "causes" reality to conform to his will, purpose, and intent, then man himself as part of this reality must also
conform to Gods' will, purpose, and intent. This very possibility awakens the fear which resides close to the heart of every man, it raises the
possibility of accountability and subordination.
You see all men struggle with fear, it is in the core of our very nature, we all employ many different methods to cope with this fear. The end result
of these efforts will turn each and every one of us into "kingdom builders", we seek to carve out for ourselves a kingdom of our own, where we control
our own destiny and no one can impose upon our supposedly "free will". We build for ourselves a throne for our will and would wish that all of
reality would conform to our own purposes.
Of course this kingdom that we have built for ourselves comes under assault every time we run into any other conscious being whom has his/her own
kingdom to maintain. A battle of wills ensues, and we seek to "conquer" and subordinate all who would oppose the purpose or intents of our hearts and
minds. Naturally we are not always at odds with those whom we engage and so we can coexist more easily with people who are in many respects
"like-minded" and indeed these sort are almost always the type of people we surround ourselves with. For in this way we can reduce the number of
encounters where our kingdom can be threatened, where the throne of our will could be cast down and we would be forced to "bow" at throne of the will
This indeed is the root of all conflict in the world, people running about seeking to establish and increase the purposes and intents of the will, or
seeking to establish their own kingdom of the self and to hell with anyone who gets in the way. We all want to be our own lord or king.
It is also this condition which causes man to be at enmity with God, for God calls himself the "King of kings", the "Lord of lords" and claims to sit
on a throne of Sovereign Power, ruling over an eternal kingdom which cannot be conquered by the will of man. Thus man responds in fear and denial,
for he cannot in his flesh give up his illusion of "freedom" and self governance, rather he will turn his back on God to continue in his fantasy. The
acknowledgement of a greater eternal kingdom and of one who rules that kingdom with a sovereign will and purpose would bring man down off his throne
and to his knees in humility, in subordination to the will of God. There is nothing that man will endure less readily then this crushing of his pride
and usurping of his self made throne. Hence man finds it easier to ridicule anyone who would dare even speak of such a God, and in his scientific
pursuits, he determines going in that no matter what he finds, the eternal throne of God must be denied. He goes out of his way to perceive a
different reality where his own self made kingdom can be preserved.
Your physicist is no different
edit on 19-3-2013 by SoulReaper because: (no reason given)