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Are Science And Religion One?

Are Science and Religion One? Introduction I have identified the axiom of mysticism (TAM) as the scientific, religious and philosophical fact that there is only one thing that exists. Because the meaning of mysticism is commonly misunderstood this definition needs some clarification. The dictionary defines mysticism as a personal relationship with God. Given this definition it is easy to see why I have named the theory that, everything existent and non-existent is God, as the axiom of mysticism. If the theory is correct then a personal relationship with God is mandatory because God is all that can be experienced. After being confronted with TAM for the first time my fundamentalist Christian friend said, somewhat flustered, But what are the consequences? The consequences are profound indeed. The reality of the unified God infuses us at all levels of our existence. Scientists talk about Grand Unified Theories (GUTs). These theories are possible models for the behavior of matter when subjected to the stupendous energies prevalent at the beginning of time. All of these theories predict that the structure of matter becomes less diverse at earlier epochs until at some particular temperature there is only one thing that exists. This prediction completely agrees with TAM ushering in the era of the Grand Unified Philosophy (GUPY). The scientific aspect of TAM is of particular importance because it relates the experimentally verifiable mathematical laws of physical science to many aspects of traditional religion that were previously supported by intuition and faith alone. Some of these areas include the existence and unity of God, moral law, immortality, the power of prayer and the infinite aspects of Divinity. Some traditional religious doctrine cannot survive this marriage of scientific and spiritual ideas. The unifying vision of God revealed by the equations of modern scientific cosmology sanctifies the entire universe. The vision of modern physics directly links the origin of creation to the unified singularity at the beginning of time. I argue that this unified proto-cosmos, predicted by the equations, is the physical aspect of God known and described by the prophets of all monotheistic religions. No particular religion can any longer justly claim exclusive rights to God's all pervasive spirit. In addition the common Judeo-Christian doctrine of separation, which sees the Creator as totally separated from His creation, must be abandoned in light of these new scientific discoveries. This vision of a God unified with the cosmos is the most fundamental spiritual doctrine of all. It is the base truth from which we build a satisfying and realistic working philosophy. Moses adamantly exhorts us on this subject: Deu 6:1 Now this is the commandment, the statutes and the judgments which the LORD your God has commanded me to teach you, that you might do them in the land where you are going over to possess it, Deu 6:4 Hear, O Israel: The uncreated Jehovah and the created Elohiym are one God. Deu 6:5 Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. Deu 6:6 These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Deu 6:7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Deu 6:8 Let all the work of your hands be in accordance with them and bind them in your mind. Deu 6:9 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates. Jesus confirmed TAM as the most fundamental spiritual doctrine when he agreed with Moses as recorded in Mark 12:2812:31: Mark 12:28 One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, Of all the commandments, which is the most important? Mark 12:29 The most important one, answered Jesus, is this: 'Hear, O Israel, the uncreated Jehovah and created Elohyim are one God. Mark 12:30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.' Mark 12:31 The second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these. No other biblical scripture is emphasized in this manner. The Hebrews recognize the importance of these passages by giving them a special name; the Schema. The extreme emphasis placed on these scriptures by the founders of the Judeo-Christian religion make them akin to the importance of the definition of real numbers to the entire edifice of mathematics. All other mathematical concepts and theories are based on the structure of the real numbers just as all other aspects of the Judeo-Christian religion are built upon the base definition of the Schema. This unprecedented scriptural evidence for the supreme importance of the Schema in the Judeo-Christian spiritual tradition leaves the scholar and the believer alike with no other choice but to examine all of the consequences of this singular idea. Moses eloquently expresses this need in Deut 6:8, ...bind them in your minds. by which he means think about them constantly. The seeker must ask why this is the most important idea of Judeo-Christian theology and what are the moral, philosophical, practical and theological implications. The importance of TAM is not confined to just the Judeo-Christian tradition. This idea is also the deepest teaching of the most important eastern religions. The Tao of Taoism, the void of Buddhism, the Allah of Isam and the Brahma and Atman of Hinduism are all expressions of this unified God permeating the entire Cosmos. Since both the search for God and the search for scientific knowledge are pursuits of truth, a rational mystic must constantly examine all old beliefs in light of new information. In this way religion can utilize the knowledge of science as a guide to understanding the nature of God. There is no longer a case of two different competing cosmologies rather science is a modern tool of true religion. The Scientific Aspect of TAM Let us review the scientific aspect of TAM so that we can properly understand how it supports many fundamental traditional religious doctrines. It is the predictions of the so-called Grand Unified Theories (GUTs) that lead to these profound religious implications. GUTs are based on the amalgamation of the two most successful modern scientific theories, general relativity and quantum mechanics. The theory of general relativity is a theory of the large-scale structure of the universe. It describes the mathematical relationship between matter, space, time and gravity. Shortly after the publication of the theory in 1915 a Russian mathematician named Alexander Fiedmann realized that the theory predicted a dynamic universe which must be either expanding or contracting. Soon thereafter the expansion of the universe was confirmed by observation.



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