Can religion and science co-exist, or are these standards of belief ultimately irreconcilable?
By Chuck Robison
Organized Religion has every reason to fear and to resist modern science. Religion is focused on the past: the history of the Bible and the history of the church. Science is looking to a more informed future. Religion wants to demonize science and science successfully ignores religion.
The sad part is that science is now verifying the deepest spiritual truths, the place where it all comes together, with fact and theory. There is every reason for science and religion to move forward together, but fear, basically, keeps them apart.
Here are some examples:
Religion is historically against the concept of evolution because it connects us with other species from the past. But science takes that same information and sees that in humans, there is a target for our evolution. And that target is a new, evolved human named Homo Luminous, Man filled with Light. This is what religion says is our goal, the New Man, but we miss seeing the target of evolution because we fear where we may have come from. We simply refuse to see our connection to monkeys. But nowhere is it written that God is prohibited from using whatever process He wishes to reach his goals.
Science says we are all one, and shows, at the quantum level, the connections are remarkable and universal. Bell’s theorem shows that when two particles are joined in a field they will spin always in the same direction regardless of the space between them or attempts to reverse the spin of one. But somehow the religions see this as a threat, while at the same time declaring that in the field of The Christ, we are all one.
Advanced scientists today understand that new science is more like magic and miracles than it is like the old Newtonian Physics. Our religions have accepted the speed of light as a standard but when we introduce Super Luminal speed as being even faster than light, that seems like useless magic. But this newly understood speed makes it possible for truly instantaneous communications with all other beings anywhere in our Universe.
It was Einstein who said that both Science and Religion are climbing the same mountain and will some day reach the pinnacle and will shake hands. That time has come. With it comes the realization that, as James R. Lowell’s words for the hymn, ‘Once to Every Man and Nation’, so clearly state: “Time makes ancient good uncouth.”
Like it or not, we are in a New Age, by whatever name, and new rules and new insights are being introduced and established and they unite Religion and Science in ways that make what seemed like ancient truth to be uncouth.
You could not wish for a more exciting time to be alive!