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It is my belief that the universe acts as one energy force - Everything affects everything else in some way or other. I believe in a Cosmic balance. Similar to Karma, except everything, not just human, contributes and is affected to this balance. Cause and effect, Gravity, Vibration, Sound, Karma, Logos, "God" if you like - This is the cosmic force that religions seek to soothe their soul, and science attempts to rationalise.
Science as a process explains "how" and "what" of the universe around us. However it makes no attempt to explain the "why". It fails to explain what it means to be alive, consciousness, etc... Meanwhile religions and other spiritual faiths, explain "why", but do so in such an airy-fairy manner (and often hypocritical) that it becomes instantly insubstantial to the scientifically minded community that we live in today.
Now, although science as a process has no "soul" (for lack of a better word), Scientists do. They make erratic decisions, they feel, they have gut feelings. In fact I would be bold enough to suggest that most of the major scientific advances (as well as many of the major hold-ups) have been purely because of the "soul" of these scientists. They BELIEVED in what they were doing, and persevered.
It's apparent though that without life in the universe there is only ONE way that a situation can develop. Human (and possibly animal) choices are the only thing that changes the fate of the universe. Everything else is predetermined as per the laws of the universe. Does the Soul exist, and if so, can it be proven by scientific method?
This website aims to investigate many facets of science and faith, and ultimately, as a grandiose aim, will attempt to explain the universe.
Feel free to make any comments, suggestions, accusations, etc.
Whilst in discussion with my good friend Geoff Yelaska, I've noticed that he uses many Christian-based terms to describe his beliefs and theories that I cringe at. His belief is in fact QUITE opposed to Christianity, but but many other people would misunderstand his meaning just because words of a similar nature are being used (His website is here -> www.genesisdebate.com). Prejudices within society would instantly deem him as a "god-botherer" even though, in fact, his view is very similar to mine - He just uses different words to express it.
"God" is a great word to example this. Some people imagine god as an actual being, who judges every move, creates, rewards, punishes at will. Others see "God" as a construct of society, arising a need to explain the unexplainable. I personally see "God" as the interaction of the entire universe with itself. (I'll cover this in depth elsewhere) - but I rarely use the word, because it is more than likely that you have your own definition of the word that would interfere with the point I'm trying to make. If you asked me "Do you believe in God?", my answer would be hesitant - because your definition of God is most certainly going to be different to mine.
Using the word "Christ" to an atheist, instantly makes them think they are talking to "yet another brainwashed Christian" - which might be true in some cases, and using the term "Christ" to a born-again Christian, they instantly think of a person called Jesus. And when Geoff uses the term "Christ" he is is referring to a spiritual love that connects all humans. I have no problem with this concept, but there is no way that I would call it Christ, because i would be branded a Christian, which is SO far away from the truth it's not even funny.
Along the same vein, I also hesitate to use words like Karma, Reincarnation and Yin and Yang, because most Westerners have a very vague idea of what the concepts actually entail, and concoct their own preconceived images, such as rooms filled with pillows, beads and incense candles, or hippies sitting on bean bags.
"Soul" - some would say it doesn't exist and it is purely electrical impulses in our brain; Others think it's an individual force that is present in each human that gets "judged" upon leaving the body at death, and spends eternity dealing with the repercussions. Geoff believes that it is an incarnation of a greater spiritual force.
I used the word resonance a few months ago in a conversation with my sister, in relation to my view of the universe. Being a mathematician and scientist, her concept of "resonance" was quite different to my audio/music background. I knew what I was trying to convey and as far as I was concerned "Resonance" described the concept perfectly, but she explained that to her the word had quite a different meaning.
I really don't know what to do with this issue - it's one of the main reasons I've struggled to get this website going - My point is though, there are many meanings for these words, and unfortunately there is no real easy way around the miscommunication. But I ask that as you read through my website, keep an open mind, and realise that when I use certain words, I might not mean what you think I mean - the terms I use may be referring to a concept that is different to the one that the word created in your mind.