Friday, March 18, 2016

Awake My Soul and Sing!

There are many in our modern day who see science as antithetical to religious belief.  This is not the case at all.  Every truth which science discovers about the world and verifies increases the scope and range of life.  The Father’s House is so much more than we used to suppose.  There are more levels to it than we knew or guessed, and it has been being built for much longer than we thought, longer than the Bible (according to Bishop Usher) suggests.

Glen Canyon, Arizona
Science does not diminish religious life.  Science enhances religious life.  Through science I am more sure than ever that the visible part of creation comes out of a wondrous Creative Spirit that I cannot see with my eyes.  Quantum Physics suggests that the fluttering of a butterfly’s wings in some far off place has an effect on other places far distant.  Amazing!  What does that mean?  It means that my life and your life is more than just a mere existence measured by years.    Religion is not asceticism, but an abundant life, a life  measured by its aims and aspirations, by its reach rather than its grasp.  Life is ours!  Christianity is all about liberating and infusing our lives with a spiritual burst of new and exciting ideas and wonders.  “Things present and things to come are ours.”  Science is not an enemy of religious life; it is a part of an authentic religious life.  Science is part of the spiritual quest—the quest for life in all its abundance.  I wonder if the “fluttering of my wings” makes a difference?  Both my religious faith and science suggests that such “fluttering” really does!  

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