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RevBates.tv Global - The Way to a Wonderful Life Message, July 22, 2012 

         "If we realize that all visible things must have their origin in spirit, the whole creation around us is the standing evidence that the starting-point of all things is in thought-images or ideas, for no other action than the formation of such images can be conceived of spirit prior to its manifestation in matter.  If, then, this is spirit's modus operandi for self-expression, we have only to transfer this conception from the scale of cosmic spirit working on the plane of the universal to that of individualized spirit working on the plane of the particular, to see that the formation of an ideal image by means of our thought is setting first cause in motion with regard to this specific object.  There is no difference in kind between the operation of first cause in the universal and in the particular; the difference is only a difference of scale, but the power itself is identical." - Thomas Troward, The Edinburgh and Dore Lectures

       Judge Thomas Troward copyrighted his Edinburgh and Dore Lectures in 1904 and 1909 respectively.  English Physicist Peter Higgs proposed the Higgs boson in 1964.  The Higgs boson attempts to explain why particles have mass, and in turn why we exist.  Without the Higgs boson, the theory is, that the universe would have no physical matter, only energy. The cosmological implications of Higgs boson are hotly debated according to an article in the Huffington Post, which provides the question, "can God fit in a scientific story of creation?"  Troward, who saw the Bible as the most important book we will ever "study" would answer this question with a definite "yes".

     Mr. Krauss, an Arizona State University theoretical physicist, says the answer is "no" ... arguing in Newsweek Magazine that "the Higgs boson discovery "posits a new story of our creation" independent of religious belief."  "Humans, with their remarkable tools and their remarkable brains, may have just taken a giant step toward replacing metaphysical speculation with empirically verifiable knowledge."  He further stated that "with enough data, physics would make God obsolete.  If we can describe the laws of nature back to the beginning of time without any supernatural shenanigans, it becomes clear that you don't need God."  And from this we can see that "theoretical physicists" don't know too much about religion.

     The Master Mind Jesus stated that we are to look to Nature to gain a greater understanding and awareness of G-d: "Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin .."  And in this, He was telling the people that there is Something Greater that holds all things together and creates with a living spirit in a universal order.  Using the word G-d to define this Something Greater is no different than a scientist using words like "Higgs boson" to define something that they have yet to fully comprehend.  Jesus said, "G-d is a Spirit and must be worshiped in spirit and in truth."  In other words, the more we understand about the universe in which we live, the greater our awareness will be of the Power and the Intelligence of G-d.  These words of Jesus aren't "supernatural shenanigans" ... and although Mr. Kraus believes that "humans, with their remarkable tools and their remarkable brains" will somehow be capable of explaining the "All-ness of G-d" without the input of the Spirit, his "theory" begins to sound a lot like "scientific shenanigans" ... and I am not saying this to be sarcastic, but to state without a doubt that our "mind" which is "spirit" is not imprisoned in our brains or in any physical aspect of us and so his theory already has a hole in it as wide as the Grand Canyon.  This has been revealed and known even before the Master Mind Jesus gave us evidence of it as the truth.  

        "I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no G-d beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me:" ... this is taken from the Book of Isaiah in the Holy scriptures, it is a revelation that few individuals have ever understood to any great measure.  It is telling us that there is more to G-d than we have fully understood or could comprehend.  It is given in words that make it sufficient for our needs until we can grasp a fuller awareness of the profound meaning of it.  And our ability to increase our awareness of it, is part of the reason for so many differing religions and spiritual practices in the world ... we get as much as we want as we want it; there are tribal people who see a god of superstitions and fear, and there are those who see G-d as the All-ness of Intelligence, Power and Spirit.  The Master Mind Jesus embodied a greater awareness of the All-ness of G-d to a greater degree than anyone else in history ... and even though our modern day physicists may not "get it" ... it is telling us over thousands of years ago about Higgs boson ... that there is an Intelligence that we call G-d, that creates everything from energy substance and this Intelligence permeates the infinite universe and beyond.  In the days of Isaiah this was understood very differently than we understand it in 2012, but the truth of this revelation is still not fully understood by either religion or science.

     Imagine how much more effectively science could advance if scientists and physicists worked from the foundation that G-d exists and that religion, like science, is also discovering a greater awareness of the presence of G-d.  Francis S. Collins, in his book "The Language Of God" presents evidence for belief from a scientist's viewpoint and has this advice for other scientists:  "... if you are one who trusts the methods of science but remains skeptical about faith, this would be a good moment to ask yourself what barriers lie in your way toward seeking a harmony between these worldviews. ... Have you been concerned that belief in God requires a descent into irrationality, a compromise of logic, or even intellectual suicide?  It is hoped that the arguments presented within this book will provide at least a partial antidote to that view, and will convince you that of all the possible worldviews, atheism is the least rational."

     In the ancient scriptures we can read, "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen" and in this we find something that has encouraged and inspired both scientists and theologians throughout history; the religious minded and the spiritual seekers.  Realizing that G-d is "changeless Principle" we can know that both science and religion must change in order to realize more about this Spirit that demands we give It our attention in both spirit and truth.  Albert Einstein's statement that "G-d doesn't play dice with the world" is as relevant to science as it is to religion.


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