When two worlds intersect

IF we do not recognise the divine force in ourselves, it does not mean the divine force is not there. Just that we have not yet learned how to recognise it.

Russian writer Fyodor Strakhov says spirituality is not opposed to intellect.

“God, the centre of faith, is beyond our understanding, but that does not mean that we should abandon our intellect trying to understand him,’’ he says.

German physicist Georg Lichtenberg says it is questionable whether intellect, without heart, can understand God.

“The truth is that if our heart understands God, then our intellect will start to seek him.’’

Stephen Jay Gould points out in his book, Rock Of Ages, that science only attempts to document the factual nature of the natural world, whereas religion operates in a different, but equally valid realm of human purposes, meanings and values.

“To cite an old cliche, science gets the ages of rocks, and religion the rock of ages,’’ he says.

Gould, an agnostic, observes a “stunning paradox’’ that organised religion has fostered unspeakable horrors and heart-rending examples of human goodness.

The evil, he believes, lies in the frequent confluence of religion with secular power. He does not attempt to guess where the goodness comes from.

Perhaps it comes from our genetic spiritual beliefs- our original blessing.

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6 thoughts on “When two worlds intersect

  1. This is cool – I was just having a conversation with someone who hasn’t sought God or any sort of Divine force in his life. He was questioning me about evidence surrounding God and the bible. very focused on reasoning and logic. I tried to explain to him that there are other ways of knowing that greater things than man exist, it lies in our heart not our head. He didn’t understand. Anyway – it’s great to see that others out there believe the same as me :). Thank-you also for visiting my blog just recently. I look forward to reading more of your posts 🙂

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  2. God and the intellect are not separate. In fact the creation was the master plan of intelligent mind. And when we finally awaken from our sleep and become who we are, spirit beings in physical body, which has a mind, we will need to use the mind intelligently to create consciously.
    In fact science and creation are not contradicting but run parallel next to each other. What was created in evolving towards the created perfection. The argument between the creation group and opposition from the science is really lack of understanding of what is.

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    • I am imagining God as a cone, set with the point upwards. Humanity is manifest at the base, Divinity at the apex, both part of the total, not separate, but joined by different levels of understanding, by intellect, emotion, spirituality.

      Hmm.

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      • Intellect alone will never suffice to bring divine knowledge. And reasoning is dependent on what we believe about ourselves. Eastern traditions refer to divine knowledge as the Third Eye, which infuses the mind with spiritual stimuli, seeing what seems non-existent to our two-eyed brethren.

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  3. As a side note, the Bible often refers to the “height and breadth and depth and length” of heavenly things. It’s interesting to me that it mentions four spacial dimensions, but excludes time. The heavenly domain of God and spiritual beings is timeless, four dimensional space. With two eyes, we can only see three of these dimensions. Thus, the third eye allows us to see four-dimensionally. It makes rational, scientific sense.

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