THE GOD THEORY #2
by BERNARD HAISCH
A Spiritual Worldview
For our purposes here, the term "spiritual worldview" is shorthand for the supposition that reality—your own nature and your conscious being—involve both tangible, physical matter and an immaterial "something."
This immaterial "something" is intimately, indeed essentially, involved in the existence of consciousness and life, and is ultimately traceable to a divine origin and purpose.
[TO SOMEWHAT OF A SURPRISE THIS AUTHOR HAS HIT ON A TRUTH OF THE BIBLE - “THE SPIRIT IN MAN” TEACHING. YES THERE IS AN INVISIBLE “SPIRIT” [NOT THE HOLY SPIRIT] IN MAN; IT UNITES WITH THE HUMAN BRAIN, TO MAKE US WAY WAY DIFFERENT THAN THE ANIMAL WORLD. THIS BIBLE TRUTH I’VE EXPOUNDED IN DEPTH ON THIS WEBSITE……IT IS UNDER “LIFE, DEATH, AND RESURRECTION” SECTION #7 STUDY - Keith Hunt]
Opposition to such a spiritual worldview is immediate and forceful among mainstream scientists, for reasons both rational and irrational. Indeed, the feud between science and spirituality is deeply rooted in intellectual repression perpetrated by organized religion in centuries past.
Religion has been responsible, ironically and unconscionably, for vast swaths of death, destruction, and terror spanning the globe and most of recorded history, including, alas, the present day. Science has understandably been repelled by this and taken a stand against the excesses of religious insanity.
It is a fair argument that the life cycle of religion as an institution of power, propaganda and paternalism has gone far enough beyond its biblically allotted years.
But a spirituality rooted in the perennial philosophy—the commonality of all religions as summarized by Aldous Huxley, say, in his The Perennial Philosophy—cannot be the evil influence that the majority of scientists seem to see, triggering their red-flag-in-front-of-the-bull response, for the simple reason that the truths therein must also be laws, as fundamental as gravity or electromagnetism but of a different order. It is up to us to find those laws amid the culturally-fertilized religious overgrowth.
[THE TRUE RELIGION OF GOD; THE TRUE CHURCH OF GOD, HAS NEVER BEEN A PART OF THE HORRIBLE PERSECUTIONS AND KILLINGS OF PEOPLE; THAT ALL CAME ABOUT BY FALSE CHRISTIAN RELIGION THAT FORMED POLITICAL UNIONS WITH SECULAR STATES OF THIS WORLD; AND SO IT IS NO SURPRISE THAT SECULAR SCIENCE DOES NOT WANT TO BRING “RELIGION” INTO ITS REALM - Keith Hunt]
The most vehement proponents of reductionist materialism, such as biologists Daniel Dennett and Richard Dawkins, point with almost ghoulish glee to the fear, pain, and terror that are part of the process of evolution, thereby making an emotional but cogent argument for atheism and aspirituality.
[THEY WOULD POINT WITH GHOULISH GLEE, AT THOSE CHRISTIANS WHO TEACH GOD USED THE SLOW SLOW PROCESS OF EVOLUTION TO BRING US WHERE WE ARE TODAY, AND WHERE WE STILL HAVE FEAR, PAIN, AND TERROR - Keith Hunt]
How could a benevolent God ever countenance the existence—and for millions of years at that—-of monstrous eating machines such as Tyrannosaurus Rex and his associates who must have spent their days chewing up everything in sight foolish enough to move underfoot, a decidedly unbenevolent situation for the poor prey? If human beings really are God's children, why has it taken billions of years of all too often nightmarish, horrific natural selection to bring us into existence? Is a process like this really necessary that relies on hideously slow selection for traits that make a creature a bit less likely to be caught and devoured in the predatory jungle? What kind of creation is this, they ask?
[THIS IS HOW ATHEISM WOULD ANSWER THE CHRISTIANS THAT BELIEVE GOD USED SLOW EVOLUTION TO CREATE WHAT WE HAVE TODAY ON EARTH - Keith Hunt]
That is a fair question. I submit that a rational response can be found, in the God Theory.
For it is only reasonable to question the justice and compassion of creation if, in fact, we believe ourselves and other living creatures to be separate from God. It is only reasonable to view creation through evolution as a pitiless, indifferent process if we fail to recognize ourselves as participants in God's very being.
On the other hand, if everything, literally everything, in the universe flows from an infinite potential and participates in an infinite intelligence, the perceived pain of evolution becomes the fulfillment and manifestation of divine purpose.
[SO THE EVOLUTION CREATIONISTS GIVE AN ANSWER….. IT’S A SLOW PROCESS, BUT IN GOD IT WILL BRING US TO GOD; EVOLUTION WITH ITS PAIN AND SORROW, BECOMES THE FULFILLMENT AND MANIFESTATION OF DIVINE PURPOSE….. IT’S ALL WORKING ITS WAY UP TO GOD HIMSELF; GOD HAS A PURPOSE IN MIND FOR EVOLUTION TO FULFILL ITS PURPOSE - Keith Hunt]
The inexorable law of evolution becomes merely the way in which the Godhead explores its own potential in physical form. Through the relentless workings of the law of evolution, God enables the new and unexpected in the material world.
[GOD IS EXPLORING HIMSELF….. LET THINGS OF SMALLNESS, LET THEM GO TO SEE WHERE IT ALL LEADS; SO THE NEW AND UNEXPECTED CAN COME ON THE SCENE. WOW GOD COULD SAY AS HE EXPLORES HIMSELF, “LOOK AT THAT ADOLPH HITLER GUY. SIX MILLION JEWS DEAD; 20 - 30 MILLION RUSSIANS DEAD; TENS OF THOUSANDS ALLIES DEAD; BUT IT’S ALL WORKING AS EVOLUTION FULFILLS ITS PURPOSE, AS I ORDAINED” - Keith Hunt]
No Need for Intelligent Design
The God Theory is consistent with two of the major cornerstones of modern science: the Big Bang theory, which posits that the universe came into being about fourteen billion years ago, and the theory of evolution, which claims that life on earth evolved over an interval of nearly four billion years. In fact, the laws of physics accepted by modern science, including the particular values of its fundamental constants, are minutely fine-tuned to permit the evolution of life to go on according to Darwin's law (see chapter 5). Evolution is now accepted as an empirical fact in mainstream physics and astrophysics; the only Remaining question is whether or not our hospitable universe, out of a multitude or even an infinite number of alternative universes, benefits from this neat construct through luck or purpose.
[THE BIG BANG MAY NOT BE THE WAY THE UNIVERSE CAME INTO BEING; GOD’S WORD SAYS, WHAT WE HAVE CAME FROM NOTHING; BUT SAYS NOTHING ABOUT A “BIG BANG” BEGINNING. SLOW, OVER MILLIONS OR BILLIONS OF YEARS, THROUGH EVOLUTION, IS NOT HOW GOD CREATED ALL THE LAND, SEA, AIR, CREATURES, INCLUDING MAN; THE BIBLE TELLS US HOW, WHAT WE HAVE TODAY, CAME INTO EXISTENCE; IT WOULD SEEM THIS AUTHOR DOES NOT BELIEVE IN GENESIS 1 AND 2 - Keith Hunt]
For it is one thing to propose, as the God Theory does, that the underlying fundamental laws of our universe are the result of intelligent ideation—in other words, that certain of God's ideas became the laws of physics for this particular universe. This proposition is really on an epistemological par with the standard reductionist notion that the laws of physics somehow either always existed or sprang out of nowhere.
[THE BIBLE SAYS THEY CAME OUT OF NOWHERE; THERE WAS AT ONE TIME NO UNIVERSE OR LAWS GOVERNING THE UNIVERSE AND OUR EARTH - Keith Hunt]
It is quite another thing, however, to claim "intelligent design," in the sense of divinely micro-engineered life forms that trump the process of evolution entirely. Setting a universe off and running with a potent set of laws is not the same as purposefully engineering its component parts.
I am not competent to judge whether "irreducible complexity"—the concept that certain cellular mechanisms or properties of life forms require so much complexity to fulfill their role that they could never have arisen one step at a time—is a fatal flaw in Darwinian evolution.
I am convinced, however, that intelligent design is not at all necessary, and would seriously call into question the competence and benevolence of the designer.
[HE’S CONVINCED THAT WE HAVE IT ALL BY SLOW EVOLUTION AS EVOLUTION FULFILLS ITS PURPOSE IN GOD - Keith Hunt]
We live in a very imperfect world. Why would an intelligent designer settle for that? The traditional religious response is that the perceived imperfection reflects human sin and disobedience, which you can only escape by living the kind of life that will carry you beyond this "vale of tears."
[WELL IT IS WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF JOB, THAT THE ANGELS (SONS OF GOD - ANGELS ARE SUCH BY CREATION) SANG WHEN EARTH WAS MADE; WE ALSO HAVE IN THE BOOK OF ISAIAH THAT GOD DID NOT MAKE THIS EARTH NULL AND VOID. GENESIS 1 AND 2 SAYS WHAT GOD MADE WAS VERY GOOD, HE LIKED WHAT HE HAD DONE. SIN DID ENTER THE UNIVERSE AS THE COVERING CHERUB REBELLED AND 1/3 OF THE ANGELS ALSO; THEY BECAME SATAN THE DEVIL AND THE DEMONS. THERE WAS NO SIN ON EARTH WHEN ADAM AND EVE WERE CREATED; SIN ENTERED WHEN SATAN LED EVE TO SIN, AND EVE LED ADAM TO SIN; THEN SIN CAME TO MANKIND. ALL OF THIS EXPOUNDED FOR YOU IN OTHER STUDIES ON THIS WEBSITE - Keith Hunt]
The God Theory, however, suggests that the imperfection of the world reflects that the physical universe is a work in progress, a creation in which novelty constrained by basic laws results, over time, in things that work, things that don't work, and things that sometimes work in the present, incomplete state of affairs.
[IN THE BEGINNING ALL WORKED VERY WELL AS GOD INTENDED THE UNIVERSE TO WORK, AND THE EARTH TO WORK. IT WAS WHEN REBELLION AND SIN ENTERED THE UNIVERSE VIA THE REBELLION OF THE COVERING CHERUB AND ONE THIRD OF THE ANGELS, THAT THINGS BEGAN TO GO WRONG AND OFF-KILTER, OUT OF HARMONY AND OFF BALANCE HERE AND THERE. BUT FOR THE MOST PART THE UNIVERSE FOLLOWS THE LAWS CREATED WITH THE UNIVERSE WHEN THE UNIVERSE WAS CREATED. THE BIRTH AND DEATH OF STARS, THE EXPANDING OF THE UNIVERSE, THE BLACK HOLES, THE MELDING OF GALAXIES AT TIMES; ALL THINGS MAINLY GOING AS WITH THE LAWS OF THE UNIVERSE FROM THE BEGINNINGS (PLURAL - IN THE HEBREW GENESIS 1:1 READS “IN THE BEGINNINGS” OR AS FENTON TRANSLATES IT “BY PERIODS, GOD CREATED THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH” - Keith Hunt)
Under the God Theory, an infinite intelligence turns potential into experience, actualizes the merely possible, lets things happen that otherwise would not, lets novelty arise.
[THERE IS INDEED FLEXIBILITY IN PARTS OF CREATION, THAT IS WHY SOME VIRUSES ETC. FIGURE A WAY AROUND OUR ANTIBIOTICS IN TIME; CERTAIN THINGS HAPPEN LIKE “MAD-COW-DESEASE” (MAN FEEDING MEET TO A VEGETATION ANIMAL TO FATTEN THEM UP QUICKER, FOR QUICKER TO THE MARKET, HENCE QUICKER MONEY IN THE BANK) - THE VARIETY OF DOGS ALL COMING FROM ONE PAIR OF DOGS ORIGINALLY. IT IS CERTAIN COLORS OF HORSES MATED TOGETHER THAT PRODUCE THE GOLDEN PALOMINO - AND MANY MORE SUCH EXAMPLES OF THE POSSIBLE. NOVELTY CAN BE PRODUCED, THOUGH MAINLY NOVELTY COMES FROM WHAT MAN CAN MANIPULATE; MAN HAS FIGURED A WAY TO PRODUCE HORSES (NOT TINY PONIES, BUT HORSES) THE SIZE OF DOGS, NAY SOME DOGS ARE LARGER THAN THESE TINY NOVELTY HORSES - Keith Hunt]
Under the God Theory, the universe is not the wind-it-up-and-let-it-run, prefabricated creation that Newton envisioned, but rather a dynamic experiment in which all sorts of amazing things are dynamically generated by rules that result in hospitable environments in which an astounding diversity of life forms can evolve. Physicist Freeman Dyson, in fact, suggests a "principle of maximum diversity," according to which "the laws of nature and initial conditions are such as to make the universe as interesting as possible."
[AS INTERESTING AS POSSIBLE UNDER THE LAWS GOD RUNS THE UNIVERSE BY. IT IS CERTAINLY VERY INTERESTING AS WE FIND OUT MORE AND MORE EACH MONTH, EACH YEAR. LIFE FORMS EVOLVING? THE EVOLUTION TYPE GUY AS THIS AUTHOR WILL THINK THAT, BUT NO LIFE FORMS HAVE YET BEEN DISCOVERED. WILL THEY…..? I WILL ONLY BE DOGMATIC ABOUT ONE. THERE WILL BE NO OTHER LIFE FORMS LIKE US ANYWHERE IN THE UNIVERSE. GOD ONLY CREATED HUMANS IN HIS IMAGE ON THIS EARTH, AND NO WHERE ELSE. BUT THE POWER, DELIGHT, CRAFTSMANSHIP, DIVERSITY, IS MIGHTILY DISPLAYED BY EVERYTHING IN THE UNIVERSE - Keith Hunt]
In his book God After Darwin, theologian John Haught makes a compelling case that Darwin's theory, far from ruling out a God, gives us insight into an intelligence that pours its creative essence into the universe and gives it free rein to go and make things happen. Rather than pulling puppet strings, this deity voluntarily relinquishes control to its creatures so that new and autonomous things may arise. This enhances creation by bringing forth the unplanned, the unscripted, the random, the "other" that flows naturally from this act. Haught argues that, in creating the universe, God deliberately relinquishes omnipotence over this realm so as not to interfere with the free will of creations beings. The universe is thus invited to participate in its own crafting. This ongoing, participatory act of creation is, in fact, the ultimate expression of God’s love.
[TO A DEGREE I CAN AGREE WITH THIS, AS THERE ARE NO OTHER BEINGS LIKE US IN THE UNIVERSE, SO THE LAWS THAT CAN MAKE THINGS HAPPEN, CAN HAPPEN; MOVEMENT IN FORMING AND UN-FORMING GOES ON; NEW SHAPES, NEW SIZES, NEW COLORS, TWO GALAXIES BECOMING ONE, THE DEATH OF STARS, THE FORMING OF NEW STARS; A NEVER ENDING VARIETY OF ALL WE SEE THAT TO US WE CALL PHYSICAL. THE BIBLE SAYS GOD HOLDS IT ALL IN HIS POWER; WHAT THEY MISS SAYING IS THAT GOD CAN INTERVENE IN WHATEVER WAY, AT WHATEVER TIME, HE DESIRES TO INTERVENE IN THE WAY THE UNIVERSE IS MOVING - Keith Hunt]
Love by its very nature can not compel, and so any God whose very essence is love should not be expected to overwhelm the world either with a coercively directive power or an annihilating presence. Indeed, an infinite love must in some ways absent or restrain itself, precisely in order to give the world the space in which to become something distinct from the creative love that constitutes it as other. We should anticipate, therefore, that any universe rooted in an unbounded love would have some features that appear to us as random and undirected.
[AGAIN MAKING GOD OR MAKING “LOVE” IN OUR IMAGE, MAKING IT AS WE INTERPRET LOVE; NOT AS THE BIBLE INTERPRETS LOVE; NOT AS THE EXAMPLES ALL OVER THE BIBLE AS TO THE FULL NATURE OF GOD. YOU WILL NOTICE SO FAR THERE HAS BEEN NO QUOTES FROM THE BIBLE, OR ANYTHING SAID ABOUT LOOKING TO THE BIBLE FOR THE ANSWERS ABOUT GOD AND WHAT HE IS DOING, ESPECIALLY ON THIS EARTH AND WITH THE PEOPLE OF EARTH; WE HAVE PEOPLE SO FAR FORMING THEIR OWN GOD IN THEIR OWN PHILOSOPHICAL MIND - Keith Hunt]
In fact, the random mutation and natural selection proposed by Darwin ultimately allow an infinite intelligence to experience its own potential. To accomplish the goal of experiencing the outcome of his own potential through the adventures of incarnating and living in a diversity of life forms (including us), purely Darwinian evolution via random mutation and natural selection would essentially serve the purpose. That would work. Even Thomas Aquinas wrote: "It would be contrary to the nature of providence and to the perfection of the world if nothing happened by chance."
[OH THE BILE ITSELF SPEAKS OF “TIME AND CHANCE” AT LEAST FOR US INDIVIDUALS ON EARTH; AGAIN IT’S POSSIBLE SOME THINGS IN THE PHYSICAL UNIVERSE GOD ALLOWS WITH TIME AND CHANCE, SO THE MOVEMENT OF THE UNIVERSE, BUT AS THERE ARE NO OTHER BEINGS LIKE US BUT ONLY ON OUR PLANET, TIME AND CHANCE IN THE UNIVERSE MATTERS LITTLE, FOR IT DOES NOT EFFECT US IN ANY DIRECT WAY. BUT GOD WILL TAKE CONTROL OF PHYSICAL THINGS AT THE END OF THIS AGE, TO ROCK AND ROLL THIS EARTH SO HIS PRESET PROPHECIES WILL COME TO PASS; I DOUBT THIS AUTHOR AND OTHERS COME CLOSE TO READING THE BIBLE TO INVESTIGATE SUCH MATTERS - Keith hunt]
A universe in which a continuum of life forms and sentient beings spans the range from plants to animals to humans to even more evolved beings is, in fact, consistent with the experience-seeking purpose behind the God Theory. Contrary to the claims of strident reductionists, Darwinian science is thus not inextricably wedded to a scientific ideology devoid of a God and lacking any purpose. If the goal is actualizing potential, Darwin and God are really quite compatible.
[SO GOES THE MIND OF EVOLUTION CREATIONISTS; GIVE ENOUGH TIME AND ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE AS GOD DIGS DEEP WITHIN HIMSELF TO EXPERIENCE HIMSELF IN HIS POTENTIAL, USING DARWINIAN EVOLUTION - Keith Hunt]
Guy Murchie—teacher, pilot, war correspondent, lecturer, photographer, science writer, world traveler, and author of numerous books—spent seventeen years writing The Seven Mysteries of Life: An Exploration of Science and Philosophy. In it, he observes:
Honestly now, if you were God, could you possibly dream up any more educational, contrasty, thrilling, beautiful, tantalizing world than Earth to develop spirit in? If you think you could, do you imagine you would be outdoing Earth if you designed a world free of germs, diseases, poisons, pains, malice, explosives and conflicts so its people could relax and enjoy it? Would you, in other words, try to make the world nice and safe—or would you let it be provocative, dangerous, and exciting? In actual fact, if it ever came to that, I'm sure you would find it impossible to make a better world than God has already created.
[NOPE, THIS WORLD IS NOT AS IT WAS BEFORE SIN ENTERED; BEFORE THEN “GOD LOOKED AND SAW EVERYTHING HE HAD DONE, AND IT WAS GOOD” - PARAPHRASING GENESIS 1 AND 2.
THEN ONE DAY THE WORLD WILL HAVE THE PROMISED RESTITUTION OF ALL THINGS, AND THE AGE TO COME; THAT WORLD WILL BE AS DIFFERENT AND BEAUTIFUL AND PEACEFUL AND IN HARMONY WITH THE MIND OF GOD, AS DIFFERENT AS NIGHT IS FROM DAY. YES GOD IS NOT DONE YET WITH THIS EARTH, THOSE WHO THINK GOD COULD NOT DREAM UP, OR WE COULD NOT DREAM UP, A MUCH BETTER EARTH FOR MAN AND BEAST, MUST HAVE THEIR HEAD IN THE SAND. THE BIBLE SAYS THE EARTH GROANS WAITING FOR THE MANIFESTATION OF THE SONS OF GOD, WHICH IS YET TO COME, THE DELIVERANCE FROM PAIN, SORROW, EVIL, CORRUPTION, SICKNESS, WARS, FAMINE, AND EVERYTHING THAT SIN BRINGS. OH YES GOD HAS NOT FINISHED WITH EARTH, AND A GLORIOUS BETTER ONE IS COMING FOR THE PHYSICAL EARTH ITSELF AND FOR MANKIND, A ONE THOUSAND YEARS UTOPIA, ALL FULLY EXPOUNDED IN STUDIES ON THIS WEBSITE.
THE MORE I THINK ABOUT THIS THE MORE OUTRAGEOUS I FIND IT. NOW THIS PRESENT WORLD IS ALLOWED BY THE ETERNAL GOD, BUT IT IS NOT HIS. THE NEW TESTAMENT SAYS THE “god” OF THIS WORLD IS THE DEVIL - SATAN, WHO HAS BLINDED THE MINDS OF THOSE WHO DO NOT BELIEVE, LEST THE GLORIOUS GOSPEL OF CHRIST SHOULD SHINE UNTO THEM (2 COR. 4:4).
HOW COULD YOU VISIT A CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL, A HOSPITAL PERIOD AND NOT WANT A BETTER WORLD, AND THAT IS JUST FOR STARTERS.
HOW COULD YOU SEE THE REPORTS ON REFUGEES, STARVING CHILDREN AND PEOPLE; NATIONS IN CIVIL WAR AND “ETHNIC CLEANSING” FOR ANOTHER GROUP OF STARTERS; THEN GO ON TO OTHER SORROWS AND PAIN AND HEART-ACHE LIKE ALCOHOL AND DRUG ADDICTIONS; THERE IS CORRUPTIONS IN HIGH PLACES; THERE IS SEXUAL IMMORALITY AND PROSTITUTION; THERE IS CHILD ABUSE, IN VARIOUS WAYS. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS WATCH TV NEWS FOR A WEEK, AND YOU SOON SEE THIS WORLD COULD BE MUCH BETTER. SO THE STATEMENT ABOVE BY GUY MURCHIE IS LAUGHABLE IF NOT SO SERIOUS. GOD DID NOT CREATE THIS WORLD IN PHYSICAL AND MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL UPHEAVAL; THE WORLD WAS PHYSICALLY WHOLE AND BEAUTIFUL AND HOLY; PAIN FREE, SORROW FREE, A UTOPEA FOR HUMAN KIND….. UNTIL SIN ENTERED, UNTIL MAN WANTED GOD TO TAKE A HIKE, KEEP HIS NOSE OUT OF THINGS, TO GO AWAY AND FLY HIS KITE. MANKIND IN THE WHOLE WANTED TO DO THINGS THEIR WAY, AND GOD IN HIS INSPIRED WORD SAYS, “THERE IS A WAY THAT SEEMS RIGHT UNTO MEN, BUT THE END THEREOF ARE THE WAYS OF DEATH” - PROVERBS 14: 12.
THANKFULLY GOD IN HIS WORD SAYS HE WILL ONE DAY RULE THIS WORLD, LITERALLY; THERE WILL BE NO GERMS, NO DISEASE, POISONS, NO PAINS, NO MALICE, NO EXPLOSIVES AND CONFLICTS, SO PEOPLE WILL BE ABLE TO TRULY RELAX AND ENJOY IT, EVEN IF PEOPLE LIKE GUY MURCHIE AND I GUESS THIS AUTHOR BERNARD HAISCH, DO NOT LIKE IT.
A REAL UTOPEA WORLD IS COMING TO THIS EARTH, THE GOD OF THIS UNIVERSE HAS FORETOLD AND PROMISED IT OVER AND OVER AGAIN IN HIS HOLY WORD, BUT OBVIOUSLY MANY DO NOT READ IT AND IF THEY DO THEY DO NOT BELIEVE IT - Keith Hunt]
Although evolutionary biologists clearly prefer to leave things at that, I confess that I prefer to modify the rules—a preference which, as far as I can tell, is not experimentally differentiable from the spirit of orthodox Darwinism, given the present state of our knowledge.
[HE USES DARWINISM TO SAY THAT IS HOW GOD CREATED….SLOW EVOLUTION TO MORE AND MORE PERFECTION UNTIL THE CIRCLE IS MADE - Keith Hunt]
The Jesuit paleontologist Teilhard de Chardin proposed that evolution does occur, but in a directional, goal-driven way. He used the term "Omega Point" to describe an aim toward which consciousness evolves in an evolutionary process converging toward a final unity. Although Teilhard’s solution may suggest a teleological view of evolution, it does not posit intelligent design. It does not deny the capabilities of evolution; it just reinterprets its driving force. Evolution, Teilhard suggests, occurs through a kind of coaxing of life forms toward future perfection, not just through random mutation.
[AH YES WE SEE THE IDEA OF THE THEOLOGY…… THE CIRCLES IS FORMING; WE ARE EVOLVING TO A BETTER AND BETTER STATE….. A KIND OF COAXING OF LIFE FORMS TOWARDS FUTURE PERFECTION, NOT JUST THROUGH RANDOM MUTATION. WE ARE WITH THIS BELIEF MAKING GOOD PROGRESS TO FINALLY BE WITH OUR MAKER. THERE CAN BE LITTLE IF ANY MOVING TOWARDS GOD BY THE MASSES; AS JESUS STATED BEFORE HE RETURNS [I DOUBT SUCH PEOPLE HAVE A LITERAL RETURN OF CHRIST IN THEIR THEOLOGY] EVIL SHALL ABOUND AND THE LOVE OF MANY WAX COLD (MATTHEW 24). WHICH TEACHES THERE WILL BE A MOVING AWAY FROM, NOT TOWARDS PERFECTION, BUT AWAY FROM IT - Keith Hunt]
Likewise, I suggest that the evolution of living things may occur through a combination of strictly physical, deterministic processes and a nonphysical tendency toward order and information—although the latter may not be in any way detectable by conventional scientific measurement. Experience and observation shows me that there is a self-creative, self-organizing character to living things suggestive of the influence of a higher order. Interestingly, this ability to create order and information is dependent on the "wiggle room" provided by chance and contingency to yield a range of outcomes in the evolutionary process. Reductionists, who take for granted that only mindless matter can be real, must instead assume that, for living things, order and information somehow emerge from elementary physical processes, a phenomenon that I find equally mysterious—if not more so.
[SO THE AUTHOR FINDS THERE IS MORE TO LIFE THAT JUST THE PHYSICAL…..YES OF COURSE HE MUST IF HE BELIEVES IN A LITERAL BEING CALLED “GOD” - Keith Hunt]
I admit that I am more drawn by the philosophical appeal of Teilhards Omega Point than persuaded by any description of a plausible mechanism—something he himself could not produce. Teilhard leaves us with a tantalizing implication of development on a cosmic scale, an evolutionary hope that the universe will achieve some kind of ultimate eschatoiogical perfection, rather than descend into a final state of maximum entropy.
[SO THIS EVOLUTION TOWARDS GODISM, IS AN ENDLESS MOVING TOWARDS SOME KIND OF ULTIMATE ESCHATOLOGICAL PERFECTION; AN UPWARD MOVEMENT TOWARDS PERFECT RATHER THAN A DESCEND DOWN. IT SHOULD BE OBVIOUS SUCH BELIEVERS DO NOT SEE THE WORLD IN ITS PLAIN STATE OF “EVIL ABOUNDING AND LOVE WAXING COLD.” THEY PERHAPS NEVER WATCH ANYTHING BUT THEIR OWN MANICURED BACKYARD, AND TRAVEL BROCHURES OF THIS OR THAT EXOTIC PLACE FOR HOLIDAYS. TO THEM WE ARE EVOLVING MORE AND MORE TO PERFECTION WITH GOD - Keith Hunt]
Between the laws of natural selection in the physical realm and the workings of karma in the spiritual realm, he claims, this particular creation (of which there may be an infinite number) will someday be complete. It will, ultimately, become all that it can be; it will fulfill its potential and thereby enrich God.
[SO THE THEOLOGY IS “KARMA” CREATIONS OF MANKINDS IN WHICH IT COULD BE AN INFINITE NUMBER, AND MANY LIVES FOR ALL, FINALLY HAVE JUSTICE ON THEM, GOOD OR BAD AND WHATEVER IN-BETWEEN. THE AUTHOR IS OF EASTERN THEOLOGY HENCE NO CHRISTIAN BIBLE SO FAR MENTIONED, EXCEPT THAT HE WAS BROUGHT UP ROMAN CATHOLIC - Keith Hunt]
Every experience of every consciousness will return to the infinite intelligence from which it sprang, but transformed by having lived in and experienced the universe. I incline toward Teilhard's spiritual hope rather than the cosmic pessimism for the ultimate state of a universe of maximum entropy.
[EVERY CONSCIOUSNESS WILL RETURN TO THE INFINITE INTELLIGENCE FROM WHICH IT SPRANG, BUT BETTER FOR HAVING LIVED IN AND EXPERIENCED THE UNIVERSE….. EASTERN THEOLOGY AND WHATEVER ELSE OUTSIDE THE TEACHINGS OF THE BIBLE - Keith Hunt]
When mystics say—as they have, to the endless annoyance of the reductionists—that the universe is the body of God, the reaction of most is to shrug off the statement as either poetic or just plain crazy. Very few try to understand the mystics' true meaning. Philosophers like Huxley and Teilhard maintain, however, that this "body of God" is more than just poetic metaphor. The perennial philosophy and the Omega Point—and the God Theory itself, for that matter—all maintain that there is a truth embedded in the mystics' claim, one that we can understand on a first-order level, if not fully comprehend. This truth is the foundation on which we can build a spiritual worldview.
WE SEE IT IS THE “MYSTICS” - PHILOSOPHERS LIKE HUXLEY AND TEILHARD WHO ARE ON THE RIGHT TRACK, WHEREBY CAN BE THE FOUNDATION ON WHICH TO BUILD A SPIRITUAL WORLDVIEW, SO GOES THIS AUTHORS THEOLOGY.
IT SHOULD BE NO SURPRISE THEN THAT THE BIBLE OF THE CHRISTIAN WORD, INCLUDING THE BIBLE OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC RELIGION WILL BE USED, OR REFERRED TO IN THE REST OF THIS BOOK - WE HAVE SEEN CLEARLY THAT THIS AUTHOR IS INTO THE EATERN RELIGIONS WITH “KARMA” AS THE SPIRITUAL FOUNDING OF HIS SPIRITUALITY - Keith Hunt.