Like many of you, I too read with horror couple of days back, the tragedy of this New Jersey family, where the mother was the only one in the family of six to survive a multi-car crash.
The study comes in conjunction with National Geographic’s new television series “The Story of God” starring Morgan Freeman who travels the world chronicling religious beliefs practiced by different cultures.
The general reasoning is that we still pray to God, because of psychological reasons or emotional support...it is a "feel good" thing. !Freud says 'religion is a crutch"
When Einstein was asked whether he believed in God, his response was " I understand God as the genius who created this universe. I want the brain of this genius". He of course did not believe God in traditional sense. The genius of god is within us as godliness and humans have the ability to live a life established in it. That is the ultimate gift of human life.
According to ancient religious scriptures, the divinity is inherent in each of us, but we don't recognize it.. It is easy to identify ourselves with our little egos, but not with our own divine nature. Science is helping us understand God better, in fact. The latest discoveries of quantum physics, Higgs Boson (a.k.a God particle) and quantum physics is closer to metaphysics than ever before.
- what we see as solid reality is not solid and the Observer effect.
- The theory of uncertainty by Eisenberg and non-local reality.
God is said to be infinitely compassionate! Just that we don't experience it. The energy is living within us whether we think (with mind) about God or not! A great master suggested as a spiritual practice that if we deeply believe divinity is within us for some time, miracles will start happening. It is a not logic-based, linear or science based concept. Our human nature requires us to use logic and reasoning. We can't get rid of it. So, ultimately belief in God becomes more like a deep trust that one has to cultivate to experience miracles in life on a daily basis which will help us overcome limitations of human life.