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ozmirage
9th May 2016, 13:00
Spiritual Scientism
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Though many are led to believe that scientific investigation is diametrically opposed to spirituality, I believe otherwise.

• SCIENCE - The observation, identification, description, experimental investigation, and theoretical explanation of phenomena.
• SPIRITUAL - Of, relating to, consisting of, or having the nature of spirit; not material; supernatural.
• SPIRIT - A force or principle believed to animate humans and often to endure after departing from the body of a person at death; the soul.

Let us examine what are widely considered to be aspects or attributes of non-corporeal existence and that of a Deity -

[] Omnipresence - Present everywhere simultaneously.
[] Omniscience - Having total knowledge; knowing everything.

Let us stipulate that in the non-corporeal non-material plane of existence, energy, matter and time do not exist. Ergo, one can be present everywhere, simultaneously, because there is no interval of time. And that knowledge, being thought, is available to any self aware being of thought.

Quite a number of spiritual scientists and explorers have reported a common query that boils down to :

A. Who did you love? And,
B. What did you learn?

One may infer that in a plane of thought, one can only know. One cannot experiment, discover nor learn anything new. And that only the sublime vibration of love allows one to associate with others. Obviously, those who vibrate with hate would face segregation and banishment by their own nature.

This leads us to the realization of the importance of corporeal existence : to learn new things and expand that which Spirit can know, and to express love, so that we may best enjoy the timeless “now.”

Humanity, and all other sentient creations, thus have a valuable purpose - to delve into Creation and uncover the natural laws behind it. For the Creator, like all artists, has not indulged in critiquing the Art - that is left to the critics who come after. And that by investigation, mundane beings enrich the universal mind, with their discoveries.
(This may also explain why “spirit inspired” scribes gave wholly unacceptable explanations of natural science phenomena, since spirit had no prior knowledge of the facts until discovered later)

One might expand Jesus’ Greatest Commandment : “Love God, Love your neighbor - and discover all that can be known, then return to paradise.”