By now we can be certain that the Christian God does not exist. After decades of doing afterlife research and collaborating extensively with other researchers, I can state without equivocation that there is no anthropomorphic God that judges us and condemns us to hell. Wonderfully, though, what exists instead is the loving Spirit that Jesus describes in the Gospels.
God is an infinitely powerful and infinitely creative energy-like potentiality without size or form, alive in the sense that your mind is alive, highly emotional and therefore probably self-aware. All our minds are inextricably part of this one overriding consciousness; and we can be certain now that each of us is loved beyond our fondest imaginings. Each of us is God’s best-beloved child.
There isn’t just a little bit of evidence that this genuine God of the Gospels actually exists. Instead, the evidence is consistent and overwhelming to the point where to deny it anymore is just an embarrassing profession of ignorance.
So, now we know that God is real. And we can demonstrate that this genuine God is the perfect God of the Gospels. It appears that a theoretical physicist, too, believes he is edging closer to discovering God, although of course for a physicist to discover God is nothing new. The two greatest physicists of the 20th century didn’t care much for the Christian God, but the genuine Spirit which is all that exists was certainly well within their ken.
Max Planck won the 1918 Nobel Prize in Physics as the father of quantum mechanics. In 1944 he said, “As a man who has devoted his whole life to the most clear headed science, to the study of matter, I can tell you as a result of my research about atoms this much: There is no matter as such. All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force which brings the particle of an atom to vibration and holds this most minute solar system of the atom together. We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent mind. This mind is the matrix of all matter.”
And although Albert Einstein is widely believed today to have been an atheist, his whole aversion seems to have been to just the Christian version of God. Of atheism he said, “I’m not an atheist and I don’t think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangements of the books, but doesn’t know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.”
His inability to know more about God seemed to frustrate him. He said, “I want to know how God created this world. I’m not interested in this or that phenomenon, in the spectrum of this or that element. I want to know His thoughts, the rest are details.”
Scientific geniuses like Einstein and Planck saw their heyday early in the twentieth century. But unfortunately, their hopeful successors have been detoured deep into the weeds because at about the turn of the twentieth century the scientific gatekeepers adopted materialism as what was then called “the fundamental dogma of science.”
As the brilliant scholar Rupert Sheldrake observes, “Since the nineteenth century, (materialism’s) advocates have promised that science will explain everything in terms of physics and chemistry; science will show that there is no God and no purpose in the universe; it will reveal that God is a delusion inside human minds and hence in human brains; and it will prove that brains are nothing but complex machines.
“Materialists are sustained by the faith that science will redeem their promises, turning their beliefs into facts. Meanwhile, they live on credit.”
After more than a hundred years of precious little to show for it, Sheldrake tells us that “Confidence in materialism is draining away. Its leaders, like central bankers, keep printing promissory notes, but it has lost its credibility as the central dogma of science. Many scientists no longer want to be 100% invested in it.”
He adds that “Materialism’s credit crunch changes everything. As science is liberated from this nineteenth-century ideology, new perspectives and possibilities will open up, not just for science, but for other areas of our culture that are dominated by materialism.”
But still the materialist nonsense continues! More and more, it seems that frustrated researchers are just going through the motions now, publishing peer-reviewed papers so sloppy that surprisingly few of their results can be replicated. Physicists who might have been as great as this century’s Albert Einstein or Max Planck are reduced to fiddling with subatomic particles that are really just vortices of energy. And this morning I read a review of an amazingly pathetic book. One of its authors actually claims that soon we will be able to “scan a human brain at a fine enough spatial and chemical resolution . . . combine that scan with good enough models of how individual brain cells achieve their signal processing functions, to create a cell-by-cell . . . model of the full brain in artificial hardware, a model whose . . . behavior is usefully close to that of the original brain.” Since the human brain is nothing more than a receiver and transmitter of information, this claim is as silly as the notion that reverse-engineering a CD player will allow us to reanimate Elvis. But still, the authors say that these theoretical fake extra brains (called “Ems”) would be able to have experiences that we then could take as our own, as is suggested by the review’s playful title: “Your Em Goes to Bermuda.”
This baseless insistence of scientific gatekeepers that consciousness must come from our brains has blighted more than a century of what should instead have been open-minded scientific inquiry with the potential to bring to humankind riches beyond measure. And what may be worse is that scientists’ insistence that when our brains die we must die as well has caused so much unnecessary fear and pain. But the time is now! As pioneering engineer and inventor Nicola Tesla wisely said, “The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.”
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