Monthly Archives: January 2015

A G-d who stops after Creation asks Humanity to act for Him/Her

“Except for a God who sits down after the universe begins, all other Gods conflict with the assumptions of science.” says physicist Alan Lightman.  The G-d of most religions (including Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and Hinduism) intervenes in way incompatible with logic, given the premise that G-d may create, but does not break the laws of physics.

The desire for miracles burns bright, continually claimed, yet never survive the light of science. Personally, I have been more compelled by the idea of understanding G-d as the laws of physics of this universe. Does G-d need to intervene in this world to prove his/her existence?

Is not our existence proof enough of something marvellous, wondrous, and beyond human conception?  This being that can understand how small it is in this massive Universe that was once smaller than a proton.  And has achieved such technological and humanitarian progress.  Do we not evolve into G-d if our collective actions are divine?  G-d’s existence does not depend on external belief, it requires subjective conviction that translates into effective action.

And perhaps the most important action is to simply to be in wonder of life, and to recognise ourselves in all forms of life: we are all made from stardust.  And from that to love our neighbour as much as self, even before we can see we are all one.

“For me, there is room for both a spiritual universe and a physical universe, just as there is room for both religion and science. Each universe has its own power. Each has its own beauty, and mystery. A Presbyterian minister recently said to me that science and religion share a sense of wonder. I agree.” Alan Lightman