Children are close to God

The reason why children are closer to God than most adults is that they are born into the world without knowledge or any pre-conceived notions and biases. So there is nothing in an infant’s mind to obstruct the Lord God from directly influencing a child through heavenly love.

This heavenly influence is easily observed in children in that they see everything in the world as being enchanted and alive. This is why young children want to hug everything, from toys to blankets, and make all these items their close friends.

Even as children get a little older they remain fascinated by stories and cartoons that depict rocks, trees, and animals as being able to talk. Almost everyone has seen the phenomenon of a child drawing a smiling face on his or her rendition of the sun (and everyone in the town below is happy).

As children reach adulthood and are educated in the “ways of the world” they become accustomed to seeing everything as dead and less enchanted. Most adults who retain this childlike view of reality are described as “primitive.” Native American Indians and other indigenous peoples across the planet often describe trees, rocks, sky and water as being associated with spirits and other worldly powers.

Current science views life and its evolution on earth as a mere outcome of dead quarks and atoms somehow forming “living” structures. Life is therefore derived from dead things and everything in the orderly universe can be adequately explained by a materialistic philosophy.

However, if God created the manifest universe, then INFINITE LIFE is fundamental to the real world. I maintain that little children and indigenous populations across the globe possess the correct cosmology. And thankfully, there are several positive signs that science is slowly moving in the direction of a similar worldview. Some quantum physicists believe that quantum “weirdness” is the result of fundamental matter acting in more  “life-like” and “mind-like” ways. Even strict physical scientists and confirmed atheists are amazed that the laws of the universe are “fine-tuned” in such a way as to be bio-friendly.

It is the goal of this blog to assist this new scientific trajectory by offering various clues and insights that LOVE is the secret to agency in the universe and the ultimate first causal principle behind a correct scientific model of reality.

This is why the Lord, when He walked the earth, taught that we must “become like little children.” This includes scientists! The Lord God was addressing both a return to a childlike innocence of the heart WITH a corresponding intellect capable of recognizing love as the ultimate pre-space dynamic of the universe.

True science must lead to wisdom and not simply to head-data stored in the memory. Wisdom is knowledge that affects both mind and heart.

Any other kind of knowledge is artificial and devoid of life.

About thegodguy

EDWARD F. SYLVIA, M.T.S. Philosopher/Theologian Edward F. Sylvia attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and received his Master of Theological Studies at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA and a Certificate of Swedenborgian Studies from the Swedenborgian House of Studies. He is a member of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (C.T.N.S.) and the Swedenborg Scientific Association (S.S.A.). Award-winning author of "Sermon From the Compost Pile: Seven Steps Toward Creating An Inner Garden" and "Proving God," which fulfills a continuing vision that God’s fingerprints of love can be found everywhere in the manifest universe. His most recent book, "Swedenborg & Gurdjieff: The Missing Links" is an edgy collection of anti-intuitive essays for personal transformation that challenges and inspires. He has been a student of the ideas of both Emanuel Swedenborg and George I. Gurdjieff for over thirty years. Read more about TheGodGuy, his books and his ideas at
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