I have written a book entitled Proving God. The purpose of this seven-year project is to unify science and theology. It is my sincere attempt to address the quote below by Richard Dawkins.
“I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world.”
Scientist Richard Dawkins is the world’s most famous atheist. While I am a writer of spiritual/religious books he does make an important point. If God is infinitely wise and created the universe, why does religion offer so little information for the human frontal lobes to contemplate?
Does God promote ignorance?
Scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg called science and philosophy the “bridegroom of religion.” Swedenborg believed that God would not have given humans such ample brains only to turn around and demand simple faith. Our big brains must be an important part of God’s eternal plan.
True humanness consists of two gifts given to us from God—free will (volition) and an intellect (discernment). These two essentials of being human are finite analogs of God’s Infinite Love (volition) and Infinite Wisdom (discernment). In this way, humankind was made in God’s image and likeness—not in that we have ten toes and fingers and stand upright.
Unfortunately, contemporary theologies offer neither a response to the New Paradigm science nor insights as to how God creates stuff. Shouldn’t God’s revealed wisdom (the Holy Word) allow scientists to formulate a theory of causal process?
The universe is, after all, rationally ordered and has orientation. Therefore, God’s wonderful works should lend themselves to being put into scientific language—that is, into a plausible scientific theory.
I drew the ideas for my new book from both the scientific and theological writings of Emanuel Swedenborg. His science was theistic and offered me unique insights into relativity theory, quantum physics, string theory and that elusive topic, quantum gravity—all with spiritual considerations!
Thanks to Swedenborg’s visionary insights, I have been able to tease out essential components of these important post-modern theories from the very pages of Holy Scripture! My new book provides an “emancipatory scheme” which will free Bible interpretation (exegesis) from its normal linear and historical constraints to reveal a deeper architectural structure and scaffolding within its narratives that portray the patterning designs and template of top-down causality and universal (holistic) process. It is within these deeper substrates of biblical structure that God reveals the true sacredness, inerrancy and authority of the Holy Word and its relevance to scientific truth.
God’s promise in Revelation to make “all things new” includes a reformulation and redefining of both the content of science and religious theology.
Richard Dawkins, are you listening?