The Sufficiency Thesis?

In my debates with scientists and atheists over the existence of God, I often challenge their materialistic ideologies with their irrational view that the Big Bang beginning emerged out of nothingness, plus reminding them that there is no acceptable theory to unify Einstein’s relativity with quantum physics, or, put personhood (what it is to be a person) into the language of physics.

I can’t imagine more important issues to tackle!

So why do scientists remain smug?

To these challenges they will often invoke what is called the Sufficiency Thesis. This thesis allows scientists to take the view that it is only a matter of time before they have solutions to all these problems.

Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!

Isn’t that FAITH?!

However, serious thinkers are beginning to sense a growing abyss between science and ontology (what is really real). My favorite topic concerning ontology is person-level experience. It is something everyone experiences firsthand (even scientists) yet it cannot be confirmed by third party observation or through scientific methodology.  Scientists simply call this the “hard problem” of human consciousness or “mind-brain” problem.

Scientists have their backs to the wall. Something “extra” needs to enter into the equation.

This is where religion and theology enter into the discussion. All religion addresses the human experience and seeks to influence personhood. Put into scientific language, this means religion attempts to continue the process of evolution not just through increased intelligence but continues through exalting the human heart.

Why would that be?

In my new book “Proving God” I not only provide a theistic model of creation and the unification of all scientific law but also a scientifically plausible theory for why the process of evolution is spiritually driven so that we can lawfully become angels for a non-material realm (heaven).

Religion is actually more sophisticated than the natural sciences because it has always embraced the idea that the human mind operates beyond the constraints of time and space and represents one’s spiritual reality (ontology). Thankfully, there are some pioneering physicists who believe that fundamental reality and the concept of causality is to be found a priori to the spatio-temporal arena and pre-Planck era.  This fundamental realm of timelessness and non-locality is called the realm of “pre-geometry.”  My book provides rational evidence for why this pre-geometric realm is actually the Spiritual World!

http://www.provinggod.com

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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 http://www.staircasepress.com
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6 Responses to The Sufficiency Thesis?

  1. hktelemacher says:

    “Isn’t that FAITH?!”

    Not in the way you conceive of it. Science has a long and distinguished track record of developing tools of measurement, of making hypotheses and testing data against them. It is a reasonable conclusion to come to, based on the observable evidence of the challenges science as a field as overcome, that known facts will at some point come under a theory (of the scientific type) that successfully applies observable, repeatable data sets against a structural model for that data.

    Or, to put it in simpler terms, the gaps you hide in become smaller and smaller all the time. Mixing in technical and technical-sounding terms with untestable, unverifiable woo may fool the uneducated or science-illiterate, which is a real shame.

  2. thegodguy says:

    Dear hktelemacher,

    Thank you for your noble defense of science’s materialistic philosophy. However, the cutting edge of human discovery is looking to a non-material causal reality beyond spacetime and developing a truly theistic science. Even quantum physics senses a reality before measurement outcomes.

    The issue I bring up is whether a scientific model displays reality. Even string or membrane theory cannot be proved under any observable means – yet it is very much embraced by the scientific community.

    New knowledge is being made available to the world of human thought. Don’t be left behind!

    Spiritually yours,
    TheGodGuy

  3. hktelemacher says:

    “Even string or membrane theory cannot be proved under any observable means [yet] – yet it is very much embraced by the scientific community [because (a) the underlying mathematical framework is solid, and (b) the predictions that derive from such theories will be falsifiable, but are not yet, a condition which has been true of many great scientific theories in history].”

    Fixed it for ya.

  4. thegodguy says:

    Dear htelemacher,

    You will not (yet) be able to fix it for me until string theorists come up with a background-independent framework. Sorry.

    I propose such a theory in my new book!

    Spiritually yours,
    TheGodGuy

  5. hktelemacher says:

    Turtles, all the way down 🙂

  6. thegodguy says:

    Thanks for the levity!

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