Is the glass half empty or half full? Don’t ask a scientist.

6945795_f496If a scientist were faced with such a question he or she would begin taking accurate measurements of the water in the glass. If these measurements determined that the water line was exactly in the middle of the glass and the volume of water was exactly half of what the glass could hold, the scientist would say that both answers were technically correct and were communicating the same thing.

But we all know that the two reactions to the same glass of water (half full or half empty) could not be further apart and dissimilar, regardless of the physical measurements.

This is why science stays away from values and subjectivity. Science is baffled by the phenomena of subjective, person-level experience (human consciousness).

Scientifically speaking, the glass of water should be experienced the exact same way by all observers. Science cannot take into account a deeper, psycho-spiritual reality of people having different states of minds and outlooks. So science is left in the rearview mirror when it comes to the things which are most important and intimate to our selfhood. To take the scientific position concerning this glass of water would make the human psyche lifeless.

However, all true religion addresses this innermost realm of the human spirit. We need a new religion that offers the deepest answers for proper living for the entire human race (consciousness is lame without conscience).

This new religious/spiritual movement has already begun to spread throughout the planet Earth!


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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