So what’s really going on with the world today? Is the world about to come to a tragic end, and our proudly constructed social order about to crumble out from under us? The homeless and indigent are the greatest mass of our overrun civilization. Does the upper one percent actually have a plan to cull the excess population, ridding the world of six billion socially useless individuals? Is the Yellowstone supervolcano about to bring about a catastrophic world disaster scenario into our lives? And let’s not even mention the rampant rise in all crimes in the world today as opposed to only a few decades ago. I’m 63 people. It truly has become a much more tragic and heartless world than it was in the mid-20th century! I was there. I know!
If the recent discoveries in quantum research prove to be true, then we must accept the premise that reality as we now know it has been merely a mutually agreed upon holographic construct, an all-too-real simulation of our own collective imaginations. Argue the point as you will, but the disturbing fact is that neither premise can be proven; nor can either be disproven. It is equally possible that our comfortably solid materialistic reality is an illusory holographic construct. Study this possibility for yourselves, look into the research done in the early 20th century, research findings reported by the likes of Niels Bohr, Werner Heisenberg, Max Planck and even Albert Einstein in the latter part of his career. Einstein resisted the evidence for as long as he could, but eventually accepted the premise that Planck so eloquently presented in his speech in Florence Italy, 1944 who stated this about the conclusive results of his decades of research:
“As a man who has devoted his whole life to the most clearheaded science, to the study of matter, I can tell you as a result of my research about the atoms this much: There is no matter as such! All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force which brings the particles of an atom to vibration and holds this most minute solar system of the atom together…We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent Spirit. This Spirit is the matrix of all matter.”
Although Albert Einstein may be most famous for his mass-energy equivalence formula E=Mc2, this work also laid down the foundation for modern quantum mechanics. Einstein, as I stated above, resisted the evidence for as long as he could. He once exclaimed, “I like to think the moon is there even if I am not looking at it.” He also said “God doesn’t play dice.” Niels Bohr responded with, “Stop telling God what to do with His dice!” But the fact is that for some eighty years not one of our great minds has been able to disprove any of the allegations presented in the quantum research that was performed in the early 20th century. It is just as possible that we are living in a multi-sensory holographic matrix of quantum pixelization, as we are living in a solid materialistic universe based simply upon reactionary classical relativistic physics.
Do you feel insulted from such an allegation that we have made this mess of things? What of capitalistic regime, that of which we defend with our proudly portrayed all-American virtuous value system. How has this really served us? Capitalism is based upon the premise that it’s okay for me to capitalize upon the disadvantage of others. It is also an unspoken premise that it’s okay to surreptitiously increase the disadvantage of others in order to increase the profit margins in our capitalistic regime. This is the mystery of inflation, is it not? So what has our capitalistic regime bred for us? The answer is the homeless and indigent which are the greatest mass of our overrun civilization not to mention the rampant rise in all crimes in the world.
So what if it is all us; what if we have done this to ourselves? What if we are yet doing this to ourselves and what if we have begun a pattern of social behavior that cannot be halted without a tragic purge of our very souls? What if I am correct in this assumption and we are stuck living in a world without love, agape love that transcends both our concept of love and our weakened concept of charity? What should we do to change all of this?
No! Rubbish! Hogwash! Baloney! I’m nuts and all I’ve presented to you is in no way possible at all, isn’t it? How are we as puny humans creating our own reality in concert? I must be a madman, huh? God created all things and let us alone to suffer, that makes more sense doesn’t it? Or the universe is just a coincidental cosmic happenstance sounds even better, right? This is al scientific and logical sounding and I bet science can prove it all. There is no way that Jesus was right, is there?
“Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” (Mark 11:22-24)
“Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.” (John 14:12-14)
So, if all that we have made together is falling apart, and we have been the architects of this creation, why are we not able to make a change and to bring about a truly humanly beneficial and caring new world order? What if we made the crazy decision to stop capitalizing upon the disadvantage of others? What if we decided to stop trying to find new ways to increase the disadvantage of others? What if we do as the Bible says and made a world like this one…
“All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had… And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all that there were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned land or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales and put it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to anyone who had need.” (Acts 4:32-35)
Is this impossible? Is this actually an undesirable concept for us? Do we really want the results we have, that the upper one percent would want to cull the population of six billion individuals? Do we really enjoy the Rockefellers, the Warburg and the Rothschild family riding high on our social enslavement? Or do we want global catastrophe and God himself to bring about this change, for we all in our hearts know he will. So just be an atheist; be agnostic and be proud of your puny human wisdom and intellect. Just sit your proud self quietly in the corner and watch what comes of the eventual power of such high-brow thinking and self-absorbed attitude. I’d love to be a fly on the wall while you get your well-deserved come-uppance.
Now, after all I’ve presented, let me say this: I am not what you would call a Christian. I am a man who know our Lord and heavenly father, and who realizes the power of having not only faith in this Most High God, but in the fact that we are all his children – making us all little gods – and each of us being trained to enter into apprenticeship with the Creator. Like a good father the lord is teaching us his craft. Like training us to ride this bicycle of spirit, he holds onto our bike for a time, then he lets go and allows us to do it on our own, knowing full well that we will fall, like we are falling now. But he will come and pick us up lovingly kissing the boo-boos and setting us right back on the bike to try again. And each time we will improve in this raft and son we will live in a wonderful world creating wonderful crafts to delight one another rather than capitalizing upon disadvantage. It is in this way very possible that we will live in such a paradise with this now human but glorified God abiding with us.
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An Intro to Quantum Physics