True, it is: we find ourselves living in the most auspicious of times, an era in which advanced scientific minds and other quantum theorists have pretty much proven the unity of all things. True it is: scientists give much better demonstrations than mystics! However undeniable, these proofs are yet to assist the individual or the collective to “love the neighbor as ourselves,” stop the wars and find their fulfillment as they bless the planet’s evolution. What’s missing? What aren’t we ready to accept the truth that will change our life? Why believing in scarcity and giving our power to fear – indeed False Evidence Appearing Real?
Greek philosophers have given us a clue, while revealing the triple gates of the Good, the True and the Beautiful, meant to open the soul to the Eternal. The gate of the Good is opened by Religion; the gate of the True, by Science, and the gate of the Beautiful, by Art: Religion, Science and Art are across cultures the foundation of Wisdom Teachings. Whereas Science is certainly fulfilling its role of demonstrating the True (e.g.; e=mc2), it appears that Religion is failing its mandate of revealing the Good!
The very fact that we would have a plural for the word “religion” does imply comparisons (good vs. bad): right there, this is where we miss the mark! It is then not so surprising that various religious institutions would promote, in subtle and not so subtle ways, a deep investment in the illusion of separation; e.g. ‘our “God” is better than your “God,” and if you don’t convert to our faith, you’ll go to Hell!’ Because Religion refuses to grow up, Science cannot come into its maturity. Both sides now are acting as a stubborn ostrich with its head conveniently planted in the ground, not wanting to really understand what is at stake for the other or the whole.
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