Thursday, September 16, 2010
THE SCIENTIFIC PARADOX OF SPIRITUALITY
In reference to science, the theology and philosophy behind most faiths suggest that science is either a tool of God or a tool of the Devil. It's said when science disproves spirituality it's because the devil gave man science in order to do that. One of my favorite movie quotes is "The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist." Let's assume there are higher spiritual powers at work. We would be like animals to them. It's like a dog trying to understand a movie plot. A dog thinks a vacuum is evil, my when we see a demon, it's just God doing his laundry? But seriously what does that say about our understanding of spiritual beings would be. By making this claim, we have to assume that our human logic would not even compare to follow theirs. Throw out the bible or any other holy books written by man, I'm talking about the general concept of spirituality.
I've known people that believe with every fiber of their being that they've seen an angel or a demon, even if it was for a split second. Now of course I tell them that science has proven that the mind is very capable of pulling tricks and hallucinations on you. When I was 5, I thought shadows on my wall formed faces, I know now that it was just my imagination. Here's in lies the issue of uncertainty. It's just as possible for science to be a facet of spiritual deception than it is for faith to be a product of psychological delusion.
If you're able to keep an open mind, you have to consider that both can discredit one another. But, that doesn't change that fact that I think belief in demons, ghosts, angles, and gods is a HUGE delusion. But I don't rule out the fact maybe I'm the one disillusioned.
Have you ever experienced anything spiritual or super natural? Are you 100% certain it was what you think you saw?