Finding God Beyond Science and Religion
Feb. 10, 2013Author: Stan MoodyMatthew 11:25-30Science, in its attempt to reach deep into quantum physics for the origins of life, has conceded. Science has discovered that there has to be more to life thanmaterialism and its component parts. As the antithesis of religion, that realm inwhich materialism is subsumed by spiritualism, science cannot plunge any deeper
without an admission of something called "downward causation".Downward causation, it seems, is the discovery of order in the mostmicroscopic of particles. For want of a term that will resonate with the masses,there are those who will defer to downward causation as "God". The god of scienceis the irrefutable evidence that the material world cannot stand alone without anon-scientific hypothesis. You cannot be a holistic scientist, therefore, if thematerial world stands removed from its causation.It will be a relief to you, then, that science has discovered God. We mightask, "If so, what need have we for Jesus Christ, the revelation of 'downwardcausation'?"While I was in AZ this past week, my grandson brought to my attention abook he was reading, "God is Not Dead: What Quantum Physics Tells Us aboutOur Origins, and How We Should Live". This book was written by eminentphysicist, Amit Goswami. I am sorry that I did not have sufficient time to readmore of the book, but what I did read seemed to bear directly on our text thismorning - that those who labor to find God can be put to rest through Jesus Christ,the prefect revelation to us of the Father. In a sense, then, Goswami seeks toelevate quantum physics to revelatory theology, rendering the Bible a moral andethical code rather than the revelation of the eternal God to His human creation.In our frame of reference, Goswami prefers morality and ethics overrighteousness, a condition that, ironically, seems also to be plaguing the churchthese days.
First, let me say that the book is well worth reading in that it leads us at thevery least to a single creator source, rather than to an ethereal presence of our ownchoosing. Yet, it is clear that Goswami rejects the biblical God as revealed in JesusChrist, preferring a god revealed by evolutionary science and New Age
philosophy. He picks and chooses through the best of all religions but makes theerror of a failure of objective revelation, a condition, again, that seems to beplaguing the church these days. Goswami finds precepts of biblical Christianity to