2018-05-10 13:49:51 UTC
Science does not explain God, because science has nothing sensible to
say about God. Science is not equipped to deal with consciousness.
Science only deals with matter and God is immaterial or spiritual, as
is the individual soul, so Science cannot explain conscious awareness.
"Science is ghastly silent about all and sundry that is really near to
our heart, that really matters to us. It cannot tell us about red and
blue, bitter and sweet, beautiful and ugly, good or bad, God and
eternity. Science sometimes pretends to answer questions in these
domains, but the answers are often so silly that we are not inclined
to take them seriously."
Erwin Schrodinger, a Nobel prize winning physicist
A new religion has evolved in the global culture. Its called
Scientism. Even though modern science has absolutely nothing sensible
to say about existence, the general population is convinced that
science has explained away the need for God and religion.
So-called scientific theories like Big Bang end evolution, even though
these are pure and unalloyed speculative myths, are being taught in
all the educational institutions of the world as scientific facts.
But who has decided that technological expertise is the best way to
measure our ability to understand the reality we live in? Those who
are influential in defining peoples' realities - the producers, the
scientists, the media, the politicians, etc. -- have made
technological advancement the barometer of human progress. They claim
that the advancement of technology is the most noble pursuit of the
human race, that it has made the world a better place to live in.
As proof, they list all the consumer gadgets we use and are dependent
upon - computers, cell-phones, televisions, cars, and so on. They say
that the intelligence to build these things shows that we have
advanced our understanding of nature and how she works far beyond our
ability in the middle ages.
But is this assertion correct? To build a computer, one certainly
requires advanced knowledge of physics and chemistry, but these
disciplines describe only a tiny part of the reality we perceive. A
far greater portion of existence is our conscious experience of it --
something most people dont even think about.
Few people ponder the fact that their understanding of the world is
conditioned by the culture they grew up in. They automatically take it
for granted that the way they perceive the world is the correct one,
and that nature is best described in physical and chemical terms.
Modern science is very useful for making technology, in fact, its the
only thing it is useful for, and when we live in a world where the
masses are kept in awe and reverence of technological wonders, science
is a most important undertaking.
But the jubilation of modern people over the newest technology is no
different from the gaping wonder with which people in the middle ages
looked upon sorcerers and magicians firing off sulphur and gun powder.
The magicians did this to dupe their audiences and secure their
comfortable hold on society.
In the middle ages, in the West at least, the regents of society kept
people in ignorance so they were easy to control and manipulate, and
today the exact same means are used to enslave people in ignorance. In
the global culture the slaves have just been upgraded to a
middle-class with their own house and car. But the general mass of
people still slave their lives away in boring jobs and they are marred
by the same endless worries and miseries people have always suffered
from. They are still being ground down by taxation, victims of greedy
politicians, exactly like theyve always been.
There is no basis for saying that advanced knowledge of mathematics
and physics enables a person to better understand the reality we live
in any more than the cave dweller of some 2000 years ago who
worshipped nature and various gods. If the modern culture is based on
a proper understanding of the world, why is it ruining nature and her
inhabitants at an alarming rate? If modern man is more advanced in his
understanding of nature, why is he in the process of destroying nature
with his industrial enterprises?
Despite the so-called advancement of modern society, people are still
unable to transcend their mental conditioning. The proof is that
modern society does not produce people with evolved consciousness.
Rather, we see the exact opposite taking place - in direct proportion
to the advancement of technology, people have become more and more
base and idiotic in the way they treat each-other. Some years ago, WHO
published a report saying that the biggest health crisis facing the
world in the new millennium is that more and more people will be born
with mental defects. Is that the symptom of an evolved society?
Society, as it is, is not equipped to facilitate self-realized human
beings. What need does a self realized person have for the plethora of
useless products being produced by the few conglomerates that control
world consumerism? Such enlightenment would indeed negate the
necessity for the technological advancement upon which the world's
finances now rely. That is why, in the current global culture, a
deliberate campaign exists to transform people into atheists.
In such a culture, religion is being ridiculed and has been replaced
with politics and sports. Instead of voting for a particular religion,
one now votes for politicians, who are mostly puppets of
multinationals corporations -- all in the name of serving the people,
of course. The modern consumer civilization has made the world into
one big marketplace - a worldwide altar where technology is worshiped
as the new opium of the masses.
Being fed endless propaganda from Hollywood where technology saves the
day, we quickly forget that technology, despite assurances to the
contrary, cannot save us from the onslaughts of nature. Time and time
again, technology comes up short in the fight against nature.
The new high-priests of society, now clad in white frocks instead of
black, fail to comprehend how the mechanisms of nature work. And how
could they? They also suffer from the delusion that everything is dead
matter. They are restricted by the assumption that their knowledge of
physical laws can explain the world.
More important, though, than understanding how physical matter works
is to understand how the the mind and consciousness work. As long as
we fail to understand the difference between matter and consciousness,
we will remain disconnected from our real selves and our lives will
basically be centered around satisfying bodily and mental needs
That's why atheism is dangerous - it keeps the consciousness trapped
in a 3-dimensional world of matter. It keeps the self from its rare
mission in the human life form which is to understand consciousness
and God. It cultivates a mechanistic conception of life where the
consciousness cannot see itself - a deception where the consciousness,
being absorbed in matter, forgets itself.
"Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of Nature. And it is
because in the last analysis we ourselves are part of the mystery we
are trying to solve." - Max Planck
Every individual is duty-bound to develop their consciousness and
connect it with the Supreme consciousness - Sri Krishna. While Srila
Prabhupada was a nitya-siddha, he was also a social revolutionary, as
was the Lord he served - Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. The political
correctness that predominates in the world and passes as social
etiquette should not stop us from assisting him in his mission - to
silence the atheistic class of men, and to inundate the world with
The living entities in this conditioned world are My eternal
fragmental parts. Due to conditioned life, they are struggling very
hard with the six senses, which include the mind. (Bg 15.7)
The living entity in the material world carries his different
conceptions of life from one body to another, as the air carries
aromas. Thus he takes one kind of body and again quits it to take
another. (Bg 15.8)
The living entity, thus taking another gross body, obtains a certain
type of ear, eye, tongue, nose and sense of touch, which are grouped
about the mind. He thus enjoys a particular set of sense objects. (Bg
The foolish cannot understand how a living entity can quit his body,
nor can they understand what sort of body he enjoys under the spell of
the modes of nature. But one whose eyes are trained in knowledge can
see all this. (Bg 15.10)
The endeavoring transcendentalists who are situated in
self-realization can see all this clearly. But those whose minds are
not developed and who are not situated in self-realization cannot see
what is taking place, though they may try. (Bg 15.11)