We recognize now that Descartes’ “I think therefore I am”
reduces self and God to concepts
making it impossible to experience
the full mystery of God or self.
Beyond Descartes, the social and cultural living conditions
of modern humans have changed so much
through natural/human/social sciences/technology
we now literally live in a new age/new era of human history.
Quantum principle: concepts like ‘God’ and ‘divinity’
are human constructs used sparingly in quantum theology
because they may limit, not enhance, our understanding
of life’s ultimate source and meaning.
The Cosmic Christ was alive well before Jesus –
for indigenous cultures much of their myth and ritual
comes from the experiences of shamans
tuned in to the Universal/Great Spirit.
Having a psychic crisis is part of the training of shamans –
wounded healers can heal others undergoing a similar crisis –
the work of shamans foreshadows the Cross and Resurrection.
The purpose of the universe up to the time of Christ:
to produce Christ, the most excellent of all beings
incarnating the divinity of the universe.
The purpose of the universe since Christ:
for everyone to become/put on the mind of Christ.
The purpose of the universe is Christ and Christs.
A cosmos without Christ is a body without a head –
it cannot function nor hold itself together.
Christ is the head/exemplar of the universe’s purpose :
union and transformation in God.
John Paul II in noting the commonality of religions
clearly saw the Cosmic Christ everywhere
and followed the concern of the Second Vatican Council
with world peace/world unity
because there can be no global peace
without peace between religions –
a peace that science and technology cannot give.