Theology was queen of the sciences for 500 years
science usurped that role for 300 years
now cosmology is the queen:
the study of large-scale properties of the universe as a whole –
including space/time/causality/freedom –
the Big Bang Theory is an example
that all moral/political/social/economic/personal decisions
even our highest mystical concepts of God
must bow to cosmology.
David Bohm’s Implicate Order is another example
based on the idea that the whole, not the parts, is primary.
Classical physics focused on the parts, the new physics sees
that all the parts connect to each other
in one indivisible whole system, that is,
All is One –
Cosmology is the new scientific mysticism.
But, as Richard Rohr says:
“We are one yet not one.”
We are one with God
and yet we are not God –
the two great encounters: with True God and True Self
are experienced simultaneously
and grow in parallel with each other.
And “Even if we sin, we are God’s.
But we will not sin, knowing we belong to God”
– Wisdom 15:2.
Meister Eckhart focused on joy/
relegated penitential practices to the background/
maintained that the more you let God’s love conquer you
the freer you are.
“The test of authentic religious experience
is a life well-lived – religion begins
in the affections/emotions and results in
love of God and neighbour.” – Jonathan Edwards