Einstein’s Theory of Relativity in 1905
swept away Newton’s World
of absolute/empty/space and fixed time.
Space and time are now one continuum and
time is no longer seen as an absolute constant
flowing at the same rate everywhere.
Einstein resisted the idea that the universe
is constantly expanding, but this led
the Belgian priest/physicist George Lemaitre
to conclude that the universe must have a beginning
and in 1949 George Gamow proposed the Big Bang Theory
the best explanation so far.
The Marxist cult of constant expansion/progress
accused Christianity of leaving humans
But the solution continues to be Christian optimism:
God leads us to the Promised Land
we don’t get there by political revolution.
It is God’s kingdom not Karl Marx’s.
For Christians the main discipline is to let the horsepower
of our experiential union with God do the work
to keep the cart (us) behind the horse (God)
and not foolishly take on the harness our self.
Led by the Holy Spirit
well-developed individuals and civilizations
go thru archaic/magic/mythic stages
but 70% of believers remain stuck there.
Only religion, which contains these stages,
legitimizes/honors/respects people at these stages thus
only religion can lead them out of these stages
to higher consciousness.
When you surrender to God
God stops being an ‘object out there’
and becomes your own ‘I Am’.
And since you now know your self
thru/with/in Somebody Else who loves and guides you
your little ‘I Am’ becomes a great ‘We Are.’