For the past 500 years, the scientific lens
in which everything is rational and testable
has been robbing us of the wonder
of the former magical/mythical era.
We should have integrated science and religion long ago
since they are both foundational to our makeup
of both body and spirit.
Immanuel Kant was on the right track –
he refused to let religion be reduced
to objective scientific explanation
because he demonstrated subjectivity
cannot be reduced to objectivity
and he was an enlightened Lutheran who believed
what contemporary theologians believe –
we are in a dynamic/trans-personal relationship with God.
Quantum theology today focuses on
‘sin’ as ‘missing the mark’
which implies a dynamic process of seeking
and flexible/multiple ways of arriving at the ‘mark’
rather than rigid/dualistic/mechanistic notions of right/wrong.
Scientific research shows three broad arcs
to human psychological growth:
Scripture is tran-spersonal in Second Deutero-Isaiah
where we first hear that Yahweh is not just God of the Jews
but of all people, and we first hear of the Messiah
not just as the ideal king of the Jews
but as the Universal Ruler over all people.
The only way Buddhists and Christians
can keep Buddha and Christ alive today
is for their followers to live their teachings –
Jesus needs Christians to thoroughly practice
his central teaching, the Beatitudes
for, as Teresa of Avila said:
“The only feet/eyes/hands
God has are our feet/hands/eyes” –
The trans-personal Christ is mediated to the world through us.