1. The problem with religion is that in order to believe in a religion, we need to believe in “magic
  2. And most of us do not believe in Magic
  3. Or at least, most of us do not think that we believe in magic
  4. But then, most of us really do…

  5. If you believe in free will, you believe in magic — if there is such a thing as free will, cause and effect is not absolute
  6. And if free will is real, you and I are “magical”
  7. Also, if you believe in the “constancy” of right and wrong (ethics) you believe in magic – there are no ethical constants in science
  8. And really, if you believe in consciousness, you believe in magic — consciousness is our prototype of non-physical, and science has little (or NO) explanation for it
  9. And actually, most well-educated persons do believe in free will 
  10. Almost everybody believes in ethics
  11. And everybody does believe in consciousness

  12. Then note that the only thing that would really make sense is nothing
  13. Nothing would make perfect sense!

  14. Once there is something, we have a serious conundrum…
  15. Either there has always been something — or, at one time there was nothing
  16. Neither possibility seems to make any sense
  17. Maybe, “always” isn’t what we think it is…

  18. Then, Stephen Hawking says that before time and the Big Bang there was a “singularity” of infinite mass, zero volume and no cause and effect
  19. Yeah … right
  20. God?

  21. in other words, we should suspect that Reality is not the machine that ‘mainstream’ science would have us believe…
  22. There must be a bit of “MAGIC” in reality — especially, in us conscious beings…

  23. Then — to what extent does modern science really understand reality?
  24. We modern humans tend to think that we’re pretty far along the road to understanding reality – but then, we humans have probably always thought that
  25. Are we really much past Copernicus?
  26. Could it be that we humans are as close to understanding reality as chickens are to understanding calculus?
  27. Are we nearly as smart as we think we are?

  28. And then there’s
    1. The Anthropic Principle ( somehow, our universal physical constants are perfect for producing LIFE
    2. Quantum Entanglement, Einstein called it “spooky action at a distance.”
    3. Quantum Mechanics in general
  29. But then, what really makes me believe in magic, is my own SELF

  30. YOUR SELF | What it’s all about (

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