In Religion

  1. This is a living book
  2. It is currently being written — and re-written
  3. The basic claim here is that despite the obvious rational argument against religious belief, there is actually more reason to believe than to disbelieve — you just haven’t heard the reasons yet
  4. And, modern science seems to be missing/ignoring a whole dimension of reality — for now, I’ll call it “magic”
  5. The problem with religion is that in order to believe in one, we need to believe in a kind of “magic
  6. And most of us do not believe in Magic
  7. Or at least, most of us do not think that we believe in magic
  8. But then, most of us really do…
  9. 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
  10. And if free will is real, you and I are “magical”
  11. (See
  12. Also, if you believe in the “constancy” of right and wrong (ethics) you believe in magic – there are no ethical constants in science
  13. 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
  14. And actually, most well-educated persons do believe in free will 
  15. Almost everybody believes in ethics
  16. And everybody does believe in consciousness
  17. Then note that the only thing that would really make sense is nothing
  18. Nothing would make perfect sense!
  19. Once there is something, we have a serious conundrum…
  20. Either there has always been something — or, at one time there was nothing
  21. Neither possibility seems to make any sense
  22. Maybe, “always” isn’t what we think it is…
  23. 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
  24. Yeah … right
  25. God?
  26. in other words, we should suspect that Reality is not quite the machine that ‘mainstream’ science would have us believe…
  27. There must be a bit of “MAGIC” in reality — especially, in us conscious beings…
  28. Then — to what extent does modern science really understand reality?
  29. 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
  30. Are we really much past Copernicus?
  31. Could it be that we humans are as close to understanding reality as chickens are to understanding calculus?
  32. Are we nearly as smart as we think we are?
  33. 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.” And
    3. Quantum Mechanics in general
  34. And then, we humans actually have two different ways of thinking – analytic and holistic
  35. (Scientists tend to be very analytic)
  36. These two different ways of thinking are carried by two different parts of the brain — for most of us, the left cerebral hemisphere does the analytic thinking, while the right does the holistic
  37. Religious thought seems to reside in the holistic, side
  38. But western education focuses on the analytic side
  39. The more education we westerners receive, the more analytic we become
  40. And the less religious…
  41. It’s like analytic thinking sees the trees, while holistic thinking sees (feels?) the forest
  42. Maybe like reading the notes, versus hearing the music
  43. People who are “really” religious seem to be feeling something that can barely — if at all —be reasoned to… (what they call “FAITH“)
  44. And given the suggested hemispheric separation, either the holistic side is ‘hallucinating’, or the analytic side is ‘color’-blind…
  45. But then, what really makes me believe in magic — and, religion –is my own SELF
  46. (YOUR SELF | What it’s all about (

Again, this website is a booklet in progress

I’m not trying to sell anything (but ideas), so trying to read (and understand) my booklet will cost nothing but time

Unfortunately, I know very little about building, or managing, a website…

Anyway — it could be that what I have to suggest is really important

My conclusion so far is that our very existence is “magical

Our existence is not “mechanical”

I am certainly conscious — and, I am probably free and responsible

There is no way to explain those characteristics mechanically

We should not worship “mechanics”

I’ll try to explain

MAGIC | What it’s all about (

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