GOD VS. SCIENCE: – There are two great debates under the broad heading of the God vs. Science. Can Darwin evolution withstand the criticism of Christians who believe that it contradicts the creation account in the book of Genesis? In recent years creationism took on new currency as the spiritual originator of “intelligent design “ (ID), a scientifically worded attempt to show that blanks in the evolutionary narrative are more meaningful than its very convincing totality.

Science and religion – far from being complementary responses to the unknown, are at utter odds. We humans want to cheer on science’s strides and still humble ourselves on the faith. We want access to both MRIs and miracles. We want debates about issues like stem cells without conceding that the positions are so intrinsically hostile as to make discussions fruitless. We seek those who possess religious conviction but also scientific achievements to credibly argue the widespread hope that science and God are in harmony – that indeed Science is of God.

The question of whether there exists a supernatural creator, a GOD, is one of the most important that we have to answer. God cannot be completely contained within nature, and therefore God’s existence is outside of science’s ability to really weigh in. For centuries the most powerful argument for God’s existence from the physical world was the so-called argument from design: living things are so beautiful and elegant and so apparently purposeful, an intelligent designer could only have made them. But the Darwin provided a simpler explanation. His way is gradual incremental improvement starting from very simple beginnings and working up step by tiny incremental step to more complexity, more elegance, and more adaptive perfection. By being outside of nature, God is also outside of space and time. Hence at the moment of creation of the universe, God could also have activated evolution, with full knowledge of how it would turn out.

The gravitational constant, if it were off by one parting a hundred million, then the expansion of the universe after the big bang would not have occurred in the fashion that was necessary for life to occur. When one looks at that evidence, it is very difficult to adopt that view that this was just a chance. But if one is willing to consider the possibility of a designer, this becomes a rather plausible explanation for what is otherwise an exceedingly improbable event – namely our existence. God is the answer to all of those “How it must have come to be” questions.

We humans can ask, such as “Why am I here? “What happens after we die?” “Is there a God?” If you refuse to acknowledge their appropriateness, you end up with a zero probability of God after examining the natural world because it does not convince one on the proof basis. But if your mind is open about whether God might exist, one can point to aspects of the universe that are consistent with that conclusion. To a medieval peasant, a radio would have seemed like a miracle. All kinds of things may happen, which we by the lights of today’s science would classify as miracle just as medieval science might think of a Boeing 747.

From the perspective of believer, once you buy in to the position of faith, then suddenly you find yourself losing all of your natural skepticism and your scientific credibility. The scientific instincts of some scientists are less rigorous than others. The difference is that for some scientists the presumption of the possibility of God and therefore the supernatural is not zero. Faith is not the opposite of reason. Faith rests squarely upon reason, but with the added component of revelation. There are answers that science is not able to provide about the natural world – the questions about why instead of the questions about how. We find many of these answers in the spiritual realm. If there is God, it’s going to be a whole lot bigger and a whole lot more incomprehensible than anything that any theologian of any religion has ever proposed. While physics and mathematics may tell us how the universe began, they are not much use in predicting human behavior because there are far too many equations to solve.



 The answer is to teach young people about Humanity and Spirituality (Universal Religion).  We understand that Reading, Writing, Science and Math are important to survive in this world, but the training of young minds to Live and Let Live under One G-O-D (Generator, Operator And Destroyer) is also important for the survival of humanity.

There is a huge hole in the heart of all our education systems. It is where the skills and abilities of self-management should be. No one teaches children as to how to manage their thoughts, feelings, attitudes and behavior, so they find it hard to manage the Four Rs – Relationships, Roles, Responsibilities and Resources.

Our whole world at present revolves around Body Consciousness and no one cares for Soul Consciousness. That is why less and less people go to religious places everyday. Everything we teach in our schools is about building your career, as to how to earn money and take care of your body; and the spiritual teachings are left to the local churches, temples, and mosques, where the extremists take advantage and brain wash the children with their ideas.

Our children spend dozen years in school, then go on to college or professional training for several more; they work out at the gym to stay healthy; they spend a lot of time enhancing their comfort, their wealth and their social status. They put a great deal in to all this and yet they do so little to improve the inner condition that determines the very quality of their lives. What strange hesitancy, fear or apathy stops them from looking within them, from trying to grab the true essence of joy and sadness, desire and hatred? Fear of the unknown prevails and the courage to explore that inner world fails at the frontier of their mind. In pinning all their hopes on the external world, however, they can only end up being disappointed.

Our world today is dominated by religions that require blind faith and obedience. Humans will continue to abuse each other until we understand that we share a responsibility to ourselves and to each other. The power of our inner spirituality is called Humanism.

When we speak of the role of faith in cross-cultural conflict resolution, our challenge is to honor the diversity of the world’s humanistic and spiritual traditions while seeking common ground among them, that common ground is that we are all same GOD’s creation, he is our Generator, Operator and Destroyer. What we need is an agenda for research, dialogue and activism that is global in conception and responsive to common challenges of peacemaking and coexistence within and among the world’s many traditions.

We can each follow our own path and share our faith with others without Hatred, Scorn, or violence, and accept other paths as equally valid to our own. It is good to have some kind of faith, but we must follow it with reason.

Education of the masses about different religions is the key in resolving conflicts. With Guns and Bombs you can kill terrorists, but with education of Universal Religion (Humanity and Spirituality) you can kill the terrorism.









FREEDOM: – It indicates that freedom is Human being’s goal. He/she seeks it ever and its whole life is a struggle after it. This longing for freedom produces the idea of a Being.

Who is absolutely free. The concept of GOD is fundamental element in the human constitution. It is by its nature the essence of the Knowledge and the essence of the Bliss. It is man’s ceaseless endeavor to become free from laws of nature. Science has been struggling for thousands of years in its attempt to gain freedom and yet will not believe that we are under laws of nature. We cannot deny that bodies acquire certain tendencies from heredity, but those tendencies only mean the physical configuration through which a peculiar mind alone can act in a peculiar way. There are other tendencies peculiar to a SOUL caused by his past actions. A SOUL with a certain tendency would, by the laws of affinity, take birth in a body, which is the fittest instrument for the display of that tendency. This is in accord with science, for science wants to explain everything by habit, and habit is got through repetitions.

GOD is everywhere, the pure and formless. He is the Almighty and the All Merciful. ‘Thou art our father, Thou art our mother, Thou art our beloved friend, Thou art the source of all strength; give us strength. Thou art He that beareth the burdens of the universe; help me bear the little burden of this life.’  Buddha taught that a man ought to live in this world like a lotus leaf, which grows in water but is never moistened by water; so a man ought to live in the world – his heart to God and his hands to work.

Why does a Christian go to church? Why is the cross holy? Why is the face turned toward the sky in prayer? Why are there so many images in the Catholic Church? Why are there so many images in the minds of Protestants when they pray? We can no more think about anything without a mental image than we can live without breathing. By the law of association the material image calls up the mental idea and vice versa.

Christian vs. Hindu. As we find that somehow or other, by the laws of our mental constitution, we have to associate our ideas of infinity with the image of the blue sky, or of the sea, so we naturally connect our idea of holiness with the image of a church, a mosque, or a cross. The Hindus have associated the ideas of holiness, purity, truth, omnipresence, and such other ideas with different images and forms. But with this difference that while some people devote their whole lives to their idol of a church and never rise higher, because with them religion means an intellectual assent to certain doctrines and doing good to their fellows, the whole religion of the Hindu is centered in SELF Realization. Man is to become divine by realizing the divine. Idols or temples or churches or books are only the supports, the helps, of his spiritual childhood; but on and on he must progress.

Contradictions of Human Beings – The whole world of religions is only a travelling, a coming up, of different men and women, through various conditions and circumstances, to the same goal. Every religion is only evolving a God out of the material man, and the same God is the inspirer of all of them. Why, then, are there so many contradictions? The contradictions come from the same truth adapting itself to the varying circumstances of different natures. The Buddhists or the Jains do not depend upon God; but the whole force of their religion is directed to the great central truth in every religion, to evolve a God out of man.

Living and Dead and Freedom: – In the living there is freedom, there is intelligence; whereas in the dead all is bound and no freedom is possible, because there is no intelligence. This freedom that distinguishes us from mere machines is what we are all striving for. To be more free is the goal of all our efforts; for only in perfect freedom can there be perfection. This effort to attain freedom underlies all form of worship – As an example consider a huge locomotive rushes down the tracks, and a small worm that has been creeping upon one of the rails saves its life by crawling out of the path of the locomotive because it is a living being and has some intelligence and wants to be free, whereas the locomotive is a dead machine.


DEFINITION OF RELIGION: – Religion as it is generally taught all over the world, is found to be based upon faith and belief and in most cases consists only of different sets of theories; that is why we find religions quarreling with each other.

These Theories are again based upon belief. If you analyze the various religions of the world, you will find that they are divided in to two classes; those with a book and those without a book. Those with book are stronger and have large number of followers. Those without book have mostly died out or have very few followers. Yet in all of them we find one consensus of opinion: that the truth they teach are the results of the experiences of particular persons. At the present time these experiences have become obsolete, and therefore we have to take these religions on faith.

Self Realization:- From childhood onwards we have been taught to pay attention only to things external, but never to things internal; hence most of us have nearly lost the faculty of observing the internal mechanism. The goal of all the teachings is to show how to concentrate the mind; then how to discover the innermost recesses of our own minds; then how to generalize its contents and form our own conclusions from them.

Religion:- Of all the forces that have worked and are still working to mold the destinies of the human race, none, is more potent than that whose manifestation we call religion. All social organizations have a background, somewhere, the workings of that particular force and the greatest cohesive ever brought in to play among human units has been derived from this power. It is obvious to all of us that in very many cases the bonds of religion have proved stronger than the bonds of race or region or even of descent. It is well known fact that persons worshipping the same God, believing in the same religion, have stood by each other with much greater strength and constancy than people of merely the same descent or even than brothers.

Religion has strength through Discipline

Religion has strength through Community

Religion has strength through Action

Three Theories: 1. Spirit theory of religion – Ancestor worship – the idea of double.

  1. Evolution of the idea of the infinite – Which the religion originates in the personification of the powers of nature.

  2. Human struggle to transcend the limitations of the senses. None of us has yet seen an ideal human being, and yet we are told to believe in him.

None of us has yet seen an ideally perfect man and yet without that ideal we cannot progress. Thus one fact stands out from all these different religions; that there is an ideal abstract unity, which is put before us in the form of either of a person, or of an impersonal being or of a law or of a presence or of an essence. We are always struggling to raise ourselves up to that ideal.

The lowest types of humanity in all nations find pleasure in the senses, while the cultured and the educated find it in the thought, in philosophy, in the arts and sciences. Thus religion as study seems to be absolutely necessary. It is the greatest motive power that moves the human mind. No other ideal can put into us the same mass of energy that the spiritual can. Religion must be studied on a broader basis than formerly. All narrow limited fighting ideas of religions have to go. All sectarian ideas and tribal or national ideas of religion must be given up. That each tribe or nation should have its own particular God is a superstition that should belong to the past. As the human mind broadens, its spirituals ideas broaden too. The time has already come when a man can not record a thought without its reaching to all corners of the earth, by merely physical means of computer we can come in touch with the whole world.

So the future religions of the world have to become universal and wide.



  1. A set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs.

  2. A specific fundamental set of beliefs and practices generally agreed upon by a number of persons or sects: the Christian religion; the Buddhist religion; etc.

  3. The body of persons adhering to a particular set of beliefs and practices: a world council of religions.

  4. The life or state of a monk, nun, etc.: to enter religion.

  5. The practice of religious beliefs; ritual observance of faith.

  6. Something one believes in and follows devotedly; a point or matter of ethics or conscience; to make a religion of fighting prejudice.

  7. Belief in, worship of, or obedience to a supernatural power or powers considered to be divine or to have control of human destiny.

  8. Any formal or institutionalized expression of such belief.

  9. The attitude and feeling of one who believes in a transcendent controlling power or powers.

  10. The way of life determined by the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience entered upon the monks, friars, and nuns; to enter religion.

  11. Something of overwhelming importance to a person: football is his religion.

  12. Archaic (Ancient) a. The practice of sacred ritual observances b. Sacred rites and ceremonies.


IS GOD IN OUR GENES?  Ask true believers of any faith to describe the most important thing that derives their devotion and they will tell you that it is not a thing at all but a sense – a feeling of a higher power far beyond us.

There have always been other, more utilitarian reasons to get religion. Chief among them is the survival. The structure that religion provides our lives helps preserve both mind and body. But that in turn has raised a provocative question, which came first, the GOD or the need for GOD? In other words, did human create religion from signals sent from above, or did evolution instill in us the sense of the divine so that we would gather in to the communities essential to keeping the species going.

Even among people who regard spiritual life as wishful hocus-pocus, there is a growing sense that humans may not be able to survive without it. It’s hard enough getting by in a fang-and-claw world in which killing, thieving, and cheating pay such rich dividends. Far from being an evolutionary luxury, the need for GOD may be a crucial trait stamped deeper and deeper in to our genome with every passing generation. Molecular biologist Dean Hammer claims that human spirituality is an adoptive characteristic, but he also says that he has located one of the genes responsible, a gene that happens to also code for the production of the neurotransmitters that regulate our moods. Hammer believes that every thought we think and every feeling we feel is the result of the activity in the brain. He also thinks that humans follow the basic law of nature, which is that we are a bunch of chemical reaction running around in a bag. Brain chemicals, including Sertorius, norepinephrine, and dopamine, that regulate such fundamental functions as mood and motor control.

Spirituality is a feeling or a state of mind; religion is the way that state gets codified into law. Our genes don’t get directly involved in writing legislation. Perhaps understanding a little bit the emotional connection many have to their religions.

Spirituality is intensely personal, religion is institutional: – For one thing, GOD is a concept that appears in human cultures all over the globe, regardless of how geographically isolated they are. When tribes living in remote areas come up with a concept of GOD as readily as nation living shoulder to shoulder, it is a fairly strong indication that the idea is preloaded in the genome rather than picked up on the fly. If that’s the case it’s an equally strong indication that there are very good reasons that it’s there. But the most important survival role religion may serve is, as the mortar holds the bricks together, worshiping GOD does not have to be a collective, it can be done in isolation, disconnected from any organized religion. The overwhelming majority of people, however, congregate to pray, observing the same rituals and heeding the same creeds. Once that congregation is in place, it is only a small step to using the common system of beliefs and practices as the basis for all the secular laws that keeps the group functioning. In order to survive, you have to organize yourselves in to a culture. The downside to this is that often-religious groups gather not in to congregation but in to camps – and sometimes they are armed camps. In a culture of crusades, holocausts and Jihads, where in the world is the survival advantage of the religious wars or terrorism? One facile explanation has always been herd culling – an adaptive way of keeping populations down so that resources are not depleted. But there is little revolutionary upside to wiping out an entire population of breeding age males, as countries are trying to recover from wars. Why do we then often let the sweetness of religion curdle in to combat? The simple answer might be that just because we are given a gift, we don’t necessarily always use it wisely.