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Never say: I do not know this, therefore it is false.
One must study to know, know to understand,
understand to evaluate.

Maxim of Narada

If there are 100 different religions, who all with certainty claims different things, you can definitly state that at least 99 of them must be wrong!
If we also bother to see how our religions once originated, and how they have been adjusted and changed through the time, each and one of us ought to realize that here are no easy answers.

In spite of this there are a great number of people who definitly claims that their religion has the only truth, and that you have to join their Church to be able to come to heaven. Shouldnīt we humans have reached further in our development then that? Is our need to believe in something so strong that we, without critisism, are ready to buy anything?
The Italian physicist Galileo Galilei once said: "God would not have given us brains if he didnīt intend us to use them."

And what about science? If we look back in history we can see how different theories have succeeded each other. You easily get tricked to believe that science always deals with exact matters, that can be controlled and measured. But in reality itīs not very much we know for sure, and science deals mostly with different theories and models.

Albert Einstein showed that matter and energy seems to be an expression of something that really is the same. But what is it then? We donīt know. We only have models that describes the increasingly smaller particles we find. We can see how energy can form into matter, and how matter can transform into energy, but we have no coherent explanation to what it actually is, or what happens at the transformations. Additionally, we have not been able to explain a single force in the universe. We can describe their size, we can measure them, but we canīt explain them. Isaac Newton gave us a formula for the force of gravity between two masses. But why is it there? What is it? We just donīt know. One scientist said: "We know that matter exists, but we do not know what it is. We know that it moves, but we do not know why". That could be a good summarization of our present knowledge.

When the Danish physicist Hans Christian Örstedt in 1820 discovered that there is a magnetic field around an electric current, the scientific world found it ridiculous. The people who openly laughed at Örstedt didnīt even bother to make the simple experiment that he had done. Soon they all had to reconcider, when the French physicist Ampére showed there is a force between two electrical currents.

In 1915, the German Alfred Wegener presented a theory that the continents are moving. He had noted, among other things, that Africa and south America seems to fit in each other, and he imagined they had once been together. For this theory Wegener became ridiculed and humiliated for the rest of his life, and when other scientists finally could show that we was right, Wegener had already died. Today the theory of continental drift is fully accepted.

History shows us that these newthinkers by no means were isolated exceptions. On the contrary there are lots of simular examples. When a great thinker steps out of the established frames itīs almost a rule that he meets hard opposition. Albert Einstein once said: "Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds".

Mans inner experiencies is something that science hesitates to investigate. The reason for this seems to be that these experiencies implies there is more than our physical reality. Since this possibility steps out of the strictly materialistic thinking most scientists refuse to even concider the possibility. Serious investigations are met with open contempt, or they are simply unheard of.

In this way few people have knowledge about the investigations of telepathy that has been made in more than 15 university laboratories all around the world, and who clearly states that telepathy exists. Yet fewer know of experiment made on "Out of body experiencies", where they soon got tired of proving one can get out of the body and instead dealt with other, more interesting areas. Most people have probably heard that the police sometimes uses psycics to get help in difficult murder cases. Not so many know that CIA have trained their own psycics, "remote wiewers", who have even helped in war situations.

But then of coarse, if you like many scientists argue that it canīt be that way, because it canīt be that way, itīs difficult to approach these subjects. If you like many men of the Church today claim that "such experiencies must come from the devil" (I have heard this statement from priests several times) the door to knowledge also remains closed. The men of the Church seem to forget that the prophets in the Bible also had spiritual experiencies. They existed then as they do now. The logic of the Church seems to be that spiritual experiencies came from God in those days, but comes from the devil today.

Luckily there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. Recently scientific newspapers has published how random generators, who randomly produces digital numbers, reacts every time a major human catastrophy occurs on Earth. This has started a serious discussion among scientists if our human mind in some way can affect these random generators. It is also noted that the Danish scientist Niels Bohs had simular ideas already in the beginning of the last century.

I have the following claims for my continous discussion:
1. There is no religion who can claim the have the absolute truth. Every religion is a collection of thoughts and ideas, created by different persons during a long time, and they have also changed through time.
2. Science can only explain a small fraction of our reality. Most things are yet to be discovered.
3. There is more than our known physical reality, and we canīt explain the world without seeing a connection with a nonphysical existence. We cannot approach our reality without a "holistic" perspective, where peoples inner experiencies must be included and studied.

A person with this point of wiew, and who also seeks answers to the mysteries of life and reality, is usually called a seeker.

The most beautiful and profound emotion we can experience
 is the sensation of the mystical.
 Itīs the sower of all true science.
Albert Einstein
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