Science and Religion
When I was a kid I asked a lot of questions. That wouldn’t surprise anyone who knows me now. I can be a little obsessive when I get interested in something. I want to know all about it and understand exactly how it works.
I distinctly remember being about 6 years old and looking around, asking myself, “So what’s this all about? Why are we here?”
As a child I was often told in response to my relentless questioning that either I was too young to understand or, when I asked the “big picture” questions, that there are some things simply beyond human comprehension. Not surprisingly, that answer did not sit well with me.
So when I came across this article, I smiled. My limited forays into theological subjects such as metaphysics and scientific theories like quantum mechanics always revealed that all things are knowable and can be broken down in a way that virtually anyone can understand them if they choose to try. And when you break things down to a subatomic level, the language both religion and science use to describe the fundamental structure and fabric of the universe starts to sound equally magical.
Science and religion are not at odds but are united in the continuing search for truth https://t.co/F0bi6HeK6F
— America Magazine (@americamag) May 10, 2017
When I discovered Scientology in my mid 20s, I was at a crossroads. I was doing well professionally but my personal life was a struggle. I had been very busy telling myself that I was a great person, a great friend, boyfriend, son, employee, boss. But when I finally started looking at the “proof in the pudding,” so to speak, I was, simply put, not getting the job done.
Scientology offered something I had never experienced—very specific, workable answers to every question I could possibly ask. What’s the meaning of life? Check. How can I have a happy relationship? Check. How can I make sure my bank account isn’t always going negative? Check.
We as a culture are at a very exciting point where science and spirituality have met and can work together to uncover and clarify basic truths. For me, Scientology is that perfect mix of both perspectives.
At first I couldn’t quite believe it. How could one source of information offer so many workable solutions? And so I kept asking questions. Everything I could think of. And I vacuumed up the answers like they were going out of style. And every time I successfully applied the solution I was given, that area of my life improved. So I kept doing it. And I haven’t stopped in 16 years.
These days I operate more successfully than ever before—a far cry from blindly stumbling my way through life as I did in my 20s. I have come to understand that every problem, no matter how seemingly complex or intractable, has a solution. There are no questions that we can ask that don’t have sane, workable answers. We as a culture are at a very exciting point where science and spirituality have met and can work together to uncover and clarify basic truths. For me, Scientology is that perfect mix of both perspectives. I am grateful every day that I’ve found it, and I keep coming up with an endless supply of burning questions—some profoundly existential, some refreshingly mundane—that I can ask and answer with and in Scientology. It is a profoundly satisfying journey that never ends.
Photo by: Ipek Morel / Shutterstock.com