About God

Alan J. Oliver


The concept of God is a fundamental belief of most cultures, and without the attendant requirement for unquestioning faith this belief cannot be sustained. It is this insistence on the substitution of faith for reason which sets every God-based religion against evidence-based science, and I am suggesting that this is a fundamental part of the discord so evident in the world today. In earlier essays, I cited a televised conversation between Krishnamurti and David Bohm, in which it was said that the situation in the world today is the direct result of the way we think, and we can never change the situation unless we learn to think in an entirely different way. Thinking in the same way will only produce the same discord. In the thirty or so years since seeing that video, I cannot remember which of the two men said this profound statement. What I do know is that we ignore it at our peril.

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