Does God want us to become life-long learners?

If we define religion as a sense of wonder of the unknown and unknowable then there is room in religion for more science and room in science for more religion.

We can never know about alternate universes by science. That’s why it’s called theoretical physics. It’s a theory. There is one religion I know, the Vaishnavas of India, that believe the Earth is 4.5 billion years old and there are millions of parallel universes like our own. Some scientists also theorize this to be the case. We have no knowledge what dark matter or dark energy is, why there isn’t more anti-matter, and how life evolved from chemicals. There is room for God in science, and certainly religions would benefit greatly if they were more critical in their thinking.

I really personally have no idea what god wants, but I know that by nature we are life long learners. I’m 64 years old next week and I’m still learning all the time. So if god made us, then he made us like that. Whatever the reason, we seek knowledge and we like to learn. That’s just human.

Author: Wayne Boyd

Wayne Edward Boyd was born in Morristown, New Jersey in 1953. He is a published author, former ISKCON sannyasi, and traveler, having lived on 3 continents and visited 37 countries. He presently lives in Amarillo, Texas working as a correctional officer and has interests in photography, political science and astronomy.

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