In 2006 the eminent biologist Richard Dawkins published his best seller ‘The God Delusion’. While science is dismissed by Sheldrake Dawkins disregards God. Who wins the argument? We begin with ‘The God Delusion’.

Dawkins’ title is intentionally aggressive, indicating that is experiencing a delusion. Dawkins defines his objective that ‘there exists a superhuman, supernatural intelligence who intentionally designed and created the universe and everything in it, including us’.

But individuals who believe in God wouldn’t put it that way. Some, for instance, might just say they believe in God and that God is Love that is eternal. They might feel hurt to be told that they’re deluded.

It’s simple, and sometimes useful, for Dawkins to target outmoded religious dogma and practice. The assertion that God created the world in 7 days (and the like) is a straightforward target. On the other hand, the scandal of state-subsidised religious schools is an objective that is tricky yet a laudable one. But such issues of detail take focus away from the actual issue.

Dawkins knows that he cannot prove that God doesn’t exist so he makes the weaker assertion the existence of God is’ not probable’. But God isn’t a horse running in the Derby and there’s no rational foundation for betting on the chance of his existence.

For engaging in discussions such as this, a novel was written by the great biologist Stephen Gould about the rules. In effect Gould says that in any discussion about science and religion, the participants must recognise two Zones of thought.

The gap between science and religion happened with the historical movement known as the Renaissance and its own perfect rationalist Enlightenment, in the late Middle Ages. The Enlightenment was a general movement – that is, a philosophical movement, societal political, economic and cultural – which recommended using reason as the easiest strategy to reach freedom, autonomy and emancipation.

As always, the movement of the reaction force, over time, distort and falsify history to warrant concepts and their aims.

There was also an excellent fascination of the Greeks by the Egyptian mysteries. These early cultures had a long tradition of scientists and priests doctors, with no separation between science and faith.

Yet, it had been in Greece that generated a long series of independent thinkers rationalists, and brought the first efforts to create a purely scientific knowledge, irrespective of the myths and faith.

With Christianity, has widened the difference between religion and science, though it’s recorded the existence of spiritual dedicated to science as Roger Bacon and Albertus Magnus.

The Inquisition was pathological and the extreme achieved by intolerance and religious persecution. Tens of thousands of people have been lost in the stake for heresy or suspicion of heresy. The man became, then, the reference center of the planet, removing God from his throne (theocentrism), replacing them with rationale.

This separation was a significant source of confusion and alienation of our time.

In the nineteenth century, all knowledgeable individuals tended to materialism, while the simple souls and psychological religiosity tended to thoughtless and extreme. The development of Christian Science theosophy along with other mysterious rationalist movement – opened this century – of Spiritualism was a first attempt to unite science and faith right into a coordinated knowledge.

Einstein declared, “Science without religion is lame. But science and faith have been locked in a death struggle since Copernicus, Kepler and Galileo, by pointing out the earth wasn’t the center of the universe, threatened spiritual authority. Both groups have now been wasting tremendous levels of energy trying to prove each other wrong. As a result, most folks think they need to pick on a side. Nonetheless, there’s an essential question that few people ask.

Is this supposedly impossible rift between religion and science real? Or is this an artificial problem created and fueled by two groups who rather have power over each other than actual solutions? We are being cheated by both groups out of tremendously significant advancement which could be produced if they would join forces if this is true. Happily, you will find scientists and spiritual leaders who have put their bias apart and opened their heads to the advice the universe would like to give them.

An increasing number of quantum physicists are following Einstein’s lead. Instead of stubbornly clinging to the unproven assumption that consciousness evolved from matter, they’re finding that consciousness permeates the very basis of the subatomic universe. Instead of an assortment of independent parts, they’ve discovered the universe is one interrelated whole. Their findings also illustrate that the worldwide ground of consciousness links everything in existence. Quantum research has prompted many physicists to adopt the concept that there is a greater brains at work.

Throughout history, their minds have opened . The knowledge they gained through the direct experience of God differs from most religious teachings, but these spiritual masters valued truth a lot more than power. As they voluntarily let go of their own affections and social conditioning and aversions, they could understand what the universe is attempting to tell us. We can locate their wisdom in Eastern writings like the Bhagavad Gita, the Upanishads, as well as the works of Rumi, Shankara and Patanjali to name some. But surprisingly, this wisdom can be found in the words of Jesus.