Although I was raised a Catholic, I have turned against most organized religions. I truly love GOD. Not only do I love our Creator, I’m always trying to lead people back to him both with my writing and psychic readings. Recently I was thinking about a book I read called The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins. How does a book about evolution tie in with the science behind the “God Particle and Saint John’s bible verse 1:1? Meet me after the jump to find out.
Bear with me on this because I believe there is a simple and pure way to tie these three separate thoughts together. Are we the result of a godless evolution as Richard Dawkins explains in his book? Richard Dawkins first published The Selfish Gene in 1976. It was a controversial book about evolutionary biology. According to Dawkins, the base unit of evolution is the individual cell. Dawkins argues that each gene acted in a way that would allow it the best opportunity to be replicated and passed on to the next generation.
Dawkins stated that the term “selfish gene” was not meant to imply the trait but that individual genes evolved to allow them to support their own survival and replication. In the science of adaptation and natural selection, the genes were using altruism in order to survive: sacrificing themselves for others over oneself, but he also goes on to say, “We are survival machines—robot vehicles blindly programmed to preserve the selfish molecules known as genes.”
With Dawkins theory, there is no room for GOD. So how does The Selfish Gene tie in with the subatomic particle called Higgs boson?
The God Particle
How did we come to be and how did GOD come into existence? Big question which religion and science have tried to come to terms with. It’s not a new question and as far back as ancient Greece, a philosopher considered to be the father of science began the search for the atomos, the basic unit of matter. Democritus and his mentor Leucippus originally came up with the atomic theory and the belief that the universe was composed of two elements: the atoms and the void in which they exist and move. Jump ahead a few centuries and we arrive at the theory of the God Particle.
The God Particle is the nickname of a subatomic particle called the Higgs boson...the particles responsible for giving matter different properties, the most important property being that of mass. The Higgs boson particle is believed to give mass to matter. You can read more about this here.
Although the nickname, “God Particle” became popular after Leon Lederman published his novel: The God Particle: If the Universe is theAnswer, What is the Question; confirming the existence of Higgs boson will depend on results from further testing at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland. Once again we are left to wonder the nature of GOD, and if we should see him as one big science project.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with GOD, and the Word was God. John was speaking of Jesus and we see this in this verse: The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. John was definitely speaking about GOD, and since we are told that we are made in the image of the creator, we consider our evolutionary development from that one single cell.
In the bible, GOD told Moses, I Am That I Am. We call GOD by many names: Yahweh, Father, Creator...but HE always seems so distant because we don’t know how connected we are to HIM. I’m going out on a limb with this theory and it is okay if you don’t agree with me. But, as I get older, I feel that GOD is showing me the simple answer.
How did GOD come to be? Suppose, just suppose, that out of nothing a single cell was formed in the dark void of space. This “cell” was GOD. There was only one cell, but it called out into the darkness, “I Am.” The GOD cell began to replicate itself and in this replication created planets, suns, stars, moons, other living cells.
If GOD created all life, then by deduction, he exists in every cell of our bodies and, in every cell of every plant and animal on this world and throughout the universe. When I picture this GOD, I feel comforted because it means that our creator lives within us. He is no longer this aloof and judgmental old man from some Renaissance painting, but a creator who is truly invested in us because he is the life force of all living things.
After learning about another horrifying act of terror in a year of multiple acts of terrorism around the globe, I asked GOD while praying if he even cared what happened to us. Why didn’t he show us a sign that he existed, or why didn’t he use his godly powers and make his presence more visible.
That night I had a dream. In this dream, GOD explained that he had split himself into billions and billions and billions of pieces of himself, and that he lived in every single life form not only here on Earth, but throughout the many universes and dimensions. When we die, we go back to him. This happens over and over in a spiritual dance of life. We are pure energy that never dies. We are the universal collective.
I know that GOD exists and I know that he loves me, but whether he came to be via the principle of the selfish gene or via the big bang is really not that important, what is important is how we act towards one another. If we are part of GOD and he is part of us, then why do we have wars? Why do we hate our fellow humans? Maybe if we begin to see GOD in every living thing, we would begin to act more like GOD and, where there was hate, racism and misogyny will one day turn to love and a joyful existence.