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Quote from Infinite in All Directions: Gifford Lectures Given at Aberdeen, Scotland April–November 1985 by Freeman Dyson:

““My personal theology is described in the Gifford lectures that I gave at Aberdeen in Scotland in 1985, published under the title, Infinite In All Directions. Here is a brief summary of my thinking. The universe shows evidence of the operations of mind on three levels. The first level is elementary physical processes, as we see them when we study atoms in the laboratory. The second level is our direct human experience of our own consciousness. The third level is the universe as a whole. Atoms in the laboratory are weird stuff, behaving like active agents rather than inert substances. They make unpredictable choices between alternative possibilities according to the laws of quantum mechanics. It appears that mind, as manifested by the capacity to make choices, is to some extent inherent in every atom. The universe as a whole is also weird, with laws of nature that make it hospitable to the growth of mind. I do not make any clear distinction between mind and God. God is what mind becomes when it has passed beyond the scale of our comprehension. God may be either a world-soul or a collection of world-souls. So I am thinking that atoms and humans and God may have minds that differ in degree but not in kind. We stand, in a manner of speaking, midway between the unpredictability of atoms and the unpredictability of God. Atoms are small pieces of our mental apparatus, and we are small pieces of God’s mental apparatus. Our minds may receive inputs equally from atoms and from God. This view of our place in the cosmos may not be true, but it is compatible with the active nature of atoms as revealed in the experiments of modern physics. I don’t say that this personal theology is supported or proved by scientific evidence. I only say that it is consistent with scientific evidence.”

(Image below is linked to page for the book. )

  Infinite In All Directions is a book on a wide range of subjects, including history,philosophy, research, technology, the origin of life and eschatology, by theoretical physicist Freeman Dyson. Published in 1988, this book is based on the author’s Gifford Lectures delivered in Aberdeen in 1985. Infinite in All Directions can roughly be summarized as a treatise on the universe and humanity’s role and its responsibilities.

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Nov 082011

one among others religion crowd control

Religion is a system of belief in the existence of a “supernatural” power,
which (the power) is concerned with behaviors of humans and with behavior of which humans should be concerned.

One can search for the definition of religion in the internet and after hours of reading still find himself in doubts.
Definition written here by me suits my views at this time and may change later or become more descriptive.

Then what is the True Religion in my opinion? And is there such a thing as a True Religion in existence?

It seems like there is no meaning for a religion to exist if it is not claiming to be the true religion. For a religion to be a really the one and only true religion there is to be a proof  and confirmation of validity of  every idea that the religion is promoting and propagating. What a religion is requiring from it’s followers must be based on the knowledge of god’s interests, plans, desires, wishes, rules.

A Religion that contradicts to other religion’s teaching about one and the same subject is untrue until it proves it ‘s knowledge and facts with experiments that give one and the same result independent of who repeats the experiment.A Religion that proves to be a true religion by such experiments cease to be considered a “religion”, id est a belief and becomes a science the same moment the results of these experiments are accepted by majority of researchers.

Therefore Yol teaches that there is not such a thing as  a True Religion in existence.

In the definition of religion I use commas for the word Supernatural. But Yol doesn’t describe god as a miraculous or supernatural.

There are no miracles in this life or other, around us or in one of countless  universes. We call a miracle the events which  contradict to our understanding of what is possible but at the same time these “miracles” meet the universal rules of nature that are just not yet discovered by science.

Yol says that  “supernatural” power is a result of life and created by life. When this “supernatural” power will be studied and scientifically proven as a part of Nature,  the Yol will be recognized as a teaching in the roots of the new field of science.