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Newton Vs. Quantum Physics: How They Shape Our Idea of God

It seems like an awfully lot of people still see the world in terms of Newton's science and equations much more so than the physics and quantum physics of people like Einstein, Plank, Schrodinger, or Bohr. This isn't really surprising since our idea of reality comes from our perception of it. It's hard to ignore that, even if science tells that it's terribly wrong.But to be fair, let's start by recognizing that Newton was never really wrong in his assumptions so much as incomplete. Newton gave us equations that work perfectly in present day context, but failed to give us a bigger picture of the reality we exist within. Quantum physics gives us a much deeper insight into how things work at their base level - or at least as close to it as we can get at the moment...

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The 7 Point Code of Conduct

1.Approach to understanding external reality: Free-thought (rationality, objectivity, and critical-thinking). 2. Arbiters of external truth: Primacy of science and primacy of reason. 3. The universe and everything within it is sacred: we shall endeavor to do good and not cause harm. 4. Discussing or presenting information regarding external reality: Only scientifically validated information and proven theories should ever be presented as fact, while suggestive evidence and hypothesis must always be presented as speculative....

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3 Ways Panendeism Can Benefit the World

Religions can usually be divided into theistic and non-theistic forms. Popular theistic forms are Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. 'God,' in these religions, is a personal entity who is separate from creation and separate from humanity. God is up there. We are down here. There is no overlap. In theological language, God is transcendent, but not immanent. God is over nature (supernatural) but not present within nature...

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The 5 Tenets of Panendeism

1. We affirm as a defining thesis, that the natural terrestrial world, and the greater Universe we observe are, by very definition, “real,” and acknowledge that these may well be the only semblance of God we shall ever witness with our human eyes. We assert that we, as sapient beings, are a constituent part of this integral whole, and that human observational perception, both material and spiritual, is worthy of our interest, pursuit, and trust. 2. We affirm the primacy of human reason and science as the final adjudicators of truth and error regarding our understanding of the universe, but acknowledge that human beings embody, by design, integrated intuition and expression that transcend the bounds of science. We propound that qualities such as consciousness, introspection, love, friendship, kindness, goodwill, charity, sincerity, inspiration, music, art, spirituality, and meditation are among these inherent and inspired natural qualities...

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Great Scientists Talk about A Panendeistic God

Quotes from the greatest minds of Panendeism, including Einstein, Tesla, Planck, Schrodinger, David Bohm, and others.

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Treatise on Panendeism

Panendeism (or pan-en-deism), pronounced pænˈenˈdeɪˈĭzˈəm, is derived from the Greek pan (πᾶν), meaning all, en (ἐν) meaning in, and deus (Δεύς), meaning god.The earliest known use of the term was in 1995 by Jim Garvin[note]Albuquerque Journal, Saturday, November 11, 1995, B-10[/note], a Korean War veteran and Catholic turned Trappist monk. Garvin described his concept of deity as being similar to the "all-pervading Great Spirit" of the Native Americans, and called it "Pan-en-deism." The term “Panendeism” was officially proposed more recently by Larry Copling in 2001.OVERVIEWPanendeism is an ontological position that explores the interrelationship between God (The Cosmic Mind) and the known attributes of the universe. Combining aspects of Panentheism and Deism, Panendeism proposes an idea of God that both embodies the universe and is transcendent of its observable physical properties. Although examples of Panendeistic thought can be found as early as the 1st millennium BCE, it was not until nearly 3,000 years had passed, at the dawn of the 20th century, that these ideas began to gain traction as a prevailing scientific model of reality...

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