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Topic: Spirituality v. Religion
For some time now, in terms of weeks, I have been feeling a bit agnostic about my beliefs. There is a mystic and a scientist inside my head who have been constantly duking it out. Usually I can keep the two separated but lately they have been yelling over the fence at each other and have even taken a couple of swings. I knew that if I didn't do something quickly, they might start throwing rocks. And Self Aspects who live in glass psyches should never throw stones.
Just in time, I discovered on Jeff Rense's site (www.rense.com) an article about just this topic, which was first duked out and discussed between the church and scientists around the time of Descartes. At that time, it was agreed on both sides that science would explain things that could be analized with the five senses, and the church would get everything else.
With the decline of the church's power (you'll recall, it ruled every aspect of human live in the Western world throughout the Middle Ages), this Cartesian split has gradually come to be ignored, and someone proved scientifically -- scientifically -- the existence of life after death.
I will eventually read the entire article and I encourage you to do so as well, if this interests you.
What it means for those many people (like me) who have a cranial as well as philosophical Cartesian split: we can now reconcile our inner mystic with our inner scientist. Strip away all the Medieval church trappings and you get something provable by scientific means.