They become so to speak “incorporated” – they are immersed into the “one,” seemingly outside of existence. The “known” becomes indescribably “unknown.” Science and God merge.
The “singularity” is where what we understand embraces the incomprehensible – where time and space collapse – where what “is” reverts to what “cannot be.”
I propose that if there is a “scientific” way to describe God, it is this: God is the sole “singularity.” For from God comes all, all is sustained by God, all returns to God. To those of “science only,” I ask, is this not the truth: in the beginning was the “singularity.” From it emanated all time, space and matter. From that “singularity,” all things came into being. Hmmm – perhaps the author of Genesis wasn’t far from the scientific “truth.”
We live our lives on several “stages.” For some (perhaps most), faith plays a role in life. For some (perhaps the few), God is rejected, faith pushed aside. And yet for both, hope and love are zealously pursued. For me, the comparison of the “singularity” to God helps to shine light into the darkness (the unknown) as I struggle to understand the nature of God. I know I can never fully know or understand God – gee, I have a difficult enough time trying to accept my responsibility to feed the hungry, clothe the naked and “love my neighbor.” Could be once I fully understand the magnificence of “love,” I’ll begin, just begin, to understand God.
God is so much more than is revealed in any “text,” in any set of “commandments” or bound up in any set of “house rules” being proposed as the “only” way. Without a doubt, I know this: what is – is God, what was – was God, what will be – will be God. Humankind, in its desperate quest to understand life, has placed all of our limitations on God: our desperate quest to feel superior, to claim dominance over nature, to assert ones faith as the “only” true faith. In essence, we limit God - reducing God from divine to just “above” human. We make God like us – how profoundly sad is that?
Life and perception have taught me this: when science reaches its limits of understanding, it bends to this truth: “At this level everything we know leaves us in the dark – with more questions that answers.” When religions reach the limits of their understanding, they bend to this truth: “All religious houses are built by mankind, most predicated on their ‘select and limited’ understanding of God’s love for all creation.” Therein lies the primary problem with both science and religion. They both, in essence, either bend or retrofit to their liking the incomprehensible Majesty that is God. Know this, science and religion aside – God loves you.