I refuse to speak of "religion" at all in these circles since the term is so infected, but instead I speak of "metaphysics".
Metaphysics is not something we choose to do, it is something we do whether we like it or not, without metaphysics we would all be mad. Even the idea that we exist as human beings is a metaphysical idea. Physically there are only six billion bodies on this planet. Only through metaphysics do these bodies become "humans".
Once people recognize that metaphysics is a necessity (even the whole concept of science is metaphysical) they are open to the question: What metaphysics do we choose then if we must choose one?
And this is where Mazdayasna presents a 3,700-year-old brilliant alternative!
2009/10/16 Judy Weismonger
Thank you Alexander....my po9nt is not that I agree with any of the below "god particle" stuff...but that in the common vernacular, there is a movement toward understanding what a "god" might be as explained by either poor, or speculative science...which is at least a step toward moving many away from Abrahamic religion and toward science.
How does one explain the sophisticated concepts of Zism or Mazdayasminism....to such a populace who has been polluted with the idea that god is an old guy with a long beard, sitting up on a cloud, waving his hands and throwing thunder bolts down to earth...and think its really neat that he "sent his only son..." to commit suicide?
This mass consciousness is taking baby steps....but at least they are moving away from Abraham and toward science....finally. Far be it from me...to criticize such baby steps.
--- On Wed, 10/14/09, Alexander Bard
From: Alexander Bard
Subject: [Ushta] Will Higgs Bosun particle turn out to be God? (Particle turns energy into mass)
Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2009, 9:37 AM
I believe this is just speculative nonsense. Serious scientists hate terms like "The God Particle" which overstates the importance of the Higgs boson. What makes them irritated is that they still have not found the particle although all leading theories predict it exists and have done so for the past 40 years. It is a curious particle indeed, and very likely to exist.