For thousands of years, man has sought to find the answer to the purpose of life--the how and why of all things. With the many religions and scientific dogmas, it is easy to see how people can become lost in what they believe, and have the very foundations of their faith shaken--where we come from, where we go, and how we will get there. Each re-ligion claims to know these answers and claims that, if faith is sought correctly, an answer and spiritual revelation will be given to you.
All religions (including science) share this in common: the belief in God. Even the earliest fathers of science had a belief in God. I do not know what to call this writing; however, a belief is what it is. It is a belief in life, the facts of life, and the truth that I have discovered and found. That, my friend, is My Belief.
Paradigm: A school of thought applied to the workings of everyday life, a collection of thoughts, beliefs, and laws governing and explaining how life functions.
To begin to understand a paradigm or any other religious, spiritual, or scientific culture, it is very important to keep an open mind and read the literature associated with the paradigm. For example, many people practice and preach a belief that they have never read about (i.e. Bible, Qur’an, math, etc.). Many Christians have not read the Bible; many Muslims have not read the Qur’an, and many atheists know nothing of science. How can you base the way you live on a religion or science that you have never read about? This also applies to atheists and their biased view of religion. Many atheists have not read any religious material, yet claim not to be religious; and many religious people know nothing of the science that surrounds them. How ignorant is that…in both cases?
While studying a religious or spiritual culture it is acceptable to apply scientific thought to the process. Is this possible? Are the facts in keeping with other records of history (collaborating evidence)? These principles and methods are applicable to criminal investigation and should be applied to historical truth seeking as well—like an investigation of the truth. It is a key point to remember that logic generally applies to the workings of the universe, and this logic is what scientists claim to be scientific law. Before science, however, there was religion. Many religious laws and metaphors explain scientific law that would later be attributed to views of religion. Religion never said the world was flat; people did. Would society work if we did not treat each other with the golden rule?
Although mathematics may be used as a paradigm, mathematics cannot in fact govern society, thus giving purpose to the rule of law. The rule of law cannot explain emotions, thought, or the representation of mathematics, thus giving purpose to religion. It is possible for someone to have beliefs in multiple paradigms. For example, someone may believe in Newtonian theory because it explains the macro world, and quite frankly it has proven itself over and over in the construction of modern structures and in the understanding of the motion of macro structures in space (planets). This same person who believes in the mathematical physics of Newtonian theory may also be Christian, believing that the world is in fact governed by God, and his Son, Jesus Christ. This type of belief would form another paradigm or belief that may be the cause for another denomination, religion, or theory to emerge.