When Religion Masquerades as Science
This blog post follows on from my previous discussion on the truth filters of science, religion and spirituality.
Since deciding for myself that I do not find any part of my own truth in religion, I have decided to cease giving religion my energy and attention. What surprised me was how much religion masquerades as other things. Which means that I have to be a little observant of that with which I engage. I'd like to offer you an example so that you can see what I mean.
Perhaps the most powerful example I have is in the area of human genetics. There are a lot of people out there who are proposing that they can, via spiritual means, cause your genetics to “upgrade”. They suggest that a super-accelerated mutation of your genetics is possible. They suggest that humanity is busy transforming right now on a genetic level. That we are becoming something genetically distinct from our parents. I hear that there are extra strands being added to our genome; that the double helix is becoming a 12-stand helix. I hear about different codons being added. And so on and so on.
Right off the bat, I have a problem with all of this. The problem is that none of this is remotely based upon any actual science. Lisa has a masters degree in genetics. I have a VERY inquiring mind. And NOTHING in all of this "DNA upgrade and activation stuff" bears any resemblance to anything that geneticists know to be true. There is NO evidence in any of the massive body of genetic science to support an iota of all of this noise. And if you don't believe me, contact your nearest university. Speak to a geneticist. Ask them. Ask them if you can come to their lab. Ask them if they can show you how they know what is going on with us genetically. Ask them all the tough questions. The bottom line is that you will come away knowing that this "DNA upgrade and activation" stuff that so many are talking about just isn’t science!
And if it isn’t science, then what is it? Well… since this kind of information is not testable by anyone… since we are simply asked to surrender our truth and believe what we are told by the "experts"... then clearly this is religion. A new religious dogma formulated with sciency-sounding words. And those words are being used in a way that would make an actual geneticist's head explode.
A "12-strand crystalline DNA helix" sounds very special. But there is no way that could be made to work. No such thing has ever been observed. And there is no reason to expect it ever would happen. And if it did, what that genome coded for WOULD NOT BE A HUMAN BEING.
Finding My Spiritual Truth on This
So. If I go to my heart and listen then here is what I get on the subject: Firstly, I am not a human being. I am a spirit being having a human experience. I am evolving and growing at great speed. My body is not. My body will have the same genetics it was born with until I leave it. I don’t need my body to evolve for me to ascend spiritually. And when I leave this realm, I will not take my body with me. My body is of this place. It is a vehicle that serves me here. It has no function or purpose or meaning at higher levels of existence. There is no purpose for my body to become a crystalline structure with more DNA strings. Or whatever.
So I don’t understand why people are creating this religion around their DNA. But AGAIN I can say that it is not my job to understand them. I can accept that this is what they are doing. I can accept that they feel the necessity for this religion. And I can discern that this isn’t for me and I can let it go at that.
I share this with you because it might be that you are in resonance with me and it might be that my perspective is useful to you.
And if you really find your world makes better sense to you if you hold onto a belief in the evolution of your DNA, then please don’t allow my perspective to shake that!
I opened this post by suggesting that this idea of DNA activation and upgrade is an example of religion masquerading as science. The point of this really was to lay this example open to investigation. And if we investigate other ideas in the same way it seems there are many, many more examples of religion pretending to be something else. I begin to notice, for example, that politician look a great deal like high-priests. And that their campaign promises are just words that wea re asked to believe in with no reason at all why we SHOULD believe them. Other than they say so. I could go on and on. There is a whole lot of religion out there. A whole lot of noise that I find I am able to just let go of. And in so doing find my life to be much simpler and MUCH more peaceful.