July 10, 2013 by Jerry Alatalo
God is love. How is it that God has come, for many, to be seen as an egotistical, angry, jealous being? How can it be, in the year 2013, that there are still “religious wars”? This cannot be true, can it? Countless are the men and women through human history who have tried to describe what God truly is.
Do not ask me what scientists are trying to do where billions of dollars have gone into trying to discover the “God Particle.”
Just a small suggestion, but wouldn’t those billions of dollars be more helpful to humanity through the installing of basic solar units where our fellow human beings have no electricity? Does it not seem that directing that money energy in this way would be of much more benefit to humanity than chasing the “God Particle”? Could the Higgs boson be put on hold, put on the backburner?
Perhaps someone can fill me in here. What exactly are scientists trying to gain with this effort? If there are any physicists out there who can convince me that finding the God Particle, spending billions to do so, is a wiser effort than bringing electricity and a better quality of life to millions of people, I am open-minded enough to listen to your explanations.
The extent of my study of physics consists of reading twenty pages of a book on nuclear power years ago. After twenty pages I realized that there were prerequisite courses that needed my attention and study first. Please convince me that finding the God Particle is the wiser decision. I want to know that humanity has taken the right route here concerning the billions of dollars invested.
Just as today the U.S. government will be deciding whether to spend $10,000,000,000 (ten billion dollars) to “improve” a nuclear bomb, we wonder what would happen if those billions were to be directed to efforts which result in a better world. If there are any scientists out there who can convince me that spending billions of dollars on the most life-destroying thing ever created by man, instead of ending human suffering, I am open-minded enough to listen to your explanations.
Just as many have come to be taught that God is an egotistical, angry, jealous being, if there are any religious scholars out there who can convince me of that, I am open-minded enough to hear your explanations. Perhaps the incalculable psychological and spiritual damage done to human beings from the pushing of fear about a punishing God and his anger, his ego and jealousy, is evidence of error.
Perhaps the better route to take is saying that God is infinite, unconditional love.
The rays of the sun are God Particles.
Helping others, sharing with and showing compassion for your fellow-man, is the best defense.
God is love.
- 7 Things You Always Wondered About The God Particle (buzzfeed.com)
- ‘God particle’ pioneers share Asturias Award for Science (euronews.com)
- Questioning the existence of God and the God Particle (quantumdiaries.org)
- God particle is not so important, says the man who thought of it (thetimes.co.uk)
Robert Palmer (1949-2003) Addicted To Love