anonymous asked:

Do you ever feel like there's a conflict with modern science and polytheism? Like that it's impossible to hold a polytheistic belief system in light of our knowledge of the world?

Nah, science and religion are simply two different languages used to explain the same phenomenon. The Ancient Hellenes believed in science themselves, observing and measuring the world around them and attempting to make sense of our place in the universe. This hasn’t changed. Matters of the physical universe and the spiritual universe do not necessarily conflict with one another, unless you let them.

For example, I believe that the gods created the universe, via the Big Bang, that resulted in the formation of every structure, every star, every planet that has ever existed. Our world formed out of a messy cloud of atoms that was pulled together by nuclear forces, electromagnetism, and gravity. Sounds an awful lot like the primordial deity Khaos from which the earth (Gaia) eventually sprang. I see no problem with overlaying the two narratives, especially as a scientist myself.

To quote the netflix show Sense8: “Science does not preclude my faith. For me, science is another language we use to talk about the same miracles faith talks about.”

“Move as a total being, and accept things. Just for twenty-four hours, try it - total acceptance, whatsoever happens. Someone insults you, accept it; don’t react, and see what happens. Suddenly you will feel an energy flowing in you that you have not felt before.” - Osho