A positive path for spiritual living

6-6-21 Talk Notes: Science, Religion and Truth (Rev. Mark Schindler)

We have been readers among all schools of thought and we find good in all of them…We do not claim to have discovered any new truths nor have had any special revelation of truth. There is truth in every religion. It is my privilege to take truth from any source, put it into my religion, and make it a fundamental rule of action in my life.” Charles Fillmore August 1895


“Every culture has a myth of the world before creation, and of the creation of the world [.]

These myths are tributes to human audacity. The chief difference between them and our modern scientific myth of the Big Bang is that science is self-questioning, and that we can perform experiments and observations to test our ideas. But those other creation stories are worthy of our deep respect.” ― Carl Sagan, Cosmos


“Some foolish men declare that a Creator made the world. The doctrine that the world was created is ill-advised, and should be rejected. If God created the world, where was He before creation? . . .How could God have made the world without any raw material? If you say He made this first, and then the world, you are faced with an endless regression . . . Know that the world is uncreated, as time itself is, without beginning and end. And it is based on the principles . . . - The Mahapurana (The Great Legend), Jinasena (India, ninth century)”