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Thread #76614   Message #1359803
Posted By: *daylia*
17-Dec-04 - 12:04 PM
Thread Name: BS: God or Not quiz
Subject: RE: BS: God or Not quiz
TIA, I think Hawkins uses the word "integrous" to mean "with integrity" - ie aligned with spiritual truth.

From what I know of science, "linear" means the Newtonian understanding of the universe which is limited by human perception ie the visible, tangible, measurable, objective, sequential domain of cause, effect and form. "Non-linear" refers to the invisible, subjective, all-encompassing domain which is without form and beyond time, space or measurement. Science has only recently begun to address "nonlinear reality" via chaos theory and nonlinear dynamics. To quote from Hawkins' "The Eye of the I":

The source of power and creation is in the invisible, nonlinear domain and by exercise of will can result in form."

I think a perfect quiz result indicates a high level of spiritual understanding. Did you re-take the quiz with a different set of words? I did it a few times, and my lowest score was 8/10. And here I thought I was pretty uncommonly "saintly" ... ;-) So thanks for bursting my ego-bubble, folks!

Going by people's reported scores above, now I'm wondering if anyone has ever "flunked" the test! Maybe it's real value is found in simply reflecting on the (often subtle) differences between the two words in each pair given. A lot of them are a refreshing break from traditional religious conceptions about the nature of "God" as anthropomorphic, gendered, "tribally" exclusive, wrathful, punishing, judgmental, in need of worship or sacrifices etc.