A scientific approach to theorizing the explanation of Religious Faith
When we think about faith; specifically religious faith; more specifically our own faith; we seldom see a need for rhyme to reason. We don’t take a subjective vantage point; asking ourselves what it is that actually brings us to our faith. Are we motivated by reward or punishment; or possibly a system of reward and punishment? Are we following common knowledge? Is our faith a result of divine revelation? No matter the theology or ideology you follow; faith is what binds you to it, so it would stand to reason we would reach for a better understanding of what our faith is, how we have it and if there is substance to it. This is my attempt to rationalize religious faith through scientific principles.
Let’s first start by defining what faith is. Faith; as defined; is the trust and confidence in a person, place or thing without any empirical evidence. A more simplistic definition would be that faith is the understanding of an object without observation or experimentation. To quote an example “I believe in God; even though I cannot see, hear or be near to him; because I have faith in God that he can see, hear and be near to me”. Let’s extrapolate this idea. It’s realistic to say that for most people, they gain knowledge of their god or deity through means of their faith. Without their faith in said god/deity there would be no motivation to gain knowledge thereof. So it’s realistic to say; at the very least; we can construct a non-logical axiom that faith is knowledge; no matter of empirical evidence.
With that preface; we can now theorize on a more scientific approach to religious faith. To do this, we’ll use our existence as our scientific model. Then, we’ll apply scientific constrains to our model. Next, we’ll run hypothetical situations (data) on our model and observe the outcome; at which point we will theoretically have an observation through experimentation of what we consider faith. To do this, we are going to be using basic ideas and methods of both physics (and physical law) and quantum physics, so let us have a quick overview before we get started with our model. The key elements we will be working with are Special Relativity (how time and space are relational to each other) and the fundamentals of Quantum Mechanics (physics); particles and the observation of their interactions with electromagnetic fields.
Special Relativity defines that space and time have no disconnect. That space and time are both part of a singular continuum; referred to as spacetime. It defines that events occurring at the same time for one observer could occur at different times for another. It also defines Inertial Frame of Reference, which describes a region as homogeneous; in terms of time and space; and completely independent of time, relative to the tensor creating the curvature of time.
Quantum Mechanics defines that given the oscillation; or vibration; of a particle, the resulting effects on the electromagnetic field can be observed, creating a wave form of symmetric electromagnetism and gravitational force that exists in relative spacetime at certain frequency. As a fun fact, this is how it is possible that your voice can be transmitted; via cell phone signal and radio network; thousands of miles away in an instant.
Now that we have some background in the scientific definitions we will be using, we can begin to construct our model, which if you will remember is a model of our existence. To have a model, we must be able to define a source, an event, a cause of event, and an effect of the event. So, for our model of existence we will have 4 parts; a creator, a creation, an event that made creation, and a cause for that event. To construct these in the most logical model we will use Mathematical Duality to define our cause of event. Given that Duality states if a variable (derivative) is derived from a variable, the derivative must be quotient to the variable. For the purpose of our model, we can express this as; creation must exist, because the creator created it, therefore the creator must also exist. So, with creation being a defined part of our model and a derivative of its creator, we must state that the creator must create the creation, for the creator to exist. By defining this we have our cause of event, which is creation. So, with certainty we can say that creation is the cause of the event of creation. The only part of our model left unknown is the event. In our model, the event is undetermined until we introduce data; thereby making the event the observable solution to our originating problem; that is; a scientific explanation of religious faith. We will leave the event as a variable for our hypothetical situation (data).
The scientific constraints of our model are as follows. Time, in relation to the electromagnetic field and gravitational field, is curved. Events in space create observable effects to the electromagnetic field through wave form. These are the only needed constraints of our scientific model. Now, we can begin applying data to the model.
Suppose that the unconscious part of the human brain can observe wave form. Let’s also say that the observation of said wave form is independent of time, because of its inertial frame and the curvature of its time. Given that data, we can hypothesize in the present; our subconscious can observe creation, when it was created. This also states that there is no introspection as this is not a conscious thought, but results in memory, affect and motivation; which can manifest itself through sporadic clarity, lucid dreaming, prophecy, and the need to put a conscious thought to our subconscious knowledge. Given this dataset, we can now conclude that our religious faith is equal to our subconscious knowledge of our own creation.
We can also take this a step further, by plugging it into the variable in our scientific model; the event. Suppose the event is our subconscious knowledge of our own creation. We can completely define our model by the following general theorem: Our creation has happened, from the knowledge of our own creation, by our creator, because without us being created, they would not be able to exist.
By hypothesizing a scenario and applying its data to our model, we can observe that both qualify each other. Because of this, we can construct our model as a mathematical equation, where providing varying data will result in the same solution, thus making it linear and mathematically correct.