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In contrast to the sterile Eurocentric and Western debate 


between religionists and anti-religionists, religious ‘theists’ 


and secular or scientific ‘a-theists’, I argue also that God’s 



reality is not a question of the ‘existence’ or ‘non-existence’ 


of some sort of supreme being ‘with’ consciousness. Instead 


the essential reality of God is consciousness, a supreme or 



universal consciousness of the sort recognised in Indian 


philosophy - one that cannot be reduced to the property of 


any thing or being that comes to stand out or ‘ex-ist’ within 



it.


Whatever your standpoint on God however, The Science 


Delusion raises two important questions:


(1) why is it politically and culturally acceptable to 



question the rationality of religious belief in the existence of 


an invisible God, a belief shared by both Newton and 


Einstein, but politically and culturally ‘incorrect’ to question 



- as did both Newton and Einstein - scientific belief in an 


invisible force called Gravity ?


(2) what are the new waves of religious fundamentalism a 



reaction to? Is it that religious fundamentalists are just mad 


or bad, or are they just unconsciously reacting to the rise of a 


new religion – ‘science’? For despite its global authority - 



and in the absence of anyone to play the role of ‘God’s 


Galileo’ - this is a religion whose own fundamentalist






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