Half Material and Half Spiritual, Once
The human mind itself is an enigma for human beings.
It is not a natural consequence of physical, chemical, and biological mechanisms working in the brain. It works in connection with the spiritual world, since the mind senses spiritual phenomena. For example, a man may feel something familiar with him beyond time and space, which cannot be explained in a scientific manner.
Before the development of the modern science, people were living in environment they perceived as a kind of a mixture of the sear natural domain and the spiritual domain. They sometimes felt a spirit, a phantom, or an angel in it
In The Old Testament, angels sometimes appeared to Abraham, Issac, and Jacob. Spiritual figures must have been familiar around them in their daily lives.
But today, the science could explain every phenomenon of the nature. People know that it is not angels or devils but the natural laws and force that move and change the nature. Today, even some priests, monks, and other religious professionals take spiritual matters just as items of knowledge. They don't feel any spiritual force working in the human world. For them, Christ Jesus, the Buddha, etc. are all strange people who believed the spiritual world they cannot feel or believe. But as knowledge they learn words of Christ Jesus, the Buddha, etc. to be priests or monks as professions for better living in this world.
But such unfaithful people might like to think if this universe is finite or infinite, since they are essentially material people who believe only the value of material things and matters.
So, one of followers of the Buddha asked his teacher as to whether this universe was finite or infinite. The Buddha answered that he would not discuss whether this universe was finite or infinite because such knowledge never saved people.
The Buddha said, "If somebody was shot by an arrow, you would not discuss material aspects, features, and value of the arrow, but you should give him medical treatment as soon as possible."
And the Buddha made it clear, "That is why I do not discuss if this universe is finite or infinite. So you must remember that I do not teach if this universe is finite or infinite."
Indeed, Christ Jesus did not discuss if this universe was finite or infinite. Rather, Christ Jesus behaved just one of those people who were living in the world without knowing the modern science, that is, in the world half material and half spiritual.
Judaism, Christianity, and Islam were all born and established in the eras when people perceived the world as half material and half spiritual. Accordingly, people today are losing close connectivity between their daily livings and contents of the holy books of these religions.
So, we need a new religion or a new holy book that even mentions whether this universe is finite or infinite to revive connectivity between minds of people of today, who have knowledge of the modern science, and contents of the holy religion.
The Buddha, living 2,500 years ago, could see no use in primitive scientific knowledge. Christ Jesus, living 2,000 years ago, could see no use in primitive scientific knowledge. The founder of Islam, living 1,500 years or so ago, could see no use in primitive scientific knowledge.
But today, we see some or significant use in the advanced scientific knowledge, since mad scientists and evil politicians and business leaders could abuse the modern science to satisfy their sinful desire. We have to deal with even future science to prevent future disasters caused by irresponsible science and evil spirits.
But, as you know, this infinite universe is expanding to infinity at an accelerated pace. Even evil spirits will be finally lost there forever.
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Rev 2:21 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.