Have you noticed?

Have you noticed that some people consider science to be their religion, and some people consider their religion to be their science.  Think about it.

Imagine a world, if there was no such thing as science – only religion.  No scientific knowledge or anything that would come from science.  What world would exist, if there was no science of any kind and only religion existed?  And no one challenged these religions?  I know what kind of world I think would exist.  Try to imagine what the world would be like with no science anywhere.

Now, imagine a different world, where there was no such thing as religion.  None whatsoever.  No spiritual beliefs, no belief in a higher power, no belief in a greater consciousness – no beliefs in anything religious or spiritual, and only science existed.  Science alone existed in the consciousnesses of all the people.  And no one ever thought any way except the scientific way.  Try to imagine what this world would be like.

To me, both of these worlds would be so imbalanced that life on either of these worlds would be far, far behind where we are now in our world.  These two worlds would be woefully incomplete and missing SO MUCH!

Now, imagine a world where science and religion both existed.  This is a world where each one may struggle against the other, but each touches and reaches a part inside us, that must be touched or reached.  Each offers something to the contribution of all of life.  In turn, each contributes to society and the growth of life in this world.  Where will they both meet?  Only inside the individual – inside the individual’s choice of finding answers for themselves.  Only within ourselves.

Although there is friction between science and religion, remember, without friction, we would not be able to use two legs and two feet to grip the road beneath us helping us to climb to the mountain tops and see far, far into the distance beyond our own vision.

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Winter 2014 Predictions: #6

A few more questions:

“Now what do you have to say for winter 2014?  Here in Utah is extremely hot temperatures. Should we expect a mild winter now?”  Tatiana, July 3

The higher temperatures are helping, but not enough to turn the weather around from what I see.  It’s like having a large block of ice and pouring a pot of hot water on it, the block of ice is affected, but not completely to melt the whole.  The hardest part of winter, 2014 for Utah will be in both January and February- differently for each month.  Working on your side, though is the strength of prayer in the cultures  of Utah.  This prayer will help people to cope and deal with the harder winter.  Utah will fare better than others.  The prayers of a few will save many.

“Will the Mars One project be successful?” Lisa, July 6

I see it being successful for those that are contracted to help fulfill many of the technological needs of the project.  I do not see it completing the project as currently planned.

“Do you know what the winter 2014 will bring for west Tennessee?”  Riddles, July 12

Tennessee as a whole is also going to face difficult weather.  While Tennessee is on the border of where I see the arctic fronts progressing,  I see West Tennessee facing the coldest temperatures and East Tennessee being protected somewhat from the progression – not completely because the whole of the U.S. will be affected in some way.

It is possible that one side of the state will be abnormally buried in snow and the other side with a normal amount.  The western half of the state can expect a winter where the snow is so much that people have difficulty traveling their normal routes – some paralysis of movement.  Meanwhile the eastern half of the state, while they get some snow, it will not paralyze them.   Tennessee will see their share of extremes.

“Wondering about fall and winter weather for East Texas in 2013-2014.” Betty, July 12

“I was wondering how far into Texas do you see the severe cold temperatures dipping. We live just North of Houston and it hasn’t been really bitter in quite a long time.”  Sally, July 23

Texans are going to be hit from the Panhandle to Brownsville, from El Paso to Beaumont and beyond.  Prepare for February to be one of the worst you’ve experienced here in Texas.  As January progresses, the signs will be the average temperatures in January steadily going down.  Then from Feb 1-5, the warnings will come from the meteorologists.   Houston will be greatly affected, as will all other areas of Texas including the Rio Grande Valley and it’s agricultural economy.  Only with preparation, will someone in Texas be able to say, “It wasn’t that bad…. for me.”

“Will there be a crash in the 2014-2015 time period?”  Lisa, July 15

I’m not seeing what I would consider a “crash”.  Define what you consider a “crash”, and I’ll add what I see.  Meanwhile, the food prices for summer of 2014 being most affected, and therefore going up.  (Again, growing one’s own garden is always an act of wisdom.)

“How will the 2013-2014 winter of MA be? I live on Cape Cod.” Mark, July 18

I could say that Cape Cod will be facing colder weather, but you wouldn’t notice it once it happens.   While Cape Cod does usually experience some nice days even during the winter, this next winter will only be fewer nice days.   MA has handled cold winters and will do this one, too.  The colder, northern states are built for cold weather and will take it all in stride.  What’s the difference if you have a February of 2 weeks of Zero weather vs. 3 weeks of Zero weather, or 3 weeks of temps in the teens and 20’s vs 4 weeks of temps in the teens and 20’s.  Very little difference for the northern states that have this as the norm.  The warnings are mostly meant for those who don’t know how to live with cold for long durations – like the south.  The north will say, “Yawn, we live that way all the time.”

“I plan to get married on July 19th, an outside wedding, hoping for some awesome sunny weather what to you foresee?” Stacy, August 2

Congratulations and may God bless you both with happiness and long life together.  I could tease you by saying, if you have your ceremony in the Arctic, it will be cold, and in Death Valley, it will be hot, and in Seattle, it will rain that day. . . but, I won’t do that.

By the time the summer of 2014 gets here, I see the forces affecting weather in so many regions to be back to a type of balance.  So, wherever you decide to have your outdoor wedding, you can plan for that area’s general weather to be back in place.

But, only because the pendulum is then in the process of swinging back the other direction, if you know what I mean.

However, Europe by the time July, 2014 arrives will have some extreme temperatures – mostly hot.  They’ll be suffering record breaking spells going up and down, both.  Asia, on the whole will be averaging out, as it is generally,  Australia will be having their winter in July, and will have slightly higher temperatures giving them a milder winter.  South America will experience their average weather.  And the Antarctic will be melting even more.

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“To say that some activity is a spiritual activity only means that we practice our spiritual principles and beliefs while doing it. —–   To say that some activity is not a spiritual activity only means that we did not practice our spiritual principles and beliefs while doing it.” (©, 2013, The Rainbow Cards.)