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June 8th, 2015 by Joel Watts

Quantum Physics proves Purgatory!

Well, maybe not…but…

Quantum laws tend to contradict common sense. At that level, one thing can be two different things simultaneously and be at two different places at the same time. Two particles can be entangled and, when one changes its state, the other will also do so immediately, even if they are at opposite ends of the universe – seemingly acting faster than the speed of light.

Particles can also tunnel through solid objects, which should normally be impenetrable barriers, like a ghost passing through a wall. And now scientists have proven that, what is happening to a particle now, isn’t governed by what has happened to it in the past, but by what state it is in the future – effectively meaning that, at a subatomic level, time can go backwards.

Source: Scientists show future events decide what happens in the past

I recently heard (Orthodox Priest) Father Andrew Damick speak to the idea that prayers for the dead (and I hope I’m not getting this wrong) may be able to correct the person’s life in the last few seconds.

I don’t know. Don’t really care. But this is interested and like other recent discoveries, gives me an open sense of mystery. If physics can leave a mystery, postulate seemingly nonsensical things, and give us almost certain paradoxes… well shoot, then it isn’t that much different than orthodox theology.

I love this stuff. Just wish I understood the math better.

From the article….”Niels Bohr, a pioneer of quantum theory once said: ‘if quantum mechanics hasn’t profoundly shocked you, you haven’t understood it yet.'”

Joel Watts
Watts holds a MA in Theological Studies from United Theological Seminary. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians, as well as seeking an MA in Clinical Mental Health at Adams State University. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).


2 Responses to “Quantum Physics proves Purgatory!”
  1. http://youtu.be/BkJSm_Oj7cs
    Proof that physics students have way too much TIME on their hands. Why do I think of “Big BangTheory” when I watch this.

  2. Some relevant physics humor, er, I mean discoveries, are here:


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