The Double Belief System has been mostly been a developmental process of theologians, philosophers, and scientists in the Western world. This System has been a long development because its development occurs only when the human mind develops as a result of self-knowledge. Jesus Christ had recognized this developmental process in Greece and thus spoke of the importance of self-knowledge in his teachings as seen in the Gospel of Thomas.
The development of the Double Belief System was not smooth. For example, Abraham (1813 B.C.- 1638 B.C.) rejected pantheism and idolatry and proposed a monotheistic God. Jews spoke of this God as the 'Infinite One.' After hundreds of years, Moses decided to describe God's creation and presents it in the first five books of the Old Testament. Together, Abrahan and Moses thus speak of 'One is All.' This is one half of the Double Belief System. Then, about twelve hundred years pass before Jesus Christ says something important about the 'One is All' in the New Testament at John 14:20. So, after Jesus Christ passed on, the minds of the Jews and Christians held knowledge of only one half of the Double Belief System. Nor does any new knowledge of the Double Belief System appear when the Christian Trinity was found in 325 A.D. or when Islam's Qur'an
appears. The other half of the Double belief System will not appear in the Western World before the 15th
century. These facts prove that the Old Testament, New Testament, and Qur'an
are not perfect sources of self-knowledge.
In the 15th
century Nicholas of Cusa
ended the Middle Ages and began the modern science with his first book, 'On Learned Ignorance.' (click
) Unfortunately, a sound translation of his 1440 book did not appear in the USA until 1979. Thus, over five centuries passed before the Double Belief System could be advanced. In Bk. I, Ch. 4 Cusa
shows that the concepts, 'maximum' and 'minimum,' coincide. These concepts are only two of an infinite number of attributes of God. Thus, when these two concepts are contracted and quantified for use in our finite world, the maximum is maximally large and the minimum is maximally small. Today, science refers to them as the unknown regions of the universe. The non believers in God say wrongly that man can know these regions completely.
However, when Cusa
quantifies things, in Bk. II, Ch. 2, he tell us that our mind's are unable to understand everything. Since we cannot understand everything, we must learn what we cannot know, which means 'learn our ignorance.' To explain why we cannot know everything, in Bk.II, Ch. 3 he says that 'we cannot understand why the Maximum enfolds and unfolds all things
.' Our minds tell us that we cannot understand 'all things' immediately if God creates things 'all at once.' We can understand things only 'few at a time.' The ancients understood that God unfolds all things. But it took modern theology to understand the God also enfolds all things.
In the concepts 'enfolding' and 'unfolding,' we recognize a Double Belief System and the philosophy ' One is All and All is One.
' Thus, God and all things coexist. Thus there was never a beginning of God or a beginning of all things. God and all things always existed and both had no beginning and have no end.
The Double Belief System will destroy the deism of the Jews (click
), the God and Son of God of Christianity (click
), and the God of Islam (click). Since such religions have misled people for thousands of years, it is time to modernize the field of science and theology by unifying them. so they can develop the Double Belief System in an orderly manner.