A Non-Traditional Approach
I have read, applied, studied and taught A Course in Miracles (ACIM) for 30 years; I have studied, taught and engaged in research in theoretical physicist for 40 years; and I have loved art all my life. Put all that together and you get this book, A Non-traditional Approach to ACIM.
Let’s start with a scientific statement, “The physical, material universe began with the Big Bang,” and follow that with something from ACIM, “The world and all its illusions began with the fall.” (The fall is the beginning of our separation from God.) Perhaps the fall and the Big Bang are connected, or better yet, maybe they are two different descriptions of the same thing. Doesn’t it seem natural to believe this? I think it does, or, at least, that’s what I thought at first but after looking at length in ACIM for something relevant to this, I finally found something: a single statement in ACIM that blew away that seemingly natural conclusion. In the eighth paragraph of Section V in Chapter 20 ACIM says that bodies were made at the fall. In ACIM the word “bodies” always means physical bodies, and we take that a step further and assume it means human bodies.
However, human bodies exist on planets and they are not present at the instant of the big bang. The conditions are not right for them until about 9 billion years after the big bang. Therefor the big bang and the fall could not have occurred at the same time.