On a recent interview Fox News’ “O’Reilly Factor“, Bill O’Reilly and Deepak Chopra M.D. discussed religion and the existence of a deity. The interview begins with a heated debate O’Reilly had with atheist author Richard Dawkins claiming the Judeo-Christian philosophy is merely a myth.

O’Reilly compared Chopra’s book “War of the Worldviews: Science vs. Spirituality” to Dawkins’ children’s book on evolution, “The Magic of Reality: How We Know What’s Really True“.

During the interview Chopra accused Dawkins of being emotionally reactive and of hiding behind his scientific credentials to “camouflage his bigotry”.

After briefly discussing Dawkins view point, O’Reilly bluntly asked Chopra “What has convinced you that there is a deity? And do you believe in an active God, a God that actually intervenes in human life?”

Chopra replies:

“The more we understand the nature of the Universe though science, the more we also understand there’s more unknown and there’s the unknowable. The unknowable because the scientific discoveries show that the laws of physics themselves preclude us from intellectually getting in touch with the source, you have to go beyond the intellect, you have to listen to the heart. The heart has reasons that reason doesn’t know. And you have to in a sense understand the great prophet ‘Jesus’ (who ever), they transcended to a level where they were in touch with the mystery…

I think there’s an active source, an intelligent source that is omnipresent, omnipotent, omniscient, and that we have a connection to that…”

Be sure to check out ‘War of the Worldviews: Science Vs. Spirituality‘ by Authors Deepak Chopra M.D. and Leonard Mlodinow


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