I think that strictly from a scientific point of view, science neither affirms nor denies the existence of God or the afterlife. Such beliefs are ultimately subjective and cannot be proven or disproved by purely scientific methods. At the most, quantum science and biocentrism may allude to the existence and workings of the divine and the supernatural or metaphysical. After all, the divine or God is meant to be transcendental, and metaphysics is about going beyond the observable known by our five senses. We can only know and appreciate God or the divine by our intuition or inner knowing or “inner tuition” in our heart or our spirit. Some call this the sixth sense and I believe we all have it.
I believe there is no angry god to punish us for not believing in him because that idea of such a mean and egoistical god is just based on ignorance – a projection of someone’s separation mindset. Rather, we are here to awaken from the illusion of separateness, as Thich Nhat Hanh said.
Pragmatically speaking, it is healthier to believe in a purpose for our existence. I think scientists such as Albert Einstein are wise to choose to believe in a higher power or the divine even though science neither proves nor disproves the existence of God. To me, to believe in the purpose of our existence is to believe in ourselves and see ourselves as divine and beautiful, gorgeous and talented. It is true that when we see ourselves precious and successful, we will blossom and radiate and manifest our beauty in our reality. Other people and circumstances do not define us. We get to create and define our reality based on our true identity as a child of the universe. The choice is ours.