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Sometimes we need to make up a word in order to accomplish the task of communicating a concept.

First lets look at the definition of a paradigm. A paradigm is a complete construction of thought or a set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality for the community that shares them. A Paradigm Shift is where we displace from one complete thought to another similar thought, negating the first concept and replacing it with another proposed thought or concept. A paradigm shift usually changes between concepts that are mutually exclusive.

A Paralleladigm is the introduction of a third strand of complete thought that runs parallel to two or more sets of concepts or paradigms, but does not negate either original paradigm. The third introduced paradigm may enhance the others or benefit the others by being a comparative but does not detract from the value or significance of either of the reality perspectives that we associate with their particular paradigm . A paralleladigm can run parallel to two perspectives of reality that demand a paradigm shift from each other.

We can use the paralleladigm of infinity to rectify oppositions among all the religious paradigms (science and economics being included here as religious paradigms). For the concepts of religion and science we need to do a paradigm shift in order to not have internal conflicts and contradictions. Religion and science are such paradigm shifts from each other and yet neither science nor religion can handle the concept of infinity.

Science cannot accept infinity. Infinity can neither be proved nor disproved and under the tenants of empirical science, that is repeatability and measurability, infinity is not acceptable as being true.

Most religions cannot accept infinity. Religions are man made, religion is where a human tells other humans how to deal with spirituality. As opposed to spirituality being how each of us deals with the spirit of god on a personal level. The kind of god that is definable and communicable through religion cannot relate or deal with the acceptance of infinity.

However, once we accept infinity, we can find a why to existence. We can understand our relationship to god. We then have a purpose for our lives. And we have a common basis of reality that does not give any human or group of humans any exclusive rights over other people. If we accept infinity we can then accept all of the religions within that context.

In the process of evolving from preagricultural cave dwellers to where we have the ability to help evolutions on other planets we humans needed to resolve and have meaning for our existence. There is a life force but it is not a judgmental being that oversees us. We are part of an infinite continuum and all the great leaders of religions were correct in everything they said (for their people, at that time).

There is nothing wrong with accepting that there is infinite distance, infinite time, infinite amount of matter, and that size can be seen as increases and decreases to infinity. The acceptance of things being infinite is not wrong, though nothing infinite could ever be proved or disproved. The size of our universe grows with our power to detect things at greater distances. Our definition of the smallest particle changes with our means to detect smaller particles. And timeā€¦ what is wrong with thinking that there was a trillion years (a year being how long it takes for a specific planet to orbit it's closest star) before the big bang?

Science has done great things for human kind. And we need to appreciate and pay homage to the scientific process that was necessary to attain the lifestyle that many of us have today.

We have used the perspectives on what is reality as given to us by religions and then by science. How you decide to see reality should be up to you. Please accept infinity, the survival of humankind may depend upon everyone agreeing on something, having something in common with all humans.