What if we could travel the speed of light? What would we see?

According to our basic understanding of physics and the limits of the natural world, light-speed travel and faster-than-light travel are physical impossibilities, especially for anything with mass, such as spacecraft and humans. But— what if we were made of a finer mass? “There is no such thing as immaterial matter. All spirit is matter, but it is more fine or pure, and can only be discerned by purer eyes.” D&C 131:7

Even if it were possible as normal mass beings to travel at the speed of light, we would only see blackness because the wavelength of the light entering our eyes would be out of the visible spectrum and as the scripture says— could only be discerned by purer eyes.

All electromagnetic radiation is light, but the human eye can see only a small portion of this radiation which we call visible light. In the 1800’s Sir William Herschel, Johann Wilhelm Ritter, James Clerk Maxwell, and Heinrich Hertz helped mankind to realize there is light that our eyes cannot see. The Apostle Paul in his letter to faithful brethren in Colosse in the mid-30s to the mid-50s AD already knew a great deal about light, “For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible,” Colossians 1:16.

We cannot detect or even comprehend ninety-six percent of the universe we call dark. Perhaps spiritual matter does exist as dark matter.

We can put our imaginations to work and try to put more light on the subject.

Visible light waves are the only electromagnetic spectrum wavelengths that are visible to most human eyes. D&C 58:3, “Ye cannot behold with your natural [human?] eyes, for the present time [earthly experience?], the design of your God concerning those things which shall come hereafter [everlasting life?], and the glory which shall follow after much tribulation [earth experience?].” This revelation was given in August 1831. Sir William Herschel began to recognize visible light and infrared light in 1800, but it was a long time after that astronomers recognized most light cannot be seen by natural eyes.

Visible light waves are the seven colors of the rainbow (and millions of variations) in the visible light spectrum. Red is the longest of the seven wavelengths and the other end is violet, the shortest of the wavelengths. Revelation 1:12, “And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw [visible?] seven candlesticks [physical visible light?];”

All the visible wavelengths together make white light from our perception. Revelation 1:14,
“His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire [concentration of all wavelengths in the visible spectrum?];”

Black is the absence of light because color is a phenomenon of light.

The colors that we see are the wavelengths that are reflected. Objects give off light that appears to be a color. Color mysteriously exists only in our mind. That is the light we see. What about the light we cannot see as humans?

Revelation 1:20, “The mystery [invisibility?] of the seven stars [EM spectrum, light?] which thou sawest [only John was allowed to see?], in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks [visible light?]. The seven stars [EM spectrum from radio waves to gamma rays?] are the angels [spiritual, everlasting power, glory?] of the seven churches [seven degrees or dimensions of light/glory or multiverses?] and the seven candlesticks [seven colors of visible light?] which thou sawest [visible?] are the seven churches [physical visible light in seven orbits or periods of time?].”

We can calculate the universe’s expansion, but we cannot observe any faster-than-light objects in it; they have disappeared from our view. Objects we can see appear different colors because elements absorb the color wavelengths differently.

1 Corinthians 2:14, “But the natural man [brain?] receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him [because cannot see?]: neither can he know [learn to see?] them, because thy are spiritually discerned [through the spiritual mind?]. So what would we humans see if we could travel the speed off light?

Nothing–we would only see blackness because the wavelength of the light entering our eyes would be out of our earthly visible spectrum. D&C 122:7-8, ” … if the heavens gather [gravity?] blackness [black holes?], and all the elements combine to hedge up [encircle?] the way [back to everlasting existence?]; … The son of Man hath descended [passed through the white hole?] below [black hole physical, normal mass?] them all [overcome trials and death to return to whiteness of everlasting life?].”

In our visible light existence, black objects absorb all colors so no light is reflected. This might explain dark energy, dark matter, and black holes. Colossians 1:16, “For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:”

White holes are said to be the opposite of black holes. If we were able to travel as fast or faster than speed of light as spiritual matter past the event horizon of the black holes, perhaps we would see all light without the motion of energy to keep us from being spaghettified.

3 Nephi 19:25, ” … and behold they were as white as the countenance and also the garment of Jesus; and behold the whiteness thereof did exceed all the whiteness, yea even there could be nothing [physical?] upon earth so white as the whiteness thereof [spirit, infrared?].” This might be the area of tachyons where, unlike particles, tachyons travel faster than light as energy or motion decreases. Bradyons are forbidden to break the light speed barrier while tachyons cannot slow down below the speed of light.

D&C 131:7-8, “There is no such thing as immaterial matter. All spirit is matter, but it is more fine or pure [tachyons?], and can only be discerned by purer eyes [eyes that can see the rest of the electromagnetic spectrum?]; We cannot see it; but when our bodies are purified [degrees of glory?] we shall see that it is all matter.”

It all matters and is matter but with different radiation of light. M. Kasey

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What if there was something before the big bang?

Michio Kaku, co-founder of string field theory and physicist, said the following regarding proof there is a God:

“I have concluded that we are in a world made by rules created by an intelligence. To me, it is clear that we exist in a plan which is governed by rules that were created, shaped by a universal intelligence and not by chance.”

In an article by Robby Berman in Culture and Religion, February 15, 2018, it is explained that both Kaku and Einstein recognized the order, harmony and simplicity of the universe. Kaku also points out that the universe could have been random, but that instead, “Our universe is rich; it is beautiful, elegant.” Kaku believes as physics advance things will get even simpler, “So, that’s the God of Einstein. The God of beauty, that says that the universe is simpler the more we study it.” www.bigthink.com

“Thus, none shall be exempted from the justice and the laws of God, that all things may be done in order and in solemnity before him, according to truth and righteousness.” D&C 107:84

The following seems to reason there is a need for an intelligent organizer. But as Kaku reminds us, “Science is based on what is testable, reproducible, and falsifiable. That’s called ‘science.’ However, there are certain things that are not testable, not reproducible, and not falsifiable. And that would include the existence of God.”

Host: Welcome to our show today when we ask the big question– what was there before the Big Bang?

Host: Here to help us today with this interesting question is Scientist Susan and Religionist Rachel.

Religionist: Thank you. I am honored to be here today and on the same stage as a great scientist.

Scientist: I am glad to be here today and respect others opinions, but just to be clear–I believe religion is incompatible with good science.

Host: So, Susan let’s start with you, what is your understanding of what came before the Big Bang?

Scientist: Nothing. There is no past for it to emerge from. Our universe began from nothing.

Host: Pretty hard to believe everything began from nothing. Rachel, can you give us some enlightenment?

Religionist: I believe there has always been something even if we cannot see it. There is a scripture that suggests intelligences always existed. “Intelligence, or the light of truth, was not created or made neither indeed can be.” (D&C 93:29)

Scientist: We do consider our universe might have come from vacuum energy or an earlier collapsed universe. But theory suggests that in the first lively second– gravity, electromagnetism, the strong nuclear force and weak nuclear force were produced.

Host: So how do you explain the bang of the Big Bang, what triggered the four forces and rapid inflation of waves of elementary particles?

Religionist: Moses tells us, “And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.” (Genesis 1:3) If a hypothesis suggests we came from an earlier universe, is it not possible there were earlier more intelligent beings that could trigger the rapid inflation of our universe?

Scientist: We look to evidence. We believe it is logical we are part of larger universes in different dimensions. It is true there had to be a transition phase where the universe went from something we cannot see to something we can see.

Religionist: This vacuum energy you speak of could be the intelligences of light and truth or as you might put it energy and mass but in different dimensions, we cannot see. “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep.”

Scientist: Creationism depends on the existence of a supernatural force and cannot be proven. According to Alan Guth’s theory in less than a trillionth of a trillionth of a trillionth of a second all four forces of nature appeared followed by waves of elementary particles.

Religionist: Moses knew about these waves of particles back in the 5th century BC, “And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.” (Genesis 1:6)

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Scientist: As scientists, we work our way through theory to fact about the origin of the universe.


Religionist: Religion holds to questions of ultimate meaning and moral value for there to be a need for a universe.

Scientist: We exist because everything came together just right at just the right way and time to create us. It is just one of those things that might happen now and then.

Religionist: It is hard to believe that mankind has accomplished so much so quickly and everything began as an accident.

Host: Is it not possible science and religion need each other and the two disciplines have more in common than some might suppose?

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