> I agree that this issue wouldn't even have been discussed 30
> years ago. But then science hadn't come up with a concept
> which could fit the idea of 'god'
> So is it the advancements in science that allow us to
> consider the issue, or is it because we are more
> enlightened? Or maybe it's a combination of both?
It is a combination of both. Scientific advancement and enlightenment go hand in hand as an age progresses. There is resistence, but now and for thousands of years to come, the overall thrust of the wave is upward, to enlightenment, to God. We're past the cusp, we've reached critical mass a few years ago.