What is the God Particle & What is CERN and the LHC?

Over the years, people have asked me several questions about the ‘God Particle’. The general curiosity in this tiny piece of matter — smaller than the smallest atom — is only of interest to Christians, because it has God’s name upon it. They wonder about its function and how it relates to their creator.

This mysterious ‘God particle’ was discovered ten years ago and is again getting priority coverage by the news media, partly because of its perplexity and that it makes the broadcast presenters appear so intelligent in talking about it. The news reporters hook their audience by implying scientists, especially physicists, are trying to investigate the quantum1 (very, very tiny) parts of our world to understand how God created everything and, just maybe, find evidence of God, if he exists.

Indeed, I believe the quantum nature is God’s magnificent, but weird, underlying structure of the universe in which we live. However the discovery of the God particle had nothing to do with revealing any connection between science and religion, and through the eyes of scientists working on the project, it officially has nothing to do with God, either.

This God particle was predicted by a scientific team led by physicist Peter Higgs, who proposed the theory of its existence in 1964. It is mostly referred to by physics researchers as the Higgs particle,2 because there is such a loathing from most scientists who do not want to link it to God in any way. And in July of 2012, using the world’s largest particle accelerator, they found the elusive God particle. Well, to be accurate, it was created, not just found. But why is it such a big deal?

The God particle is the fundamental force-carrying particle, which is responsible for granting other particles their mass.3 Therefore, this important subatomic bit of matter is what makes everything else in our universe possible. It is the reason why everything we see — ourselves, our world, the planets, the stars — exist.4

If the God particle has nothing to do with finding God, why is it called by that name? Here is the interesting and true story. Before the discovery of the God particle, a scientist wrote a book providing a brief history of quantum physics and telling about the search for an elusive and mysterious subatomic particle that could explain so much about the universe. He wanted to title his book The Goddamn Particle, because no scientist could find the blasted thing, but they continued spending gobs of money in a search for it.5

His publisher however, being a wise businessman, wouldn’t let him call it The Goddamn Particle, even though that might be the most appropriate title, given its incomprehensible nature and all the research expense it was causing. Therefore, the publisher shortened the title to The God Particle.6 As we know today, the new title stuck very well in the general public’s mind and sold a lot of books.7


CERN and the LHC

It is now the tenth anniversary of this God particle’s discovery and that brings its story back into the headlines. That and the fact that the particle accelerator (an atom smasher) used to create it is now being brought back online (5 July 2022) after several years of upgrading work.

This massive particle accelerator is termed the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), which is 16.7 miles (27 km) in diameter and lies buried deep beneath CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research [French: Organisation européenne pour la recherche nucléaire]). CERN is the largest particle physics laboratory in the world. It was established in 1954 and is located in Geneva on the Switzerland-France border. Today, its main function is to provide the particle accelerators and other infrastructure needed for high-energy physics by using the LHC.8

Just so you will know the power of this LHC, it is known as the world’s largest machine and its nine thousand, six hundred super magnets are 100,000 times more powerful than the gravitational pull of the Earth. It projects a subatomic particle at nearly the speed of light and can reach temperatures many tens of thousands times that of the sun’s center.

Here is another interesting piece of relatively unknown information. CERN is also the birthplace of the World Wide Web (WWW), the world’s dominant software platform. It was invented by a computer scientist9 at CERN in 1989 and opened to the general public in 1991. The technology of ‘web pages’, like the one you are viewing right now, was invented in order to manage the massive amount of documentation coming out of CERN.10

In 2016, in a speech at the World Economic Forum, the Director General of CERN stated that 95% of the universe in still unknown. So, that means that the stuff we do know about — including what makes up the stars and galaxies — only accounts for understanding 5% of the entire universe. “In other words, however sophisticated we imagine our age of space exploration and self-driving cars to be, we are still staggeringly ignorant about almost everything in the universe.”11

But we are learning, and a lot of interesting and important discoveries have been made at CERN, including useful ones that have already benefitted the world at large, besides the Higgs particle and the World Wide Web. In 1995 they created anti-matter and in 2000 a new state of matter was discovered (besides solid, liquid, or gas) which is called ‘plasma’.12

Currently, one stated research project is finding the possible graviton, the gravity particle, and creating tiny black holes, all within their laboratories.13 Resulting technologies from CERN research have benefitted space exploration, medical diagnosis, and all types of scientific investigation. All this besides expanding human knowledge about new exotic particles of infinitesimal size, and much more.


Does CERN have a darker interest?

As CERN begins operating their higher-powered and newly improved LHC machine this summer, scientists are anticipating writing useful reports detailing data and technology, all for helping humankind.

There are, however, some people that believe there is a darker aspect to CERN and its real reason for existence borders on the evil side. I, for one, believe there are malicious intentions, although I have no proof, but only a gut feeling. (Gut feelings, sometimes, can be a message from God and you may be interested is a short study on that subject. See the link to the article titled “Is that Gut Feeling a Message from God?” in References & Notes.14)

Some researchers suggest there is evidence that CERN’s main purpose is to open a door across dimensions or into another universe. It is said that because of the strange phenomena investigated since the 1940s, the governments of the United States, Great Britain, and France decided to combine forces to jointly investigate those events.

One of their primary thoughts at that time was that “our universe is but one page in a vast and all-encompassing book.” Every such page represents a uniquely different dimension or universe, but isolated from each other. No page was to interact with any other and was a universe unto itself.15

Mathematics indicated that it was not possible for one dimension or universe to react with another, but in the 1980s some scientists postulated that if enough energy and force were used, it could be possible to prick a hole into the universe next to ours. There is a leaked report of such an incident in 2014, which caused one of CERN’s members to actually disappear. A complete and detailed account of this event by a CERN physicist can be found by going to the link listed.16

Another leaked report in 2009 indicated the LHC had accidentally opened a ‘time portal’ or ‘time warp’ causing distortion of Earth’s magnetic field. This created a ‘time wave’ which made contact with an Iberworld Airlines plane, temporarily displacing it in time and space. The plane and passengers spontaneously teleported 5500 miles (8851.4 km) from Bolivia to the Canary Islands, where they landed safely, though confused.17

And according to a report from one Christian website, “They [CERN] believe in the existence of other parallel and alternative dimensions (physics dictates that there are at least eleven of them), and they believe that in recreating the conditions of the Big Bang, scientists can rip open the veil” that separates them.18

And then the author of the website quotes about Satan from Revelation: “he was given the key to the shaft of the bottomless pit; he opened the shaft of the bottomless pit, and from the shaft rose smoke like the smoke of a great furnace, and the sun and the air were darkened with the smoke from the shaft. Then from the smoke came locusts on the earth, and they were given authority like the authority of scorpions of the earth,” (Revelation 9:1b-3, NRSV).

The author points out that the Greek word for ‘bottomless pit’ means ‘shaft of the abyss’, like a tunnel. “The idea of a tunnel (wormhole) leading to another dimension, or a black hole, is very much at the heart of CERN!” Then he suggests that scientists often describe a black hole as a ‘bottomless pit’.19

Those reports do seem to be a bit far out to be believed by most, but on multiple occasions when CERN’s powerful particle accelerator was fully activated, weird anomalies occurred around the world. Things like noticeable effects to the earth’s magnetosphere and unexplained luminous ‘spirals’ in the night sky,20 as well as strange clouds over the LHC complex.

And there have been concerns or thoughts raised by notable people, too. For instance physicist and cosmologist Steven Hawking (1942-2018) wrote that this God particle could become unstable at very high energy levels. It would then have the potential to trigger a “catastrophic vacuum decay which would cause space and time to collapse. . . .”21

Even the research director of CERN said that the super collider could open otherworldly doors to another dimension for “a very tiny lapse of time,” mere fractions of a second. However, that may be just enough time “to peer into this open door, either by getting something out of it or sending something into it.” He continued, “of course after this tiny moment, the door would again shut, bringing us back to our ‘normal’ four-dimensional world. . . .”22

Yes, scientists view our world as having four measurable dimensions, three spacial dimensions (length, width, depth) and one dimension of time. But that may be different in another universe with extra dimensions at the quantum lever. So, CERN is now on a quest to discover and possibly observe and interact with these other dimensions or realms.23



Our world today has a very educated population and many see that what is going on in physics research relates to many of the mysteries of the Bible during these end times. Many religious organizations believe some ongoing experiments at CERN will open a Pandora’s box of problems, or worse.

Whenever strange activities are called conspiracy theories, maybe governments are just trying to divert attention away from something very real. What if CERN is actively engaged in opening rifts between dimensions in order to enable doorways to alternate realities or universes? Will they be entering Heaven or Hell or something in between? All sorts of peculiar things could tumble through such a doorway.24

My idea for this article was to explain what all the current media hoopla concerning CERN and the ‘God Particle’ was all about — and give you something to think about. There is a lot of information on the web, if you wish to enter a bizarre rabbit hole full of ideas.

Music related to this theme comes from CERN itself. In 2015, three graduate students and a communications officer at CERN wrote a parody to one of American singer-songwriter Howie Day’s hit songs. After Mr. Day heard the parody of his 2004 single ‘Collide’, he flew to Switzerland to record and sing it entirely on location.25 The video gives many views inside of the unique physics facility. Selected lyrics are below; for the music video, see the link listed in References & Notes.26

Out in the depths of space and time
Even the sea-quarks cannot hide
Out of the mess we leave behind
What will they find
When you and I Collide
What will they find
When you and I Collide

Copyright © 2022, Dr. Ray Hermann

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References & Notes

  1. quantum: (a) any of the very small increments or parcels into which many forms of energy are subdivided; (b) any of the small subdivisions of a quantized physical magnitude (such as magnetic moment).
    Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 11th ed., (Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster, Inc., 2003).
  2. Higgs particle (or Higgs boson): The Higgs boson is the fundamental force-carrying particle of the Higgs field, which is responsible for granting other particles their mass. It is the only elementary particle with no spin.
    Lea, Robert, “Higgs boson: The ‘God Particle’ explained”, (Science, 30 June 2022), https://www.space.com/higgs-boson-god-particle-explained
  3. Ibid.
  4. Carbone, Christopher, “The ‘God Particle’: What the Higgs Boson revealed about the mysteries of our universe and what’s still unknown on the tenth anniversary of its discovery”, (The Daily Mail, 4 July 2022), https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-10973341/10th-anniversary-Higgs-Boson-discovery-learned-God-Particle.html
  5. “The God Particle (book)”, (Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 20 June 2022), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_God_Particle_(book)
  6. Ibid.
  7. Alderman, Naomi, “The Goddamn Particle”, (Granta Magazine, UK, 12 July 2012), https://granta.com/The-Goddamn-Particle/
  8. “CERN”, (Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 30 June 2022), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CERN
  9. Tim Berners-Lee (1955 – present): an English computer scientist best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web. He is a Professorial Fellow of Computer Science at the University of Oxford and a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
    “Tim Berners-Lee”, (Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 14 June 2022), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Berners-Lee
  10. “CERN”, (Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 30 June 2022), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CERN
  11. Parker, Ceri, “7 things you didn’t know about CERN and the strange world of particle physics”, (World Economic Forum, WEC, 7 September 2016), https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/09/7-things-you-didn-t-know-about-cern-and-the-strange-world-of-particle-physics-c362a466-43a1-449d-9719-9e9d97e6a293
  12. “5 Discoveries at CERN That Shocked The World”, (Wonders of Physics, retrieved 9 July 2022), https://www.wondersofphysics.com/2021/11/5-discoveries-at-cern-that-rocked-world.html
  13. “Extra dimensions, gravitons, and tiny black holes”, (CERN, European Organization for Nuclear Research, retrieved 6 July 2022), https://home.cern/science/physics/extra-dimensions-gravitons-and-tiny-black-holes
  14. Hermann, Ray, “Is that Gut Feeling a Message from God?” (The Outlaw Bible Student, 21 October 2018), https://outlawbiblestudent.org/is-that-gut-feeling-a-message-from-god/
  15. Christyn, Royce, “CERN Physicist: We Have Done Something Evil & It Is Being Hidden”, (News Punch, 8 April 2016), https://newspunch.com/cern-physicist-we-have-done-something-evil-it-is-being-hidden/
  16. Ibid.
  17. Schwarz, Rob, “CERN: Portals in the Sky and Other High Strangeness”, (Stranger Dimensions, 21 December 2019), https://www.strangerdimensions.com/featured/cern-portals-in-the-sky-and-other-high-strangeness/
  18. “CERN and Bible Prophecy”, (Christian Evidence, 31 May 2019), https://www.christianevidence.net/2019/05/cern-and-bible-prophecy.html
  19. Ibid.
  20. “The last time CERN was turned up to full capacity, strange things have happened around the world”, (Investment Watch, 11 April 2015), https://www.Investmentwatchblog.com/the-last-time-cern-was-turned-up-to-full-capacity-strange-things-have-happened-around-the-world-affecting-the-earths-magnetosphere-and-an-unexplained-spiral-was-observed-i/
  21. Bridge, Robert, “10 mind-blowing facts about the CERN Large Collider you need to know”, (RT News, 31 August 2015), https://www.rt.com/op-ed/313922-cern-collider-hadron-higgs/
  22. Ibid.
  23. “Extra dimensions, gravitons, and tiny black holes”, (CERN, European Organization for Nuclear Research, retrieved 6 July 2022), https://home.cern/science/physics/extra-dimensions-gravitons-and-tiny-black-holes
  24. Swancer, Brent, “The Multiverse, CERN, and Inter-dimensional Portals”, (Mysterious Universe, 19 May 2022), https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2022/05/The-Multiverse-CERN-and-Inter-dimensional-Portals/
  25. “Musician Howie Day records love song to physics”, (CERN, 23 June 2017), https://home.cern/news/news/cern/musician-howie-day-records-love-song-physics
  26. “LHC Collide”, Artist: Howie Day; parody song lyrics written by Jesse Heilman, Laser Kaplan, Tom Perry, Sara Charley; Producer: CERN Video Production, Sara Charley, (filmed entirely at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, 2017). Used under ‘fair use copyright’ for teaching under Section 107 of United States Copyright Act of 1976 – MUSIC VIDEO: https://youtu.be/1YB0xM9cgr8
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2 thoughts on “What is the God Particle & What is CERN and the LHC?”

  1. Dear Ray;

    I do not know how much research you have done about CERN, but it goes very deep into pagan demon worship and control (big surprise….)

    So I have included this video put together by a Christian man on July 15 of this year, that explains things (as much as CERN will reveal, which is not a lot) for you to listen to if you are so inclined.

    Caroline Medd


    • Thank you for reading this article and taking the time to share your thoughts. Although I know much about CERN’s objectives, I had not seen the video you shared. I viewed it and found it interesting and think others will enjoy it, too. (The documentary runs about 50 minutes.)

      Here are a couple of notes for those readers who may not have seen it, or who don’t know much about CERN. The idea of other dimensions, evil spiritual beings and cosmic war may be “far out” to some, but God wants us to know what we are up against. And my favorite Bible scripture about this subject is Ephesians 6:10-12, which may be more explanatory after viewing the video you suggested. (These particular verses are mentioned around 44 minutes into the video.)

      Most people don’t get the full meaning of these verses, but after this video it may be more evident. As Paul ends his letter to the Ephesians, he says, “A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:10-12, NLT).

      As CERN uses their machine to make it easier to directly communicate with the unseen realm and its evil spirits, it should make us all realize that other dimensions, other universes, and other creatures are very real.


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