Like a matryoshka doll. Our creation is the one all around us. Who knows what’s outside of that and how long have the mitochondria inside my cells been having this same conversation?
One can be an atheist to any god that has ever been written about by man in his limited understanding. That same person can believe that he is a creature that is part of a creation that has been continually in process.
For a long time I was what I would now call an ‘unqualified atheist.’ I just had no opinion about the idea of a creation as an act of consciousness. Well, life has a sense of humor. I ran into a health problem that required a laser like focus on my body/skin for many years. As a result of participating in my body’s recovery process I became convinced that we are a part of something much bigger. Something that at the very least appears more eternal than finite.
Our own body’s chemistry can play some funny mind games with us in its efforts to maintain homeostasis. And I believe we misinterpret much of this.
I’m pretty sure there is no god out there like the one I grew up with in Christianity, but I do believe we part of a very intelligent creation and we can benefit greatly by better understanding, appreciating and respecting our part in that existence.
I don’t know if that makes sense or not, but it was on the top of my head this morning…8)
I guess in a sense I’ve come to a point where I simply feel as though I am simply a cell that is part of a bigger body of existence that includes the thing we call the air around us as part of the medium that is our biofilm.
In the same way that our cells have mitochondria; life forms within our cells, I imagine we are like those mitochondria and maybe our cell, or creation is just one cell in a collection of another life form altogether. But how could I even know that other than just looking inward; deeper and then extrapolating outward.
Scribe(author) – Michael J. Loomis | Editor at Chew Digest
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