Will be interesting to get different viewpoints on this question.
Personally, after some investigation and contemplation, I think that reality is a timeless and therefore infinite, quantum holographic (made of
light), instantaneous transluminal, non-localized, information processing, consciously aware, and consciously generated, geometrically designed
matrix. A God-matrix (if you can forgive me the use of the G-word) if you will, which is, at heart, driven by principals, or corresponding moral
implications arising from the faithful application of known laws, laws of light, life, and of love, where love is causative, and generative of new
creation and new possibility - all operating within an eternally unfolding present moment in time (timeless universal presence of now). I see a
hiearchy of life in endless manifestations, each ascending an increasing higher level of comlexity and information exchange, or higher orders of
consciousness, and self-other-world awareness, and I recognize man as expressing the apex of this impulse to increasing complexity and consciousness,
in spite of our problems and downfalls or shortcomings, from a psychological and socio-political economic or world system matrix perspective, which is
just an illusion, a social construct.
I am therefore forced to conclude, as much as an eternal optimist, as a realist, that at the very fulcrum of creation, and the creative process,
resides man, in relation to God, angels (HEB's highly evolved beings), some good and on our side, some jealous, preferring to see us fall and fail
(jealous we represent God's most recent addition to the universal equation of consciousness and of physical-spiritual potential, given the nature of
the highest expression of the creative process in universal history as represented by or expressed within man) and an absolute, objective reality that
is self aware and eternal. This view is not simply the Biblical view which may appear on the face what I'm now saying, but a rational viewpoint of
the universe at large (however solipsistic it may appear at first glance), with the recognition that an isolate consciousness, and materialist monist
viewpoint is no longer valid based on the findings of the new science, and, given the sheer magnitude of the universe as a matrix made, by design FOR
life itself, and therefore literally TEEMING with life, for all due purposes, indefinitely, and if an information processing quantum holographic mind,
then it would be irrevelant to presume, that a cold dead ending for matter, would represent the end of the first/last cause and memory of all things
from every angle and perspective over the entire arch of first/last causation.
So finally, I'd say that in a non-local, holographic, principal founded universal matrix of consciousness, memory (and forgiveness, and the cleansing
of past error), that LOCAL MATTERS, as much as anything, and therefore it is a wise and helpful imperative to tell people that they ought to be first
getting with the program, and then proceeding to store up for themselves treasure in heaven, where thief cannot break in and steal and where neigther
rust nor woodworm (decay, chaos-dissipation) can destroy.
Man either crawls along the ground in the mud (where some "jealous Gods" may wish to see us slither), or, is curagious enough to stand relative to
the center and source of it all, say yes to God, and no to the evil one, and there, at that fulcrum of a great cosmic conspiracy and controversy over
spiritual authority, say to the mountain, MOVE, and see it move (mountain of future historical causation eminating within the unfolding of human
history), recognizing full well that the mountain of future historical causation begins within ones own consciousness, and from there, from one sphere
of influence to the next, by love, to everyone, and ultimately to everything - until the collective humanity itself will begin to send out a wave of
compassion, and recieve one in kind from above, and in the twinkling of an eye, we will enter the eternal kingdom of light and love, and it will enter
into the sphere of human being, globally (the day the PTB would wish to avoid, since it would lay low their machinaations and therefore moutains of
power and influence) and as Gandhi said, God will come to the starving, in the form of food.
Sorry for waxing poetic and prophetic, but there's no where else to go imho.
The great work of the cross (and please, remember what I said about the true nature of man) will not be undone, and man will not descend into hell nor
give in to the demonic nature, NO, somehow, we will learn to harness, the laws, not of physics per se, but the higher law of life and light that
everything points to, and then, man may be said to have re-discovered the sacred fire, and around that fire, we will work collaboratively together, on
a new map of the world and reality, founded on mutuality and brotherly love, and we will come to know God and that we, together ARE God, and are one
with God, begotten, redeemed, eternally saved, eternally treasured, and there will be a new heaven and a new earth, and people generations from now,
will see our world, and our social matrix, as an utter insanity, and the old map will only be viewed in hindsight, for what did NOT work and was no
longer workable. That day cannot come soon enough!
I believe that the ultimate ultimate reality, is actually an idea and a new map of reality, whose time has come, and that somehow this idea, or
eschaton, will draw all people to itself to give them the realization that everything is one, even though we each have our own unique experience of
that one reality.
Therefore, as we stand relative to the as yet uncreated eternally unfolding future-present moment of infinite possibility, I'm very hopeful. I think
that mankind has a LOT of potential, and an INFINITE amount of love and support from all around (of course the good angels outnumbering the bad by
many orders of magnitude, given the true nature of a principal centered and driven causation).
That's what I think.
What are your thoughts on the subject, and is there anything of value that ought to be done or made manifest do you think, based on that understanding
or intepretation? And what do you think about what I just wrote?
[edit on 21-4-2009 by OmegaPoint]