posted on Sep, 16 2009 @ 03:33 AM
Words are utterly superfluous. Language evolved so we could "count beans". So...the word "sacred" - well it's man made, and given our instinct
- as in any species - for self preservation and propagation - I'd say we're not much more sacred than an ant, bee, spider, alligator, rat,
cockroach, etc... We just like to think we are because it serves our basic instinct for self-preservation well.
As for the "thing" that everyone is trying to find/define/decipher - religions call it soul, karma, chi, etc., scientists call it matter, energy,
dark energy, quantum energy, etc. - I think that would likely fall into the range of the generally understood/populist definition of "sacred".
Don't think we'll ever really figure it out though - don't think we were "cut" that way. And the BIG question that everyone wants the answer to
- WHERE DID EVERYTHING (et al) come from? God, big bang, nothingness - that's a "black hole" the mind won't/can't even venture too deeply into -
I'd say whatever THAT answer is - yeah, might be considered "sacred" in the sense that "anything with the power over life and death" falls into
the generally accepted ideology of sacred.
Me, I find trees quite sacred - but then my "understanding" of the word sacred might be very dif. from the next guy or gal's. Heck, I rather find
all nature/natural order rather "sacred" to be honest. And I think its quite capable of big "magic" as it goes - just not the kind that lets you
curse people, prognosticate the future, make people get poxes, fall in love, etc.