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This was answered by Lewis Carroll in 'Through the Looking Glass'. Humpty Dumpty gave us the best answer of all.
`And only one for birthday presents, you know. There's glory for you!'
`I don't know what you mean by "glory,"' Alice said.
Humpty Dumpty smiled contemptuously. `Of course you don't -- till I tell you. I meant, "there's a nice knock-down argument for you!"
`But "glory" doesn't mean "a nice knock-down argument,"' Alice objected.
`When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, `it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less.
`The question is,' said Alice, `whether you can make words mean so many different things.'
`The question is,' said Humpty Dumpty, `which is to be master - - that's all.'
Alice was too much puzzled to say anything, so after a minute Humpty Dumpty began again.
`They've a temper, some of them -- particularly verbs, they're the proudest -- adjectives you can do anything with, but not verbs -- however, I
can manage the whole of them! Impenetrability! That's what I say!'
If you examine this, it's loaded. Lewis Carroll was a mathematician. The entire set of Alice stories were equations set in parable. His final
conclusion is that God's glory is impenetrable. Impenetrability is the state by which one thing cannot occupy the space of another thing. One will
overrule the other. With God, men are like words, but he can handle them all. We are not capable of adding it all up, as all of it is locked into
the whole. The whole cannot occupy the same space as God, therefore, it is impenetrable. The two are not the one.
There is your final answer. Now, read Humpty Dumpty as a literal lament.
Man sat on the wall of choice when he was vulnerable like an egg on a wall.
Man took knowledge and used it before he was ready (before the egg hatched), and had a great fall (from God’s grace). If he had just waited, he
would have become his potential by hatching.
All of the King’s tools (technology) and all of the King’s men (Alchemists/Scientists/Mathematicians) could not put man back in his place of
The question is: "Who is to be master?" God or man?
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