reply to post by dontreally
Well said. These observations form a question about the nature of man and the very reason and purpose of the creation which always begins with the end
in mind ie: from a first/last cause. It's as if what we're experiencing was intended and has arisen and is occurring to this day not because of mere
random coincidence, but with intent. So when we then look to this specialness, not only of man but of the circumstance that's given rise to man, in
particular that which is encapsulated in the unique earth-moon-sun configuration, we are forced to ask the question, what does it mean and signify?
If I am correct, and you are correct, that it is meaningful, and poses a question to man, even a theological one in regards to origins and destinies,
then I may also be right that an old Jewish friend of mine (who also happened to be a trained Magus) examined it, and saw in it, an idea, through a
reflected intentionality, whereby in the earth-moon-sun relationship can be seen the manifestation of a SIGN not just in the stars, but plain as day,
one of which rises during the day and the other at night but which is a perfect reflection
of the greater light ie: as a communication from the
designer regarding the true nature of man as child/son of God (reflected light, same circumference).
It's logical, rational, and forms the basis of a type of philosophical, metaphysical and theological argument
, like a cornerstone or foundation
stone of higher reason, something that is apriori inaccessible
by the atheist, excluded out of hand as meaningless, purposeless and thus
irrelevant, which in the face of the data isn't the least bit reasonable, at all, and which begins with an assumption, an unfounded assumption, born
of nothing but utter contempt prior to investigative inquiry. It's so ridiculous in fact, the atheist presumption, by comparison (to the data at
hand), that it is capable of forming the basis of a new type of theological humor of true understanding at the expense of all our prior ignorance.
To then add insult the injury, any proof of extraterrestrial life, at least according to our present conceptions and worldview will be used to still
further NEGATE man's place in the creation, even though a more appropriate understanding and interpretation of the data ought to elevate us as an
intrinsic part of the entire cosmological evolutionary framework which saw to it to include man ie: with man not excluded (batteries included).
We are part of a process
that has clearly been driven by an intelligent design and intent right from the get go, not mere "things"
floating around like particulate in an endless ocean of meaningless and purposeless absurdity. What is/was absurd however was the degree to which we
failed to recognize, by reflection, our true nature as children of a loving God, who beginning with the end of mind was pleased to share his eternal
kingdom of light and love with us his children.
How sad and pathetic it would be then to throw away an inheritance prepared for us from before the very foundation of the world for no other reason
than to avoid at any and all cost, a theological implication.
It's hilarious when you really stop and think it through all the way..
Jesus gave them this answer: "I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because
whatever the Father does the Son also does.
~ John 5:19
No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I
received from my Father."
~ John 10:18
Edit: See full moon lunar eclipse in my avatar, for clue, then watch "The Real Star of
Bethlehem" video series and you'll understand the meaning of the title of my signature, and the "exoteric esoterica" of my avatar and
edit on 10-1-2013 by NewAgeMan because: (no reason given)