The beauty of this inquiry, framed as it is by an eternity, when made deeply, openly, and honestly, is that in either
case, whether it's arisen
as an unintended chance occurrence without purpose, meaning or significance (which I personally find quite humorous) or, intentionally and thus by
design with anticipation (of infinite intelligence) (even more humorous perhaps), the very act of making such an inquiry produces a mind-blowing shift
in perspective capable of restoring our deep appreciation of life on earth, and thus our place in the midst of it all.
Furthermore it doesn't really make much difference since both hypothesis bring us to awareness of an awesome unknown, the only difference, in the case
of intelligent design by an unknown creative agency, perhaps, is that there is an answer or at least a partial answer to the question of, why? which
is obviously in order so that a shared mutual experience, namely the one that we're having, might be made possible, including the opportunity to make
the inquiry in the first place!
Our awareness, our self awareness in the midst of it all relative to the unknown unknown, if that's the purpose
according to ID (that "it
pleased our father to share his kingdom with all his children") and that reality, at every level, was/is made by consciousness for conciousness (see
sacred geometry videos posted earlier in the thread), then the how, precisely, that no longer entirely matters now that it's been realized in
eternity, and "God" therefore as the realization of experience and impressioned existence at all levels once realized no longer needs to be
anyway, since it would appear, from the ID POV that God is love
as the motive force and catalyst to creation, by loving creative action
(movement) in order so that our mutually shared experience can be made manifest.
As an experience it's mixed and blended with awe and wonderment at the sheer mystery of the magnitude of the unknown, and also with appreciation and
gratitude (no matter what you "believe") or joy, and that leads us to an increased awareness in the knowledge of personal experience if only of the
deep mystery of it (our life) in the domain of an unknown within which we find ourselves already immersed even as an intrinsic and integral,
evolutionary, part of
It's an absolute wonder in either case. There's nothing cynical or half-hearted about it (lol), because it's extraordinary, even that there is
something rather than nothing and that's it's better that there's something than nothing and nothing, that is not
But after the metaphysical epiphany
of wonderment and awe in a domain of an unknown unknown (including the ID person relative to the unknown
creative agency, maybe with the exception of an aspect of the creative agency's intent or why i.e.: the reason, as love, and the desire for shared
experience) - we still are brought back, when considering first/last causes, to this veruy intriguing earth-moon-sun configuration and the nature of
its fundamental mystery and its secrets (secrets the ancients seem to have been aware of.. even if only to a degree). Thus this thread with an
ill-conceived title that brings forth the ire of atheists (sorry, bad title).
And it doesn't really matter, either way, you see, since the very process of the inquiry brings about a change in our perception and awareness such
that life on earth, framed by the cosmos, can no longer be taken for granted, and that's something maybe even something special, who knows...
If this thread has helped people think outside the box in examining the wonder of the earth-moon-sun configuration and the life it has evolved, then
it's served it's purpose, and if the title produced a "bad reaction" but drew a readership then so be it if it's brought people to look at, examine
and deeply contemplate these deep fundamental questions that we as a human species have been asking since the dawn of human history.
It's important to look at this more closely, but if it (earth-moon-sun configuration) does
have the hallmarks of super-infinite-intelligent
design, then well that's just too cool to even begin to contemplate, even if the unknown creative agency remains forever an unknown but one that can
continue to be explored in one form or another, maybe even forever now that there's something here and not nothing at all..
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