posted on Mar, 1 2007 @ 08:35 PM
I can only base what I know on my own experiences, and what I believe on realiable second hand information (e.g. I’ve never been to the grand
canyon, but through a variety of secondary experiences I have come to the belief that it exists).
As I have had no direct experience of God, and the second hand experiences have not convinced me of something so subjective, I can’t say that I know
or believe in the existence of a God.
However I have experienced a universe of incredible order, in which everything is born, lives and dies. If there is no God then it seems to me there
was a lot more chance that the energy we are formed from could have been a lump of rock, a fireball, or a nothingness than the incredibly complex
beings we are, with the countless intricate mechanism that make that possible, and keep us alive. The equilibrium that causes chemicals to be stable,
the homeostasis that causes the cellular mechanisms of life to balance all those equilibria in all the right places, the fixed distance of the earth
from the sun as it spins round, the behaviours that hold society together and infinite others, all apparently formed from a supernova that gave birth
to our solar system.
The force that brought together the chaos of that supernova into what it is today, allowing things like music to exist, there lies my God. I will
If you look at life there is a kind of chain of levels of ‘existence’. It would go something like this:
Non-matter, Subatomic matter (photon etc.), atomic matter, molecules, compounds in equilibrium, Micelle (non-living cell membrane), Virus, prokaryotes
(e.g. bacteria), eukaryotes, multicellular organisms, and so on through the chain of evolution to humans, but then in my view it carries on. To
creations greater than man. Music, architecture, art, science, medicine, history, literature, society, philosophy and so on. These things are so much
greater than any single human’s contribution. They represent the pinnacles of existence’s achievements.
And these disciplines need to be preserved so contributions can continue as long as is possible. If we cause the earth to cease its life support for
us before it’s natural time then we hasten the demise of these creations.
So in anything which adds to the creation and maintenance (including necessary cycles of birth and death) of the universe and in particular our world
and our practices, I see God. In pain and destruction I feel like I see the limit of Gods power, in the limits of life’s capabilities to withstand
damage, or when the pain and destruction is human caused, I see people acting in direct contradiction with the ‘laws of God.‘
Essentially we have, by will or chance, been given the responsibility to be the wardens of this, as far as we are aware, planet holding the pinnacles
of creation. We should be better custodians, but also continue to stretch the limits of what is possible, and so add further to the great achievements
of the force that holds us all together.
I also believe that every action in the universe is forever hardwired into the rope of all-time. Though our senses only allow us to experience a
certain amount of the rope close to us you are interwtwined with its past and will be one of the threads the future hangs from. Therefore our bodies
are mortal, our actions immortal.
[edit on 1-3-2007 by Giordano Bruno]