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A Creation Story

In A God of Infinite Possibility on November 12, 2012 at 5:20 pm

Before the beginning there was Existence.  And Existence was without form and without size and without time and was therefore infinite.  And Existence knew Itself, for there was nothing else to know.

And Existence chose and in the choosing changed Itself.  And that was the beginning of time, for now Existence could measure Itself by Its choices and by the change that Existence knew came from Its choices.

And Existence chose to create of Itself, for there was nothing else to create of.  And Existence chose to create of Itself a universe; and It gathered parts of Itself together and of Itself created energy and matter.  And It gave the energy and matter rules and set them in motion; and that was the beginning of form and space.

And in the course of time, energy and matter formed stars and planets and moons and all that the cosmos contains.  And in the course of time, the planets saw the growth of all manner of life; and all was according to the rules by which Existence had set the universe in motion.  And each life held within it some part of Existence, and each part of Existence knew itself.

And in the course of time, each new life, each part of Existence, chose and in the choosing changed itself.  And that was the beginning of evolution.  And in the course of evolution, life became more complex; and as life became more complex, it learned.  And in learning, each part of Existence knew itself and measured time by its knowing and measured space by its knowing.

And in the course of time, some parts of Existence grew and changed and became human, and humankind knew that it needed to name itself and its experience of the universe; and that was the beginning of language.  And each of these parts of Existence not only knew itself, but could imagine the Existence from which it had sprung.  And that was the beginning of religion.  And each of these parts of Existence knew and could observe its own experience of the universe and see that Existence had set the universe in motion according to rules that governed that motion; and that was the beginning of science.

And through it all, Existence learned; and Existence knew that whatever choice any part of Existence made brought change; and every choice and every change that any part of Existence made was made by all of Existence.

And humankind began to see that Existence did not judge, so humans took that task unto themselves; and that was the beginning of morality.  And the parts of Existence that were humankind saw that their lives needed order and predictability and boundaries to make sense of time and space; and that was the beginning of law.

And Existence was pleased with Itself.   And because only Existence Itself could be infinite, It had created Its universe in time and space and made it finite; and now Existence made Itself known to humankind and to each part of Existence according to its own experience of time and space; and to each according to its own imagination of religion, and understanding of science.  And humankind gave Existence many names, such as God and Goddess and Allah and Ra and Isis and Vishnu and Zeus and Hera and Wodin and Freya and Baal.  And Reason.  But Existence knew that names are only necessary for humankind to make order and sense of its own small part of Existence, but Existence Itself has no name and needs no name.

And that is the beginning of wisdom.

  1. Love this explanation.

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