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The Creation

 

By James Donahue

 

“In the beginning God(s) created the heaven and the earth . . .”

 

Science is in general agreement that our solar system may be billions of years old. Most accept a “Big Bang” theory of creation . . . that is that the formation of everything began from an intense concentration of gasses that exploded into the amazingly organized and controlled galaxy of stars, planets and moons in existence.

 

Religious groups, or Creationists, say it could not have happened like this because explosions generate chaos. They argue that the order of all creation stands as proof of a super intelligent creator. Strangely, while I disagree with most of the statements made by Christians, I find myself in agreement. There is a crucial difference, however.

 

While religion looks outward to an external god figure that put all of this together we see the universe from within. That is, we are all part of Nuit, a living universe that is in a constant process of movement, growth, change and flux. We humans exist in bodies that sprang from the elements produced from a living planet. All of the plants, animals, rocks and soil around us are products of the same origin.

 

From information generated by powerful telescopes that look deeper and deeper into space we are learning that all things have been in a state of movement and explosive change, as well as creation, for a very long time. We see light from stars that once existed at such a distance it took millions of years for it to reach us. This attests to the size and age of our universe.

 

The universe is filled with exploding stars, or supernova, all of them pushing massive clouds of energy out over areas so large they would engulf our entire solar system if one occurred nearby. Astronomers also detect the existence of negative points they call black holes that appear to be absorbing all of the stars, planets and matter that come near them.

 

The stars, or suns in our galaxy, seen to us as The Milky Way, are in motion, all of them swirling around a core of the galaxy like a giant wheel spinning in space. Beyond our galaxy are to be seen other galaxies of stars just like our own, all of them in constant motion and states of change. The galaxies appear to be in motion, each of them affected by the actions of one another.

 

There is evidence that new star formation is constantly occurring at the core of each galaxy. These seem to occur during peak times after an inflow of gas from spinning materials slowly drifts toward the galactic center until reaching a critical mass and causing a super explosive reaction.

 

Thus creation is an ongoing thing. As old stars burn out and explode into supernova, they take nearby star systems with them, turning everything around them into clusters of material that still comprise part of the living universe. At the same time, new stars are in the process of being created and the black holes may be a type of recycling center, grinding up the old, used parts.

 

Thus the ancient Gnostics were not wrong when they worshipped the sun as a sentient being. Nor were those who saw the Earth under their feet, the rocks and the trees in the same way.

 

There seems to be a basic design for all of the action throughout our universe. Everything is spinning around a nucleus, or center, much like the hub of a wheel. When we look within ourselves and all of the things of our world, we find that we are comprised of matter made of atoms. Atoms are all in similar motion. There is a nucleus with particles called electrons and positrons spinning around it. The atoms comprise cells, which in turn, form the variations of things that we perceive as solid objects, including all living matter on our planet.

 

As already stated, there is a remarkable similarity between the actions going on within the atoms to the movements of the planets around the suns and the movements of the billions of suns within each galaxy, and so on and so on. For all we know there are other universes whirling around one another. Is it possible that this pattern continues to infinite smallness and massive sizes beyond our ability to conceive?

 

The universe we can observe offers dramatic proof that it is alive, in constant movement and growth, or creation. There also is a definitive age of the stars followed by their death.

 

So is there a higher intelligence, even beyond the scope of our universe that we can say is responsible for putting it all together and furnishing the energy to keep it running? This is the profound question from which theology and much of philosophy springs.

 

What most fail to see is that all things are living parts of the whole. All that we perceive appears to collectively comprise the force that so many humans call God.

 
















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