[The human mind is unable to conceive of the four dimensions, so how can it conceive of a God, before whom a thousand years and a thousand dimensions are as one? [No matter] I want to know how God created this world. I am not interested in this or that phenomenon, in the spectrum of this or that element. I want to know his thoughts. What I see in Nature is a magnificent structure that we can comprehend only very imperfectly, and that must fill a thinking person with a feeling of humility. This is a genuinely religious feeling that has nothing to do with mysticism [religion for the sake of religion]. Science without religion is lame; religion without science is blind. My God transcends a personal God avoiding dogma and theology and favoring the meaningful unity of the natural and the spiritual. What separates me from most so-called atheists is a feeling of utter humility toward the unattainable secrets of the harmony of the cosmos. In the view of such harmony in the cosmos which I, with my limited human mind, am able to recognize, there are yet people who say there is no God. [Do remember] when the answer is simple, God is speaking.]
The aforementioned piece is a “voice” from the grave. It is a collection of thoughts Albert Einstein penned. Yes, Einstein. He may unwitting be the father of “Intellectual Design”; that is, before it was hijacked by modern-day “Institutionalists” who are taking a page from the Pharisees of old Jerusalem. I bet you thought Einstein was an atheist. An even better bet is that you believe the God of our American founding fathers was uniformly the popular construction of the Christian God. Are you curious? Start digging and take time to read original material not some mouthpieces’ version of history.
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[ Re-posted here from a previous journal entry. Why? Because that’s what sticky posts are for. Think of the items at this level as a type of favorites bar. Being here means I revisit this article from time to time, a bit of self-imposed reflection. That could be good or bad depending on how much I obsess over the pieces I pull up to this level. My mantra is Thesis – Antithesis – Thesis. This is a predicate for mental evolution taught us young fools at Christian Brothers High School, Sacramento, CA, by a great man, Brother Edward. I hope you find this sticky post deserving of a second look. I’ll be back reading and reconsidering it in due time. If others have chosen to comment, these can be accessed by clicking or tapping on the above link – “previous journal entry”. ]
[ Yes, that’s a picture of Plato at the top of the page; more properly it’s his bust. It just felt right to have Plato represent. Were he alive today he just might be asking how much have we forgotten and how much is there still to learn. ]