Patron of the Arts
- Apr 1, 2009
We were allegedly made in "His image", so yes, we can get a pretty good idea of what "He" should be like. Doesn't "He" have much better things to do than go around capriciously wasting people's time & money just because "He" thinks they are "unworthy" of such knowledge? Maybe "He" should worry about more pressing matters, like black holes gradually "swallowing up" the universe that "He Himself" allegedly created. With this big ol' universe being INFINITE and all, I think "He" would have bigger things to catch his attention.
Your supposition comes from a small, shattered fragment of perception though. That's the thing; you would need to actually expand that small fractal into the rest of it in order to even begin fathoming what such a being is and what being made in its image even entails before you could begin to make any rational claims of what it should be doing.
You think, for some reason, it should be worried about black holes which don't and won't effect us in any dramatic way, for a VERY long time - and they are objects that we don't fully understand, but for some reason should warrant some sorta special attention, rather than the raising and cycling of the fractals of one's own image that is taking place right now all the time... it's a funny thought, this atheism; on the one hand illogically arrogant concerning one's own limited reasoning and at the same time immensely self deprecating and nihilistic towards one's own meaning/value.
I think you're also putting to much value on "money" that gets "wasted" as well. Nothing is wasted if lessons are learned from the experience and expenditure of money, time, or energy itself. One doesn't have to believe in a god, or a higher being, but like gravity there are forces and things that occur, and always for a reason. Biology 101: form follows function. The form, the manifestation, the expression, has a purposes Will behind it. The fractals are just dots on the paper. You can't connect them looking forward, only looking back, and when they are connected, that's when you see the bigger picture.
(I hope you get the meaning and reference to the old connect the dot pics. I assume you will. They used to be pretty popular, especially for kids.)
I used an above pic as a comparison for my earlier point; this time I'll give a RL example. We are working to rid out cat of fleas, which have been really tough and really bad this year. He is very well behaved, but like most cats, hates getting bathed (mostly because it makes him really cold, even with the warm water.)
He protests, meows, and generally just complains a lot. He is limited in his understanding and perception of why we are seemingly torturing him, for what he believes to be no reason.
The reality, is we see from a larger perception than his, and while it seems like torture to him, we are actually helping him, which is what most every spiritual discipline teaches is the reason for the trials we go through. Alchemy and most any form of esoteric wisdom is often warned of containing more dangers, more traps, more trials than other paths of life simply because of its true purpose of apotheosis.
You don't have to believe in it. I'm not asking you too; for the sake of discussion we presume such to be true. If it's not, then you only fight the static forces of the world and the parables of crafty men of ages long past. If it is true though... you face the same; maybe you meet with more setbacks, maybe you are greeted with miraculous revelations during your experiments and trials. Either way, there's a labyrinth to be navigated, no matter who/what you view created it.
But if we presume it had an intelligent creator, we should also know that our finite perspectives are its students, and we have no place thinking we are over it, when we are the toys in it's playground. That would simply be absurd and highly illogical.