Main Question or Discussion Point
About a year and a half ago I came to the decision that I'm no longer christian. Since then I've been studying every source that has anything to do with our beginning. Its through my study of physics and cosmology that I've finally come to my belief in our origins. In the bible it says that god created us in "His" image. What if this does not refer to our physical appearance? To be able to create an entire universe and life inside of it god would not be bound by the phyisical attributes of it. My belief of what was meant by being created in his image is by consciencness. To help explain this, I'll define what I believe god is. I once pictured god as an extremely old man whose wisdom was beyond that of any man. I now think of god as an infinite consciencness. Imagine if you could that energy itself was conscience. All matter and all that drives matter in the universe is energy. If this is so then god would know everything because god is everything. This would lead to another statement and one of my beliefs that god is in fact everything. This infinite consciencness created a conscience image of itself, humans. As for my belief in how he created us, try to imagine in your mind if you could an aquarium. Now in this aquarium let there be three fish that are swimming around, eating, living and dieing. Everything they do they can feel and taste and experience. To the knowledge of these fish they exist. Now imagine you had the conscience capacity to create an entire universe. What if we are nothing more than a conscience creation. If so then take your aquarium in mind again. Everything that these fish do is a creation of your mind however random they may be. In this the fish are part of you. It is in this reasoning that I've come to believe that you and I are part of god and he is part of us. We all talk about how humans are connected. Not just humans, not even limited to just living things, but rather all matter is connected by a single being. It is in this belief that I've overcome my fear of death. I used to believe that after death you went to heaven or hell. I could not fathom that just because I wanted something I could not have that I was going to hell. I now believe that in death we do not stay a single consciencness but return to that greater consciencness that is us. If this is so then I am not only connected to you and everyone and everything but I am part of you and everyone and everything just as you are part of me. Heaven has always been defined as limited to only the good because it is perfect. If you look a little closer at existence itself you will find an uncanny resembalence to heaven. If radiation was even .001% off of what it is then nothing would exist. If gravity was even .001% off of what it is then nothing would exist. If magnetism were .001% off of what it is nothing would exist. If any of the elemental forces or atomic weights even .001% off of what they are then nothing would exist. So you could define existence and therefore life as absolutely perfect. What if this is heaven and we're all to ignorant to realize it. Let me ask you a question. If you could live all enternity in a world where everything was given to you and you had no challenges would you enjoy yourself? I know I wouldn't. Even now here on earth I get bored sometimes and there are lots of challenges. What I'm trying to say is essentially that life is perfect and it will be here for a very long time. I believe that I, maybe not as Kyle, will always exist.