Sunday, June 22, 2008

Dreamers and Theolgians

Saying for the day:Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake. ~Wallace Stevens

Science has been busy studying us human beings> It has been working on what we are made of, how we are put together, and where we came from. Science has taken us apart down to our DNA. With the DNA it has traced our journey out of Africa and across the world. It has discovered what part of our brain lights up when we are in love. It knows how we process oxygen and food. It can even build artificial parts for us. It has gotten very good at answering the how, where, and what questions.
The one question it can’t answer is why?
Why are we here?
Why on this third rate planet, going around a third rate sun, in a third rate solar system, in a third rate galaxy, in a third rate universe has man come along?
Why are we here.
Why can we ask the question why?
The answer is not for science.
It won’t be found in a test tube.
The answer belongs to dreamers, philosophers, and theologians.
Dreamers see us as explorers of the universes. They dream fantastic books of unbelievable journeys.
Philosophers see us as the creation of the universe trying to understand itself. The evolution of a being that can sense the purpose of it all.
Christian theologians see us as the temple of God. A place where from the time that God became man in Christ Jesus the Holy Spirit has dwelled. A place where the Creator touches the creation and lets us know we are not alone. That we are not an accident . That we are not alone in an unloving universe that one day will simply fizzle out.

#### News from Pigeon Falls-The little town in my basement where the trains still run, dragons fly, and life is back to normal. If Nancy’s was open on Sunday morning, which it isn’t yesterday’s event would be the main topic of conversation. Our whale appeared in the middle of the Lake of the Loons in the middle of the big Whale picnic. There it was big as life and blowing water up into the air. At least thirty people took pictures. The problem is all of the pictures have some kind of fog or midst in them and you can’t see the whale clearly. But according to the people at the picnic there was no fog or mist so it makes no sense. The whale swam around for a bit then submerged and never returned.
Petrovich says he has found a drihblet that may apply. He missed it before because it doesn’t have the usual reference to the “ city of the birds”. He is going to get it translated and posted by tomorrow.
Tommy UK said that the whale and the dragons show that the White Rabbit doesn’t have to be a hoax. If there are dragons in Pigeon Falls, and a whale in the Lake of the Loons then there certainly can be a real three foot white rabbit. Tammy said the existence of dragons and whale have no bearing on weather the White Rabbit is a hoax or not. They can be real and the White Rabbit still be a hoax.

Today's Link-Dr. Platypus- A Word about Holy Communion
Just a word about yesterdays internet facts. The right answer was number 3 and two of you guessed it right. I shouold start giving out prizes.
It was one of those nice days. I went to Church which was great after missing last Sunday. The sermon was very good. We will miss Pator Sein as his time with us is just about over. The fellowship after the service was great. I came home and spent the first half of the afternoon bringing St. Mark's web page up to date. I always have some kind of trouble with the pictures. Then I went back to reading. My sister Dawn called she is home from her mini vacation. They had a good time. Now I need a breathing treatment.


Blogger Janvangogh said...

Tommy UK needs to spend his time working on a device that will make cameras work in Pigeon Falls.

5:33 AM  
Blogger QUASAR9 said...

Has it ever occurred to evolutionists that we (humans) have not necessarily evolved from anything other

but that everything other mutates (biodiversity) from One.

After all there is 'spontaneity in the universe (even the universe is said to have spontaneously come into being).

11:29 AM  
Blogger tsduff said...

Well, I found most of your facts believable. Don't know if that is necessarily a bad thing. But I didn't guess correctly.

12:26 PM  
Blogger Nea said...

I often ask myself the same question, just why are we here? But a better question is, why are mosquitoes here? And flies....well I understand flies, they clean up what we discard, but mosquitoes, do they serve any significant benefit to mankind?

I had a science teacher, and very educated and learned man. I respected him a lot, and he taught evolution quite convincingly during the school week, yet he went to church on Sunday. I thought to myself, I guess he is covering all his bases.....

2:38 PM  
Blogger Lone Grey Squirrel said...

Your post was very good at reminding us the difference between science and religion. Too often, Science today is used beyond its proper scope and improper conclusions made with regards the existence of God.

1:00 AM  
Blogger Melli said...

ACK! The WHALE showed up the VERY day AFTER I went on vacation!? *stomps foot!* HE must not read my comments! Either that or he is just plain belligerent! And Tammy ... well... I'm not going to sink to name calling... but honestly... this IS Pigeon Falls we're talking about!!!

11:41 AM  

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