Theories on the creation of the Universe
How strange it is beholding this, and, very confident, proclaim that such magnificence occurred by accident." Joyce Rachelle
Theories on the creation of the Universe

in the wake of special relationships of rare destiny

Consciousnessis the feel of accessing memory - Bernard Beckett

"Our trust is core trust because it is actually trust in the core of ourselves. Built into our human personhood is a gift from the universe. This gift is an ability, an inclination to make something good, growth-fostering, or useful out of anything that happens, no matter how painful or negative it is. This is also a way of saying that the universe is ultimately friendly, helpful to and in favor of our evolving richly in love, wisdom, and healing power. Thus, nothing is fully negative, since anything can be passed through the life-trusting core of us and be transformed. As early as the Book of Genesis, this possibility was noticed by humans and the word God was used for 'core' : 'What you intended for evil, God has turned into good' (Gen. 50:20)." ― David Richo, Daring to Trust: Opening Ourselves to Real Love and Intimacy

 

Then two wonders happened at the same moment. One was that the voice was suddenly joined by other voices; more voices than you could possibly count. They were in harmony with it, but far higher up the scale: cold, tingling, silvery voices. The second wonder was that the blackness overhead, all at once, was blazing with stars. They didn't come out gently one by one, as they do on a summer evening. One moment there had been nothing but darkness; next moment a thousand, thousand points of light leaped out – single stars, constellations, and planets, brighter and bigger than any in our world. There were no clouds. The new stars and the new voices began at exactly the same time. If you had seen and heard it, as Digory did, you would have felt quite certain that it was the stars themselves which were singing, and that it was the First Voice, the deep one, which had made them appear and made them sing." ― C.S. Lewis

"The greatest things that have ever happened in this world, had their genesis in the wake of special relationships of rare destiny." ― Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

Nothingness

"Genesis was not intended to offer a scientific explanation for how non-being was transformed into being, how nothingness exploded into galaxies. The point is to tell us God was in charge, he had us in mind from the start, and we are to value the great gift of his amazing creation, and of each other." ― Suzanne DeWitt Hall, Where True Love Is: An Affirming Devotional for LGBTQI+ Individuals and Their Allies

"The most dangerous mistake that our souls are capable of, is, to take the creature for God, and earth for heaven (374)." ― Richard Baxter, The Saints' Everlasting Rest

Interesting contrast

"Do you ever wonder how we all got here? On Earth, I mean. Forget the song and dance about Adam and Eve, which I know is a load of crap. My father likes the myth of the Pawnee Indians, who say that the star deities populated the world: Evening Star and Morning Star hooked up and gave birth to the first female. The first boy came from the Sun and the Moon. Humans rode in on the back of a tornado.

"An interesting contrast between the geology of the present day and that of half a century ago, is presented by the complete emancipation of the modern geologist from the controlling and perverting influence of theology, all-powerful at the earlier date. As the geologist of my young days wrote, he had one eye upon fact, and the other on Genesis; at present, he wisely keeps both eyes on fact, and ignores the pentateuchal mythology altogether. The publication of the 'Principles of Geology' brought upon its illustrious author a period of social ostracism; the instruction given to our children is based upon those principles. Whewell had the courage to attack Lyell's fundamental assumption (which surely is a dictate of common sense) that we ought to exhaust known causes before seeking for the explanation of geological phenomena in causes of which we have no experience."

- Thomas Henry Huxley, The Advance of Science in the Last Half-Century
Theories on the creation of the Universe

The origin stories of Scripture remind us we belong to a very large and very old family that has been walking with God from the beginning. Even when we falter and fall, this God is in it for the long haul. We will not be abandoned. ― Rachel Held Evans

High buildings fall, black oceans rise, and coins sink in height Where weapons smash in every grace, with every black and white The east drops, the west too, children die and so do old With every sin, and every crime, people drop by their gold The ground wrecks to chunks where people tend to fall And gardens turn dumps but the tiny bird's soul Fire, Wind, Water and Sun, all kill a birth It just goes on to be the Last day on earth" ― Yehya El Kouzi

The greatest things that have ever happened in this world, had their genesis in the wake of special relationships of rare destiny. ― Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life