Destination Dimensions Unknown
Destination Dimension Unknown
I love the way atheists seem so certain of the non-existence of God. There is also the tired old line about ‘If there was a God then why does HE allow so much suffering…’ Not only is it contradictory (if they don’t believe then why call the entity HE?) but it assumes they know all there is to know about the Universe we live in.
We are quite naturally governed by what we can see and that is our physical existence governed by three dimensions and a fourth when we include time. We have a beginning and an end. The final breath always in a future direction from our first. So to cope with our very existing we take that as the only way life in the universe can be. It’s how many of us cope and that included me…up until now. Even precise technical, scientific language struggles to explain in a way we can understand such theories as dimensions beyond our field of vision.
True, as I get toward the end of my time (not yet I hope) it would be fair criticism to say I was looking for a get out clause. On the other hand I may be belatedly realising just how little I/we really understand about what we cannot see. We now accept the probability if not the reality of dark matter; anti-matter and dark energy, but still many of us struggle to go beyond the third dimension, let alone the fourth.
We were (well most of us) convinced that the atom was the smallest particle in existence until Rutherford split it. Now even quarks are considered to be made up of something (look it up like I had to!) so the frontiers of what is and how it governs our very being are constantly being pushed back. It is quite disturbing to pause and think that even elements such as gold are not solid, but orbiting electrons, protons and neutrons all held together but an unseen force.