Friday, October 1, 2010

"The God and The Universe Conversations". Week Four.

Hope grows with the ability to respond;
despair grows with the self-chosen
closing in of horizons.

John B. Cobb, and David Griffin
Process Theology:an Introductory Exposition

The God and The Universe Conversations. Week Four.

“Star Power”

Often The Universe was unnecessarily brusque. “Who created the stars?”, The Universe asked God. “Me? Or God?” “Does it matter,The Universe?”, asked God right back. “It does to me!”, exclaimed The Universe.

“You created the stars, then.”, God whispered.

“Always Time to be the Fool”
Video Sketch 2010©

“Hey, God what’s with the determination to always be direct and to the point?”

“You must be seeing something, I can’t (which of course is unlikely)”, replied God. “All I’m saying is look at wormholes, politicians and labyrinths”.

“Touche”, said The Universe.

“Knowing the Difference”

Photo by Kathy Richards

“Does God actually grant serenity?”, asked The Universe of God.

“It doesn’t actually need to be granted”, replied God. “It’s there for the taking.”

“Or the discovering?”, queried the Universe.


“Who is responsible for creating chaos, God? God or The Universe?”, asked The Universe. “Oh, God thinks both God and The Universe are totally involved in chaos”, God surmised. “But doesn’t all that havoc cause pain and suffering?”, retorted The Universe. “Well”, said God, “it most often appears that way in the moment. But sometimes the way needs to be cleared in preparation for the new”.

“Harsh”, said The Universe.

“Blendered Family”

“So then, speaking of chaos”, pondered The Universe, “What about things that get all in an uproar, y’know, like sunspots, and all this energy is emitted out into the aether, and certainly The Universe doesn’t know what it all adds up to. Is that chaos, God?”

“It depends”, returned God. “Sometimes God prefers to refer to it as Absolute Beauty.”

From "Hymn to Matter":

"Blessed be you, universal matter, immeasurable time, boundless ether, triple abyss of stars and atoms and generations: you who by overflowing and dissolving our narrow standards or measurement reveal to us the dimensions of God. Blessed be you, impenetrable matter: you who, interposed between our minds and the world of essences, cause us to languish with the desire to pierce through the seamless veil of phenomena."

Teilhard de Chardin Hymn of the Universe

This concludes Week Four of
"The God and The Universe Conversations".

All art and writing by Tom Schulz unless otherwise noted, or unless it is so cool
he will try to get away with claiming it as his own.

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