The Bible Is a Parable: A Middle Ground Between Science and Religion
This is probably a gross oversimplification, a -parable | as it were, of a very complex
process. But, is -species differences | as simple as a behavioral change among a portion
of a larger population, that causes it to be separated out, with this physical separation
creating a sexual separation that in turn creates physical appearance differences? And
when environmental change creates a survival opportunity for one over the other, that one
thrives and the other disappears?
Theology claims that Man is in the middle of choosing between two options, to go
with the -good | or stay with the -selfish, | that can become -bad, | and eventually turns
into -evil. | Theology also claims that God has given all Mankind the power of choice.
Will this choosing drive a wedge separating us into two different species? One in
whom this power of choice has matured, wherein doing -His will | becomes so second
nature as to allow a transition into the very different world that theology avers is possible,
while the other stays within the confines of the physical world until some climatic event
overwhelms his ability to survive? Is this then, a kind of final -rapture and tribulation | ?
In a previous chapter I have asked the question, -Was this then the great tribulation,
or just another? | There also seems to have been extrapolated from -words | in the Bible
an understanding of a -rapture | of some from among the many, as popularized by the
-Left Behind | series.
Once again, I ask the question, -Is this then the =end of days,‘ the final one, where
physical time comes to an end for humankind, where a remnant is seemingly removed,
raptured while all others are accosted by a series of catastrophes with extinction as its
final note? |
Theology appears to have discerned the destination, but in my opinion, in its quest for
stability it has become sclerotic in its ability to digest new answers to age-old questions
of just how we‘re meant to get there.
Science for its part should come down from its intellectual Tower of Babble in
recognizing that we all will eventually answer to the same -Master Planner. |
There are probably many other indications where the wisdom of the ages
complements modern discoveries, but suffice it to say that together they, science and
religion, would exert a far stronger influence on the concerns of Man than they do today,
separated as they are, into selfishly disposed, unforgiving competitors.
So, is there anything beyond physical evolution that should be of concern to
mankind? There have been many -ends | in geology‘s long evolutionary trail. But for
each -end of the many | there has been a beginning for a remnant. Are we being made
ready for another end, and beginning? Is Man about to shed his old existence, like the fish
who -rose up | to extract life from another realm? Is science right that we must evolve?
Will religion have the last laugh in having pointed out where at least some of us
might be going? Can we just try to get along as we stumble toward a conclusion of our
In Man‘s long climb out of the natural world, there have been many steps taken up
the ladder of physical evolution. Is there one more, a very different kind of step, a
cultural platform, being constructed, or already finished but not in knowledgeable use,
that some unanticipated circumstance might make us acutely aware of?
Half the battle, I‘m told, is knowing the right question to ask, but that would mean
that we are only half the way there. I wonder what we shall find as we begin our traverse
of that other half?