The Bible Is a Parable: A Middle Ground Between Science and Religion
within the whole field as to whether a way would ever be found to fit the parts together
A synthesis of sorts began to emerge as the specialties began to spread toward a
condition of overlap. The way back together, while a long confusing journey, is bringing
a greater understanding of the natural world than could ever have been imagined if the
whole had remained undivided.
Religion, it seems, has had a little more trouble in getting it all back together. The
great many names that Man has given to that which made him feel -that he was not alone
in this world | was an understandable response, naming that which he imagined that he
knew something of, to separate it from that which he was aware that he did not. The
many names only indicate the many times that Man has tried to understand that, which
he, on occasion, felt acutely aware of.
It also indicates the many times that a germ of crystalline inspiration seems to have
been virtually smothered in Man‘s attempt toward a simplification thought necessary to
introduce it into his lesser capacity, a kind of -dumbing down, | rather than a -rising up. |
And then masking this lesser interpretation within a cloak of unchangeable truth has
made that -reunification | virtually impossible, and has bred many violent encounters in
the debate on who has gotten it most right.
Again, from a first sensing of a possible predator‘s presence; to the receptacle of
respect for the rewards of the hunt; to responsibility for the vagaries of climate
oscillations; to the sensate presence imagined within the heavenly bodies; to the nearness
of the family favorite, then the clan, the tribe, the village, the city, and finally the favorite
of a nation, Man has always sensed something. It, this Presence, has been delicately
intertwined throughout all of these imaginings.
Today, It is seen by many, to be a God-over-all that transcends the world, the cosmos,
everything. The naming was neither right nor wrong, it was only an atte mpt to make
familiar, that which has always seemed strange.
But the descriptions only revealed a gross ignorance of the communication that has
been given in so many ways, and innumerable times. The embroideries stitched onto it by
the myriad show-and-tells of human imagery have been more indicative of Man‘s
imagination than his clarity of hearing, his clarity of remembrance and understanding.
But always, some small germ of the truth conveyed, lay well hidden within this -haystack
of Man‘s conceit. | But the Purveyor has, is, and always will be persistent as well as
insistent that an ever more clearly perceived vision is placed within the questing grasp of
There has never been an individual (with one possible exception) or institution of
Man that has had a totally clear and complete understanding of the intelligence that has
propelled Man‘s progress. Today‘s level of perception is exactly equal to today‘s level of
progress toward that perfect elucidation.
Because of this, tomorrow‘s view of today‘s perception may render our knowledge
just as superstitiously ignorant as we see the best of those answers of yesteryear.
Our task then, as I see it, is to winnow the haystack for these gems of visionary and
insightful experience that We were meant to inherit. As we painstakingly fit these original
pieces together, a growing clarity of view should emerge, of the whole that was their
origin. Might we be well into the beginning with a parabolic understanding of a book that
I would recommend?