Tuesday, March 18, 2014

God and the Chicken



God and the Chicken

There are two enigmatic age-old questions which continue to challenge us. First, if God created the universe, who created God, and secondly, which came first, the chicken or the egg?

Parthenogenesis, which in Greek means “virgin birth” is the subject we must embrace in an attempt to answer both questions. Let us first start with the chicken. Yes a chicken can lay an egg, but the egg will not hatch unless it is fertilized by a rooster. In other words, both male and female components must be present in order to create life – otherwise all you have is an omelet. The really interesting point is that the universe is considered to be in the shape of an egg.

Let’s digress for a moment and discuss a well-known virgin birth, that of Jesus. While His essence was divinely inspired, He was born as any other mortal child. In other words, even in this faith-based event we require a ying and yang (i.e. God and the Virgin Mary).

So what are we to conclude about God? Is He the singularity in all creation? Was He the spontaneous and chance creation of a hermaphroditic-nothingness, or the immortal, He of no beginning and no end, the enigmatic “I Am”?

While metaphysics is the study of what exists, we are incapable of understanding nothingness, for nothingness must always be compared to something – as in life and death.

Is it possible for you to conceive that only life, or the aether, exists?

Thank you,
Joseph Pede

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