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THIS SECTION INCLUDES ESSAYS THAT EMPHASIZE THE SPRITITUAL SUBJECTS WHICH ARE SEPARATE FROM THE PHYSICS ESSAYS BECAUSE ONE CONCERNS FAITH AND THE OTHER CONCERNS THAT WHICH IS VISIBLE.


I believe that our Physical Universe was created by an intelligent Spiritual Being. I believe that  the design included the ability of the Universe to change in a regulated but indeterminate manner and that evolution is part of that design. Creatures, plants and other living organisms were able to adapt to changing environements and ensured that an ultimately surviving living creature would emerge who would be able to rule over the creaton and be able to intereact with the Creator.

 

By walking in the Garden of Eden in the cool of the evening, God showed that there was such a purpose in the Creation of the Univers and the evlolution of Mankind. We were given an opportunity to live endlessly in perfect conditions, provided only that we observed a few simple rules. But we were disobedient and  we continue to be obdurate. It is small wonder that, at this time, we appear to be left to our own devices.

 

God reveals himself to mankind in whatever manner and at any time that he choses. He appears to show favoritism to some and harshness to others. That is his right.  God is entitled to deal with us in whatever way he pleases, and can do what he wants, except that when we are unfaithful to him, he is not unfaithful to us. as this would be unfaithful to himself. I happened to have been raised in the Christian Faith and I believe that one of the 'many rooms' in the Creator's Mansion has my name on the list of those for whom it is reserved. But we can find common ground with all who are  interested in the Physics of the Universe, regardless of their beliefs. We could live together in peace with mutual respect for one another and our different cultures, because of our shared determination to be obedient to his commands, and our shared appreciation of the magnitude of his works.

 

Probably every book of celebratory songs has one like the one in the Book of Psalms that says:

 

"When I study the work of your hands, the Heavenly bodies all in their places, what is Man that you care about him!"

 

or a message to us from a Prophet that reads:

 

"Not a sparrow falls to the ground but your Heavenly Father sees it. How much better are you than many sparrows!"


or the words of an Apostle that assures us that we can trust the one who made us. The Apostle Peter wrote "Cast all of your anxiety on God, because He cares about you".


Mt Washington from North Conway, New Hampshire
Another view of Mt. Washington