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Sunday Scripture – Dinosaurs And People!

August 30, 2009

I want to go to the Creation Museum so bad.

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  1. clarkscottroger permalink
    August 31, 2009 2:30 am

    (someone else will say it, so I might as well…) yaba, daba doo!

    (F. Flinstone c.5000 BC)

    In all ‘seriousness’ I would suggest, ‘why the surprise’? (Surprise)At the museum, at the Fundamentalists or at the idea that some people are willing to buy into it? From the day we are born we are wrapped in fiction. Everything is a story. Everything.
    Even those fortunate enough to be able to take children out ‘into the world’, to travel and expose a child to different settings, still bracket all (direct) experience in a fictional backstory.
    (Now this is George Washington’s home, he chopped down a cherry tree, etc).

    The question is, can we ever experience what is the fiction and what is not?

    There must a reason that, for all of the tales of individuals who achieve enlightenment, most of them do not achieve it until well beyond childhood.

    • August 31, 2009 1:02 pm

      Yaba daba doo is right.

      Regarding your comments, from my end, I don’t know if there is any real surprise as I look to the collective stories we have created. Actually, in this world, nothing surprises me.

      What is interesting, however, is observing the human drama and how we choose to use or not use, create or work to dispel, stories and information – those “truths” we hold self-evident, and how, under scrutiny, don’t necessarily have the credible evidence we are led to believe. Whenever I read a study, a finding, a “fact” I always look to see who did the research, who published the information, and who funded the effort – be it global warming or the “truth” about the pyramids. I often find that paradigms are held onto, not because of the truths they hold, but what those who have spent years researching, defending, and/or proving stand to lose if those theories are not true (the old Galileo vs. the Church type thing). This is where the teachings on detachment in the enlightenment process are so crucial. Only in detachment to story, to conditioning, to what we hold as true, can we be free to realize what is actually the case, the honest truth, free from ego, bias, or out-and-out falsehood (that sustains a position).

      Part of the process of enlightenment is putting away childish things. It is growing up and living with eyes wide open. And this can be the most frightening of all things as those stories and conditions about the world that we hold so dear can crumble.

      As I see it, it is in the crumbling, in that burned-out smoldering ash heap of all we thought we knew, that the truth reveals itself. The old phoenix from the ashes type thing.

      The truth is, we very well might have had dinosaurs as pets at same ancient epoch in history. I don’t know. And I don’t really care. From this point in history, it doesn’t matter. Unless of course, you are mired in the fight between creationism and evolution – two viewpoints that I actually see as compatible.

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