I heard an interesting question on NPR tonight as I was taking a long, hot shower ...
"In the beginning, God created Heaven and Earth".
Where did God (or whomever we all believe in) come from?????
Any thoughts?? I have some, but I won't share until y'all do. :)
New on Sunday, July 20, 2008:
Okay, a brief update ... I did say I'd give my opinion.
I have more questions than opinions here. I'm beginning to realize that this is a big part of me - questioning everything. My little brain can't fathom the idea of something - anything - just "being". How can something just "be"? If god created everything, and created us in his own image, than why do we have a beginning and an end? Didn't god have a beginning? And if so, does he have an end?
I know that part of my problem is that, no matter what we're talking about, what was the starting point? What was here before there was anything? And how can "anything" exist without there being "anything" before it?
I know this is circular reasoning. There is no answer. Chicken, egg, chicken, egg ... you see where this is going.
But I guess my final answer is that maybe there was something before god, or whatever being is in residence in the big celestial oval office these days. Maybe there is a beginning, a middle, and an end to everything. Which, following my logic, means that there has always had to be SOMETHING to start it all. But what was it? I steadfastedly believe that there is a logical answer to everything, whether it shows itself or not. No one has ever been able to make me believe that something just is, and that I should just blindly believe it because it ... well, just is.
Maybe a more appropriate question for me to have started with is "What is the meaning of life?"
I know it has something to do with bacon cheeseburgers with pickles, BBQ sauce and ranch dressing. And potato salad. I'm feverishly working on researching that.