“Evolution has capacitated our intellect to question the source of evolution itself.”
One of my classmates asked a thought-provoking question to our moral science teacher. Common people are often concerned about creator of the creation of this world and conceives the idea of godhood whereas atheists poses a witty question – “Who created God ?”. The teacher smiled. At this point, the theists are momentarily dumbfounded and finally provides an equally witty unfathomable unsatisfactory answer – “None created God as He has always existed !”
This article is written so as to contemplate and find my own answer. I request the reader, if is qualified in philosophy, to suggest variations so that I can refine my interpretations.
The incomprehensibility of any answer exists due to lack of any example or similitude witnessed by past experience. Hence, the analogy where creation is alike drawing on a canvas or writing on a blackboard. Consider writing the number of sides of a triangle on a piece of paper. One can write 3 in English, III in Roman. Note that both are correct, though different expressions of same implication. Interestingly, 3 is a single symbol while III constitutes a combination of symbols alike monotheism and polytheism both conceiving a trinity viz. son, father & holy spirit and Trimurti gods respectively. More specifically, even without writing 3 or III, it continues to imply that triangle has three sides. In short, the implication exists without/independent of the expression.
Whenever one confronts a new recognition beyond one’s old experiences, it follows 3 phases :
- Implication (I) that helps to make inference of the recognition through individual experience, so that it can exist irrespective of reference and can remain unaltered throughout.
- Expression (E) that helps to bring reference of individual recognition to a wider common audience so that it must be created initially as per creator’s choice and can fade eventually.
- Connotation (C) that helps to build conference on the common recognition for comparison with others’ recognitions and better comprehension so that it should be assimilated as per the audience’s capacity and can morph necessarily.
Thus, 3 or III is the mortal expression while the property of number of sides of triangle is the immortal implication. Such is the creation of God understood as ever-existing where God is the implication. This also leaves us with the analogical conclusion that His creation is thus, an expression whose implication is Himself. Thus Creation seems to be a part of God, whether or not an act of God.
Delving further, the third phase of recognition of a new concept spawns a fourth. Connotation being a multitude of Expressions has led to a common agreement of Religion whereas Connotation being grouping of similitude of Expressions has led to multiple Connotations (branches) of same Implication (trunk), dubbed as multiple Religions. Indeed, a radical new recognition of particle physics known as String Theory also has its multiple Religions (versions). As a recognition ripens to old from new, its Connotations become convergent from divergent Religions.
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