We find the same patterns
of Nature repeating
everywhere we go.
Intelligent design?

About Ben Naga

The Spirit that graces me with its passing has no name and stems not from thoughts and words, though it gathers them up as it flows, but from feeling.

Posted on April 20, 2012, in Poetry, Writing and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. Of course it is. But that is the fundamentalist’s point, unfortunately. They take words and limit them to their meaning. If the patterns in the universe are so obvious, does that not mean that God created them, that there is intelligent design behind their existence? But they avoid thinking any deeper than that. Cannot evolution be as much a part of intelligent design as the immediate waving of the hand of God? Could that design not be just as beautiful as the universe is today? As the design rolls backward into time to encompass the earth steaming from the cauldron of gasses and explosions as it formed and forward into time that no one alive can see clearly? Why cannot design be larger than even the most powerful, inspired words on ancient papyrus since God is larger than words can ever understand? What a thought provoking poem, Ben.


    • This is the second post/comment recently that brought me to respond with this little parable from The Book Of Guff.

      “The Old Prophet went up into the mountains in search of God, and there he had a great Realisation.

      And when he returned again to the tents of his people, they gathered round him and said, “Tell us, O Prophet, what manner of creature is this God?”

      And he looked at them for a long moment, deep in thought.

      And finally he said, slowly and unblinkingly, “God is a verb.”

      And behold, the people bowed down and worshipped dictionaries.”


  2. And may the wisdom of the people always be contained within their limited understandings lest the verb get out and cause all kinds of actions with the nouns.


  3. Ah! So right, and I would echo exactly what Thomas said (and your replies).


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