Saturday, February 24, 2007
The Other Side of Time
“The most unfair thing about life is the way it ends. I mean, life is tough. It takes up a lot of your time. What do you get at the end of it? A Death! What's that, a bonus? I think the life cycle is all backwards. You should die first, get it out of the way. Then you live in an old age home. You get kicked out when you're too young, you get a gold watch, you go to work. You work forty years until you're young enough to enjoy your retirement. You do drugs, alcohol, you party, you get ready for high school. You go to grade school, you become a kid, you play, you have no responsibilities, you become a little baby, you go back into the womb, you spend your last nine months floating...
...and you finish off as an orgasm.” (George Carlin)
P.S. I don't condone drugs and I totally believe in Heaven
(There is so much more than our 3 1/2 dimensional lives can comprehend!)-just think this quote is quite funny. :)
In our mortal experience, we experience the 4 dimensions of length, width, depth and time. Actually, only 3 1/2 because we only know time as moving forward. We can't go backward. There is no time in eternity because it is out of "our known" dimensions. The reason God is in the past, present and future - that he knows the beginning from the end - is because he is beyond time.
Think of our earth as a basketball, suspended and rotating. Envision a time line running across the center of the sphere. All the lines from the beginning to the end represents different periods of time in history. You, being removed from the ball (outside the ball's dimensions) can see it all - from the beginning to the end.
Scientists believe there are 10 -11 dimensions and I heard an astrophysicist say once that he thought there were more.
Jesus (after his resurrection) entered the room without opening the door (materializing through) he could've been operating in another dimension. His resurrected body is a type for what we can expect to have after death. He could materialize into a room, he could be touched, he could communicate and be a distinct presence and he could even eat. He topped all that by ascending upward, through our known dimensions and into the eternal presence of his heavenly Father. He has also said that he would be coming back and so from that statement we know there are many possibilities, like being able to move in and out of dimensions. Angels would operate in the different dimensions as well. How cool is THAT?
At one time, they believed that our earth was flat until knowledge increased, demonstrating other realities. So, how many more infinite possibilities are there after this life that we don't know of because of our finite earthly limitations?
I'm just saying....
P.S. One of my all time favorite ED docs and I used to get into theological discussions every now and then. He was of a totally different faith. He actually professed to being an atheist and said that he only went through the motions of his faith for his family.
One night, after one of our discussions, he said "Ahhh Pat, your naivete is so refreshing." and he gave me a big smile. Then I said "Ahhh _ _ _ , your ignorance is so amusing." and I smiled at him. We chuckled together. Sometimes, great minds have to agree to disagree. :)