Academic journal article Dialogue : A Journal of Mormon Thought

Agency of All That Matters

Academic journal article Dialogue : A Journal of Mormon Thought

Agency of All That Matters

Article excerpt

Images, of now, in time, examined by five senses

change when science lifts the edges of perception

and we see what used to be legend laid bare

by numbers and their manipulation.

The flat earth, center of all starlight, gave way,

not easily, to a rather indescript normal planet,

one of a billion or so just in our galaxy

not really round but lumpy.

The idea of time had been set until Einstein

stretched it into a, sort of, dough,

with space as leavening that took a long time to cook,

though still bent easily, and was more malleable

than most would want in an absolute law.

Two trains of thought have been bumping into each other

and then collide with another, leaving me

picking through the wreckage, leaving these few conclusions.

1. Moses saw the beginning and the end as one vision,

therefore the element of time must have been suspended.

2. God said, "Let there be light," and a release of energy

large enough to create the universe denied any rule,

but left the universe to its own agency,

which it did in creating time, space, and matter,

which we can sense with our five senses.

3. Moses, the creation, and string theory

seem to combine and let us see

the different dimension

having different laws of physics than our own. …

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