Saturday, February 17, 2007

Chaos And Order

I've got to be honest. I dislike chaos. I am a person who likes harmony so I am forever trying to make things harmonious. When I am in any chaotic situation, and assuming I have any control over it, my first order of business is to bring about some order and calmness. I can't help it. It's who I am. Trying to be open minded, I guess all chaos isn't a bad thing. If you think about the big bang that supposedly created the universe we live in, that was a very chaotic event but life was born from the chaos. However, at some point, the chaos that created the universe evolved into order. Whether you believe in a purely scientific explanation for life or the version about creation found in the Bible, you can't deny there's order in the universe. Personally, I see no conflict between science and the scriptural view about creation and life. I believe in science and I believe in God. Why do we make everything an either/or question? Why can't people accept the fact that God is the brains behind science? I love sunrises and sunsets and the beauty attached to them. Everything about a sunrise or sunset can be explained scientifically. At the same time I have no problem giving God the credit for being the artist behind the magic. Perhaps chaos begets the order of the universe and order begets beauty.

Speaking of chaos and beauty. Chloe is coming over tonight. By the end of the night my living room will look like the big bang has repeated itself. But I don't care because Chloe is beautiful and being her Pa Paw has brought a sense of order into my life.

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