A Funny Thing Happened Along The Way To The Creation Of The Universe
“In the beginning G-d created the heavens and the earth. And the earth was formless and void…” – Genesis
“Form is emptiness, emptiness is form” – Buddhist Sutra
Mathematics and physics defines a singularity as a point at which a function takes an infinite value.
As most big bang theorists would explain, the Universe started many aeons ago from a singular point. A point so small that it could fit onto the head of a pin. Then, BANG!!! Something happened to cause this point to explode and rapidly expand. Over many millennia, it expanded and created the known Universe. Was this singularity G-d? Was this event the Creation?
If so, there are 3 potential scenarios as to what happened to G-d:
In many failed experiments, the mad scientist often gets blown up when doing something radical. The Creation could be seen as such a radical event. What’s left after the explosion in the laboratory? Bits and pieces of mad scientist and their radical experiment, leaving some hapless cleaner the thankless job of cleaning up the mess. But sometimes, the experiment lives on in the junior lab assistants who carries on the work and tries to figure out what the mad scientist was trying to do. These assistants would bicker about what the “failed” experiment was about and major factions would occur, like now, where the major religions of the world argue about the same point but from different perspectives. Pretty much like the goldfish and the little girl observing the goldfish. From the goldfish’s perspective the world is round, sounds are muted, and there’s a little tree which provides some solace in the never-ending circular journey around it’s world. From the little girl’s perspective there’s only a pretty fishy.
Which perspective is right? Perhaps both are…