I found some notes I wrote last year on God and the order of created beings and I thought they were worth sharing:
“Order of being correspond to order of creation. Lesser creatures have or manifest limited creative power according to intellectual capacity. Animals, for example, make homes in the ground or in trees. Humans, having higher intellectual capacity, make significantly more complex dwellings, as well as inventions that help them probe and ponder the world around them more thoroughly. On this planet, humanity is the highest order of being, yet there are things in the universe that exist beyond the creative power of man. Man cannot make planets, stars, or galaxies, yet they exist. The are not spontaneously generated, but have “life cycles,” as all other created things seem to have. The evidence of created things below (the dwelling places of animals and so forth) man can give direction to the idea of the possibility of a greater creative mind beyond man. It is possible, then, to infer a yet higher order of being to account for the creation that is beyond man’s creative power. ”
I thought I’d share this since I haven’t blogged a “Ponder This” post in a while. Any thoughts? Comment below.
Love Regina, the Pensive Ponderer.