The universe is such a massive thing that i don't even know of there's a human mind out there that can actually grasp it. I mean, we have words to describe what we think might paint a similar picture for the sake of understanding, but i don't think we truly comprehend the vastness we call the universe. We have a rough number we've given as an age for it which in turn can tell us mathematically where the universe ends. But it's just numbers. Can you actually wrap your mind around it? If we were even able to get there, for all of our knowledge and understanding, we still don't really know what we'll see at the edge of life. Perhaps we'll see a mirror image of our universe with inverted colors...the stars are black and apparent "empty space" is white. The actual amount of space between here and there is full of life. I feel that even the stuff we don't see that holds it all together breathes in its own way. The probabilities and possibilities are endless.
Now, I'm not some ancient alien conspiracy freak or anything, but there has got to be some sort of intelligent life form out there somewhere. I think it's probably more likely that there is than there isn't. I can't prove it, of course. On a crisp, dark night when i can see as deep as my eyes will let me, i can't help but to think that we're not alone. Which brings me to a question...if there does turn out to be more intelligent life out there, what will the religious folk say then? I had a conversation at work today with a gentleman who is a hardcore Christain. He's a really good dude, although i admit to thinking he's a bit misguided at times. So he tells me today that it's not possible that more life exists because we are the only children of God. What am i to say to that? No amount of logic or reasoning is going to get through this wall of God he has built up around him. I don't say this to talk about my beliefs on God, that would take a mini-series of posts to explain that. I may actually do that at some point, just not now.
So, what happens to the idea of God and us being chosen people if something else comes into play here? Does that belief just fade away? And if they were wrong about that, what else were they wrong about? It brings up a lot of questions. I've got my answers to them, do you?