Friday, March 02, 2007

Taking the elevator to the next floor

One Cosmos Under God Robert W. Godwin
Time is not an empty and abstract category of mere duration, nor is it merely an illusory by-product of change. Rather, human time -- which is a distant echo and reflection of divine time -- is both full and directional. Of all people, the scientist should be aware of the various developmental stages he had to have traversed in order to end up a scientist capable of detached, abstract cognition about the foundations of reality. A rock cannot do that. Nor an animal, a child, or a radical imam. The changes that occur on the way from child to man are not merely horizontal but vertical. As Ken Wilber has said, true development -- which is to say transcendence -- is not just a matter of rearranging the furniture on the floor of a building, but taking the elevator to the next floor...
Thus, at its very heart, Christianity is clearly both evolutionary and developmental. No Christian could ever maintain that "time is an illusion," for time is of the essence of Christian life -- again, not the abstract quantitative duration of the physicist, but the explicitly qualitative time that distinguishes the spiritual child from the spiritual adult in the arc of salvation. posted by Gagdad Bob at 3/01/2007 08:05:00 AM 25 comments links to this post Thursday, March 01, 2007

1 comment:

  1. The usual pretentious garbage from Bob. There is only one way to get to the "next" floor--the Grace and Instruction of the LIVING Spiritual Master. Dead gurus and historical cartoon characters like "jesus" cant kick arse.