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Having Faith in an Enchanted Universe

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And so, with all this uncertainty, life has bubbled forth to become us, with a incomprehensively complex brain and the conscious ability to contemplate our own existence.

My suspicion we live in a teleological universe is probably the residual of my Roman Catholic education. But even though I can't prove the universe has a goal, my faith is grounded in the direction I see underlying the historical chaos that brought us to now .

There is a universal wisdom in Dr. Martin Luther King's comment, "the arc of history is long but it bends toward justice." I have faith that Dr. King's arc reflects a grand universal arc that has taken us from cavemen staring at the moon in wonderment to astronauts walking on that same object.  

My faith in the unknowable is grounded in that grand universal arc. All 13.7 billion years of it.

Robert De Filippis

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Author, columnist and blogger with a long career in business management, management consulting and executive coaching. I am a certified ontological coach. I've studied clinical therapeutic practices in Gestalt psychology and am a Certified Birkman (more...)

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The articles on GOD and Universe do not consider t... by Mahalingam Santhri N on Friday, Jul 19, 2013 at 12:12:54 AM
I have no knowledge of these scriptures, therefore... by Robert De Filippis on Friday, Jul 19, 2013 at 2:05:11 AM
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