BLESS THIS DAY AND THIS FOOD: EITHER-OR or AND?

Let us thank God for the big bang.  Yes.

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AND for all the cosmic energy AND material stuff – lookalikes at every micro-macro scale –

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from primeval plasma-photon-proton-atomgas to galaxy clusters, AND stardust biologia

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which subsequently, with such evident AND determined striving, have evolved Far

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since that Singular Bang some thirteen-point-eight billion earth-years past,

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so that rather than Nothing there might be Something whereby to exhibit,

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as if Algorithmically, clever Self-Organization into endless forms most beautiful,

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as if purposefully, while emerging ever Upward, a perfectly obvious de facto ever-higher

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Becoming into ever more complex complexities including, among other interesting things,

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ourSelves with a capital S, the seemingly most complex component of All-That-Is,

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at least around here,

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not to mention this delightful culinary repast

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so exquisitely prepared This Very Day with clear AND uniquely conscious intent

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to elevate our highly evolved mammalian taste buds to heights of sensual ecstasy.  Yes.

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Let us not thank EITHER Mother Church OR  Father Science.  No.

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Mother Church would Let There Be Big-Bang’s-Light six whole thousand years ago,

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a Hallowed Doctrine scribed at the time OR soon after by The Very Hand of God,

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that same Hand simultaneously embedding deceitful billions of uniquely-shaped

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fossils into earth’s rocky strata so that silly doubters of magic miracles

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could ever be tested on their ability to overwhelm reason with faith,

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to Not-Question that everything – Every Thing – is preordained

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by God – thus displacing their free will with humble obedience

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to Mother Church.  Well, so much for “intelligent” design.  No.

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…OR…

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Father Science would tout His Great Method which, because of its demonstrably

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unprecedented success in revealing True Knowledge over these very recent

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three hundred short years of industrial revolution with culture shock

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with internet with tweets by twits, all Empowered By Electricity

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generated by earth’s non-renewable combustible fossils,

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while natural resources get converted to pollutants

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in the air, the ground, the oceans, fouling the world, Us, our children, their DNA,

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while exponential overpopulation blithely overbreeds itself to self extinction,

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while Father Science with hubris, with overweening self assuredness, is

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certain with Absolute Certainty that Nothing Preceded The Big Bang

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– it just happened, a coincidence as they say, to be Not-Questioned

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so Don’t Ask about non-locality OR where quarks come from, Nitwit,

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be instead wholly assured by the perfectly obvious fact that everything

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– Every Thing – flows with four-square inevitability from “initial conditions,”

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thus displacing the free will of every living creature with…small n nothing.  No.

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No AND No AND nuts to all these Either-Or predestinarians of left-right-center-and-fringe.

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Life is more meaningful than that, and more fun.  The ANDs have it. Open mindsets. Yes!

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So let us thank God for the real big bang, AND Be Grateful for this day AND this food.

 

  © Wm. D. Coffey, August 2017

Postscript:  Free, take one. After hearing this page a time or two they’ll probably stop asking you to pray before eating.

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