Sunday, August 02, 2009

The concept of Time raises some interesting questions. We have a limited understanding of time. The genius mathematician and physicist Stephen Hawkings wrote a small book about Time but the contents of the book are anything but short, easy reading.

Time travel has always intrigued me. It has been postulated that a time traveler on returning to earth would find that he had not aged as much as the folks at home. There is also the concept of backward travel until we reach a parallel universe. Some say there are people living among us who are travelers from the future. I say there are a lot of travelers from the past who are among us and can mostly be found among the Neanderthal throw backs at WalMart.

C. S. Lewis wrote an interesting story called “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.” In the story Luci and her friends enter this wardrobe and find themselves in another world called Narnia. They have a long experience in this land that parallels the story of Christianity. When they return no time has passed on earth. Mark Twain wrote a similar time travel story called “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court.” The recent movie “The Curious Case of Benjamin Buttons” was about an individual aging backwards. There are many great stories about time travel and my favorite is “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens.

All this is to say that the concept of time is intriguing. An understanding of time might shed some light on the creation and the differences in the Biblical and scientific accounts. The Almighty has no clock and there is no difference in a day and a million years. There are so called wormholes in space. If you pass through one end it’s the same time when you come out the other, even though millions of years may have passed. Maybe our universe entered a traversable wormhole and we came out into another universe. Maybe this sounds ridiculous but so do a lot of other things like; Big Bang, Black Holes, Evolution from fish, and the six day creation theory. The answer may be written in the wind and not discoverable in this life.

Time is said to be the forth dimension. On the porch I have another concept of time. I call it the Swing Dimension of Time. While rocking on the porch I’m like in a swing that goes back and forth through time. I am bound by the time of my childhood and the imagination for the remainder of my life. As I go back it’s called reminiscing and it’s very pleasant. Sitting still is also enjoyable but sometimes it gets a little scary when I swing too far forward. When I go very far forward the darkness again turns into light and a bright, peaceful kingdom becomes apparent.


Blogger Mark said...

Pretty heavy stuff. Makes me tired thinking about all of this. "Time" for me to take a nap.

12:39 PM  

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