Sunday, July 1, 2018

The Answer

            Does one’s mind exist as a separate entity even if nothing else were to exist? If there was no Earth, no universe? If everything else went away, would our mind remain? Is our mind necessary for there to be a universe? Is the universe necessary for the existence of our mind? Or, are both required? Neither? What about our souls? Are they inextricably tied to our minds? Could nothing else exist but our soul? Do our minds exist because of the universe, or is the universe only a construct of our minds? Is it possible for nothing to exist? What do the answers to these questions mean in terms of religion and science?
            Maybe the best answer to these queries- maybe the only answer available to us now- is provided by Chris Stapleton in his song Broken Halos:

Don't go looking for the reasons
Don't go asking Jesus why
We're not meant to know the answers
They belong to the by and by
They belong to the by and by

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