“The fitful, varying, changing beliefs of men in the transition stage from the sleep and dreams of materialism to the realization of the Oneness of Spirit show forth in a babel of words and theories, a few of which I shall briefly consider, beginning with the yet popular belief in Evolution:
The evolutionary concept has its starting point in the idea (a) that matter so-called is a something separate from mind, intelligence, or Spirit; (b) that this matter had a beginning; (c) that it contains within itself the desire to progress or improve; and, finally, that the race is progressing, becoming wiser, better, etc.
Against this assumption, I submit the proposition that the Universe one verse always existed without beginning or ending and is and always has been absolutely perfect in all its varied manisfestations and operations.
A machine is no stronger than its weakest part. If the self-existing universe is weak or imperfect in any part, it must, of necessity, always have been so. Having all the knowledge there is being all it is unthinkable that there is any imperfection anywhere. Everything we see, feel, or taste, or in any manner sense, is perfect substance, con- densed or manifested from perfect elements, but all differ in their notes, vibrations, or modes or rates of motion. A serpent is as perfect, therefore as good, as a man. Without feet, it outruns a man; without hands, it outclimbs the ape, and has been a symbol of wisdom through all the ages. Man is an evil thing to the serpent’s consciousness. Neither are evil nor good. They are different expressions or variations of the “Play of the Infinite Will.”
The brain of the jelly-fish is composed of the same elements, of the same substance as the brain of a man, merely of a different combination. Can man tell what the jellyfish is thinking, or why it moves and manifests its energy thus or so? How, then, is man wiser than the jelly-fish because his thoughts are of a different nature and operate to different ends?”
The just read excerpt came from the book God-Man: The Word Made Flesh, 1920, p. 26, which was written by Dr. George Carey.
So Mote It Be!
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