This is in response to the excellent comments I recieved on my issue called Heroic Harbinger of last night. In light of those comments I reread my essay and the only thing I find wrong with it is that it is not complete. But to completely address the issues might take a hundred pages.
First of all to probe deeply into such topics and to reason through them in the attempt to answer seemingly unanswerable questions does NOT make one an atheist.
I state "We have the right and obligation, by the way we live, to announce to all creation just what it is capable of." Why is that not to reflect back to the creator its own creation? Surely an act of love.
I also state "We are the pinnacle of earthly creation." That statement does not preclude a greater existence in the universe than ours.
My struggle has been to pass along in some viable way a lesson I have learned and am still learning which is to not oversimplify my own existence, to not cast my unknowns into the lap of God or gods and let it go at that, to not accept without question the doxology of some religious system of explanation and walk away with a cross, or some other "sign," on me, but, instead, to think for myself trusting that the creator has given me the freedom , right and ability to do that.
DB - The Vagabond