ILLUSION AND TRUTH
There are two ways of looking at
The origins of the Universe according to
The Big Bang theory: either as
An extrapolation from Judaic monotheism or as
An extrapolation from the superconscious in deference
To contemporary transcendental requirement,
So that its origins are conceived
As being of nobler provenance
Than perhaps they actually were.
In the first instance, we have
A Judaic abstraction; in the second ...
An example of pseudo-scientific subjectivity.
A Big Bang, just imagine it!
A divine oneness to begin with!
But we ought to know by now
That evil is never solitary,
Always acts in competition with others,
Against others, whether on the stellar level
Of absolute evil, or on the organic level
Of relative evil - an evil, in other words,
Between disparate life forms,
Or between two or more racial variations on
The same life form, as in the case of man.
Absolute evil reacts in the guise of stars,
Which diverge from one another.
Why should they have begun in unity
And duly become many?
If the emergence in the void
Of inflammable gases was possible,
Why should it only have been so
In one part of the void?
What was there to prevent simultaneous or successive
Emergences of star embryos?
And if they subsequently grew into flaming stars,
What was there to prevent the birth of smaller stars
From the reactive frictions and clashes of
The larger primal ones - some of which
Would eventually cool and harden into planets,
To bring about the rudiments of
A galactic order, and so halt
The everywhichway divergence of anarchic stars?
We know that polytheism preceded monotheism,
Since the Jews were once pagan.
They thought-up the idea of
A monotheistic Creator, from which
All the other stars 'fell',
In a 'fallen-angel' revolt against
The 'heavenly unity' of the primary star.
No doubt, most small stars
Did emerge from a larger source,
But not necessarily from only one larger source!
And today, when the Big Bang theory
Is so fashionable, we are induced to believe,
Compliments of pseudo-scientific subjectivity,
That the galactic universe is expanding (!)
Away from a central void
Which is assumed to be its place of origin,
Much as though an explosion
Once took place there
And the consequence, many millennia later,
Is an expanding universe of fully-formed galaxies,
Replete, we may suppose, with
Advanced life on certain planets!
Ah, how very neat from a mystical viewpoint,
But (quite apart from the fact that galaxies
Are never born fully-formed), somewhat baffling
From a rational or factual one!
For what is there about a central void
That should induce galaxies to tend away from it?
And why should such a divergence
Be regarded as an expansion?
And how do millions of galaxies
All diverge in the same way from a central source?
Ah, we should not be so churlish!
They no longer react against one another,
As stars used to do in the bad old days
Of Newtonian objectivity; on the contrary,
They expand mystically outward
Towards some as-yet-unglimpsed horizon
Which - though space is supposed to be curved -
They will never reach,
Since that would halt their expansion,
And an expanding universe
Cannot suddenly cease to expand.
Our sun, too, is apparently expanding outwards,
And must continue to expand until ... bah!
You know my views by now, and I won't conceive of
The diabolic universe in divine terms,
Lest I end-up regarding
The divine one diabolically,
Or altogether overlook
The existence and possibility of a divine universe!
Regarding the diabolic as though it were divine
Is a poor substitute for a truly divine orientation,
And indicates an inability or unwillingness
To abandon evil for the realm of grace.
Those of us capable of a higher allegiance
Should never confound
That which contracts and diverges
With that which expands and converges.
We shall reserve the former tendencies
For the flaming stars
And the latter ones for pure spirit.
And we shall know that it is the destiny of
The expanding/converging universe to tend towards
The divine unity of Point Omega.