Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Separating Space from Heaven

Rabbis and Christian theologians alike have noted the absence of the word "good" on the second day of Creation, but have not agreed on why it is not there. The text of Genesis 1:6-8 is facially consistent with a scenario in which the four space/time dimensions "blew out" as the result of the actions of cosmic intelligences.
And God said, "Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters." And God made the expanse and separated the waters that were under the expanse from the waters that were above the expanse. And it was so. And God called the expanse Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, the second day. (Gen. 1:6-8.)
Picture four out of twelve dimensions shattering, with ten times the mass of our observable universe hurtling out into space and time in all directions. Picture the horror and the grief of those intelligences unshaken at the center. This tragedy would separate what we call "Heaven" from what we know as the material universe--and nobody could ever call it "good."