SERVANT OF THE SCORPION – Chapter 20
Blessed is Nothing
Pastor Maximón opened his mouth and he spoke to the camera:
“Science gives us the Meaning of Life. Religion gives us the Purpose of Life.
What is the Meaning of Life? What is the Purpose of Life? The two are not the same question.
The Meaning of Life or ‘What Does All This Signify?’ is answered by the Science of Physics with the phrase ‘dynamic equilibrium’. Hear me, beloved ones: anything is permitted in physical reality as long as it comes into existence balanced by its precise opposite.
The Science of Physics tells us that sub-atomic particles come into existence, and can only come into existence, ‘holding hands’ you might say, as particle and anti-particle, spinning in opposite ways. But they must instantly ‘let go of each other’s hand’ and fly apart to continue what we call ‘existence’. When they meet again, or ‘join hands’ again, they truly vanish. They once again become ‘empty space’, ‘nothingness’. Or ‘No Thing-ness’, as someone once explained it to me.
Hear me, beloved ones: This creation and destruction is happening all the time on the sub-atomic level and the sub-atomic level is the canvas upon which we are all painted.
In the Science of Mathematics there is no difference between the phrase ‘add positive-x and negative-x‘ and the term ‘zero’.
In other words, anything is possible in physical reality as long as it adds up to zero, to nothing. Hear me, beloved ones: physically we all add-up to nothing.
So there it is: the elegant Meaning of Life.
But why should Life exist at all? ‘Because it can’, Science would answer. And that is the only answer Science is allowed to give. But Religion, the opposite of Science, now speaks to us.
What is the Purpose of Life, the Purpose of All This? Toward what End is All This moving? Toward Nothingness? Science has demonstrated that we don’t need a ‘Purpose’ to move to Nothingness.
Is our Purpose just to survive? Again, Science has demonstrated that we don’t need a ‘Purpose’ to survive.
So, beloved ones, is there no Purpose? Can we make of All This anything we want? Our ‘Modern World’ is based on such a premise, isn’t it? Anything goes? ‘Do your Own Thing’ before it becomes a No-Thing? A No-Thing along with all those magnificent, mindless, sub-atomic particles?
When Jesus entered Jerusalem for the Passover the crowds greeted him saying ‘Hosanna’ which means ‘Liberate Us”. They believed that he was the Messiah, come to rescue them from Roman tyranny. But, beloved ones, I say to you that he came to liberate all of us from the mindless tyranny of a Life Without Purpose.
And the Purpose that Jesus gave us was…”
Suddenly the catacombs shook. Blinding dust exhaled from between all the stones. The lantern light shuddered on the walls like the flames of Hell. Dirt rained down upon our heads. There arose wails of terror.
“Esmeralda!” I cried.
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