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    dots Submission Name: This Most Wondrous Thingdots

    Author: col13x
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    dotsThis Most Wondrous Thingdots

    It has always seemed the strangest paradox
    That any person who should have a belief in God
    Should then cause or require any other person
    To have the same belief as themselves

    Is it then, a prerequisite of God
    Who’s creation is defined by the myriad forms
    Each and everyone, singularly perfect and individual
    That each and everyone one of these
    Should think and do the same

    It would seem a most diametric conundrum
    In which to place the individuals of Gods given awareness

    And yet

    The ideologies and religious beliefs of mankind
    Require conformity
    Which would seem to be totally contrary to
    The individualistic harmonies of creation

    The sheer diversity of existence and life
    Beggars the question
    “ How does a tree ( or any other form of creation )
    express its faith or belief in the divine ”
    And to say that a tree ( or any other form of life )
    Cannot feel or know the presence of God
    Would be to belittle God

    So, I ask you in all seriousness
    What ideology or religion
    Has ever included amongst its precepts
    The simple explanation
    Of a trees concept of worship

    They are alive, just as we are alive
    Their years are measured in our life times

    Or, are trees just the unfeeling, immobile fodder
    For chainsaws

    Do the complex systems of their photosynthesis
    Their chemical hormonal reactions
    Their vascular systems
    Their own sexual reproduction
    Merely happen by accident
    Without any awareness

    Don’t you think it curious
    How we cannot attribute, life and its emotive force
    To anything but ourselves
    And while we stand amidst this most wondrous thing
    This Planet
    This Creation
    This Galaxy
    This Universe
    In all its perfect individual expressions
    Of itself

    We should seek to explain
    The divine force behind it all
    And gain the comfort of agreement
    To assuage our fear
    Instead of standing here
    Amidst this most wondrous thing
    And simply be
    In awe

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      Psalm 96:11-12 says “Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; let the sea roar, and all that fills it; let the field exult, and everything in it! Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy”

    Isa 55:12 For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap [their] hands

    just thought I'd throw em' out there! It doesn't really explain their worship, but acknowledges creations expression :) I don't know who God is to you or anyone else out there but to me His mission is not one of singular conformity and that's not the way I've been raised. Just like you say, God's creation is singulary perfect and individual! I like the questions you raise and the challenge made towards the type of thinking that only creates drones and slaves to tradition. Spiritualism should create individualism through faith, rather than conformity through practices and judgement of peers. Great job :)

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