By BR Chitwood
There is no pretense here in escaping my humble awareness of who I am from the tutorial processes that have informed and shaped my thinking in this life. Certainly, the processes could well be described as ‘meager’ and superficial at best. This day, however, I’ve chosen as my day to assess my own knowledge base regarding the orderly and orchestrated phenomena of this extraordinary planet called Earth. My language is simple as it needs must be and no one is allowed to be displeased with my assessment…that is my hope.
My origin is simply recorded: think of a region in our great 50 states people refer to in a melancholy way as Appalachia. More precisely, part of the East Tennessee Appalachian range where the border of Tennessee meets Kentucky. There, in an old clapboard house on a muddy lane in a sawmill hamlet called Wooldridge, I was born. I lived with my paternal grandparents in the early years until my mother was financially able to provide for me.
After a tour in the US Navy, after several jobs, wives, and a college degree, teaching, acting in Film, TV commercials, and stage, I am retired, living in Arizona and have written 20 books and over 375 blog posts…
1) EARTH’S ORIGIN THEORY-BIBLICAL
If you read the Holy-Bible you know that an all-knowing and loving God created Earth, its remarkable appliances – moon, sun, stars, weather, seas, creeks, rivers, mountains, deserts and all its creatures (including, humans) in seven days. ‘Adam and Eve committed the first sin and got us all strapped with ‘guilt’ and ‘temptation’.
2) THE BIG BANG THEORY
Some really smart people got together and decided that Earth was created by an exploding star, with its flaming particles settling onto this piece of ground we now call Planet Earth, and, through some really fancy ‘automation’, created all animals and humans that came forth – even, giving all of life the ability to bring forth their own progeny…imagine that, such precise and orderly phases generally over a period of nine months.
3) CHICKEN OR EGG THEORY?
Can anyone fathom ‘No Beginning’? ‘No End’?
It is too difficult for my mind to reckon that a ‘Big Blast’ could have such a preciseness as to regulate the nine-month birth cycle.
It is also an overwhelming idea to me that all our world is and all we are has no beginning and no end.
I will follow the Biblical Origin. My reason is most simple. Because of some events in my life that I cannot explain – events that deal with the arcane and spiritual…perhaps I’ll find out in one of my other lives.
BR Chitwood – April 21, 2021
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