CS Lewis said something in The Abolition of Man that has never left me. Only a man that has had a brush with God would be able to say it with conviction.
“To exist is human but to know that you exist is divine.”
It is a simple yet profound statement and something we can all look at and go, “Hmmm… yeah. That is pretty wonderful.”
The New Scientist reported about the “hard problem of consciousness” as something “already beginning to dissolve”, saying,
“THE nature of consciousness is truly one of the great mysteries of the universe because, for each of us, consciousness is all there is. Without it, there is no world, no self, no interior and no exterior. There is nothing at all.”
Q. This next question assumes an intelligent creator. What problems are created or solved by God giving us consciousness?
Q. If consciousness is a “hard problem” as the article says, how so?
My subjectivity: Consciousness is the divine spark. It is what it means to be made in the image and likeness of God. To exist is human, but to know you exist is divine.
Thank you Cal for letting me use you in this photo! “Coach” loves you!
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