My last post on religion was on Friday March 4. Today's post is the beginning, I hope, of a discussion on my religious views on creation.
In math there are positive numbers and negative numbers. In magnetism there are north poles and south poles. In electricity there are positive charges and negative charges. I think there are two opposing forces in life as well. In life, there is the force that drives creation and the force that drives destruction.
Love is the energy of creation. Sting sings a song "Send Your Love into the Future." To me, he is telling us to keep human creation going. Send our creative energies forward. Don't let that process be destroyed.
Procreation is the process of sending our own seed forward. Our genetic code is a record of millions, even billions of years of development, of storage of those physical memories that lead to survival, memories that have been encoded and passed along in our genes. But to survive, we need to send more than just our genetic code forward. We need to send our love for life, our love for truth, and our love for each other down through the generations.
There is a driving principle in nature that is as strong a force for destruction as love is for creation. That principle is called entropy. Entropy is a measure of how much energy there is in a system which is not available to do work. In a closed system such as the universe, closed in the sense that it is isolated from outside influences or outside sources of energy, entropy always increases. In other words, in our universe, the amount of energy available to do work is always declining. While it is possible in an open system - such as life on our planet - to gain useful energy from the sun, an outside source of energy, eventually the sun's energy will be consumed. Eventually entropy will win out.
To me, love is the creative driving force which opposes the destructive force of entropy. Both principles, both forces, work simultaneously and continuously in our universe. These are the opposing polar forces driving life.