Flowcharting the Jehovah Cycle
As I was writing the book Reflections on the Worthiness of Human Creation, I had intended to include in it several flowcharts which afford a visual description of the creator’s engineering processes and pathways of energy transformation. As the writing took much longer than I had anticipated, I decided to drop this feature for the first edition in order to get the work out before I should pass away (ha! ha!). Now with the book in the hands of a publisher, I feel more relaxed and can begin to look into adding the trimmings to my skeleton notebook.
The problem I encountered with my first attempt to make a flowchart was that I wanted it to be all-inclusive; so the diagrams I sketched became quite complicated with details of various pathways of energy storage, for example. This time, I decided first to make a bare minimum flowchart, limiting myself to the most important essentials of creational design only. Surprisingly I discovered the image of a cross! The original sketch is presented in the following.
I have named it Jehovah’s Cross.
The Meaning of Images and Miracles
There is a fundamental difference between the Cross of Jesus and the Cross of Jehovah. In fact, they stand opposite at the extremities of the meaning of miracles; one is defined by mythical events of faith, and the other as science-compatible explanation of the pathways of energy transformation. Stated in another way:
I have been deeply concerned with the
survival of Christian faith in this age of leaping
breakthroughs in bioscience. In
my book I made an attempt to rewrite a version of
Genesis to describe the logical stages of
engineering preparation for the creation of higher
life forms. I also gave a new
definition of likeness which is no longer in terms
of physiological similarities. For
the New Testament I had not been able to offer a
sensible alternative account. But with the discovery
of Jehovah’s Cross, it is now possible to consider
replacing the crucifixion of Jesus on a cross by a
flow diagram showing the intersection of energy flow
in two directions, with the aid of the two miracles
This is enough material for an interested reader to ponder over for several days. Next time I’ll address the poetic symmetry of God’s creation.
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