The Logic of Love
Did God Have a Choice?

If our world is a necessary component of the best of all possible worlds, then to that extent God had no choice in creating the world.  Even the saving of the world becomes a necessity.  But this is just the skeleton of our world.  Its flesh is God’s love.  God is in the superfluity of the world.

Ours is an island universe.  It is a coral island emerging from the deep blue.  Our consciousness is the living flesh of the island.  Ours is the only island save a few archipelagoes from whence come visitors.

What will happen to our island at the eschaton?  Will it dissolve back into the ocean – be blasted like a bikini?  No, because no one is an island.  We face the final logic of continuity.  There cannot be dissolution, only subsumption.  This ought to have considerable economic significance.  Economic continuity is important.  The eschatological Jubilee will not entail the collapse of capital.  The economic frame can only be transcended.

Ditto for the rest of physics.  This is not to make life easy for capitalistic physicists (like myself?).  This is just letting nature take its course.  This is the form of the harvest.  Everything is used, especially the squeal.  The eschaton may be more subtle than we imagined, but certainly no less significant or final – only more so.  There will be no unfinished business.  This will be a wrap.

Logic is the way in which love is able to hide from itself.  If logic did not already exist then we would have had to invent it and we probably did anyway.  Our skeleton may constrain our movements, but it sure gives us a lot of leverage.  Logic’s crannied wall gives purchase to both weeds and flowers.  Its lagoons give shelter from God’s passions.  Its estuaries are a breeding ground.

Are there other logics?  Sure, but they barely hold a candle to this.  We have cornered the market in ignorance and stubbornness.  The depth of our logic takes most of the credit.  There is no logic like anthropology.  This is the great attractor.  If we were beyond the pale we would be less entrenched.  We would be the visitors.  We would be sniffing out El Nino with the best of them.  But no, we are the dog in the manger.  Let us be glad.

There is a logic to karma.  God’s love will save us by solving it, not by dissolving it, although the outcome might seem about the same.  How does one solve the karma equation?  It takes some subtlety, as we will see.  It has something to do with Godel’s theorem and a lot to do with the x-event, no doubt.

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rev. 9/29/98