Conversations with a Deity

The Meaning of the Universe

By Vanamee

It's a work of art.

This probably ought to go without saying. We're talking about creation of an artifact, i.e. the universe. Lest you think "art" means paintings or statues alone, allow me to point out that we refer to almost any skill that produces an artifact as an "art". The art of woodworking, the art of blacksmithing, and so forth. In that sense any created "thing" is a work of art.

But even more than that, the universe is a wondrous work of art, existing to please and delight. The more we learn about it, the deeper it's subtlety becomes. It is artwork on a scale we can barely imagine.

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