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Creation Ex Nihilo

There are numerous ways in which Christianity differs from many other world religions, and from ancient mythologies.  One of the most significant is the concept of creation ex nihilo.  Ex nihilo is a Latin phrase that means “out of nothing.”  The doctrine of creation ex nihilo asserts that before the creation of the cosmos, nothing existed but God alone.  No thing at all.  Then God spoke into existence the material universe.  It was created by divine fiat, by the order of God.  The universe was not created out of any kind of preexisting material, for nothing existed before the creation. Continue reading

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0 x 0 = 0

Several years ago I set myself the task of writing an essay without using the letter “e.”  It was more daunting than I thought it would be.  It became a real challenge.  I had to read and reread my drafts over and over.  Those pesky little critters (“e’s,” that is) kept creeping in everywhere.  I  would be sure that I had expunged them all.  “Out, you varmints!”  And then, lo and behold, another one!  It took a while to finish that piece.

After that experience, I wanted to again do something difficult.  So I decided I would challenge myself again.  But how?  Then I hit upon an idea.  I would write about nothing.  Hmmmmm!  Here are the results of my meanderings in the realm of nothingness. Continue reading