As I meditate on a particular picture of cosmic gases cohering into new stellar structures it becomes apparent that nature is following a rational and logical pattern. Gazing at the color photo of gases congealing into new formations and anticipating the future trajectory of this process, it is clear that creation moves from general things to specific things.
In other words, the cosmic gas cloud transforms itself from its primal general existence to more of a particular or detailed existence with a greater number of parts. Thus we have the emergence of greater complexity.
If we follow the trajectory of a gas cloud, which ultimately produced our sun and the planet earth, even more detailed structures emerge. Evolution continues this trajectory towards greater specificity and complexity in the higher order structures of living organisms. Each genus (general) category of plants and animals leads to species (specifics).
Finally, we get to the human brain. Scientists are in agreement that the human brain represents the most complex structure in the universe.
With the appearance of the human brain, the cosmic trajectory of general things into particular things continues in an unexpected area. As we humans each grow up and learn things from the outside world, our consciousness moves from a general perception to a more detailed and specified perception of the world. As this happens the human memory advances from general ideas to more detailed and complex concepts.
Such complex concepts are not provided by mere observation of the natural world through the five senses. These specific ideas are more abstract—like concepts of justice, fairness, morality, mutual love and religion.
Religion therefore is God’s lawful strategy to shape human thought into a belief system or worldview that extends the beauty of the universe into GOODNESS.
The universe is striving to work like God works! So should we!