Saturday, 18 February 2012

Miracles (#8)

 (Continuous research for my next historical novel, Peter and Paul)

The Bible abounds in “miracles”. They are as much a daily occurrence as eating and sleeping. How come? Until the Shavuoth following the ascension of Christ into a reality where the apostles couldn’t follow, none of them could perform any miracles.
Again, how come?
When writing a historical novel one has to attempt to make it real by the standard of the prospective reader. How can a modern man, a writer, accept events, which seemingly deny the laws of nature?
I have two options. I can either write a book that would sound like a religious dissertation, or assume that magic of yesterday is the reality of tomorrow. Perhaps it is we who cannot understand, as yet, the laws of nature, as they really operate. Perhaps we did once, and lost it…?
Perhaps we have  become too materialistic?
Below an excerpt from my book “Delusions”.

“At the onset the last century, Sir Arthur Eddington, a British astrophysicist and philosopher of science, declared that, taking into account the distance between the nucleus and the orbiting electrons, atoms were mostly empty space. More precisely, he calculated that they were approximately 99.9999999999999% empty space.”

      The Hindûs claimed for thousands of years that our material world is an illusion. They called it Maya. Now science seems to confirm it. Miracles have a very different feel in the light of the above. Perhaps the apostles learned something the way many scientists claim when they say that he woke up with a new idea?

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