It’s a Beautiful Video, But…
Also via Van Der Leun, a truly gorgeous video someone put a lot of effort into.
Unfortunately, the first third of the video pretty much cancels out the “message” of the piece for me.
I think my biggest problem with religion, the Abrahamic faiths in particular but for pretty much all of them, is the concept that a Supreme Being created all of this – hundreds of billions of galaxies, each with hundreds of billions of stars, cast about the sky in myriad profusion along with nebulae, quasars, etc. just so he could pick one completely ordinary spiral galaxy, one unremarkable star, and one perfectly pedestrian planet and put an intelligent species on it, then make not one, not two, but multiple contracts with those essentially puny beings.
It makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. It seems to me to be the ultimate waste of resources.
Especially if the physical laws of this universe prohibit us from visiting those billions of other stars and galaxies.