Once Upon A Time …


… a long time ago, the planet earth came into existence.  So did people.  Those are the facts and I suspect all of you will agree with them.  Where we likely differ though is in our answers to the who, what, when, where, and why of how those creations came to be.  Some will favour more scientific responses, perhaps within the realms of the big bang theory and Darwin’s theory of evolution.  Others will rest their cases in the framework of their religious/spiritual beliefs.  I have a hunch there are folks out there who are like me, who see good argument for both streams of theories and choose to not solely believe in one or the other.  The thoughts in my thesis on the creation of the world are borrowed from here, there, and everywhere.  Some may not even care what the answers are and live in contentment just knowing that they exist on the side of the earth that has air, light, and other living beings on it.

Also once upon a time, but not so very long ago …

… a Rabbi, a Pastor, and an Iman walked into a diner.  Oopps, I told you that one already, didn’t I?  Well, to be fair, I only told you a bit about their chat over coffee.  Here’s some more of their conversation, this time on the subject of creation.



Interested in watching more?  You’re in luck.  The 4th episode of the 6-part National Geographic miniseries “The Story Of God” is on tonight, 9 pm ET / 8 pm CT.  Check your local listings.

Can’t wait til the show airs this evening?  You’re in even more luck.  You can check out the trailer for the Creation episode on NatGeo’s site, along with some other interesting clips and articles on the topic.  The video “Street Spirituality: Where Do We Come From?” gave me a few good smiles.


And for even more good fortune for your day, I leave you with …

For the evolutionists:     Viva La Evolucion by Brother Sun

For the first man & first woman believers:     Adam and Eve by Paul Anka

For the ones like me:     Stuck In The Middle With You by Stealers Wheel

And for all of us, regardless of beliefs or cares or where the heck you are on this planet that is the 3rd rock from the sun, I bid you good morning with What A Wonderful World by Grandpa Elliot and children’s choirs from all over the globe, brought to us by Playing For Change – Connecting The World Through Music




Image source:   sadautumn user on pixabay.com, CC0 Public Domain


Listen to music.  It could save your soul.  Be kind.  It could save someone’s world.  Wear a hat.  It could save your life.


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