This post is probably the “amusing” part of this site’s title.
It was something that occurred to me a while back while reading out of chapter one of Genesis. The Bible describes the universe as being void. The Oxford American Dictionary defines void as “completely empty.”
Think about that now for a moment. Void: “completely empty.” Completely empty, as in nothing. No rocks, no trees, no birds, no beasts. But nothing and “completely empty” gets even better. No molecules, no atoms, nothing means that not even the smallest bit of matter exists. Nothing. An absolute lacking of anything. It boggles the human mind. Think about that, it almost hurts the mind if one tries to understand such an absolute lack of anything.
Or another amusing little concept that the human mind just can’t seem to wrap itself around: infinity. Try thinking about an infinite line for a moment. A line that goes on forever and ever and ever and ever… Or better yet try thinking of space as infinite, or the idea that the universe has no end. The mind really starts to protest now when put under such strain.
The human mind simply can’t handle such ideas. Some things, even something as complex as the brain, can’t be understood. At least not in this life…