Philosophy is normally a subject of “study” restricted to the provided-for intellectual elites who will, sadly, never need to do anything useful to earn a living. But, in all truth, philosophy isn’t only for ivory towers. It’s also found in Walmart – especially existentialism and nihilism. 😆
Either your beliefs matter or they don’t. Do your beliefs matter? Or are you one of many, many, many sorts who claim beliefs but stay silenced by the fears of opprobrium? If you’re the latter what does that say about you?
Or, maybe it says more about your beliefs – not the content thereof, but your actual understanding of them. Maybe you don’t really believe in what you think you do. Maybe, that belief or yours is just a convenient placeholder and placard for what you really believe.
We live dark and darkening times. Hence, it gets a little bit harder every day to truly be happy about waking up. But Gentlemen – a not a few of you Ladies, you should make it a priority to find a way to greet the dawn with a smile. 😛
Cosmology in the religious as opposed to the secular, anti-theist context, is the explanation of the origin, evolution, and eventual fate of the universe, from a more natural, religious perspective. It is also largely irrelevant to us mortals. Our personal cosmology is what we should be concerned about, not Creation’s.
So, rather than considering Heaven’s plan for creation, consider the state of your own soul and the angel and devil on your shoulders.
Of course, if you’re at all like me, you’re more likely considering how to get either your angel or your devil on both your shoulders. 😉