I don’t remember if I’ve shared this before. But this morning, while reading some creation science material, I recalled some fun times in the shallow end of the pool during those long ago summers in Kansas. Not because I couldn’t swim; I completed lifeguard training. No, my memories were about tossing my little brother, who’s nearly ten years younger than me, up in the air so he could splash into the water.
He was only about 4. So, he spent his pool time in the shallow end.
And that’s sort of a metaphor for life. You start out young and empty-headed. So your thoughts and actions are shallow and limited. But then you gain more knowledge and experience, and you (hopefully) leave the shallow end and head for deeper meaning.
You insist on splashing around in shallow thoughts. Believing the same, small, regurgitated (and debunked) theories. Those theories that give you a false sense of “security.” Theories that buoy you with hot air, like water wings in the kiddie pool, so you can float effortlessly into oblivion.
But your shallow thoughts are like shallow meteorites. In case you’ve never heard of them, they’re pretty much every meteorite that has ever landed on Earth. Because experts (people who actually look for such things) have discovered that meteorites are almost always found very close to the Earth’s surface.
In fact, eve after lots and lots (and lots) of searching, they just don’t find them deep in the ground. And that includes searches in the Grand Canyon (which is a mighty deep hole in the ground in case you never knew) and through materials from coal processing plants.
Since meteorites are only found in young sediments, that’s a good indication our blue planet is young.
Before you think about jumping on my case for over-simplifying this notion, I’ll say it first. Yes, I’m over-simplifying it. Because there are way too many people in the shallow end of the pool when it comes to information like this. So, I don’t wanna dive into deep scientific research and studies.
I just wanna get the swimming lessons started.
Because you gotta dog paddle before you can power swim. Even in the pool of deep thoughts.
But if you’re interested in discovering more, I highly recommend Dr. Walt Brown’s book, “In The Beginning.” I’m not an affiliate. So, I don’t recommend it to make money. I recommend it to make a difference. And the vast amount of quality information you’ll find, by this PhD. from M.I.T. is priceless.
Dive into the deeper thoughts.
Your brain can comprehend;
At least if you allow it to.
Just leave the shallow end.
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