I am an atheist regarding any god that man has yet defined its parameters and named. However, the more I study microbiology, virology and parasitism the more I believe that there is only one consciousness and that we each have varying degrees of access to it. The variance being the cleanliness of the vessel that temporarily houses the soul.
My current suspicion is that at some point my vessel will lose its viability as a host to the other 90% of the cells that make up and support but are not human and the other 99% of the DNA on this host. Because we all die yo…LoL
At this point I suspect that what we call ‘our’ consciousness will be set free from this temporary vessel and reunited with the greater consciousness without hindrance. This is from testimonies of people who have flatlined for far too long and revived. Without fail they all firstly ask the doctor why they brought them back. That they finally had felt accepted and at peace, and that being revived was actually a let down. WTF?
To me it doesn’t matter what the first cause was. Who knows?
I have a feeling we are someday going to find out that we have many other lifeforms throughout the galaxies that are based on the same viral DNA that folded our first protein into sentience. A sentience that had a will to live and create.
It took atheism and microbiology to make me so pro-life that I can hardly kill an ant without feeling grief.
I choose to create life at each and every turn because I know there will be reward be it experienced directly by me after my life or by my offspring that continue on after me.
I believe we came from the microbes(dust) of the earth(soil) and to the soil our microbes will return to continue living on in eternity…8). Survival of the fittest is the test. If we do well they, the 99%, keep us around longer. If we, the 1% do poorly, they take us down in a heap of sepsis.