Derek R. Audette

Rookie (June 16th,1971 / Hull, Quebec, Canada)

God Must, For We Are (Poetry Of The Universe) - Poem by Derek R. Audette

There is no known system
which exists
independently of any other system.
All known systems exert an influence
on other, exterior systems
and in turn are influenced themselves
by exterior systems.
Because of this it can be said that
any known
relies upon
both itself and other, exterior
systems in order to provide
the totality of its identity.
Ergo, any known system,
within itself alone,
lacks sufficient information
to fully identify/explain itself.

The universe can be seen
as a series
of expanding systems,
each existing within a larger system -
from the smallest subatomic particle,
to the totality of the cosmos itself.
Each of these systems,
because of the exterior influence
of the greater system which it resides within,
lacks sufficient information,
within itself alone,
to fully identify itself.

Information from an exterior system
influencing the smaller system must
be obtained in order to
fully identify the lesser system.
We are then left with two choices:
(A) This series of systems is infinite.
(There is always a greater system)
(B) There exists a final system.

A final system must
logically be free
from exterior influence,
and also contain
every other system in existence
within itself.
The final system, being free
from exterior influence
must then contain,
within itself alone,
sufficient information to fully identify itself.
The final system, containing all other
extant systems within itself
would also contain
sufficient information
to fully identify each system
within the totality of existence.

Since the sum total
of the final system itself
plus all other systems
existing within it
would account for the entirety of existence,
everything in existence
could be said
to be a part of the final system itself.

the final system itself
must be sentient,
as we are sentient
and exist as a part of the final system.
However, our own sentience
is a system itself
existing within a larger system
and is not free of the influence
of exterior systems.
our own sentience
sufficient information
to fully identify itself,
and as such,
the final system must
be of a greater sentience than our own.

The final system must be sentient
in and of itself
and also fully contain
sufficient information
about its own sentience
so as to be able to
fully identify its own sentience.

The final system,
in effect,
must then be omniscient,
as it would contain,
within itself,
all information
within the entirety of existence.

The final system would be
and God
would be
the sum total of all of existence.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 18, 2005

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