Knowing nothing of physics, Atoms and such things As planets - like this one Are assembled, Constructed, Designed: I know therefore, nothing of God, Designer (a modern term), Pre-creator Knowing before creation, Before, and even before Existence Brought forth thought - Designer - thought. But reaching through the mists, The immateriality of no-thing Brought forth before thought the loneliness of love, The culmination of the cross The existentialism of the cross. That word slipped in!
Existentialism could be called the philosophy of human existence, of the essence of humanity, which is freedom. While many of the big names were atheists, their ideas were not all hostile to belief in God or the Christian faith; indeed they were critically examined in my seminary course back in the 1960’s. Contrary to popular belief, our teachers who were Catholic Priests, wanted us to think things through, something the existentialists prided themselves on.
Now here is Sheila Billingsley philosophising on creation and suffering and love, the culmination of the cross.
Read it again!