You can know forgiveness

My Theological tl;dr tl;tl Contribution for today.

A seemingly deterministic material universe develops life.

Life grows a brain, walks around in organized animal units.

Animal mind develops until there is personality, defined by self-and-other identification, the capacity to recognize the implicit morality of a universe of fellow personalities.

Personality has the capacity for both the most transcendent personal idealism and the greatest interpersonal love. Combining these qualities, people project Deity, omniscient, omnipotent, and so incomprehensibly all-encompassing that...

despite the Creator's uniqueness, Godhood can also, through Trinitization, know fellowship on the highest order;

despite the Creator's eternal, unchanging perfection, there is room inside infinity even for raising up imperfect, fallible, but ultimately salvageable children out of the dirt of a partial, evolutionary reality;

despite the Creator's infinitude, and God only knows how many sentient fellow in Creation, God loves you, personally, and guides you, yes you, as a good human father loves and guides each unique child;

that you can know forgiveness for failure, error, and willful transgression, as you would a child chastened by a wise parent;

and in Great Mercy that love would see to it that the death of the flesh is just a transition, a step closer to our divine family and destiny.

With thinkers made of meat and static, we can conceive of and understand and appreciate all that.

The universe could turn out to be dead and all those ideals just aberrant electricity.

But if you were handed a manuscript that had that ending, don't you think you'd circular-file it?