Creation film Friday in Comox

Comox United Church and the Comox Valley Unitarian Fellowship will jointly present the film Journey of the Universe this Friday.

Comox United Church and the Comox Valley Unitarian Fellowship will jointly present the film Journey of the Universe this Friday.

The film uses scientific insights to tell a 14-billion-year story from the Big Bang, through the evolution of life from single cells into mammals, and on to the development of human consciousness.

Every culture has a creation story. The Haida say Raven created day and night, and gave humans fire. The Greeks had the Titans, who spawned many gods and goddesses. Judiasm, Christianity and Islam believe that God created the world in six days.

Brian Swimme, an evolutionary philosopher, and Mary Tucker, an ecologist and faculty member of Yale Divinity School, have created a beautiful and inspiring film that tells a scientific creation story. The film was inspired by the ideas of Thomas Berry, who spent his life studying human culture, world religions and our relationship to the natural world.

Filmed on the Greek Island of Samos, birthplace of the mathematician Pythagoras, master storyteller Swimme presents a story based on science, but full of the beauty, awe and wonder that creation inspires.

The film ends with a question: Now that humans are conscious and aware of their effect on the Earth’s environment, what will be our response?

The film will be shown at 7 p.m. at Comox United Church at 250 Beach Ave.

Admission is by donation. There will be a short discussion of issues raised by the film.

— Comox Valley Unitarian Fellowship

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