A Heavenly and Universal Experiment (with apologies to Mark Twain and his Letters from the Earth)

A long, long time ago, the Lord of the Heavens and the Universe, including all things within it, decided to conduct an experiment, namely creating a creature who had the capacity to go beyond the Law of Nature and improve upon life for the creature and others like him.

The experiment on Earth had begun very well. Then it went south, and the Lord of the Heavens and the Universe wiped out all but a handful of his experimental creatures and started over. For while that went well like the first phase, but that too went south. This time, the Offspring of the Lord was sent down to see if the Offspring could get it back on track. For a little while that worked pretty well too. But the creatures had an incredible capacity to screw things up, and in spite of many advances in improving their lifestyles, greed and self-interest took those advances and turned them into abuse of others through power grabbing, self-aggrandizement, then fear and hatred and more abuse, even killing creatures of their own kind.

The Lord of the Heavens and Universe is considering what can be done next with this mess on Earth.

Simultaneously ten million light years away, the Lord of the Heavens and Universe looked down on another planet and modified the experiment. The planet was Raptureon in the Solar System Glie in the Galaxy Xanad. The galaxy was similar to the Milky Way, the solar system was similar to the Sun’s, and Raptureon was similar to Earth.

On Raptureon, all began just as it did on Earth, creating these creatures who could think beyond the Law of Nature and could care for others of its kind beyond the family unit. In the creation of these creatures on Raptureon like those on Earth there was one major exception.

Five million years after the human experiment was created on Raptureon when, like on Earth, it began to go south, the Lord of the Heavens and Universe decided to intervene, not twice as he had intervened on Earth, but only once on Raptureon and in a different manner.

The Lord of the Heavens and the Universe first passed down his most important rule, which these creatures who were exceptions in the Law of Nature could understand. He passed it through all of the religions and the cultures to all of the human creatures on Raptureon.

The one law all of these experimental creatures were required to live by was simple:

“Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You.”

Unlike on Earth, the Lord of the Heavens and the Universe decided to take a personal hand in upholding this one law above the Law of Nature. The Lord of the Heavens and Universe decided that once this law was made known to all of the creatures, and they failed to follow the one law, their lives would end quickly and painlessly. Anytime one of the creatures disobeyed and did not do unto others as they would have the other do unto them, the disobedient creature was gone to the great beyond.

The Lord of the Heavens and the Universe then sat back and observed his experiment, having set the penalty for failure to obey in the “automatic” mode.

The population of Raptureon began to decrease rapidly. Over the space of less than three years, even though it had taken five million years for the population to grow, the numbers were reduced to only a handful of these creatures. Even this small number of the creatures seemed incapable of adhering to the rule. Greed and self-interest and vanity in their own knowledge, which they believed was superior to anyone else’s knowledge, were too seductive for these creatures not to employ power grabbing, self-aggrandizement, then fear and hatred and more abuse on anyone with whom they had a relationship.

Soon, the entire population of these human creatures on Raptureon was down to two, a man named Evers and a woman named Adamina. The Lord of the Heavens and the Universe stopped his other ventures for a while and gave close attention to what happened next.

As it is with nearly all relationships between a man and a woman, Evers and Adamina began to argue over who was right. This particular incident was about which fruit they should eat.

Suddenly, Evers and Adamina were gone. Kaput. There were no more of these creatures capable of rising above the Law of Nature on the planet Raptureon. The plants and other creatures on the planet Raptureon thrived. It was a beautiful, wonderful place for each and every living thing to live by the Law of Nature except, of course, those creatures that had all gone to the great beyond.

The Lord of the Heavens and Universe, his Offspring, and even his buddy Satan, laughed and laughed together at the result of this part of the experiment.

Then, the Lord of the Heavens and Universe turned his attention to the other part of his experiment, the one that was ten hundred million light years away in the Galaxy Milky Way in the Solar System of the Sun on the planet Earth…

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