Ontology – the fundamental nature of being
Something exists. As sentient conscious beings, we each know this for certain.
Nothing cannot cause something. So something must have always existed, as must consciousness.
Big Bang theory models the creation of space-time out of nothing, which is ontologically suspect.
Materialist philosophy suggests that consciousness emerged from no-consciousness, which is ontologically miraculous.
At the heart of things is mystery, which leaves plenty of space for God.
Inspired by Christian de Quincey’s book Blindspots.