I Wonder If They’re Friends
And it came to me that infinity is a concept very much like the religious concept of Divine Grace, neither of which is comprehensible although both can be worked with, at least up to a point, which in and of itself is ironic, as , theoretically, at least from the perspective of believers, neither has a beginning nor an end. It’s also ironically interesting that believers in one have such a difficult time believing in the other.
Divine Grace posits that it’s impossible to earn rewards promised by a perfect, creator-demiurge; that they can only be gifted, thus human conduct is always relative with respect to Divine expectations, never up to par. It would seem to follow then that all Divine decisions are arbitrary.
Infinity is not the final and greatest number but, as in the case of Divine Grace, one that can never be attained. Infinity plus one is still infinity and infinity times infinity is still infinity. We can work with it, to a point, but we can never attain it.
I wonder if they’re friends.
 © Guillermo Calvo Mahé; Manizales, 2011; all rights reserved