In 1905, a simple engineer employed as an assistant examiner at the Swiss patent office in Bern published a paper that would become one of the pillars of the modern theoretical physics. Of course, his name was Albert Einstein and the paper was the first of his two papers called The Theory of Relativity.
From this first paper, named after The Special Theory of Relativity, Einstein proved that everything is relative or better said subjective. He showed that if you are travelling in a train or sitting beside it, many physical measurements, such as time, distance and mass, vary. Contrary to common intuition, time goes slower in a fast train if you are observing the time from outside. Or even worse, if you measure something in a moving train, it would look shorter.
So, as a joke, if you take a very fast train, maybe one that Elon Musk is building, you might live longer, but you won't be as tall.
From this paper, as a corollary, in the same year, he published another paper, only three pages long, where he deduced the most famous equation of all time, E = mc2.
In this formula, E is the energy, m is the mass, and c is the speed of light, which is a constant.
From this equation, we can deduce that the energy of an object is equivalent to its mass and that, at least in theory, one can be transformed into the other, and the reverse.
Unfortunately, this would be proven right with the development of the atomic bomb that causes a huge amount of energy to be created from a small quantity of matter using a uranium chain reaction.
What does all this have to do with God?
We read in Genesis that God created the whole universe from nothing. Of course, this cannot be true as from nothing comes nothing, at least if the physics law we are used to is still valid.
But there is still another option: mass can be created from energy or, at least, so Einstein taught us.
We can assume that, at the beginning of time, all that existed was a huge amount of energy, maybe an infinite amount, and, if we like, we can call this energy God.
Then, at a certain time, through a certain process we might never understand, a cosmic event took place that converted part of this energy into everything that surrounds us.
We can call this event The Big Bang. Or we can call it The Will of God. It does not really matter.
We were all sitting in the big round room. Here we had everything, we had beds and all that was needed for the time being. We were comfortable for now.
He stood up and said: "I have something to say and I would like you to pay attention".
He was not a leader. No, not at all. As a matter of fact, we did not have a leader, we were all together, into this.
But, this time, we felt that he had something important to say, so we keep silent.
"The storm is coming", he said. "A storm like we've never seen before. Rain pushed around by winds of incredible speeds. We need to be careful with this one."
"What do to?", said some of us.
"Not much. All you need to do is take care of the windows around you. Be sure they are closed so nothing bad can come in. Then, we'll all be safe. So I want each one of you, this very moment, to stand up and check your windows. Be sure they are closed."
All of us stood up and checked the windows close by. I did too. Then the wind started and only then I noticed a small window opened. I run and closed it just in time. Wow. One more second and I don't want to know what would have happened...
Life is a race
at full speed pace
a weird chase
We've got no place
no living grace
What to do?
Outside we grew
have we but knew.
Our life is blue
Can't win this fight
without some light
that really might
adorn the night.