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Christian Atomism is the underdeveloped notion that "everything is the same", that is, at base level, at the atomic or subatomic level everything is the same. While this may sound more like a philosophy or some sort of Gnosticism or Hellenistic/Neo-Platonic influence, there is strong biblical warrant for this notion.
First, the biblical Creation account has God creating the universe out of "firmament". (Gen 1:1-9) Eventually God creates humans from the humus or dirt of the reorganized firmament called planet earth. As we know, as any organic thing; be it humans, animals, or plants degrade - they return to "dirt". Or as the Bible puts it: "Till you return to the ground, For out of it you were taken; For dust you are, And to dust you shall return." (Gen 3:19)
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IS EVERYTHING THE SAME?
As a Christian, I surely hold to the distinction of soul and souless which indeed is an anomaly which posits religion. Without the distinction between human and animal and the existence of God, we become nothing but hairless apes imposing our power on subservient hairless apes. That is to say, all human culture such as laws and organization is imposed by more assertive humans who in concert have designed these laws and organizations (such as nations) for their mutual sustaining. Any human that refuses to abide by the dictates of the more dominant humans will be forced to subject to penalties including fines (extortions) on their material wealth, imprisonment, and even execution.
Without these laws and organization, society becomes anarchistic chaos until another dominating collection of humans comes along. So, on a totally organic level; everything is the same. As a Christian, I am NOT advocating for some mystic Oneness with the Universe. I am however acknowledging the humble place of humanity within the universe. If there is a distinction, it is that humans have the "God-breathed" soul.
These are just some preliminary thoughts I've been kicking around for an eventual book concept. I wrote a similar manuscript back in 2003 called "The Meaning and Purpose of Life" (see here).
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