Fragipanis

A user's guide to human creativity

Guan Un

Congratulations on your possession of the Human OS (Operating System)!

There have been plenty of questions recently about the “Creation” function of the OS. Attached is an unofficial, but hopefully helpful guide regarding background and use of this very important function.

Warning

The Human OS is currently in beta as a significant bug and/or virus occurred shortly after mass manufacture. This currently cannot be corrected through standard patches. Your best bet is to wait for the project to come out of beta and run a fresh installation with the new software that will be available at that time. Registration is free and is absolutely necessary for new version updates. It also comes with a standard upgrader/bug fixer that seeks to correct any symptoms of the bugs or virus in a methodical way. Registration is thoroughly recommended as any beta versions will expire when the next version arrives. The Designer is not liable for any loss of data or life as a result of lack of registration or upgrade.

Background

The creation function was been built into the OS from the very beginning of architecture. One of the Designer's core priorities was to code the Human OS as self-replicating in every way. While the power of creation in the OS would be by nature limited to the default structural hardware, the purpose in creation is very much the same.

The priority of the creation function can be easily seen in the first chapter of the main manual—the account of the Designer's first steps with the OS. Even as the Human OS began to run in those early days, the Creation function is clearly seen to have a prominent place. Figure 1.1 lists some of the results:

Figure 1.1

Manual Reference Creations
Genesis 3:7 Loincloths
Genesis 4:1-2 Cain and Abel
Genesis 4:20-22 Tools and musical instruments
Genesis 6:13-22 Ark
Genesis 8:20 Altar to God
Genesis 11:1-9 Tower of Babel

It's worth noting that the things that have been created are not limited in type, size, or purpose. Loincloths (created to hide shame) are juxtaposed with children (created as a source of pride). A few chapters later, an altar, built to praise the Designer's saving works, is juxtaposed with a symbol of direct rebellion against the intended purposes of the Designer: a tower.

It is worth noting that the Designer's response to the creation of the Tower of Babel is not to remove or hinder the Creation function, but instead to disable the Language function. And while, from this stage onwards, the inability to establish communications Human to Human with full integrity has always been a frustration, it is significant that the Designer did not remove the Creation function itself.

Purposes

What purpose does the Creation function serve? There are three main reasons why it is important:

1.

Something that is created (e.g. the world) is given the ability to speak and to speak volumes of the nature of their Creator. See Figure 1.2:

Figure 1.2

Psalm 19:1-3 The heavens declare the glory of God,
and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.
Day to day pours out speech,
and night to night reveals knowledge.
There is no speech, nor are there words,
whose voice is not heard.
Romans 1:20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.

Notice that what has been created declares the nature and the purpose of the Creator. In both examples, the world itself bears such testimony to the Designer, those who do not acknowledge him are without excuse. The author of the manual seems to say, “Saying you've never known the Designer is like saying you've never stepped outside.” It is possible, even from his early designs, to understand what the Designer is like, and it is evident from all his designs that he is neither sloppy nor fallible, weak nor powerless. There is a Designer and he is completely beyond Human understanding in knowledge and in power.

2.

True creation points to an existence beyond creation. See also Figure 1.3:

Figure 1.3

James 1:17-18 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
Romans 8:19-21 For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God.

While the Designer's purposes in creation are many, Figure 1.3 points out that one of the purposes of creation is to wait. Like beta versions of other software, while not completely finished, Human OS has been released to alert more and more people to its existence, and to point them forward to the time of final release. Humans and the greater system around them are “firstfruits” and the very nature of their “incompleteness” points them forward to a time of completion—a time when everything will be redeemed and all bugs and errors shall be no more.

3.

Creation is about other-person-centredness. See Figure 1.4:

Figure 1.4

Hebrews 1:1-2 Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world.
Colossians 1:15-17 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

The Designer has seen fit to create all things through Son 1.0, but also for Son 1.0. Even though he had every right to do it for himself, he has designed it for the glory of another. With a re-registered Human, Son 1.0 can also work in partnership with the Creation function to obliterate some of its flaws with the goal of the praise of the Designer.

Tips and guidelines

Drawing on the conclusions outlined above, here are some basic but helpful hints about the way that re-registered Humans can usefully and practically utilise the Creation function. These points should be thought of as a work-in-progress and are very much open for discussion:

Your creation is yours

Your creation speaks about who you are as much as an action or a part of your speech. This has many implications. What is your creation saying about you? Does your creation speak of restraint and gentleness, or anger and hostility? Does it speak of modesty or lustfulness, grace or severity? Does it bring glory to the way the Designer made you? You get the idea.

This is not saying that you ought to try and hide what you are. But you should strive to become that which creates well for you have been created well.

Creation is lost without purpose

Ultimately all creations will reflect the conditions that they have been created from. Think about the way that your creation speaks about cosmic circumstance. What function is it trying to execute, and is that function in accordance with the Designer's plans? All stories tell us something about our errors and our hope for redemption; what will your creation say?

Do not create just for yourself

At first glance, this doesn't seem to gel well with the knowledge that our creations speak of us. But they do not have to speak for the sake of us. Just as a sunset speaks volumes of the glory of the Designer but is made to honour his Son, so must we make our will subservient to our ego. Avoid narcissism like a virus.


Enjoy using the Creation function of Human OS! And once again, don't forget to register!

Guan registered almost nine years ago. He's a little bit worried about what the creation of this essay says about him.

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