Sorry, Entity, but this is just a mass of contradictions and confusion.
[quote author=“Entity”]First, I do not think nor am I not trying to say the universe is a sentient being.
OK, then why did you say before:
[quote author=“Entity”]This also shows that it is possible for the universe to use the creation of a galaxy to fulfill its purpose.
How is the universe going to “use” something “to fulfill its purpose” unless it is sentient, and knows that this thing is going to do the job?
You also say:
[quote author=“Entity”]I was compelled to begin this search for an alternative to contemporary religions because of the intolerance I experience in life. ... By implying awareness of the universe as our fulfillment or connection to the bigger picture is done to give humanity a sense of worth.
Which means that you have created this philosophy to make “humanity” feel better. Thanks, but I think the problem with the contemporary world is that too many people feel very good about themselves, already have a “sense of worth”; but their “sense of worth” has to do with other, similarly false, religious views. E.g., they believe that their “worth” comes from defending Jesus Christ against the Infidel.
And “awareness of the universe” is a neo-Platonic notion, thousands of years old; indeed, it is one of the foundations of early Christianity, as well as an enormous amount of New Age nonsense of the sort you are providing here.
You also say:
[quote author=“Entity”]In the end, over 100,000 years ago, it was the first human that looked into the cosmos and recognized themselves as being part of a larger existence and that is when the universe came into existence.
This is just self contradictory nonsense. If the human was already there to look up into the cosmos, the cosmos had to already be there to be seen. The human had to already be there to be doing the seeing. And all this before you claim that the universe came into existence.
(1) Nothing was there at all at time T1, and at time T2 the universe and the human popped into existence with this “recognition” ... (Which is an unbelievably silly notion, one that is the height of hubris about the powers of human thought) ... or:
(2) The universe and the human were already there, and the human became aware of the universe by “looking into the cosmos”.
But on (2), the universe came into existence some billions of years earlier.
BTW, I don’t think that humanity’s awareness of the cosmos occurred at some particular discreet time, like 7:32 AM on September 12, 70,326 BC. (It would have had to, on your picture).
Rather, humanity’s awareness of the world—and eventually the “cosmos”—occurred slowly over many millennia. Indeed, it’s still occurring now. There are many aspects of the cosmos that we are still unaware of. Of that you can be sure.
So let’s leave aside the New Agey fluff stories. They need the remedy of a recent book out by Harry Frankfurt .