Not to worry. I put that in because too may people go from Dualism to monism, and I just wanted to cover that base.
Thank you for reading the essay and the positive feedback.
I found your commentary on Genesis 1 interesting and on the One and the Many appropriate. The only caveat would be to clearly put Genesis 1 in the light of John 1:1 - 3.
The only question about Genesis 1 is “Did the universe have a Beginning?” since if it did YHWH God had to have created it. The science that established the Big Bang Theory also established the fact that YHWH created the universe out of nothing, no matter, no energy, no space, and no time.
The final two are most important. When we think of the Creation we normally think of observing it from a platform outside the Beginning, but that cannot be because there was no outside the tiny dot of expanding mass which was the Beginning of our universe.
Gen 1:1-2 “In the beginning when God began to create the heavens and the earth, the earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep and the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.”
In the Beginning at the time God began to create the universe, the universe was first a tiny mass without time, space, and energy, that is without order. Then God said, “Let there be Light\ Energy\ Logos, \Order!” And there Was!