If you’ll allow me, I’m going to indulge in a nerd-God moment:
In marriage, the biblical view is that two become one flesh, that is, 1 + 1 = 1. Ludicrous? Maybe not.
Suppose I am a neutron. If I am traveling almost the speed of light (~c) and I throw, say, an electron at almost the speed of light (~c) relative to my frame, an observer will observe not
c + c = 2c
c + c = c
1 + 1 = 1, anyone? Maybe the concept isn’t so outlandish.
When the speed of light is approached, time comes to a standstill, and distance doesn’t make sense in the way that we’re used to. Maybe this is where our reality “wears thin” and we’re able to glimpse what “eternity,” or living outside the space-time fabric, might be like.
Just a thought.