The Universe Personified
Interesting ideas here.
some considerations you might want to think about: to some, the concept of a 'god' is recognized as the personification of the universe in its entirety rather than its creator. obviously this is a human-created concept, which for some of us helps us to understand the universe a little better. i don't want to get really metaphysical but what i have come to believe is that god is energy. the entire universe is energy: matter is energy with incredibly high frequency. the big bang theory states that the universe was formed when a miniscule spot of energy exploded. so by my theory, god and the sacred, for lack of better terms, ARE the universe, rather than seperate beings and/or things. we cannot put trust in god, because human beings are a part of god. religion is false in that it states that god is an outside being.
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Date: Saturday, May 22, 1999 7:07 AM
to some, the concept of a 'god' is recognized as the personification of the universe in its entirety rather than its creator. obviously this is a human-created concept, which for some of us helps us to understand the universe a little better
If this human-created concept turns out not to be accurate, then how are we obtaining a better understanding of the universe. I'll grant that, at minimum, you have a more comforting picture of the universe, but unless you can demonstrate this as a valid concept -- a concept that attempts to describe what the universe is like -- I don't see how such a concept can give us a better understanding of the universe.
Nevertheless, I respect your theism more than I respect the theism that is popular in the United States, because if the universe is God, then it seems it would become sacreligious to exploit or injure others or our environment.
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