reply to post by sir_chancealot
Again... that's a reference to the bible. Why must we always go down that path when we hear the word "God".
It's not about performing miracles in a biblical way, but in a way that is quite consistent with how the universe is put together.
I reckon that EVERYONE here would agree that such a thing as atoms exist right? You can view them through an electron microscope.
String theory and quantum physics longer down the line offers an explanation to what atoms are made of. Can you atleast recognise that?
Now once we've got to that point we start to encounter God... in a sense we could call it a single entire being. But then the vastness of God is so
massive that we can't even start to comprehend it. Was it not written or said that "God" is everywhere? That he exists in and outside of every
single one of us?
Well you know what... so does these "strings". But "God" is confined to the realm of laws... not made by beings but laws that just simply exist...
maybe even for no reason.
Our "God" was personified along the way to make the concept more easy to swallow. Why do you need a single being to believe in? Why do you need
something tangible? Does it make you feel more safe? Or happy?
Then ask yourself... "could I do something in my life on my own that would give me the same safety and happiness, without relying on
something that has been washed over and over through history by other people?"
We are in this age being offered a chance to understand this intangible thing we can now call "God". Maybe because we have acquired more knowledge
through time, maybe because our brains are now so developed that they are ready for a change and therefore are more open.
Nevertheless, we are being offered a unified understanding that could bring all people together... and there's nothing "new age" or "religious"
Why not? Because we can explain a great part of it with science... it's been proved.
The part that we cannot explain is why does all this connect... how can we be the same as the table we sit by as much as the table can be us?
That's the miracle... that's "God"... nothing fancy about that.
I wouldn't even put on a instrumental cd on account of that.
Ask yourself why do I want to worship something that separates me from others? Or in other words... "why do I persist to state that my "God" is
better and more true than that of the muslims?"
If you think about it, do you really think that there were more single beings involved in the creation of this world? Did Muhammad, God, Jehovah and
Shiva (is that the right hindu god?) sit around a table outlining, deciding... "here will be a stream" "NO! The stream will go here..." "I want a
That doesn't sound likely does it? (well... if we look at the world maybe yes
So, if that's not the case... how was it? Was it one "being"? If yes.... was it "God"? Why? Why not "Muhammad"? Why not "Shiva"?
Why not them all in one single "entity"?
And if string theory and quantum psychics are willing to offer an explanation on what does atoms consist of, why couldn't that "entity" be the sum
Yes, in that sense, "it" is a god, because it IS present always, everywhere, undefinable... until today, or tomorrow or the day after if you wanna
drag it out.
And yes! Then "God" is us and we are "God", or what ever word you wanna put on it.
Again... the word "God", the word "Muhammad", the word "Shiva" is made up by man. To define something that wasn't and still not entirely is
tangible, but we're getting there.
This is not about creating a new religion or becoming new age zealots. This is about accepting a part
of the truth. That we did come to live on
the premise of the universe, this planet, that country. But in the end... isn't the real premise about us existing in the first place and just
learning to embrace that, to learn to understand that... not why (to begin with).
You don't have to worry about losing your prayers to "God" if that is what you believe in. You can still pray, and if you believe or have "faith"
then your prayers will be answered... even more so when you understand why they will be answered.
If you don't want to call yourself "God" then don't... just try to understand rationally what is behind all these curtains that have been pulled
in front of us for so long.
[edit on 9/6/08 by flice]
[edit on 9/6/08 by flice]