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I call on you to put aside your theological fog, and your incessant insults, and present the readers you claim to "defend" with non-personal reasoning for your descriptions of our universe and our consciousness. -makinho21
If you think of whitte light as a metaphor of infinite, formless potential, the colors on a slide or frame of film become a structured reality grounded in the polarity that comes about through intelligent subtraction from that absolute formless potential. It results from the limitation of the unlimited. I contend that this metaphor provides a comprehensible theory for the creation of a manifest reality (our universe) from the selective limitation of infinite potential (God)...
If there exists an absolute realm that consists of infinite potential out of which a created realm of polarity emerges, is there any sensible reason not to call this "God"? Or to put it frankly, if the absolute is not God, what is it? For our purposes here, I will indentify the Absolute with God. More precisely I will call the Absolute the Godhead. Applying this new terminology to the optics analogy, we can conclude that our physical universe comes about when the Godhead selectively limits itself, taking on the role of Creator and manifesting a realm of space and time and, within that realm, filtering out some of its own infinite potential...
Viewed this way, the process of creation is the exact opposite of making something out of nothing. It is, on the contrary, a filtering process that makes something our of everything. Creation is not capricious or random addition; it is intelligent and selective subtraction. The implications of this are profound. If the Absolute in the Godhead, and if creation is the process by which the Godhead filters our parts of its own infinite potential to manifest a physical reality that supports experience, then the stuff that is left over, the residue of this process, is our physical universe, and ourselves included. We are nothing less than a part of that Godhead - quite literally.
Originally posted by OmegaPoint
reply to post by badmedia
That was really good I enjoyed it. Just finished watching the whole thing here (so you can open it in full screen)
Or how about the numerous posts calling me ignorant for even having any belief in god, or the title of this thread which also perpetrates that I am ignorant?
Astyanax: you aren't familiar with the science or indeed with the philosophy
If you are going to call me ignorant, directly or indirectly... If you want to pretend or put that up as arrogance because I dare to protest... It was this thread and it's contents which brought my intelligence into question...
Funny how it's ok to call me ignorant, but it is not ok for me to say I am not.
Originally posted by mamabeth
I wonder what kind of person would admire the works of people like Nietzsche and Aleister Crowley???
Adolph Hitler was inspired by Nietzsche's works.
Aleister Crowley was one of the most evil men in the last century.