Originally posted by madnessinmysoul
Creationism...doesn't do jack. If a 'creator' 'created' life, what are the uses of it? What are the predictions of such a theory? Does a 'created'
world have certain properties? Can we gain anything from exploiting them? No? Alright then, scrap the idea. It's useless.
1. God is Goodness
If God is the creator of the universe, he has to be the most powerful, so whatever God is, it has to be the most Good, so it is 'Goodness.'
2. His creation is the emanation of this Goodness
Emanation meaning to pour outward, like the sun's rays pour out from the sun. The sun does not diminish just because it sheds its light, it instead
grows because of this transmission. In the same way the ultimate good pours out like a superior sun and creates all things underneath it through the
process of emanation (divine hierarchy where each level is the lord of the realm just below it, too complicated to talk about here but the competition
for evolution and creationism).
3. The universe is caused by God
What we call the universe is simply the emanation from God
4. The process of emanation involves an outward and an inward, an outward manifestation and an inward contemplation. Each sou' contemplates the
universe and achieves knowledge of itself, and of the greater whole (God, "The One"). This is the purpose, to emanate outwards from God and to view
God through a specific moment in time, and eventually rejoin with God once life is complete.
5. What are the predictions of such a theory?
That things will flow from the more perfect, as opposed to the less perfect. So that wisdom comes from the mind and soul, not from the lesser body.
6. Does a 'created' world have certain properties?
Each phase or hypostasis of emanation shares in the properties just below it, but as an inferior. So in other words man is inferior to his higher
level the earth, the earth is inferior to its higher level the sun, the sun is inferior to its higher level of universal laws, and universal laws are
inferior to its higher levels the one law, and the one law is not inferior to anything because there is no hypostasis above this, thus it is the
7. Can we gain anything from exploiting them?
Knowledge brings peace and awareness.
Scientific studies have proved that meditation alters the brain
9. Alright then, scrap the idea. It's useless.
Only to a skeptic/materialist.
Everything I said is not "new" it is 1500+ year old philosophy and metaphysics, society has just simply ignored it because it is no longer
"mainstream" which is why people have psychological problems: they don't meditate and attune to the higher spirit. It also is the reason why religious
wars are waged: because people have lost sight of the true God (within).
edit on 12-4-2011 by filosophia because: (no reason given)