Last night I finally got some good solid rest for the first time in several days.
It can be easy, when faced with so many questions, to anguish about them and, while I have found the past few days to be wonderfully enlightening,
they were taking a physical toll on me. There is still some weariness, but I think I’ll survive.
Though I slept well last night, I awoke with many “revelations” dancing around in my punkin’ head, and before checking on the thread, decided to try
to write them down and try to capture them. There are many of them, and they seem to cover a wide field, so I’m focusing on those that I think are
most relevant to this thread at the moment.
The one on my mind at the moment is our differing views of God.
Where I am wrong in representing Solist views, please feel free to slap me around a bit and set the thread straight. I am doing
my best to interpret them properly, but am juggling multiple views of reality in my little noggin -- which is no mean feat, folks! -- so correct me
where I’m wrong. Also, where I don’t capitalize Solist gods, don’t take it personally -- I’m not a Solist, after all.
As is my custom, I may tend to be tongue-in-cheek on some things, but I ask that my humor not be misunderstood. I find it not only helps add some
color to what might otherwise be dull monologues, but can be illustrative in its own ways.
Also, I am just pushing this onto the thread without reading the latest posts, so bear that in mind.
My God Can Beat Up Your God
One thing that has puzzled me about my differences in vision between the Solist view of the Creator and my view is probably, in fact, no more than a
matter of scale, context and semantics (which are the bane of all spiritual discussions).
My visions of the Creator show Him cranking out universes like we would crank out mere thoughts. Truly, in my visions, this universe of ours is but an
almost imperceptibly minute mote in the totality of God. Bear in mind that I define God as Everything Without Exception, literally the embodiment of
All That Is. So let’s keep that in mind.
Meanwhile, the Solists seem to see the universe we live in as the totality, with the Original Creator/Lord Alpha being its creator, and having given
it spiritual life by dividing Himself into trillions of spiritual entities that compose the spiritual continuum for us. Also, Lord Alpha is not an
“explosion of thought”, but one who has progressed over time to become a God Realized Master.
In trying to reconcile these differences in perspective, I was puzzled. Do they conflict? At first I thought so, but after last night, I think not.
Rather, I think it’s a question of context and scale.
I think we’re talking about different Gods.
If you can, for the sake of examination, accept this as a hypothesis for a moment, I think you will agree with me that this may very well be the case.
I’ll use the terms “my God” and “Solist god” or “Lord Alpha” for convenience, but hope the reader can understand I am not referring to ownership by
Firstly, “my God” is, by His nature, unique and ultimate. None can “progress to being God” without being destroyed as an individual, because God is
All That Is. To know all that God knows is to cease being a distinct being.
In the Solist view, any spirit which advances sufficiently can become a God Realized Master as Lord Alpha, but a different
god of a new realm
that he/she creates. In other words, Lord Alpha is, effectively, capable of reproducing through us.
By this very definition, and in the Solist recognition that parallel universes can be created via time travel paradoxes, I say Lord Alpha is
the same as “my God”.
So I think we’re talking apples and oranges.
Lord Alpha, the creator of this
universe, is a structure of thought, a spiritual being, within the Mind of “my God”, which I believe the
Solists refer to as “All That Is”, a term I rather like and have stolen from them (one of many thefts).
So Paul, before going any further on this particular topic, I seek your opinion on this.
Edit: Sometimes I amaze even myself at how convoluted I can make a sentence.
[edit on 8/23/2004 by Majic]