posted on Apr, 1 2012 @ 08:02 PM
reply to post by Samuelis
Outgrowing our perception of God, yes, but "God" itself, no, because the concept is ineffable by our current perceptions and level of consciousness,
so it will always be on the table as long as we remain conscious. When our consciousness expands into the realms of "Godliness", we'll better
understand what it all is, and some people are further ahead than others in that understanding. That doesn't mean they are better than others, because
they stop to help the rest of humanity catch up - such is the godlike quality of unconditional love. As we evolve, so does God and our concept of God
- so we can never really rule out a "God", but we can change our understanding of it.
As for the universe being here without reason: I cannot possibly agree with that. I see the universe as being here because it wants to be here,
because it needs to be here. Galaxies form because they want to be galaxies, like an organism coming into being from "seemingly nothing", or the
"accident" that the right material just happened to be there at the right time to meet with another material to create an organism - galaxies even
resemble organisms in structure. And all the stars, planets, clouds, etc. that make up a galaxy are like different cells within that organism, and as
you keep digging deeper and deeper you get the whole fractal thing going on - being able to zoom in or zoom out for infinity. You can say that it's
all there because it's conscious. That may be difficult to understand, but if you think about a multidimensional consciousness that permeates
everything (my definition of God), then it kind of makes sense. Look at a galaxy again, then look at the process of galaxies merging - doesn't it
resemble the "two or more becoming one" thing, like a marriage or the opposite of mitosis? It comes together and becomes more massive. Sooner or later
that massive one absorbs another one, and it keeps doing that over billions and billions of years. And the whole universe seems to be going towards a
single point, but everything within the universe, like humans, seems to be expanding FROM a single point!
All of this being here by mistake, or by accident... it's absurd to me to consider that, but to each his own.
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