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A Metaphysics of Multiculturalism

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posted on Jun, 3 2012 @ 10:39 PM
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Originally posted by dontreally
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Are you positing two different powers - God and evolution? There can only be one, because even if you ascribe godlike status to evolution, and another to the creator, what is the medium this competition takes place in? There must then be something anterior to both, and this and this alone deserves the name 'God', creator of EVERYTHING, both the apparent 'survival of the fittest', and man's natural abhorrence to it's cruelty.


No. Conciousness does,nt provide the medium. It is the medium. Without conciousness there is nothing. All that happens within its creation is merely a form of itself. I believe thats what the Bible talks about when it says God made man in his own image. Meaning that we are made of conciousness or God. The Evolution of the universe from the big bang and the evolution of all the creatures on earth alike are just conciousness itself interplaying to create differing concious outcomes. Think of it like when you form an idea in your head. That idea is an abstract version of the conciousness that your using to concieve it. The idea doeas,nt look like what created it, but its still made from the same thing.




posted on Jun, 3 2012 @ 11:20 PM
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No. Conciousness does,nt provide the medium. It is the medium.


So you're then saying consciousness is God ? And who created consciousness?




I believe thats what the Bible talks about when it says God made man in his own image


The traditional kabbalistic or metaphysical interpretation of 'made in God's image' explains the basic form of man - both physically and psychically - as being a copy or pattern of an archetypal dimension.

For instance, In the kabbalah, the 10 sefiroth are correlated with the human body: the head is seen as a physical representation or concretization of the psychic powers of Hokmah/wisdom, Binah/Understanding and Da'ath/Knowledge. Looked at more closely, Hokmah, the 'right' sefirah (archetype) corresponds to non-linguistic functions like memory, intuition, creativity, basically non-formal undifferentiated thinking that doesn't put things into finite terms; this is the right lobe of the brain. Binah, the left sefirah, corresponds to linguistic functions, discursive reasoning, applied thinking etc, and this is the left lobe of the brain. Da'ath or knowledge, is self consciousness, or awareness of self, and is associated with the cerebral cortex.

Thus, there is a chain of reflection, or translation, from the purely spiritual archetype - the principle (or sefirah) into the psychical and finally into the physical, all cohering to one general form.

So when the Bible says man is made in Gods image, it's saying symbolically, man is a miniature finite version of the cosmos.




The Evolution of the universe from the big bang and the evolution of all the creatures on earth alike are just conciousness itself interplaying to create differing concious outcomes.


That doesn't explain away the problem of evil.

In Biblical language, God is called by two basic names: Elohim and YHVH. The Rabbis in opposition to everyone else in the ancient world, said God acted in two different ways; Elohim, is the law of nature - survival of the fittest - which rewards the stronger and punishes the weaker, hence, it is Elohim which commands Abraham to sacrifice Isaac (in ancient pagan thought, a child sacrifice or, for that matter, sacrifice in general, is believed to transfer the essential animating vitality of the creature sacrificed to some archetypal spiritual power: this enacts the same law and principle of nature: the weaker feeds the stronger i.e. the one sacrificed serves the interests of the community. YHVH - the tetragrammaton - conversely, is called Rachum - the merciful. He is the one who sends the angel commanding Abraham not to sacrifice Isaac.

Therefore, there is nature, and there is man, and they are not equal and cannot be mindlessly conflated with one another, as some religions believe.

Although I personally disapprove of certain pagan practices, I still insist that recognizing and accepting diversity is the only step, inasmuch as it is motivated by love of ones fellow - to eventually coming to a universal recognition of Gods presence with man on earth.
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posted on Jun, 3 2012 @ 11:50 PM
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So you're then saying consciousness is God ? And who created consciousness?


Conciousness is simply the absence of nothing. If we are here now we know that there is,nt nothing. So whats the opposite of nothing and how would it know it existed?




The traditional kabbalistic or metaphysical interpretation


Im not interested in what the Kabbalah interpretation of anything is.




That doesn't explain away the problem of evil.


Evil is a concept concieved by humans as a unit of duality to show the opposite of good. Which is also a construct of human emotion and belief. This has nothing to do with conciousness itself. We,ve simply used our conciousness to create good and evil as a way to fortify our morals and emotions. What is deemed to be Evil is sunbjective to the person who holds the belief. Thats why a lion will happily eat a young deer without remorse. Evil means nothing to the Lion because it does,nt hold the concept or belief.




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