reply to post by jmdewey60
Your "God" has no consciousness, not being a person, so has no understanding or answers to either reveal or keep secret.
When you can literally be anything, do anything....when you are one with the very essence of this universe, there is no thinking. There is only
at-one-ment, nonexistent as an individual but omnipresent as a unit, until you once again break away and start the whole cycle of experience over
Something that is omniscient, that knows everything, will experience no train of thought, because every thought it will ever think is already known.
In less than a second, its entire existence will all be memories, will all be the 'now', in one everlasting moment of perfect clarity. Therefore, it
seems to me as though it would be impossible to think like a person, in regards to "God". So then why is he always protrayed as having an
anthropomorphic character? Thinks like a man, feels like a man, makes threats like a man...an old Roman tyrant, at that. Surely something of such
complexity would be a bit deeper than that? No, it's not complexity that confuses me. It's the clarity. The clear nature presented by such a being.
How someone could know so much and still cause such pain...it's inconceivable. Thousands of his people, destroyed by fiends in a holocaust. Needlessly
slaughtered, even as they prayed. How many did he save? How many did he deliver, making an extravagant entrance and rescuing his faithful? Even a
miscarriage would have solved matters. Hitler would never have been born.
So, if everything was known in the space of a second, every blade of grass and every human and every little breeze, everything from A to Z that ever
existed and ever will exist, their entire existence intimately witnessed from the first molecule's birth to the last molecule's death...then forever
is a lot shorter than I imagined. Is your "God" so hyper that he can't sit and watch the entire lifespan of this universe longer than it takes to
blink? And since he knows every choice he will ever make, he's essentially watching a movie that he wrote, filmed, and produced all on his own. He
sets it up, puts it in motion and stands back.
That's the most logical conclusion I can come up with. And it would work if he weren't a sadist. He knew everything that would happen. EVERYTHING. And
he still put every last little piece into play. There's entire franchises of chaos and misfortune that he could have prevented by changing one small
thing. And that also means that even as he designed hell, he knew exactly who would sit in each seat as he crafted it, and why. Yet he still didn't
change anything in their life. Let them earn an unmistakable sign every so often, a token of his appreciation. None of that. Only temptation after
temptation, just to watch us dance.
No, there's a very special design that holds no bias, because laws of nature can only be exploited, not broken. That's the reason for the church's
campaign. Certain religions are much better at exploiting the laws, and that gave them more power. After the church put an end to that, it completely
remade the idea of "God" into the whimsical fancy it is today. Perhaps they were protecting us. Maybe they thought we'd become a warring species even
sooner if we had those resources. Who knows, really?
So like I was saying - consciousness seems kinda impossible considering the required nature of such a being. Thinking, feeling, all of that completed
in under a second. The entire universe is alive, birth to death, for a mere moment. Perhaps that moment has already passed. Maybe, because of the
omniscient nature of this "God", we are being remembered vividly and distinctly, living our entire lives alongside all of creation for a single second
in his head. Just a memory, a passing thought, small enough in comparison to his intellect that billions of years expire with a breath.
And we, as this pitiful minuscule dot in a vast expanse of recollection, speeding like a bullet through the mind of "God" and out the other side, are
so intent upon serving the being whose thoughts we live in. In that respect, we are the memories of ants beneath his feet. We are nothing. So really,
we should live our lives the way we want, the way we feel is best.
You know...just a thought.
edit on 3-12-2012 by AfterInfinity because: (no reason given)