posted on Mar, 28 2013 @ 05:52 AM
reply to post by backcase
. . . you do not see the One Infinite God correctly.
Do you mean the "One" besides the other gods who maybe aren't so
I, for one, don't exactly share the enthusiasm many have to create this picture of a universe completely controlled by a single entity who transcends
the material in a unique way.
The word, universe, does have this sort of designating of an elevated status, this uniqueness and all-inclusiveness that transcends the existence of
mere matter, where 'matter' is something thought of as a collection of so many bits of matter.
Despite all those wonderful attributes and 'oneness', it is still a created 'thing' and not God, or 'infinite' since it had a beginning. Religion, or
philosophy, or science, all tell us that it will also have an end. The point being, don't worship it, regardless of how powerful it may appear to be.
That 'power' it has but it is not a power of and in itself.
Humility is like knowing that you are only a single particle in the infinite ocean of life.
Too much focus on our 'littleness' is not
true humility in my opinion because it sort of trivializes God, where by "God", I mean the being or beings who take the trouble to notice our
existence and find it important enough to do something about it, i.e. humanity in general, and also on a microcosm level of the minutia of the
individual being in that mass of humanity.
God does that for a reason and it has to be, in my opinion, for the reason that we are just as 'infinite', only in a different way, as our existence
is in a different form than God's.
edit on 28-3-2013 by jmdewey60 because: (no reason given)