Bounce wrote: Asleep on a sunbeam wrote:
I just think you're giving a new word to either, laws of physics, nature, anything happening. God implies something that transcends matter and energy.
Something that's beyond existence.
Essentially you just seem to be broadening God to mean existence...
With respect, I think you're being ethnocentric with what is an acceptable use of the word 'God'.
God can have several definitions. The Vedic ideas surrounding 'God' for example, are very different to ideas from Abrahamic roots. Just like different cultural ideas surrounding gender, health, sexuality, honour and wealth. There is no correct way of thinking, feeling, or choosing a relationship with the world so long as we are sincere (in my own view).
I don't really see the fuss over the use of one word. It is a reflection of my experience... I am in awe of nature. Ergo, nature is my God.
I respect that not everybody shares this passion or interpretation and don't mind if they think I am labelling my own beliefs wrong/arbitrarily. I live with them 24/7 and for me, they work.
To be honest I find it fairly interesting, I'm trying to to get my head around how you use the word. It's the very reason that you're not using it in the Anglo Christian way, no more than that, the way you're using outside of Abraham related religions.
Even Hinduism and Buddhism.
I can't comment on say, Sikhism, at all (and my understanding of some of the above is extraordinary limited).
That reason why this is of interest to me.
The reason I'm talking about God in semi set terms is because of the society we're in. If I can understand what you mean I can then assess fully if I agree or disagree with what you're saying/trying to say.
But based on how you're using the word, unless I've mistaken something, you just seem to be making what you're saying overly complex, personally the way you're using the word has so far been a hindrance in understanding what you mean.
That said, just by looking at the clouds, a sunset, a clear nights sky, the moon, I'm often struck by how lovely I find it (personal perception FTW!) I don't know if that's similar to what you mean or not, although if it is then, applied obviously to further areas I'm sure.
On the other hand when I think about the way we evolve, I can't help but be reminded of the survival of the fittest.
Maybe that's why I stick to things that aren't based in life forms? I don't find the method of death generally that awe inspiring