Brian’s Reflection: Tuesday, September 27, 2011
God exists ……… right???
Brian Orrock McHugh
Both the question and the answer are …..complex.
Question: can God exist without conscious human minds? My answer: No. For better or worst, as the old song goes, “You can’t have one without the other”. If this were not the case, Jesus would be unnecessary.
We can look back into History and concoct various explanations for the “existence of God”. All are interwoven with cultural and intellectual development. Slowly, we have been working towards an understanding of God which is not based on a God who fills in the gaps of Ignorance. To my mind, this is great progress. God surely cannot be a by-product of anything, especially Ignorance.
Does God exist apart from us (human beings)? No. Not in this manifestation of the Universe.
Is God currently being diminished by the present economic, religious, and political state of the World? Without a doubt. The more human beings are trashed, demeaned, insulted, the more the concept of God is devalued. The same thing can be said about the relationship between Science and God.
God is reported to have said, “Your ways are not my ways, nor your thoughts my thoughts”. We’d best pay attention.
My thought: God and Human Beings create each other. We are not separated. We cannot exist without each other. And if we would know anything about “God”, that knowledge must come from within each, in a relationship of Love.
Things for pondering.