Poor God

05/22/2013

Poor God.  He gets blamed for everything.  Every time there is a natural disaster, people want to know why God didn’t prevent it.  In other words, why does He supposedly allow bad things to happen to good people.

Well for starters, he’s not a he; he’s not a she either and arguably not even an “it”.  God is simply the universal life force that permeates all of Creation. When people talk about God, they are usually referring to something that they think exists outside of themselves (like our Father who art in heaven, for example).  In reality, God exists everywhere and in everything. That’s why Jesus said that the Kingdom of God is within, inasmuch as the Kingdom of God is literally a kingdom of consciousness.

As Max Planck, the German physicist who originated quantum theory, said, “…there is no such thing as matter.”  That’s because everything is consciousness, even that which we call matter.  Most neurobiologists have stated that physics cannot  explain consciousness.  That’s not surprising because physics cannot observe what exists beyond space and time (the Cosmic Mind).

From God’s perspective, assuming that He can even have a perspective, Creation is perfect since it is self-generating and self-renewing.  It’s a circle of life, with no beginning and no end.  As for death, it is simply the end of the illusion we call life and the beginning of the remainder of eternity.  There are no “bad things happening” to anybody, only things that are necessary for the renewal of life.

We all have a need to belong to something greater than ourselves and to understand why we exist.  Towards that end, I believe that it is possible for anyone to have their own unique relationship with God.  Since God is within, our bodies form the altar from which we can connect to him.  A church and a religion are not required…and never intended.

“Our reality is an expression of a deeper order of existence that exists beyond space and time.”  -Michael Talbot

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5 Responses to “Poor God”

  1. babarahs said

    My kind of thinking. Thanks for liking my Bible Weirdness. Much more to come. Now I will take some time to read what you have written. See ya.

    • chicagoja said

      Thanks for your comments. It’s so true what your saying. If we were to view death and suffering as a necessary part of the life experience
      it would give us a different perspective on God’s creation. As the saying goes, “He who has no expectations shall surely not be disappointed.”

  2. ams120 said

    God does, indeed, get blamed for everything. Then, I suppose if God is the driving force behind all events, past, present, and future, then one could say he is responsible for everything. We’re so afraid of our own death, that we can’t possibly imagine a God who would condone human suffering and dying. We can’t imagine a God who is so unfeeling, that he would take away our loved ones from us “too soon.”

    It’s hard for us to think outside of our own emotions, motivations, and short life spans, which is understandable, but I believe we are part of something MUCH bigger than our fleeting moment here on Earth and that our human “death” is actually something for which we can give thanks to God, not blame her for.

  3. deeponics said

    Good post. God will grow grapes for you with the aid of the sun but burn you with it if you wander in the desert. You cannot thank or blame God for either, but just accept that God made the Sun, grapes, your blood flesh and bones, and the time you are given to enjoy them.
    And you are right about the genderlessness of God; you cannot say that the blood cells in my wife are female and the blood cells in me are male.

    • chicagoja said

      Thank you for your comments. I liken what you said to the philosophy that life is God’s gift to us and what we do with it is our gift to God.

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