Friday, February 10, 2023


"God Blessing the Seventh Day" (William Blake)

Despite the preponderance of discussions about the meaning or existence of God, few seem to entertain the notion of a God that has little time for man. Agnostics discountenance God on the basis of empirical evidence, most of it relating to God’s failure to intervene in genocides like the Holocaust. God is tantamount to wish fulfillment or not. What if there were a transcendent being, a force which has no particular connection to worldly or even galactic contingency? Maybe God is something whose purpose it's almost impossible to ascertain. The mystery of God is not in their existence, but their place in the great chain of being. What if God and Nature have nothing to do with each other and God answered like some doctors in the increasingly specialized field of medicine that say thoracic problems are not their area of expertise. Further, if God is a specialist what is their functions? Conatus was the term employed by Spinoza for life force. Such pantheistic notions of a paranormal or transcendental force might, in fact, reside in the oblique issue of first causes. If there's a God who created man then God arrived way before Man. It's unlikely they were going to subscribe to the notion that the newcomer is the most important person in the room.

read " Is God a Dog?" by Francis Levy, The Screaming Pope

and listen to "Up on the Roof,"by The Drifters

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