Basic Postulations Concerning Pantheism

Many theists believe their god is separate from the cosmos. As to whether he actively paticipates in the affairs of the cosmos it’s not clear. Deists claim he has abondoned the cosmos. Jehovah Witnesses (they visit me every sunday) claim in one article that the world in which we live is ruled by Lucifer but Jehovah remains the ruler of the universe which I find funny. A god separate from the cosmos as theists posit implies that:

(a) God is outside of the boundaries of our consciousness.

(b) God, or any maximally powerful being (separate from the universe -from our consciousness), is therefore unknowable. For the purposes of this blog lets assume creationism is a fact and god has a purpose for our lives. 

(c) But what is the purpose of the life of animals? Couldn’t we eat herbs, fruits and nuts as herbivores do and do away with slaughter and predation? A cow eats grass throughout its entire existence but grows and reproduces just fine and there are creatures in the sea that no one has ever set eyes on before. Animals could not exist solely for our benefit.

Many people claim to know or have experienced god. Some even claim he once rode a donkey on the streets of Jerusalem. Would you be surprised if I told you my African ancestors used to bump into gods in the woods cooking yams? You would say the ancestors were crazy. 

Us pantheists, have answers to all this questions. God could not:

(a) Be separate from the cosmos. Every aspect of nature represents god. Therefore god is synonymous with the cosmos. We can liken it a mosaic picture. The whole picture is God not just a single dot or particle that make up the picture. God therefore has dynamic nature or modalities.

(b) Since god is the cosmos, he is knowable but only through natural agents or events in the cosmos which may be “good” or “evil” to mankind. God is unfeeling and uninterested in our domestic affairs and moves the cosmos in the direction he alone wishes.

(c) The social world (from which many derive their anthropomorphic gods) is nothing but a construct. To truly know god we must have a stronger connection to the natural world – this is where the real value of knowledge lies. Once everybody recieves this valuable knowledge concerning an understanding of the natural world, all humanlike “feeling” gods will cease to exist.

(d) Concerning happiness, we can obtain ultimate fulfilment and happiness by living in harmony with both our nature and the natural world. Our moralities must harmonize with our higher nature not conflict them. We must not depend on others for our happiness but we must also not live in such a way that our activities bring sorrow to others. Last but not least, since reason or logic is primarily an instrument of the individual self, it must be guided by intuition (collective self) in order to arrive at an accurate knowledge of the universal god. 

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Try Again

If there is something one wanted

But didn’t get, one must try again.

The difference between those who

Get the fulfilments they want and 

Those who don’t is that the 

Former tried again

And again and again.

Yes You 

After I passed her,

I turned to steal a look again.

She too turn to look at me.

Our eyes met, she didnt blink

Or look away.

We both looked away again.

I turned back again and our 

Eyes met again.

It happened like four times.

Was she actually looking at me

Or somebody else?

So I pointed at myself and

Asked (or rather mimed): “me?”

“Yes You,” she nodded.

What does she want me for?

I’m not tamed.

An Apotheosis

O Mother Nature,

We extol your name.

Us, “the earthborn”

Give you thanks and praise.

You have fed, healed and

Protected us (those who obey you) 

From evil every day and all day.

You’re indeed the greatest O Mother!

Men have invented time for themselves.

Yet you do things in accordance 

With your own seasons.

You send down rain and make the 

Trees grow and bear fruits for

All living things to consume

(Even though they mistreat you)

You’re indeed the greatest.

Thank you Mother Nature.