Archive for the ‘pantheism’ Category

Perhaps God isn’t perfect

December 18, 2010

People often say, “If there’s a God, why does he let bad things happen?” We expect God to be perfect, but if we’re made in God’s image, then perhaps God isn’t perfect. And that’s OK. But I also believe that partly we are God. We are part of God and God is something that’s in us and all around us.

Sinead O’Connor

Or perhaps you’ve made a god in your own image Ms. O’ Connor?

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Self Worship of the New Age

August 24, 2009

(the idea that we are our own god is)

The giant truth that one individual is his or her own best teacher, and that no other idol or false image should be worshipped or adored because the God we are all seeking lies inside one’s self, not outside.

Shirley MacLaine, IT’S ALL IN THE PLAYING, Bantam, NY, 1987, p.172.

In the miniseries Out on a Limb MacLaine portrayed herself on a beach
screaming “I am God!” over and over.

If she is God then she is accountable to no one but herself. If so, there is no accountability but the likelihood of eternal self-justifications for any and all of our actions.

Einstein’s Pantheism

August 24, 2009

I believe in Spinoza’s God who reveals himself in the orderly harmony of what exists, not in a God who concerns himself with the fates and actions of human beings.

In 1929, Einstein was asked in a telegram by Rabbi Herbert S. Goldstein whether he believed in God. Einstein responded by telegram with the words quoted above.

Whilst Einstein may be cited as a pantheist, the lack of interest in man’s day to day affairs may also be consistent with Deism. However, it is certainly not Biblical theism, despite many Christians and other theists attempting to co-opt him as their own.