MarkD

MarkD

I’m more interested in the phenomenon of god belief than I am with arguing whether or not any exist. I assume it is something entirely natural, perhaps something structural in our psychology. When you look at how the brain has been overlaid with modification after modification over the eons, it wouldn’t surprise if it turned out that consciousness is way more complex than what we experience in our waking state. Perhaps the world which ‘God’ created is that which makes our symbollic language using mind possible.
‘God’ might be the psycho-biological ground of being which supports what we think we are and what we are able to do. None of us creates our own identity and interests, nor do we decide what will fulfill us. All of that is a given which must be discovered. But what is given can also be lost. I don’t think it is a matter of complete indifference to ‘God’ what we do with these lives we live. Some degree of deference is due to that which makes us possible and in some sense its fulfillment is also our own.
So there you have it, my notion of God as a natural phenomenon. Mysterious, yes, but not supernatural or separate from the rest of the natural world.

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