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GUEST,Ingrid Frances Stark BS: God! Do you believe ? Which one ? (94* d) RE: BS: God! Do you believe ? Which one ? 01 Mar 06


That which orders the universe (or doesn't) is far beyond our ability to understand, or even comprehend. But the human mind seeks patterns and answers, and sees patterns where, quite possibly none exist.

When it comes to deity, we are much like the blind men and the elephant: each experiences a small part of the whole, a single facet of an infinitly faceted creation.
Some have created religious belief systems around one or another of these facets, and proclaimed, "I have found the truth!" Perhaps they have, but not the whole of it. I think that probably all the world's religions each have a piece of the truth, some of them overlapping, but we poor humans cannot see the entire truth. Let's hear it for mystery!

I started with the word "balance". Nothing exists without its opposite. Light and dark, up and down, left and right, good and evil. Like a pendulum swinging from side to side, or water seeking its own level, all things tend towards a balance. Only our opinions make one wrong and another right. When the pattern is too big to see, we attempt to impose smaller patterns, just so we have a handle to grab. We impose a face and form on the unknown so that we can relate to it, but then forget that the face is our creation, not the other way around.


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