692 More on God, Facts and Belief, part 2




In my blog 691 yesterday I asked a rhetorical question: Is there more to say on the subject of God, Facts and Belief? I made the point that there is no God, but there is the belief in God. Then in the inbox today a snippet from Krishnamurti’s teachings:


The question of whether or not there is a God or truth or reality, or whatever you like to call it, can never be answered by books, philosophers or saviours.


So there is a God after all ... K equals God with truth and reality and he would be happy with whatever you like to call it. For instance: Inner Self, Soul, Higher (Universal) Consciousness, Átman, Tao ... the list goes on. Albert Einstein referred to God as being synonymous with a "meaningful unity of nature and the spiritual."





But Krishnamurti and EINSTEIN agree with me that there is no God, in the sense as proposed by our Abrahamic religions - Judaism, Christianity, Islam - i.e. there is - as Einstein puts it - no "personal" God; a being who looks down on us from heaven; who we pray to; who "wants our best at heart"; who tells us what to do, or not to do.


But there are many differing definitions for what we can call our belief in a concept of God. Adherents to traditional religions deny this, for them it's either / or: You either believe (in their traditional God) or you're a heathen, an infidel. This adherence to a dogmatic theology is one of the great - if indeed not the greatest - evils in the world.


All this is at the heart of my interests & studies; GOD is one of the subject matters of my book with no title, instead three definitions for the term en.light.en.ment














 

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