I don’t know exactly what I’m going to be writing about below this sentence. I do know though that I’ve wanted to write on a whole bunch of topics lately – one as a recurring theme is the concept of God – through my eyes that is. I wrote this comment the other day:
Religion is where people need to accept a definition of God external to their own personal experience to feel accepted by others.
The fact is though, my experience of God, personally is only very little. For one, most of my day to day life is consumed by everything but God. So what can I say?
I’ve wanted to write about or at least capture my intellectual concept around what God is. The funny thing is when I do that I always come up with blanks, even though I feel I have some concept of God. So that in itself points to the fact that comprehending God is more a feeling based rather than a mind based thing. The concept “infinity” by itself illustrates this.
When we ask what infinity describes we might say it is something without end but saying it is “something” is not inclusive enough of everything. We might correct that then and say “everything without an end” but that is still exclusive, which is abandoned from the thing we wish to describe. So we might include the words “nothing” and “beginning” at which we now have:
Everything and nothing without a beginning or an end
This statement is difficult to conceive with our mind’s capacity, whereas I can feel I know what infinity is without being able to describe what that feeling is – really very much at all.
So would that mean if we can best comprehend God through feelings, God then connects with us through our emotions? And if that’s the case, would not God need to be a being with emotions? But how could I imagine any of this if there’s no evidence that God even exists as a being?
Staying with that concept, without addressing God then – we can take the logic that what is infinite by nature encompasses all possibilities. If it can’t, then we’d argue it is no longer infinite. So by that same logic any quality that exists for us, exists or is encompassed by infinity as there cannot be any possibility that what we know of that can be negated within a description of infinity. Why? because if you add something to nothing, you are still left with something. So we say that given that infinity must contain every possibility, it must possess a non-conscious, non-emotional, non-awareness, along with possessing a conscious emotional awareness.
So the position that infinity has no consciousness or emotion is actually an impossibility. And if that is the case then infinity is just a way to describe that infinite being or what is referred to as God and not so much the other way around.
On another track, Einstein wrote this:
The scientist’s religious feeling takes the form of a rapturous amazement at the harmony of natural law, which reveals an intelligence of such superiority that, in comparison with it, all the systematic thinking of human beings is an utterly insignificant reflection. This feeling is the guiding principle of his life and work.