What is God

The atheist is a man or woman disbelieving in a god of his own understanding. In rejecting God as an absolute principle of reality, he unjustifiably promotes his own fallible reason to omniscience, a station whose very existence he had set out to refute. Atheism, like relativism, is self-contradictory for merely logical reasons. But perhaps we may offer a few more or less intellectual and esoteric conceptions of God, in the sense of Godhead, as food for thought for those who rather see than believe.

God is:

“The coincidence of all opposites.” Rumi

“An infinite sphere whose center is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere.” Liber XXIV Philosophorum

“The synthetic unity of all antithetic determinations.” Eugen Fink

“The permanent actuality of the Self.” Rene Guenon

“The eternal present.” Don’t Remember

“The undifferentiated and un-differentiable state of consciousness.” Tomaj Javidtash

“Awesome.” Arthur Vandelay

7 thoughts on “What is God

  1. Thank you for this. I have always loved the concept of God as an infinite sphere whose center is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere. That is perfect.

    And I love how you describe atheists as those who, by feeling they have the capacity to know that God does not exist, thereby raise their own reason up on a pedestal to the level of omniscience (the level required to be able to know such a thing).

    I wonder if you needed to say “fallible” reason. Even if someone had infallible reason, they may not be able to know God (I’m not sure – what do you think?). I’m not dissing reason! Rather, it seems to me that reason only goes so far, then there is just BEING. To know God is to BE God (the way a thimble full of ocean water in the ocean is nothing but ocean even though it is not the whole ocean).

    I hope I expressed this clearly. I appreciate your post! Thank you.

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    1. Thank you for your comment. I definitely agree with you on the fact that God and and the whole of spiritual order lies beyond the grasp of reason; but unfortunately the modern rational perspective assumes the reason is the ultimate means of understanding; in agreement with you I only meant to say that reason besides being limited is also fallible. I particularly like when you say knowing God is being God since that’s the only true way of knowing It.

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      1. well, its very early morning here and maybe i’m still slow…but the wording there caused a pause for me, too. this sorts it: ‘I only meant to say that reason besides being limited is also fallible.’ but now i am thinking that our spirituality is also fallible…ah well, intriguing as always, toomajj!

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  2. Thank you for the post Tomaj! I really appreciate it!

    You say: “But perhaps we may offer a few more or less intellectual and esoteric conceptions of God..”
    Or maybe a direct “meeting” with what is can be sufficient. To make the grounded subjective feeling of beeing to a starting point is something that everyone (including atheists) can grasp. The notion, or more precisely; the realization, will then show that the starting point is really both the beginning and the end, whitout delay. Nothing more remains. You are what is, and that what is, is the absolute ground, aka God.

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