Thursday, February 23, 2017

When a "belief" is your "Truth," Your Own Ideas become Your Only God

When a belief is your "truth" your own ideas become your one and only God.

Let us assume, for the moment, that the kind of God the Christians claim to exist, actually exists. If such an infinite and eternal, all powerful God did actually exist, we would still be left with a serious problem.

How would we be able to tell the difference between God, and our "beliefs" about God?

The only answers to such a question would still be simply a "belief" that we could discover and define the difference. But every attempt to do so, leads us only back deeper into our own mind, searching clumsily for an infinite perfection with a brain that is all too finite, fallible, and imperfect.

But we believe we can, even with all our imperfections and limitations, distinguish the difference between our "beliefs" about God, and God "himself." Such hubris would surely convince an actual "god" of just how in love with our own minds we really are.

Our trust is less in God, therefore, than in our ability to "believe" we can trust ourselves, whenever we claim we know with certainty what that difference would be.

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