On “God”

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Religion and Spirituality  |  House: Booksie Classic


Personally I think God is what we call the manifestation of consciousness. Because we’re abruptly hoisted into life. Following that, “God” is within all of us, and other animals too. We aren’t special nor do we have special claim to intelligence. How do you measure the intelligence of another organism, not understanding how it operates? We don’t even understand ourselves.

We like to think we do. We like to think we’re civilised. That’s just it. Pride is all. Pride and greed will be our undoing. Because we can’t just be content with nature. Because we’re indoctrinated from birth to be superstitious and impressionable. To take adages at face value is to see wisdom in folly, to be dependent, gullible, not think for oneself. That’s my view, at least. 

I’m too cynical to believe there is an immaterial part of us that lives on after death. Personally I think this train of thought is how we reconcile our fear of death: by romanticising it.

But like Douglas Adams said, “Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?” Life is beautiful and death is natural...

...and like Epicurus said: “When we exist, death is not; and when deathexists, we are not. All sensation and consciousness ends with death and therefore in death there is neither pleasure nor pain. The fear of death arises from the belief that in death, there is awareness.”


Submitted: April 18, 2021

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uduak

I like this book,it's nice.gud one

Sat, May 15th, 2021 5:06pm

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Thank you :)

Sat, May 15th, 2021 4:28pm

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