Dear God, God bless you, OMG, gosh darn it—the word is ubiquitous, and yet people rarely speak of the subject itself anymore, mostly because one is so easily misunderstood. Touchy subject, lots of beliefs and interpretations. They say that religion is on the decline, maybe so, but I don’t think that necessarily means that people are atheists, or even agnostics. It’s just that everyone has a different view of who or what God is, and don’t feel comfortable having someone tell them they will be eternally damned for disagreeing with them. One doesn’t choose what to believe, honestly, one believes what one believes. If you can find a religion that conforms completely with your personal beliefs, well, you are blessed. Also, there is that phenomenon known as blind faith.
Lately I’ve heard the term “personal God” used, as in “…don’t believe in a…” I think I know what they mean, but that term doesn’t work for me. I would rather say I don’t believe in an anthropomorphic God. That is to say that, to me, God is so much bigger and more complicated than a human that it is extremely vain to assume God could be encapsulated in our form. I could say that God is the Universe—that’s pretty big. Lately, however, I’ve heard that quantum physicists are considering the possibility that there are more than one—a Multiverse if you will.
I enjoy contemplating Infinity, something rather difficult for our little human minds to comprehend. If you look at our galaxy, there are more stars than we could possibly count. Then, if you look at the Universe, there are countless galaxies! Looking inward is just as daunting. No matter how small a particle the physicists find, there appears to be something smaller, and with more empty space in between. Infinity means there is no end—to anything. Consider this: it is mathematically possible for anything we can imagine to exist, somewhere out there in Infinity. Then, if you consider the possibility of other dimensions, ones that may not conform to our “laws” of physics, well, there is an infinite number of possibilities. This is God’s realm of existence.
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