Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Thought

A little different topic here:

I had this thought this morning in the shower. I was wondering about the different religions that people have had, the belief structures and more importantly, the objects of their belief. (Reading "Pyramids", another pratchett novel.)

That got me thinking about God, the modern Judaeo/Christian God, and how we conceive of Him as having made us in His image. Or we think of ourselves as being made in His image.

Spent a while lost in that thought, and then I started pulling that one apart and wondering about the differences between God and man.

The leading characteristic of us I had been struck with through this whole thought process was our need or at least compunction to believe in something. And I got stuck on this: Belief is one of the most basic characteristics of people. Even the most devout atheists are firmly married to their belief in logic, reason, and the validity of their sensory experiences. How is that any different from believing a giant dung beetle is pushing the sun across the sky?

Which brought me around to the question, if we are made in God's image, and we so fervently Believe in stuff, what does God believe in?

Got me for a while.

Then I thought, it's Us.

5 comments:

Able Ponder said...

all that on so little sleep? color me impressed.

Sarah said...

Wow. I'm pretty speechless... That was beautiful.

Carrefour said...

I BELIEVE that you better post some more pictures, pronto.

Big D said...

I LOVE IT! It works well with my feeling that god is us and we are god, the whole holy ghost notion.

Loverly, K.

Big Nick said...

se méfier de l'eau qui dort