The Fact of Creation

Creation has at least created controversy and so it is plain to see it actually exists. While that is a glib statement concerning creation it is also true. Creativity, or creation, is evident in everything we do and experience. Its most useful exercise is to use our creative authority to be who we are. It is not usual for most people to do this. Many people do this to varying degrees but to actually realize who we are, absent false examples of self, to be only who without the false ownership that is the mask we call our self, is unusual.

Most people consider creation in biblical terms. I do as well but I do not consider the Bible to be the word of God. It is a book written by men for men, as God quite simply does not write books. To write a book and then claim it as a Divine authority is obviously dishonest. If we actually had confidence in the Divine we would have little use for the book as our relationship with God would be direct. A direct relationship is the only possible relationship any person could hope to have with God or the Divine. This is true whatever God is and even if God is naught.

The Bible, or any other sacred text, is only intended to allude to God or some manifestation, or example of, enduring value. The language of God makes no sound, no hand writes it down, no eye reads it, no tongue speaks it and it is understood by all. This is how we know God, by accepting that whatever God is, or even if God is naught, it is acceptable and God means us no harm. We need to accept that God can not possibly suffer any injury and the only sin we can commit is against our self.

We recognize and experience creation in our daily life as we see its plain and simple expression is everywhere. This blog entry proves that as it did not exist before I wrote it. All creation is like that, creation just is and it only happens at one time. Not one thing has ever happened at any other time than the singular moment that is now. The past and the future is contained there in its entirety. Nothing escapes it. Now is the moment of creation and none escape it.

Michael, The Mystic Tourist ©2012

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4 thoughts on “The Fact of Creation

  1. I’m not ‘picking a fight’ with you, because I can appreciate a lot of what you are saying, although I don’t fully understand what you mean about some things like, “Most people consider creation in biblical terms. I do as well but I do not consider the Bible to be the word of God.” In any event, let me just say that it may be arrogance when someone declares that we don’t need any sacred texts written by persons who have had direct contact or experience with God just because that someone him or herself hasn’t had any direct contact or experience with God. I think ego (meaning ‘pride’) is a major cause for this stance. In other words, “If I haven’t had any such experience, then no one has or can.” It’s like “If I haven’t been chosen to play the position I want to play on this team then I’m taking my ball and going home.” Little does that person realize, though, that he’s not the only one with a ball, and now he is certainly without a team, and not in any real game. Sure, he can go home and play a ‘virtual’ game by himself on his computer, or just imagine that he’s playing one (and he’s the STAR PLAYER!), but he’s fooling no one — not even himself. He ends up being like the scripture that says, “ … tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;”.

    You state that God does not write books. God works through His chosen spokespersons to communicate His will and desires for us and these person write the books, which is essentially the same as God doing the writing. However, I can well appreciate that there are myriads of ‘false prophets’ who write ‘scripture’ claiming God as its source, but this doesn’t explain away that there is no valid scriptures written by bona fide people (‘prophets’, for the sake of using some term). So that’s the rub and the sixty-four thousand dollar question: Which, of all the so-called ‘scriptures’ are the true and valid ones? Also, perhaps we can write our own scripture inspired of God, but not to be canonized for the whole of humanity, but communication that benefits us or people we are responsible for according to our individual and unique needs, i.e., personal revelation.

    As for the “language of God” and “sound” I have had experiences that aligns with the scripture in 1 Kings 19:11-12:
    11 And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the Lord. And, behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the Lord was not in the earthquake:
     12 And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.

    I’m not saying I know what or who God is, but I’m am not about to ‘throw the baby out with the bath water’ by not recognizing the many, what I consider to be, valid written works communicated to certain people from God.

    Might I also add that I am not too sure about “This blog … did not exist before I wrote it.” However, best to leave that idea alone for another discussion. 🙂

    P.S. If you don’t feel comfortable or enjoy the aspects of me questioning, disagreeing, etc, what you write about, please let me know. — Paul

    • Thanks Paul, I have no problem with your comment. I appreciate that you took the time to read and comment. I do not expect people to agree with me because I wrote something. What I write I do believe and that only means I believe what I wrote, nothing else. I think the experience of God is empirical and that none escape it. I think that only God defines and represents God. I think sacred text alludes to God so that we might come to understand God as God is. That is what I believe. I think anyone who would find God does and that no one escapes God. I think it is futile to define God as only God could do that. The best we could ever do is to allude to God as God makes the example and expression of God’s self. I believe this but that is its only significance.

      I believe we all have direct contact and experience of God. Some people are much more aware of this and God is much more present in their experience of life. Certainly such a life is noticed in the time and community in which it is present.

      Thanks for reading Paul and thanks for commenting.

  2. Okay, thank *you* for thanking me! LOL!

    “I think it is futile to define God”

    Yes!

    Having been reared in a fundamentalist (I would say) Christian home with God the Father being portrayed as a man with a white woolly beard and even perhaps a bit of a pot belly (true!) I have, for the obvious ‘Santa Claus’ reasons broken away from that childish, even absurd way of visualizing God. I am coming more and more to the conclusion that ‘He’ could very likely even be a HeShe, or maybe a ‘She’ although that isn’t my bias (but never an ‘It’ — I don’t think I could ever go that far, at least not at the present time). In fact, I am inclined to agree with you that God may be unknowable in mortal human terms because of our mortal limitations. I still very much believe, though, (I would actually choose to say “know” — I have my personal empirical reasons) there is life after death for all of us, and it is perhaps ‘there’ or when we are in that state, we will be better disposed to understand the true nature of God. At least, that’s my hope.

    Having said all of this, I have to admit that it is still difficult to completely distance myself from the anthropomorphic concept of the God of my youth. In fact, I still find comfort in this notion of God being an exalted human being (but not a Santa Claus image!), however this being the real truth of the matter, I’m beginning to question, perhaps even doubt. Could in fact, God who lives outside of space and time; God who is at least 14 billion years old, really be a ‘human being’ although an exalted one? Hard to even begin to image what that ‘human being’ would be like after all of these billions of earth years, even e pre-dating when earth years along with the rest of *this* universe came into existence.

    I’m just finishing up a book written by the astrophysics, Bernard Haisch entitled the “The God Theory”. Based upon what you have written, I think you would like it. It’s not a ‘thick’ book and very manageable from a technical point of view. I would give it a solid four out of five stars for a lot of reasons.

    – Paul

  3. Hi Paul,

    I also had a religious childhood, Catholic, complete with parochial education. I expected to be a priest but could not reconcile myself with the church’s treatment of women. That eventually dominoed and I lost my faith. I now have faithless confidence and my relationship with God is satisfying. As I see it neither God nor I have much use for faith, it demonstrates a lack of confidence. I do not mean that to be disrespectful it is just how I walk with God, with confidence.

    I have never been much of a reader. In matters of mysticism it is about purity of mind. I am less fussy about that today but reading, in particular book reading, is a habit I never developed. I do appreciate your book recommendation as I sometimes do enjoy a good book. I will add it to my list of books I might read.

    Thanks Paul,
    Michael, The Mystic Tourist

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