Is there a God?


The word is the tradition, the hope, the desire to find the absolute, the striving after the ultimate, the movement which gives vitality to existence. So the word itself becomes the ultimate, yet we can see that the word is not the thing. The mind is the word, and the word is thought.

About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

25 thoughts on “Is there a God?

  1. Ubi Dubium says:

    I don’t think that meant anything!

    I went to the “New-age BS Generator” for some random deep-sounding stuff, and got this:
    “Rejuvenation is a constant. By awakening, we live. Wellbeing is the deeper meaning of faith, and of us.”
    It’s just as meaningful.
    (You can find the generator here: https://sebpearce.com/bullshit/)

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    • makagutu says:

      I think the beginning makes some sense. That god or whatever it means to many people is an illusion, a figment of the imagination

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      • Ubi Dubium says:

        Maybe? If that’s what he meant, he sure said it in a roundabout and confusing way. I prefer the writers I read to be more straightforward, and less oblique.

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        • makagutu says:

          I think he was known to be long winded.
          Lloyd Geering wrote this

          The first has to do with God. Even from the time I embraced the Christian faith, I had no clear idea of what the word God meant. For me, God referred to the mystery of life that could not be grasped by the human mind. But more recently I have come to realize that God does not name a reality in the cosmos at all. Rather it is a humanly created idea. It belongs to the human thought-world. It is a word by which we have tried to make sense of the physical world we live in.

          This idea of God has a long history, which the remarkable scholar and former nun Karen Armstrong has written up as “The History of God”. God is an idea that has played an extremely important role in our evolving culture. It supplied an ultimate point of reference. It was the idea of God as creator and unifier of the universe that led to the rise of modern science, when mediaeval theologians tried to discover what they called ‘the ways of God’ by conducting experiments. It was they who laid the foundations of today’s empirical science.

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          • Ubi Dubium says:

            Now that’s a better way of saying pretty much the same thing. I get annoyed with writers who think that being oblique, poetic, and impenetrable is the same thing as being deep and meaningful.

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            • makagutu says:

              I too hate long windedness. To be verbose always seems to me to mean someone is not certain of their subject

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              • Ubi Dubium says:

                I hate writers who are longwinded just for the sake of being longwinded. (I just finished War and Peace and it really seemed like Tolstoy was being paid by the word!) If they really need the length to explain what they mean, then it’s fine.

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  2. jim- says:

    Imaginary fig mints may be a good seller in Christian circles. It is all in their heads. You wouldn’t have to stock inventory and dispense whatever bullshits on the illusory menu. $$

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  3. john zande says:

    The word is, Flaggle.

    Now be at peace.

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  4. basenjibrian says:

    Thought is word is blargle blargle blarge. Can Ize get an Oprah endorsement?

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  5. shelldigger says:

    I think this might be of some assistance:

    http://wisdomofchopra.com/

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  6. basenjibrian says:

    ROFLOL, shelldigger. I got “Dogs are horses” from the generator! I am profoundly touched!

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