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Humanity, on the whole, has missed the point

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Submitted by Darwin Barrett (United States), Jun 28, 2005 at 18:27

If there exists an infinite, all powerful creative force, and I believe there does, there could not be more than one, because if one thing is infinite, there is no place for another. So, anyone believing in "God" could only be believing in one thing regardless of the name. Also, "God" could not be a being, because a being is finite, not infinite. "God" could however, be a force and creative system that comprises all the Universe, qualifying as infinite, all power, all knowledge, etc. This creative force/system would then be in us all. Enter Free will, The Ego, the individual, the power that separates and causes conflict. This is the force referred to as Satan in the Bible. Satan rules the place of hell, where the Ego is in charge. The creative force within, undefineable but represented approximately by the Id, is represented by the Word God in the Bible. God's domain is heaven, where peace and harmony prevail. Man's conscious mind ruled by the Ego defines God in Man's image.

So the Conflict in the World today is between the Ego of the east and the Ego of the west. Humankind, most likely, will endure another 1000 years of turmoil before it either destroys itself, or finds a way to turn away from the Ego and rely on the infinite creative force within to rule the world.

But that is just my opinion. For a more detailed explanation go to http://www.grininbarrett.com/
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