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Coincidence or Divine Inspiration?

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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 3, 2009 12:15:14 PM PDT
G. Jurenas says:
Take another perspective then...Deepak Chopra puts forward the idea of "God" as the universe's consciousness, or intelligence. A bundle of karma, memory and desire (love), which wants to use the same contexts, meanings and relationships, to create a new experience in a new physical domain or body.
A sort of, Love does what love does best, ... It creates.
He goes even further....
"A human body has 100 trillion cells and each cell does 100,000 things every second. How does a human body think thoughts, play a piano, kill germs, remove toxicants, and make a baby all at once?
You can't explain that through energy or information signals.
The only way to explain it is through conciousness.
And the more you study it, the more it sounds like the mind of God"

A God that is part of us, inside each, and everyone of us.
Something St. Augustine called, God's grace.

Posted on Oct 3, 2009 4:38:46 PM PDT
J. A Magill says:
I am uncertain why anyone would be interested in "where did god come from?" Since the posited position is that god exists before and outside of creation (and is thus eternal in the way physicist were certain the universe was before the acceptance of the big bang theory). I am likewise uncertain why anyone would quote Depak Chopera, winner of an Ig Noble prize.

Posted on Oct 3, 2009 5:05:15 PM PDT
The posited position amounts to little more than white noise and has nothing to do with reality.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 3, 2009 5:23:44 PM PDT
J. A Magill says:
Well then, Fred, one can only wonder why you'd want to participate in the discussion in the first place.

Posted on Oct 3, 2009 9:17:10 PM PDT
J.A. It's a discussion that many of us cannot escape . . . it's one which begins, for many, in Sunday School, in catechism schooling, even (in my case) at compulsory attendance at Sunday services and lectures during Basic Training (at Parris Island). Self-styled "believers" attempt to foist it off on others at every opportunity, knocking on strangers' doors, accosting fellow bus passengers, and so on, ad nauseam. Defining God as something that "always existed," or making that assertion, doesn't mean that God exists. Stories about god--as well as stories about gods and goddesses--exist although the subjects of the stories do not.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 5, 2009 4:42:59 AM PDT
Augustine also said, "When you think you've found God, you'll find it's not God.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 5, 2009 3:05:23 PM PDT
G. Jurenas says:
But he wouldn't say, "Stop thinking."
He lead a life of continually testing our beliefs, which only made him a stronger christian.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 6, 2009 4:46:28 AM PDT
Very true. In fact he said that if credible science and an interpretation of scripture conflict, then we should sek a new interpretation of scripture.
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