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God/energy/consciousness

Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by Unveiled Artist, Jul 25, 2021.

  1. Unveiled Artist

    Unveiled Artist Shrugs. I tried.

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    If god is energy and energy is consciousness, can you (to whom appropriate) explain what that means?

    How does spiritual energy (not physics) have consciousness?

    If you don't believe in spiritual energy and you're able to give some positive insight, that would be good too.

    ( I asked on another thread but neither answered so I thought maybe those who believe this have an idea of what they meant)
     
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  2. Xavier Graham SA

    Xavier Graham SA God is Love, is love, is love. OM, AV KAH AHH!

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    From my elementary understanding of Hinduism, I think this is what the teaching on Brahman essentially is. Their supreme “God” isn’t a sentient being, rather, the energy behind everything which means it supports and is responsible for all existence.
     
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  3. Unveiled Artist

    Unveiled Artist Shrugs. I tried.

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    Interestingly enough, I got this from two people who didn't practice eastern traditions. They had an abrahamic perspective of it while others more vague.
     
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    As far as I can tell, there is no common usage for "spiritual," non-physical "energy" or even "god," in terms of the meaning people convey when they say these words. Even "consciousness" referring to mystical ideas outside of neuroscience are nothing more than speculative imagination. These terms seem vague to the point of meaningless.

    When these words are so vague, I notice people slipping into equivocating different meanings for the same word, even within the same conversation. It's very frustrating. I see it a lot in people who are "spiritual but not religious," or New Age types who want to see mysteries in the universe but can't begin to describe good reasons for why they hold their beliefs.

    Certainly, there is no demonstrable, scientific basis for any of the supernatural concepts that people use these terms to refer to. So to answer your question...no, I don't think anyone can describe what it means. Maybe you could ask Deepak Chopra, though? :rolleyes:
     
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    viole Ontological Naturalist
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    Then He is mass.

    Ciao

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  6. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    I do not believe in any kind of 'spiritual', 'divine' energy. Like God, it is something that we imagine, basically in our quest for immortality.
    It is a strategy for Deepak Chawla type of religious teachers who would like to create mystery where there is none.
    The positive idea is to look at the working of the brain, imagination, fuzzy logic, and stick to science.
     
  7. Unveiled Artist

    Unveiled Artist Shrugs. I tried.

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    This isn't a physics question.
     
  8. Unveiled Artist

    Unveiled Artist Shrugs. I tried.

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    Ok.... But do you have some positive insight on it?

    Not everything we don't believe in needs to be shot down as rediculous.
     
  9. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    It is OK if people have this need and have God belief. However, IMHO, it is a need created by indoctrination and repeated hearing. It is not a genuine need. Atheists do without it without any problem.
     
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