My God is Freedom – and yours?
My God is also freedom–and discovering that my belief in the divinity of freedom is a shared belief by somebody else is a first for me! Here’s a bit more on what, for me, the divinity of freedom means:
Freedom is everything, but it comes with a caveat. Freedom is embedded in its own negative space, thus liberation means liberation from freedom’s negative space (thus, free speech, thought, and identity are discovered within a continuum of increasing or decreasing degrees of freedom). This process then, comes with the qualification: more freedom is good, but not good enough. Success here is a bit like becoming well educated; the more educated you become, the more you appreciate the necessity of the process of ongoing education. Maybe an even better analogy is found in what some people believe; that is, that freedom is all about climbing a spiritual latter, the more liberation, the more significant liberation becomes, the more significant liberation becomes, the more significant it becomes to share this freedom with others–either by teaching, or by doing the “right thing.” Divinity/freedom first—and everything else follows! Thanks for the question.
Is it wrong to think of God as an invention of the human mind?
No, it is not wrong to think of God as an invention of the human mind, but you must add this caveat: God, in addition to being an invention of the human mind, is also the pre-condition for the possibility of invention and imagination. Therefore, God becomes the source of the inspired idea that God is an invention of the human mind; thus, God becomes the condition of the possibility to invent God. In the overall scheme of things, it is legitimate to think of God as being both invented and not invented. I know this is not easy to take in the first time you hear it, but, for what it’s worth, it is the way I understand God.
If complementarity is a concept developed to explain the wave particle
duality of light, how do you explain the duality between all conjugate variables at the quantum level of observation?
Whooa! That’s an incredible question and I don’t know if my answer will work for you, but it works for me, so here it is: All nature is a `way of non-being.’ This non-being is peculiar in that it is not a singular thing; rather, it is manifested by reciprocal movement—the reciprocal movement occurring within the structure of double negation. If all existence occurs within the structure of double negation then that which is implied by the double negative becomes logically affirmed. The name I give to that affirmation is God, divinity, One on High, Sunyata, Sat Chit Ananda, Moksha, Nirvana, Logos, etc. More to the point, for me, Logos becomes another word for God. But that is not the end of it. This logically implied God becomes ‘free’ in the reciprocal movement that occurs within the structure of the double negative. All existence, in fact, occurs within the reciprocal movement of double negation. All existence then—including subatomic particles, exist within the reciprocal movement of this double negation, thus the duality between all conjugate variables at the quantum level of observation is a consequence of the reciprocal movement occurring within the structure of double negation, i.e., a consequence of logic and freedom. God (all names that denote divinity, unity, and oneness) “in the form of the other,” is both God and freedom, and because of this, not only can we derive the meaning and significance of all conjugate variables at the quantum level of observation, we can also, through reasoned analysis, derive the meaning and significance of God. Freedom and logic, on some level, are present in all non-being, i.e., nature and existence.