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In Depth or in Distraction => Mind, Body, Spirit => Topic started by: Lydia on May 14, 2016, 09:15:19 PM

Title: God. The Entity's Future?
Post by: Lydia on May 14, 2016, 09:15:19 PM
Been having a spot of thinkiness, and am in need of reflections on this. This being God. My logic goes that, if the universe is definitely going to contract, eventually in the future, where does that leave God?

What is going to be 'His' role in the universe then, if there aren't any creatures for 'Him' to concern himself with. And what happens to 'Him' when there will be no 'space' for 'His' Entity to 'exist' within..?

What would be the whole point of God's plan, if the ultimate destiny of mankind, or any other alien beings in this universe, is to be annihilation?

What of all the painters, and philosophers etc, and all their meditations on free will etc, if 'He' is going to end up entirely on 'His' own at the end of the day?

Would he have a 'Socrates moment' and if so, how would 'He' go about that? Would life seem 'meaningless and absurd' just like the questions in this new thread...? Any suggestions on this?
Title: Re: God. The Entity's Future?
Post by: outoforder on May 14, 2016, 10:46:25 PM
it must be lonely being God, mustn't it?

I bet He has his fingers in many pies universes though and dimensions of stuff we have no idea about.
Title: Re: God. The Entity's Future?
Post by: Lydia on May 15, 2016, 01:43:31 AM
But what do you think his ultimate game plan is? He must have one? How long do you think he has been languishing in this world, in solitaire?

 Perhaps I ought to send this question into one of Radio 4 entertainment shows, with Sandi Tosvig as presenter. It would prove very interesting to see what idea their throw back on such a topic. They go in for all that surreal stuff...!
Title: Re: God. The Entity's Future?
Post by: Annathos on Sep 22, 2017, 08:36:36 AM
He is the creator of us. So he has the right to decide according to his plan.
Title: Re: God. The Entity's Future?
Post by: JHopten on Dec 04, 2017, 11:12:13 PM
I think he would have to join the cosmos and accept that it was nothing to do with him,  and start to really marvel at it,  and then he could be at one with all of us .... how delightful.....
Title: Re: God. The Entity's Future?
Post by: hellohowareyoutoday on Dec 04, 2017, 11:31:52 PM
It is not common knowledge to many, but 11 years ago God decided to give up his omnipotence and take the body of a mortal cat named Socks who lives in Surrey. We do not know how long God/Socks will be with us all, so events in the distant future are not relevant to ex-God.
Title: Re: God. The Entity's Future?
Post by: Lust for Life on Jan 22, 2018, 06:22:14 AM
Have you never built a sandcastle then destroyed it yourself, or built it close to the incoming tide, knowing the sea will reclaim it?
Title: Re: God. The Entity's Future?
Post by: Paustarcus on Jan 25, 2018, 11:58:32 AM
The material universe is going to contract but not the spiritual universe, in my opinion. So even if our material nature is going to disappear, our spiritual universe won't ever be annihilate. Today, "his" role is to be concerned by creatures in our living world, but more than that to take care of them in the incorporeal world. That's maybe the all point of living, don't know.

And more than that, the whole point of God (even if for me it's a "different" God) is to be concerned by mankind, here and now. So whatever will happen, what matters is how we handle life right now and how we can make it the healthiest way.

Here are just some ideas for thought and just one point of view, which can be, for me, reducer because many universes and different levels could possibly exist. :)

(sorry if there's any spelling mistakes, not english native)
Title: Re: God. The Entity's Future?
Post by: Betty Croker on Jan 26, 2018, 12:30:55 AM
And more than that, the whole point of God (even if for me it's a "different" God) is to be concerned by mankind, here and now.

Just clocked off work so having a little browse.

I had to say I don't get why "God/the Higher Power/Whatever that represents" should have being concerned with mankind or humankind as its point. Only the human brain would conceive of humanity itself as God's ultimate concern. Its not an original point of view but presumably if cats were were describing religion they would conceive of god as a cat god concerned primarily with the welfare of cats, elephants an elephant god concerned primarily with all things elephant and tulips a tulip god concerned primarily with the welfare of tulips.

I have less problem believing in a higher power than I do conceiving of it as one concerned only or primarily with humans.
Title: Re: God. The Entity's Future?
Post by: Paustarcus on Jan 26, 2018, 10:58:01 AM
As a matter of fact I agree with you.

Believing that "He/it" is primarly concerned by humans can be a narrow way of thinking indeed. Well for me, imagining God as something concerned by mankind is a way of thinking and being reassured. For some it could be a way to face the world and feeling safe.

Personnaly I believe in a higher power (as you wrote it so well) and actually I don't know about what it may be really concerned, excepted maybe the entire planet or even more, the universe.

Finally it seems to me to be a difficult subject because we are all moved by different beliefs.