Sunday, 7 August 2011

God Is Dead

The word God has becoming meaningless and empty through thousands of years of misuse. By misuse, I mean that people who have never even glimpsed the realm of the sacred, the infinite vastness behind the word. The misuse gives rise to absurd beliefs and egoic delusions.

The word God is a concept. When the name is uttered, a mental image is created, perhaps an old man with a white beard, but still a mental representation of something or someone outside you.

Neither God or any other word describe the reality beyond the word, the only question is it a help or a hindrance in enabling you to experience that towards which it points. Does it point beyond itself to the transcendental reality, or does it lend itself too easily to becoming no more than an idea in your head you believe in, a mental idol?