I have no direct knowledge of God

It took me a while to figure this out.

I cannot say that I have ever had direct knowledge of God. I have had notions of God pitched to me for as long as I can remember, but I have never had direct contact from him (if it is a him).

Christians may say I am not “chosen”. But I would rather think of it as maybe there isn’t God.

Buddhism has gods and whatnot in their “pantheon”, but they are imports from other religions and systems such as Hinduism, Taoism and Esoteric Buddhism. I, for the most part, ignore them but accept somehow gods were created to represent the teaching, as manifestations of these ideas, and that the concepts and ideas (the teachings) are more important than the gods. To me, this seems to be the healthier attitude to have than to believe (more often than not, blindly) in God or gods.

2 thoughts on “I have no direct knowledge of God

  1. landzek

    Cool. One of the questions the Danish philosopher Kiekegaard considers is If God spoke to me directly, how would i know?

    But I would also take your statement here and kind of present it before a mirror. For it does seem reasonable that you’ve heard this idea of God or gods or something from other people and then when you ponder it or considerate in your life and search for it somehow in your experience or you’re being, you find it lacking and you think about believe in the possibility of other people having gods and you not being able to relate to it, or only relating to it so far as the ideas that are embedded in a certain religious belief of said God.

    Innoway then, what is evidenced in your short bit here is what I call “orientation”. Because, as a kind of analogy, of showing the meaning of that statement or the somehow subjective intention behind that statement, put it up to a mirror, and take the perspective of the reflection, one would have the very direct experience of God, or at least one could say from that perspective that what is happening is God not distanced from its created object, or the thinker the ponder of what the possibility of God might be contained within the very pondering of such occurrence.

    In this way, it is not difficult to understand that a different orientation upon these things such as thought, belief, subject hood, religion, other people and their beliefs, Will yield a situation where these terms really only apply to the objects of my consideration; which is the say not really about me, not really about some sort of de-objectified Central space of spirit or soul or energy center, something of A matter of taking the value and comparison of one’s position out of the arena in which I apply various sort of actors in their ability to have beliefs or the possibility or not possibility of the existence of “God”.

    It would then be a simple feat of stepping into the mirror to say I have direct God knowledge, then likewise no longer have doubt upon oneself in the face of what other things may project upon me.

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    1. signature103 Post author

      Hi,
      Thank you for your comment.

      Certainly, it is important to hold the mirror and reflect upon what these words mean. To say I have no knowledge of him equally means that ‘there is no God to have knowledge of’. I tend to see the concept of God thrown around, but no actual God appearing. And yet, I am neither more or less deserving of others to have he is presence revealed.

      So the only conclusion one can reach is that God is a concept, not real in any way.

      To clarify, I am not here to offend beliefs in any way, but that I am genuinely contemplating the existence of God, epistemologically and ontologically.

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