A healthy faith in God?
It’s such a big subject, that perhaps you shouldn’t even bother with. A mystery you just should leave behind? It easily gets into an emotional war of positions between for or against.
Yet! I wanted to try to gather my thoughts on the concept of God. The topic has also been raised in a couple of posts recently. Is God personal or impersonal? Neither or both? Is it a personal, living entity with whom one can have a relationship? Or merely “The Universe”, something och someone that is elevated above good and evil? A metaphysical operating system, merely a rounding mark out in kosmos, a connection station for one’s “karma” most? (In the interview study I did a few years ago, with people who had an alternative, new-age outlook on life — as I myself had for so long — it was this area that made me most puzzled, even sad.) I myself is most of all an agnostic, but a warm one, sort of, as I’ve explained before. I’m deeply interested in working God relations. Regardless of this being simple animations of existence that we make ourselves. Or if it’s real.
And in practice, psychologically, maybe it doesn’t matter that much?
(Illustration: “Cosmic Tailor” by Rodrick Howard)