‘Ordering is God’
The world is GOD in analogue
Pantheism secularises the divine
Essays on Pantheism
In a nutshell
The (mono-)theist1 defines God as one particular2 order.3 Subject to that order4 she emerges in everyday reality as its actual object.
The pantheist5 defines GOD as one self-ordering6 process. Subject to that ordering process she emerges in everyday reality as its actual object.
The henotheist’s God/order platform is closed (source).7
The pantheist’s GOD/ORDER platform is open (source).8
Since both the MY ONE GOD henotheist and the ONE GOD as each individual one pantheist emerge as local elaborations of their respective Gods-as-orders-as-platforms9 both operate as local apps of their orders-as-platforms, hence as (local) gods.10
The essays are in sequence, i.e. from naïve generalisation to smart because detailed analysis. The really interesting but rather unpleasant (for henotheists) bits emerge from the middle onwards.
© 2018 by Victor Langheld
God as dung beetle
1. More specifically described as henotheist, meaning someone who believes in (because imprinted/programmed with) the notion of ‘only my (or our) ONE God’. Henotheism serves the survival needs of the rapacious self-serving (i.e. ‘taking’) infant.
2. Here ‘particular’ means: a specifically limited and so predictable selection (of attributes-as-rules).
3. For ‘order’ read: a (i.e. one = monist acting as monopolist) series of constraints, thus rules. The henotheist (i.e. the ‘only my one God’ believer) experiences that particular order as external, i.e. transcendent.
4. Update ‘order’ to mean: a (i.e. any) singular rules platform (i.e. a fractal) that permits multiple actual, meaning real and identifiable, elaborations.
5. For ‘pantheist’ read: an adult (because de=programmed) individual who believes in the notion of ONE GOD-as-unlimited-identifiable-realities-generating-platform. Pantheism serves the survival needs of the mature, ‘other’-serving (i.e. the ‘giving’) adult.
6. Hence unspecified (i.e. open source) because non-selective, hence unlimited, thus unpredictable.
7. Closed (source) platforms, hence monist (hence infantile) order systems like Christianity, Islam or Buddhism, generate singular local actualities (i.e. as monopolies that operate as totalitarian (i.e. illiberal) capitalist (i.e. asset = power concentrating) autocracies.
8. Open (source) platforms, i.e. mature adult order systems, generate multiple (i.e. indefinite numbers of) local peer actualities. They operate as liberal socialist (i.e. distributed asset = power, hence peer group) democracies.
9. i.e. as basic, i.e. one down or substrate, thus substantive order elaboration (operating) systems.
10. In other words, since all (i.e. as aggregate of each and every one) actualities, i.e. all identifiable realities (to wit, the gods), operate as actual local elaborations-cum-applications of their respective ordering platforms (to wit, of (my) God/order or GOD/Ordering (as such)), they are not basically different from their platforms (as fractals).