(My) God, the ultimate placebo
GOD1,2 (god)3 completes4,5 the incomplete.6
The fantasised supernatural God of the ‘my ONE God’ believer7 serves as placebo.8
The actual gods of the pantheist9 serves as either feeder or fodder.10,11
© 2020 by Victor Langheld
1. The static (i.e. changeless) God of the dualist cum pseudo-monotheist is traditionally conceived as omnipotent, omniscient, infinite, eternal plus a personal or impersonal choice of benign human qualities. The dualist’s God operates heteromatically, i.e. as different conceived of as super-natural.
2. The modern pantheist believes that GOD (i.e. as naturing) operates as automatic and dynamic (i.e. energised) procedure that orders (and so ‘births’) the natured.
3. Hence for god now read: whatever dynamically self-generates and self-sustains. In other words, each and every (dynamic) quantum of order (as finite unit of identifiable realness) ≈ i.e. the natured. In short, the dynamism of the automatic ordering procedure response called GOD/Naturing recursively self-elaborates and quantises automatically as gods (i.e. the natured as automata). Hence there is no fundamental difference between naturing (i.e. automatic self-ordering) and natured (automatic differential re-self-ordering).
4. Note that Spinoza’s Nature ≈ God, both as substance and as mode, was non-dynamic, hence incomplete. The Irishman Toland and the German Leibnitz upgraded Spinoza’s deficient opinion/revelation by adding momentum, i.e. energy.
5. For ‘completes’ read: quantizes, unitises, makes finite, makes whole therefore capable of interacting as constant (i.e. c), hence capable of a c2 contact that makes real. In short, GOD, as dynamic (read: energised) automatic ordering and automatic order sustaining procedure serves to complete a (any) order, thereby fulfil. Fulfilment (i.e. as the deliverance from incompleteness) is self-indicated with pleasure, joy and so on.
6. For ‘the incomplete’ understand: the dependent, i.e. the immature such as the infantile and juvenile, likewise the unfit, to wit, the sick, the disabled, the old and so on. As one theology wag (Robert McAfee Brown) put it, ‘The test of any theology (i.e. as supernatural, i.e. pre-born ordering procedure) is whether it is good for children!’ (and the decaying, my insertion).
7. Hence the God of the pseudo-monist (actually a dualist), such as the Christian, Jew or Saivite. The most outspoken Christian dualist-cum-politician was the wholly delusional St. Paul whose hatred of the ‘flesh’ fantasy eventually blighted, indeed destroyed countless humans’ lives. By contrast, the pantheist believes ‘the flesh’ to be divine, because natural.
8. i.e. pleasing by means of imagined, thus virtual completion, i.e. wholeness.
9. The pantheist’s (i.e. the monist’s) actual gods (i.e. the natured) as completed (thus quantised) GOD (i.e. the naturing) procedure.
10. The pantheist’s god (for instance, the human or the cockroach) operates either as predator (needing to self-complete by attaining a new wholeness) or as prey (i.e. as energy source, i.e. food), hence is not a placebo. Viz. the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad (ca. 600BC) where it states: ‘I (i.e. the Brahman) am feeder. I am fodder.’
11. The pantheist derives pleasure (i.e. heaven, salvation) as self-reward for actual completion and displeasure (i.e. pain, suffering, hell and so on) as self-punishment for failure to complete (elsewhere called sin).