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Old 11-21-2005, 12:15 PM   #16
Kevin Leavitt
 
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Re: Paradox: God cannot not believe

IMHO, we personify that what we cannot wrap our brains around or imagine. Bringing the image of God down to our level allows us to understand God in a way that makes sense to us. The paradox in doing that, IMHO, is that we impose the rules and limitations that we see within ourselves in God as a concept.

Even Buddhist are guilty of doing this to a degree.

Just as Aikido practice, we impose our beliefs and paradigms into our relationship with uke, it distorts and clouds the true nature of that relationship. It is only when we can "let go" of those notions that we can experience the Completeness of "God". Maybe that can occur in our lifetime, maybe not. Maybe we can only experience that through Jesus. Maybe we can only experience it after we die.
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