Radical Pantheism

 

 

 

‘Ordering is God’

 

 

The world is GOD in analogue

 

 

Pantheism secularises the divine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Essays on Pantheism

 

 

 

 

The Standard God Model of Pan’theism

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction

 

 

Simple overview

 

What is the God Pan?

 

Who is a pantheist?

 

The crux of pantheism

 

The pantheist’s belief about the world

 

Pantheism, the distributed network view of creation

 

Death and the Pantheist

 

The Pantheist’s response to system’s failure

 

The Pantheist’s ‘good’

 

Pantheism versus henotheism

 

The pantheist’s purpose

 

Seeing up the arse of God

 

The Pantheist and his dream machine

 

Pantheism & the Upanishads

 

Exiting the ‘Dark night of the soul’

 

The pantheist’s fundamental a-morality

 

Of G.O.D. and the gods

 

God isn’t merciful

 

The Pantheist’s heaven

 

The pantheist’s spirituality

 

No free lunch

 

GOD is worshipped in the temple

 

End of story

 

Tat tvam asi

 

 

 

 

More essays

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Later version

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

©  2018 by Victor Langheld

 

 

 

 

dungbeetle

 

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).