Thursday, May 15, 2008

God speaks

D says

But God will speak in the midst of our culture and in spite of our religion, for God both transcends and subsists in all faith and all faiths, for God seeks to communicate divine love to all, each in their own language


It's kind of beautiful, in a sense. But at the enormous risk of responding to a quote taken out of context, I would point out that more often than not, to some extent, God fails to communicate what D says she seeks to communicate.

1 comment:

D said...

You've hit the weak point of the argument square on the head. How dare you? =) What an excellent point, and I don't think I have a proper answer because you're probably right, so instead, I'll just ramble for a little bit.

What do we do with all that mind-numbing silence from God if God still is speaks. What to do with the death of God.

I guess, I'm trying to make an argument that religion has bastardized God and us, that we've missed so much of what God is trying to say because we only listen to what our own traditions say.

And then there is all that is done in the name of God that is wholly evil. And the question of evil, in general, if one assumes that God is all-powerful. (I, for one, can't seem to make that one add up sometimes).

Deep down, I suppose I *hope* that God will speak in the midst and in spite of us. Just like I *hope* I can hear her.

So, often, though, what I get is silence.

Maybe I should have said that God speaks wherever there is love. God is present wherever there is love. Or, more religiously, we incarnate God wherever there is love, whenever we love. So, the life and death of God is dependent on us, in a way.

I guess my faith in God is directly tied to my faith in humanity. Both of which can sometimes be extremely questionable. :)

Thank you for pricking my post with a little doubt and question!