RECIPROCAL SYSTEM DATABASE Status Report: An Aperiodic Blog

August 24, 2019

If God is Equated to All of Existence

Filed under: Science — transpower @ 4:36 pm

The grandfather of the Reciprocal System, Samuel Alexander, made the statement in Space, Time, and Deity, p. 358 in Book IV, that “God’s body being the whole of Space-Time is omnipresent and eternal.”  The “whole of Space-Time” is our physical universe.  What Alexander did not grasp, but Dewey B. Larson did, is that existence is comprised of two realms, not just one:  the Physical Realm and the Non-Physical Realm.  If the Physical Realm is the “body” of God, then the Non-Physical Realm must be the “mind” of God.  This concept is a far cry from the silly anthropomorphic concepts of past theologians.  Whereas the Physical Realm is discretized into space-time units, the Non-Physical Realm is discretized into non-space-time units.  Rational, ethical individuals (here and around the universe) have a unit from the Non-Physical Realm which can override the “bad” impulses of our biological aspects.  Samuel Alexander said that we “enjoy” our mind and “contemplate” our body.  Extrapolating from this, we can say that God enjoys his mind (the Non-Physical Realm) and contemplates his body (the Physical Realm).  Given that both realms are so huge, it’s not possible to get bored!

Updated 09/05/2019


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