Well, I’m just stupid enough to believe I can prove by deductive reasoning that God exists. However, IT is not a separate being, watching, judging, etc. All is God and God is all. Now for the proof. (laugh if you will)There has to be an Infinite, it seems to me. Otherwise, what exists beyond the boundaries? I have had some say, well, nothing, of course. That is not possible. If there are boundaries, something has to contain them and to say that nothing contains something is an oxymoron and illogical. Taking this reasoning a bit further, we can conclude that nothing could possibly exist separate from the infinite. If it did, one would infringe on the other and no infinite could be possible. There can be no two “somethings” and be an infinite, it seems to me. Consequently, only infinite “Oneness” can possibly exist.AND, since we have awareness/intelligence what else can that one be? Furthermore, nothing can exist separate from Consciousness/Intelligence. If it did, Consciousness could not be aware of it. Put another way, if we think in terms of creation, what existed before anything was created? Only Consciousness/Intelligence I think. If so, It could not have possibly created outside, separate or apart from Itself and have awareness of it. And since IT was “all there was”, it would be impossible to create anything separately because IT was “all that is”. Or, put another way, nothing could possibly be added or subtracted from “all that is”
I do not believe it logical to believe that nothing could have produced intelligence by some random spontaneous quirk. That would put us back to the oxymoron of nothing producing something.
My reasoning then is that nothing has ever been created or destroyed and there cannot possibly exist any boundaries which, or course, rules out physicality and leaves only Infinite intelligence expressing through some sort of illusion or dreamlike projection. Furthermore, I believe we can conclude that we cannot be separate individuals. We think we are separate because we are limited to physicality and view what appears to be boundaries of each others bodies, etc. But we have no such experience of boundaries of our consciousnesses. If we were indeed separate, we could have no awareness of each other or anything else for that matter. I do not believe we are “individuals” but experiences of the Almighty and will be reabsorbed by IT by awakening to what we really are.
As far as science goes, I would hate to think I was limiting my spirituality based on what physicality has or will ever prove with their test tubes, microscopes and double blind experiments. However, Einstein concluded in his later years that time and space are illusions. If time and space are illusions, matter and all physicality would have to be as well being included.
There is no past or future. Everything exists now from the big bang to whatever we may next experience. There is only NOW and HERE. There is no beginning or end. ALL, IT simply IS.
I guess the larger question is, does it matter? I think it matters a great deal. To me it explains everything, since we are one, what we do to the other we do to ourselves. If I cheat, hate, hurt or kill you, I am doing it to myself and will at some point have to experience the same. As we come to realize the implications of this, it will change human nature for much the better. I would even go so far as to suggest that all human suffering is simply the balancing of that which each has created.
Further that this philosophy embodies the essence of what the great spiritual sages have taught when stripped of human interpretation, manipulation and opinion. Jesus taught to do unto others as you wish done unto you and the Buddha, never do harm to another. In fact the Buddha, taught the same to be the end of suffering.