I Believe In God

“Oh my God! A post on God! Trevor’s gone all religious!”, I hear you cry. There in itself lies the first issue with using the word God.

So many of us are almost ashamed to say the word for fear of being seen as some kind of religious nut who has lost their grasp on reality and indeed science. I must admit that in my early days of development  I was very cautious about using the ‘G’ word, for three reasons.

Reason one – I believed that the exploration of Spiritual and psychic work didn’t have any room for something that couldn’t be proven.

Reason two – I was not a religious person and therefore wasn’t of the belief there was such a being or thing as God and that all religions are nothing more than man-made communities.

Reason three – My friends and family were uncomfortable with it and therefore it was something I shouldn’t discuss without expecting mocking.

Many of us would consider much of the Bible, the word of God, as far removed from reality and unlikely to be true accounts, especially in the old testament. Adam & Eve for example – how on earth does that make sense in what we know of the world and its formation over millions of years of evolution. God creating the world in seven days and nights, yea right! Moses pairing off and loading hundreds of animals in a boat of sort readying for the floods he got word were coming.

There must surely be some doubts in the contents of the new testament too. Many parts of the story of Jesus weren’t written until hundreds of years after his death, much of it based on accounts passed down through the generations that followed him. So how on earth did so many vital facts, accounts and stories survive the time without some degree of alteration and interpretation? But does that really matter? Surely the message from the bible is clear enough?

The starting point for this post for me was announcing I believe in God.  But do I believe God is a wise man sat on a throne controlling all mankind with his infinite powers? No I don’t. But if someone else does believe that interpretation, that is fine and who am I to argue with it?

So here’s my interpretation of God. God is everything and everywhere. God is in you and God is in me. God knows neither good nor bad, simply God is and God accepts. God is in the air and in every cell in our bodies and every living thing on earth. In other words, the essence of God is in everything. God is a universal force.

How would I define God further? That’s the hard part to do in a few simple words. However, using my logical and scientific nature I would define God as the hidden force behind everything. God has evolved, as our earth  and universe has. Perhaps God was the force behind the big bang, or perhaps God evolved after it. My belief that God is part of everything is why I believe we can connect with God (or the force I’ve described).

We are led to believe that God is Good and that only the good can evolve. The problem with that belief, which I hold as well, is that the difference between good and evil can surely only be determined by a logical intelligence. Yet we are told that God in non-judgemental. So who decides what is good and what is not? However, I hold this belief because it is the best direction to live our lives.

When it comes to the opposite of good, we consider it to be evil and the place it resides is hell. The problem with evil is deciding what qualifies. My idea of evil is different to someone else’s idea, as is my idea of Good. (The word Good is where God derives from originally).  We live in a world where sometimes it appears that evil is more dominant than good, where people are killing each other in the name of their god. Where extreme actions of bad are becoming a daily occurrence. So many questions that I cannot answer. However, I can easily explain why. To do so I will use a very basic list of statements in defence –

  • As human beings we are completely adapted to our life on this planet. We are the most powerful resident and reign over everything. We are all powerful and yet all vulnerable too. Our eyes observe and our brain uses logic, knowledge and experience to interpret what we are looking at.
  • But our eyes do not see everything. The spectrum of light and colours that our eyes actually detect is infinitesimally small compared with what is available. Equally, our eyes are limited in the things we can see at a distance and even close up.
  • All of us have billions of bacteria crawling all over our body, but we cannot see them.
  • Each of us are being pressurised at the rate of 16lb per square inch with gasses contained in the air, but we cannot see them.
  • Each of us are being hit by ultraviolet and infrared rays, microwaves, x-rays, sound waves and the like, but we cannot see them, nor feel them.

Basically what I’m suggesting is that although we think that we’re the definite all seeing and all knowing, we are not. We live and breath in a minute fraction of the potential available. So who are we really to suggest that nothing else exists outside of our tiny little spectrum? Utter nonsense to even suggest.

Some scientists consider that the universe is chaotic and that by some random sequence of events we evolved out of that extreme chaos.  But other scientists do not believe this whatsoever and many are aware that there must be some hidden force involved. The problem being that our scope of knowledge at this time cannot answer the questions. Recently, on a radio station, I heard a scientist being asked a very simple question. ” If it was possible to put on a scale of 1 to 100 the amount of understanding we have of everything, where did the scientist believe we were”? His answer was a very small percentage of 1% possibly, probably so small is our knowledge that it would not even register on such a scale.

Scientists have known for a long time that the very fabric we live in is filled with space. Everything is atoms, including the air we breath, our bodies and everything on the planet. Between every atom is acres of space ( in proportion to the scale of the atoms). Even the atoms are filled with space, as are the neutrons  and protons inside each atom. Nothing is solid – fact. There is more available space than we could imagine.

Recently quantum scientists have starting to consider this space and believe it to be made up of something called ”dark matter”. It cannot be detected at the moment, yet they are sure it exists. The Haldron Collider in Cern is currently running experiments in the hope of understanding more about this invisible dark matter.

So based on the little knowledge I know and have studied leads me to believe at this time that the force I call the universal force, or God is wholly possible. It would be a brave person to argue that a force such as this that I believe is God does not exist. No-one knows, and it will most likely be hundreds of years before we as humans fully understand the force that make up this universe we are all part of. God is the label I put on this universal force. Is it intelligent? Yes, in the sense that it follows a defined order. Is it evolving? Probably. Is it influencing us? Almost definitely.

For the moment, I am comfortable with understanding the miracle that created me, you, this earth and this universe was done so by this unknown force. For the moment, I label this as God. And if you don’t believe me, that is fine. But you will have some difficulty proving me wrong with evidence.

Maybe my theory is simply that – a theory.  I’ve based it on how I understand this world and the evidence I have been confronted with. My work with the Spirit world has taught me, beyond reasonable doubt, that there has to be something, some force, some other existence of a sort, that those in the spirit world live in. It’s beyond our current understanding as is God and all that God is. Consider this though, if you believe in God, what is it you believe in? If you don’t, what’s your concrete evidence to back your belief?

Perhaps it would be simpler to live life with the mantra ” God is …” ♥

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