The Second Eclectic

Technology changes how we relate to God and each other

A Divine Translation

Continuing from my last entry...

Since God is completely separated from us in all ways, if "he" is going to allow us to know anything about him, there must be a translation. It's our responsibility, thus, to look for that translation. Of course, we must accept that God is in fact trying to communicate to us and that he has translated that ethereal "stuff" into humanly intelligible content.

Christians believe this--it is the foundation for Christian faith and is "faith" in its, dare I say, purest form--and everything else flows logically from this premise. (Every philosophical construct requires this same sort of faith, whether Naturalism or Empiricism or whatever else.)In my experience, the more I've considered the world from this vantage point, the more it makes sense.

So, God has translated his ethereal stuff into understandable words and forms. But, what are those words and forms?

The world is the most tangible form. Everything around you, whether "man-made" or natural, was translated from God's ethereal stuff into our existence. This Divine Translation is typically referred to as Creation; the whole world is the very expression of God. I have written about this elsewhere.

The Bible--a historical record of people's experiences of God--articulates the same idea: God's ethereal stuff has been translated and correctly understood.