The Great Spirit. Jahweh. Jehovah. The Almighty. God. Whatever name He goes by, He's been honoured and worshipped by the greatest human beings in history. Only in our modern times have we systematically acted to remove the Creator of the universe - and of ourselves - from our human institutions. At great damage to ourselves.
Today on Thinking with Somebody Else's Head, our Christmas show, the Modern Relevance of God.
Well, it's a beautiful topic today because it speaks to something deep in all of us - even if we don't acknowledge it. The sense of meaning we all look for and have such difficulties finding in our modern philosophy. God is largely out of the picture in human affairs today, and we've removed Him at great expense to our collective well being.
The modern scientists and thinkers have elaborated theories that try to explain existence and all the magnificence and immensity of the universe in materialistic ways, as not needing the "Immovable Mover", as Aristotle called Him. And the pathological powerful who often held the reins of the churches have contributed to the modern day aversion to God as well. After all, who wants to consider a God who is intoned from high places as the bringer of pestilence and war and famine.
Those things have nothing to do with God but blaming Him for them marks an enormous projection into God of what we do. I am not talking about that vision of God at all, but of the infinitely beautiful and loving creator of all of this - and it's this One we would like to talk about in our program today.
Just let me say one more thing before we begin. Buried in the release of all those diplomatic cables recently on the WikiLeaks site is some clear admissions from the U.S. Military and CIA that they are engaging in a series of actions designed to increase apathy among the world's population so that leaders can ignore voters and a very nefarious agenda can be implemented.
I think this is linked with our loss of hope, and that means it's all linked to our loss of contact with true spirituality and God. So here at Christmastime 2010, let's consider the modern relevance of God. After you've listened, if you have comments, I'd love to hear them: email@example.com
Dr. Claudia Bernhardt Pacheco from Norberto Keppe's International Society of Analytical Trilogy joins me. Keppe's science allows us a deep perspective on all the important issues of human existence. And this one today is perhaps the most important.
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