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This is inspirational WTM Email 8

 

Is there a God, is God real and what is God?

 

Is there a God? Is God real? Yes, but until we could explain our seemingly ‘un-Godly’ human condition, all we could cope with was an abstract, ‘deity-in-the-clouds’ version of ‘God’.

 

 

Ancient of Days by William Blake

Ancient of Days by William Blake

 

There is actually a very obvious direction and purpose to existence, which is the ordering or integration of matter into ever larger and more stable wholes. For example, here on Earth, as the chart below illustrates, atoms became ordered or integrated to form molecules which in turn integrated to form compounds virus-like organisms single-celled organisms multicellular organisms and then societies of multicellular organisms.

 

Development of Order or Integration of Matter on Earth. A similar chart appears in Arthur Koestler’s 1978 book ‘Janus: A Summing Up’

 

So the theme or purpose or meaning of existence is the ordering or integration of matter, a process that is driven by the physical law of Negative Entropy.

 

These quotes from Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein (respectively) indicate how prevalent this underlying order is: ‘The overwhelming impression is of order…​[in] the universe’ (‘The Time of His Life’, Gregory Benford, Sydney Morning Herald, 28 Apr. 2002), and that ‘behind everything is an order’ (Einstein Revealed, PBS, 1997).

 

 

Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking

 

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

 

 

There is, however, an immense problem admitting this truth of integrative meaning, and that is it unbearably confronts us with our divisive, seemingly disintegrative selfish, competitive and aggressive human condition.

 

The fact is that for a larger whole to form and hold together (integrate) the parts of that whole must consider the welfare of the whole above their own welfare. Simply stated, selflessness is integrative while selfishness is divisive or disintegrative. But this implies that we selfish and competitive humans have been living in defiance of ‘Integrative Meaning’, living in a way that is out of step with creation!

 

In fact, Integrative Meaning has been such a terrifyingly condemning truth that we divisively behaved humans couldn’t face it. And so, to avoid facing it, we deified the process of Integrative Meaning as ‘God’, thus making it something separate and superior to us, not connected to us in an earthly, practical way which these further words from Hawking with reference to Einstein reveal:

 

‘I would use the term God as the embodiment of the laws of physics’ (Master of the Universe, BBC), and ‘The more we discover about the universe, the more we find that it is governed by rational laws. If one liked, one could say that this order was the work of God. Einstein thought so… We could call order by the name of God.’ (Gregory Benford, ‘The time of his life’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 27 Apr. 2002; see <www.wtmsources.com/170>)

 

So, ‘God’ is the personification of Integrative Meaning, a personification that was necessary while we selfish and competitive humans couldn’t explain why we were seemingly at odds with ‘the work of God’! No wonder we had to deify the concept!

 

IT IS ONLY NOW that we have the redeeming explanation of humans’ divisively behaved human condition, that Jeremy Griffith has found and presented in WTM Email 5 and his book FREEDOM, that we can at last afford to demystify ‘God’ as Integrative Meaning.

 

Finally, divisively behaved humans and Integrative Meaning or ‘God’ have been reconciled and, most wonderful of all, through that redemption of humans our insecure selfish, competitive and aggressive behaviour is brought to an end. In the symbolism of Michelangelo’s famous painting in the Sistine Chapel, the fingers of God and Man finally touch peace comes to our human situation.

 

Image of Michelangelo’s The Creation of Adam

Image of Michelangelo’s The Creation of Adam

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Watch Jeremy Griffith present his breakthrough redeeming explanation of the human condition in WTM Email 5, or read chapter 1 of FREEDOM. You can also read much more in chapter 4 of FREEDOM about Integrative Meaning and God.

 

Discussion or comment on this email is welcomed see below.

 

 

 

Please Note that a sample of the first 20 or so explanatory, and first 20 or so inspirational WTM Emails (including this and your previous WTM Emails) is available on our homepage at www.humancondition.com.

 

The WTM Emails that you are receiving are listed below (click on any to access directly). Note, as mentioned earlier, this order has been changed for new subscribers and on our website. To compare the old and new order, see comparison chart.

 

Wednesday’s explanatory WTM Email 1 Why solving the human condition solves everything | 3 The false ‘savage instincts’ excuse | 5 The explanation of the human condition | 7 The transformation of the human race | 9 Our historic fear of the human condition | 11 Ending the stalled state of biology | 13 One hour introductory talk | 15 FREEDOM chapter synopses | 17 Commendations | 19 Are humans innately and unchangeably brutal? | 21 How did we humans acquire our altruistic moral conscience? | 23 Integrative meaning or ‘God | 25 How did consciousness emerge in humans? | 27 This understanding ends the polarised world of politics | 29 Left-wing dogma leads to terminal alienation | 31 How everyone’s lives can now be immediately transformed | 33 Men and women reconciled | 35 Human sex and relationships explained | 37 The end of racism | 39 Judgment Day explained | 41 The truthful biology of life | 43 Jeremy on how to become transformed | 45 Resignation | 47 Christ explained | 49 The genius of Transform Your Life | 50 Fossils evidence our nurtured origins | 51 FREEDOM’s significance by Prof. Prosen | 52 Humour and swearing explained | 53 Sir Laurens van der Post’s vision | 54 More on the transformation

 

Friday’s inspirational WTM Email 2 WTM Centres opening everywhere | 4 Can conflict ever end? | 6 ‘This is the real liberation of women’ | 8 Is God real? | 10 Anne Frank’s faith in human goodness fulfilled | 12 Bonobos nurtured cooperativeness | 14 Understanding millennials | 16 Women’s beauty explained | 18 Prophetic songs | 20 ‘How this liberated me from racism’ | 22 Art’s agony and ecstasy | 24 Survey seeking feedback | 26 The meaning of superhero and disaster films | 28 Science’s scorn of religion | 30 Ceremonial masks explained | 32 The difficulty of reading FREEDOM that Plato predicted | 34 R.D. Laing’s fearless honesty | 36 Wordsworth’s majestic poem | 38 Jeremy’s children’s book, ‘A Perfect Life’ | 40 Jeremy’s biography | 42 Australia’s role | 44 Saving Western civilisation | 46 Noah’s Ark | 48 Cave paintings

 

These emails were composed during 2017 by Jeremy Griffith, Damon Isherwood,
Fiona Cullen-Ward & Brony FitzGerald at the Sydney WTM Centre.

 

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