Monday, June 27, 2011

God Projection

God Projection signifies people who project divinity into something else instead of God.

In other words, when projecting God to something people give godly attributes such as deep wisdom, eternity, establishing of natural laws, creativity, complex and deep planning or purposed to something else than God.

Thus we can say that Communism is an ideology that raises materialistic atheism to the principal faith system of the society. Intellectual communists project in their philosophy God into matter. And so it is matter that gives birth to existence, pushes historical processes forward and influences both natural world and humanity.

The World Spirit of Hegel was projected into matter by Karl Marx.

Modern day scientists, cosmologists and biologists alike, project God into a supremely complex and fine tuned system of natural laws, mathematical formulations and processes in physical and biological reality that produce the world as we know it.

The projecting of God into natural laws is very attractive as such theories can be tested and evaluated and examined in scientific way.

So a "Science believer" who does not believe in a personal God but sees the Natural Laws as the true god has always an answer to the difficult problems of life and existence and such things: one day science and only science will give us the answer. Today we are ignorant and are not ashamed to say so.

Probably there are other kinds of projections in the hearts of human beings where the Almighty, the
Wise one, answers to the deep questions and insecurities of life. For example, I could imagine a person so deeply involved with money matters that Mammon becomes his or her god.

Why these projections?

Because God has created us people so that we would live in close contact with Him.

So when we reject Him and turn our back to the God of Israel - or when we do not know Him in the first place, the only God there is - we look for substitutions.

God Projections have one good point that is common to them all - they are something that human mind can comprehend and handle.

Real God is problematic, He tries to be our Boss and we do not like it and are afraid of a person who knows too much about us.

"The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world.

He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him.

He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.

Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God."
John 1:9-13 NIS

I wish to dedicate these words to emeritus professor Tuomo Mannermaa who gave us students unforgettable lectures about modern times and streams of thought in Western World.  His exceptionally powerful teaching has inspired me in so many different ways.  Projection of God into matter is originally his analysis of Communist materialistic atheism.

Here I just point the same tool, kind of sawbuck, at the atheist  science believers who are not materialists but give all glory to the divine Laws of Nature that just exist. In a very cold cosmos...

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