Who is God? (Introduction)

by George Jelliss ⌂ @, Crewe, Saturday, February 06, 2021, 15:17 (549 days ago) @ David Turell

I agree with a lot of what Horgan says.
But I don't think a sense of mystery can be interpreted as a god belief.
I wrote a poem on the subject years ago:


The magic word,
That with its peaceful black, starred cloth
Confounds the reasoned mind
Deceives the teeming brain
And stems the flood of thought.

Mankind has ever sought
For ends, but sought in vain
For ends are undefined;
Mere shadow-play of paradox,
Of formless shape,

From cell to ape
Though higher yet we strain
To scale perfection's peak
Before we end the human tale
Of ever-restless search

Fear not, no creed or church
Of truth or grace can hold the grail
For, ever though we seek,
For ever will remain
Some unsolved

This has gone through several versions, and I'm still not happy with it,
but it is the best I can offer at the moment.

It is only if you have a sense of mystery, as Newton did,
that you can continue discovering new things.


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