Monday, February 18, 2008

Defining God

Just came across a post on the Everyday Spirituality blog, wondering what our relationship with God is in contemporary society. For my part, I remember the start of the opening poem in the Tao Te Ching

The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao.
The name that can be named is not the eternal name.
The nameless is the beginning of heaven and earth.
The named is the mother of ten thousand things.
Ever desireless, one can see the mystery.
Ever desiring, one can see the manifestations.

Seems to me that many Theists, in desiring to "see" the mystery, become so confused that they have an enormous need to convince the rest of us that they have the answer!