“live a good life. if there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. if there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. if there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones. i am not afraid.”— Marcus Aurelius (via cocovancartier)
What if the God of the Universe wants us to find him through pure human experience, but religion is the wall that stands in our way? What if the Universe is God, and we’re just one of many parts that make him Him?
Pandeism is a theological doctrine which combines aspects of pantheism and deism. It holds that the creator of the universe actually became the universe, and so ceased to exist as a separate and conscious entity. Pandeism is proposed to explain as to deism why God would…
This isn’t meant to be a diatribe against religion. As long as you don’t use your beliefs to oppress or hurt people, all the more (higher) power to you. What I’m talking about is a struggle that more and more people are currently facing: why are we defined by what we don’t believe in? American culture loves to categorize people — to the point that even non-believers are expected to identify with atheism as a “religion.”
Too bad religious is the last thing we care to be.
Hiya. :-) Brief question if I may. I found a symbol for Pandeism that you did which is simply a circle inside a triangle with a line going from the center of the circle to the NE point of the circle. Can you explain this in detail please? :-) I would really appreciate it. Thank in advance for your for your time.
Actually it’s a bit simplistic — the triangle, the shape of Greek letter Delta, has often been used as the symbol for Deism. The circle has on occasion been employed as a symbol for Pantheism. The line from the circle center to the perimeter represents Pi, which has that “p” sound (and which is a personal fascination for me, because it runs infinitely and its randomness allows much information to theoretically be represented therein, even though only the first few dozen digits are of any practical use for measuring anything; it is as well a fun contrast to Christian notions of symbolism, since according to the Bible Pi=3. I might actually prefer for that line to run at such an angle that it intersects the enveloping triangle, signifying the revolutionary connection Pandeism establishes between Pantheism and Deism. Blessings!!