Forgive me for
saying, you are one bunch of sad and bitter individuals. Don't get me wrong, I
mean it in a good way.
I start off my
letter with the statement above because I find it the most suitable to
There is nothing
wrong with doubt and disbelief but this is one thing. Publicly taking people's
faith and principles and sticking it up one's "butt" is totally different (
I am referring to your website's content). That is sick! So if you are
trying to convince anyone that God exists not, first prove that you are not sick
or, in the least, neither sad nor bitter.
If you want to
argue that God does not exist, then prove it! Not with rhetoric, nor with
scholastic dialectic, but empirically! Put Him under the microscope and prove to
us once and for all, that He does not exist. We will then repeat the experiment
in our labs and if we come to the same conclusion, then we can make you
god! You are probably thinking that this is impossible. Well you are
You may not realize
it, but you should when I point this out to you. Your atheism is based upon
the very same principles of western Christian / philosophical theism. You use
theistic concepts to negate not the real God, but the conceptualization of God.
Your atheism does not prove or disprove anything because what you are actually
fighting are ideological notions of God and not God the Entity. Let me spell
this out: Your atheism disputes the existence of the "idea" of God. So, in
essence your are disputing an idea, and not God the Being. This is like saying
that the idea "Bill Clinton" does not exist, when everyone knows that he does,
and was at one time, the president of the US. In essence, without theism, or
theistic notions, your "atheism" is a tin drum. Nothing! A big fat
Now if you
understand the above, let me explain to you what God can only be. If God exists,
then He is an entity, a being (when I use the term "He", don't freak out.
You will see further down that God cannot be male or female), and as such, not
an idea(l), as metaphysics presupposes. If you recall, metaphysics is based
upon Aristotelian and Platonic philosophy. This philosophy became the
basis for all scholastic theology in the west, beginning with (some say) Thomas
Aquinas. Today metaphysics is a dead letter, since the Heisenberg theory, and
Einstein's theory of relativity, proved that there are no absolutes in the
That God is the
Being, is a well known fact in biblical theology. Remember that God spoke of
Himself thus "I am who I am" (in Greek "o oon"=the one who is). So when the
Bible speaks about God, it's in ontological terms.
had a purely ontological understanding of God, because it based upon the
very same biblical perspective. Early Christian writers had a clear concept of
what God was not, and this is why they used negation to formulate dogma. This is
called the apophatic method. Early Christians knew philosophy much better than
you and I, and also knew the traps to avoid. They were not stupid.
Unfortunately today, most of us are. It was clear to them that God is so
radically different, ontologically, that there was an unbridgeable chasm between
God, the Creator, and the universe, the creation. This is why they used the
terms Uncreated to refer to God, and creature, to refer to the universe. This
means that there is no chance in eternity to be able to conceptualize and
"define" what God is.
So how can you
prove even to yourself, that God is? You simply cannot. But
God reveals "Himself" through "His" energies. This is a motion originating from
God and not man. God can reveal His energies to man, but man is incapable of
discovering God for himself and by himself. Man is limited to his
universe, God's universe does not overlap man's. Then how does God interact with
man? What is the basis for the Judaic-Christian religion?
Well, I said that
the two "universes" do not overlap. Early Christian theologians of the
first 4 C, but not excluding till up to the 8th and 9th C AD, all shared
the same view: that God interacts with and overlaps man's universe, not
through His NATURE, but through His ENERGIES. The NATURA of God is
unapproachable, unattainable, un-, un....His ENERGIES do indeed overlap. So when
a mystic says that he experienced God, he has not experienced GOD in His nature,
but his energies (radiance, cloud, etc, which are all the same experiences
accounted by the prophets of the Bible, and the saints of the
I have said a lot.
This is just for you, food for thought. Don't be arrogant. In proverbs
you will find the following phrase: "A fool once said to himself, God