The God of Man and Religion
The God of Religion is Man-Made
Paul J. Dejillas, Ph.D. - March 19, 2022
It was "Zeus who created man and man's prayers fed the gods' immortality. But in time mankind grew restless. They began to question the gods and, finally, rise up against them." Yes, humanity rebelled against God and made themselves gods and goddesses. Today, they are firmly entrenched in power and influence, but slowly losing their control and grip over the citizenry. Like Gilgamesh, they failed to inherit the immortality of their gods.
The Holy and Triune God
Paul J. Dejillas, Ph.D. - April 25, 2022
The Holy Trinity is one God given names by
(1) Catholics as the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit (Light);
(2) Hindus refer to it as Krishna, Shiva, and Vishnu;
(3) Sumerians as Anu, Enlil, and Enki;
(4) Quantum physicists as electrons, neutrons, and protons; and
(5) Astrophysicists, cosmologists, and astronomers as the planets, moons, and Sun (or Star) that compose the Solar System in our vast universe.
The Holy Trinity are not three persons but one and of the same essence and being. Science would say they are one electromagnetic energy.
They’re all one transcendent and immanent being that are in us and in all of creation. Everything that exists is transcendent and immanent.
Their being is transcendent and immanent. It is the essence of our physical and spiritual being.
We are not too different from the Holy Trinity. Its attributes as Creator, Savior, and the Light are in us. We are the Holy Trinity. We are God (religion) as well as the Energy and the Solar System (science).
We are Trinitarian beings who are also omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, and immortal, coming as we all are from the same source.
All creatures out there (humans and subhumans, visible and invisible, animate and inanimate) is a doppelgänger of the Holy Trinity, possessing the innate power, attributes, and faculties of the Holy Trinity.
If this is who and what we are, we owe it to our creator to conduct ourselves as a reflection and replica of the Holy Trinity.
This is the mystery as well as the art and science of the Holy Trinity. It is in the world outside us as well as inside us.
The Ascension and Descent of the Holy Spirit!
Paul J. Dejillas, Ph.D. – May 11, 2022
After Jesus ascended into heaven, the apostles and disciples were waiting for the descent of the Holy Spirit in their room for some days.
After the Pentecost, it is said that the apostles and disciples became fearless, were speaking in tongues, healing the sick, resurrecting the dead, making the lame walk, and many others.
But I am interested of knowing four things:
(1) FIRST. When they were waiting in their clausura, what must have they been doing to prepare themselves for the coming of the Holy Spirit?
- I'm just curious.
- Were they just relaxing doing nothing? Were they discussing with each other? If so, about what? Or were they perhaps praying all the time?
- Or did they spent their time in silence and solitude? What must have they been thinking?
(2) SECOND. What happened when the Holy Spirit finally descended upon them? How did this happen? Was it a dove or lightning that appeared before them? What did it say to them? How long did it happen? 5 seconds, minutes, hours?
- What were their experiences when the Holy Spirit was with them? What changes did they notice with respect to their body, mind, and spirit?
- Were they convulsing or contorting their bodies? Spitting out fumes? Talking invectives?, as played in the movie "The Exorcist?"
- What was the personal experience of John, Thomas, Peter, and the rest? How about the ladies who were also there, maybe in another room or location?
- There are no accounts whatsoever in the Bible about what happened to each of the apostles when the Holy Spirit descended upon them.
(3) THIRD. What happened immediately after they received the wisdom and fire of the Holy Spirit?
- Did they immediately get out of their clausura and bring the good news to the people?
- Or were they planning what to do after they receive the fire of the Holy Spirit? Did they discuss where to spread the good news?
(4) FOURTH. Note that the Holy Bible was only assembled in the year 325 A.D., or thereabout, during the Council of Nicea. And the council members were relying only on the individual letters written by Peter, Thomas, Mark, Matthew, John, Mary Magdalene, Judas Iscariot, many of which have not been included in the New Testament.
Yet, we are told that today's bible collection was inspired by the Holy Spirit? Did the Holy Spirit also descend upon the members of the Council and stayed with them until everything was completed?
Or did the Holy Spirit dictate, or even write, the contents of the present bible word for word, just as Yahweh did to the Ten Commandments?
Yet, why are there so many versions of the Bible existing today? King James, Geneva, Septuagint, English Standard, New International Version, etc., and even translated in many languages.
I am just curious, and my curiosity led me to imagine and fill up the gaps and missing links.
But Can We Trust the God of Man and Religion?
Paul J. Dejillas, Ph.D. - December 6, 2020
Let's be practical. Our relationship with God is a very personal one. Each one of us have our own image and attribute of our God.
On a global scale, this is the reason why the Chinese, Russians, Africans, Japanese, Indians, Jews, Muslims, as well as the Israelites, Egyptians, Sumerians, the Middle East, the Pacific Islanders, and the Indigenous Peoples have their own God, Gods and Goddesses.
They may not be necessarily the biblical messengers of God like Jesus, Krishna, Mohammed, but fairies, dwarves, white ladies, goblins, mermaids, and spirits in the caves, rivers, lakes, oceans, and the skies.
Even animals are honored and worshipped as Gods and Goddesses. We have golden calves, holy cows, monkeys, doves, snakes, dragons.
From the cosmic perspective, we can shape our own image of God that works for us if we want to. We may create that kind of God that suits our personality.
Whatever that maybe, we need a personal God to live in this highly troubled world, until the time comes when we realize that we really don't need God at all because the Lord God gave us all the power and faculties needed to withstand the challenges we personally encounter in our own little world (not to solve all the problems of the entire world).
God is all around us. The Lord God of Creation is within us. God acts through our senses, hands, feet, mind, and psyché. God interacts with people, society, nations, states through us.
We have what it takes to be God. Wherever our body, mind and spirit go, God is there, as it is within us.
As Psalm 139:7-13 says:
"Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.
"If I say, 'Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,' even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you. For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb."
The higher we are in the cosmic evolutionary process, the nearer we are to the Lord and the farther we are from the wiles of Satan. Conversely, the lower we are in the cosmic ladder, the more the need of God becomes. For the nearer we are to the devil's pit.
The devil can disguise itself as God, even quoting passages in the holy scriptures freely. Like the lion, the devil can hide itself in a sheep's clothing. Between God and the devil, there are so many God-devil combinations.
This inverse relationship is a mirror of the cosmic law. In the physical realm, the closer we are to the ground, the more we are at the mercy of the law of gravity and the three other forces of nature. The higher we are from ground zero, the less affected we are to the pull of gravity. We can literally walk in space
Now that we are on our own, can God trust us? Only you can answer this question. Though this is very subjective, let's attempt to measure our response.
In an honesty scale of 0 to 100, 100 being the highest, rate your answer. The passing grade is 75.
Something is wrong if you cannot give an exact rate to this query. It can only mean you don't know yourself much or you don't want to offend God. Keep your answers to yourself unless you want to share your overflowing light to others.
The Futility of Asking Who God Is
Paul J. Dejillas, Ph.D. - July 8, 2022
Oh, yes! It’s really futile to ask questions. Asking questions beget more questions. We often hear the dictum: “God is the answer.” But what is the question?
The question could be: “What, who, why, when, where, and how is God?; and Which God?”
But to this day, there are no answers that satisfy the entire humanity. Philosophers, theologians, canon lawyers, exegetes, and scientists cannot agree among themselves and religion even goes to the extent of fighting against each other just to defend their God, Gods, or Goddesses.
The same is true to all other kinds of questions.
There are only two ways to end this unending probe into everything in life, namely:
(1) Stop asking questions, but keep on exploring beyond our visible world and into the unknown and uncertain; or
(2) Be satisfied with the answers regardless of who answered your questions.
I prefer number 1: “Stop asking questions, but keep on exploring beyond our visible world and into the unknown and uncertain.
Number 2 question can be suffocating and dangerous, especially if the answer is off the mark or incomplete. World renowned Psychologist and Therapist Carl Jung foresaw this danger. In his words:
"I have frequently seen people become neurotic when they content themselves with inadequate or wrong answers to the questions of life. They seek position, marriage, reputation, outward success of money, and remain unhappy and neurotic even when they have attained what they were seeking. Such people are usually confined within too narrow a spiritual horizon. Their life has not sufficient content, sufficient meaning."
How do we get out of this vicious cycle of Q/A?
Paradoxically, we are also reminded by science and religion that there is an entity in us which is simply observing the appearance and disappearance of questions and answers, but is neither the one raising nor answering the question.
Within this entity, there are neither questions to be answered nor answers to be questioned. Its essence is pure being. It is per se fullness and perfection, simply in continuing awareness and blissful communion with itself, neither wanting nor attaching to anything except itself.
This entity is called by many names: Self, spirit, soul, energy. It is who and what we are today, yesterday, and tomorrow. It’s distinct from our body, brain, and mind which are impermanent and restricted by the elements of time, space, and matter.
At our deepest being, there are no questions to be asked or answers to raise. There is only communion with ourselves. At this realm, a much broader outlook of our existence is presented before us. In the process, it enables us to gradually realize that there are more noble concerns in life than just being stifled by the never-ending wandering of the inquisitive mind.