God Starts with Your Imagination of the Future
20 July 2022
When we imagine better minds and bodies, better relationships, and a better world, we imagine God. When we trust in and work toward such, we have the most important kind of faith. It’s the kind that becomes God. Then we’ll know that God exists, whether or not we know that now.
When we imagine the limits of creation, we imagine the creation of more creators in worlds without end. When we imagine the limits of compassion, we imagine sharing power among all of those creators and all of their creations. This is superhumanity. And this is God.
If we become God, at the limits of compassion and creation, we will create new worlds for new Gods. To that end, we couldn’t simply copy ourselves. That would be neither creative nor compassionate. We would need to cultivate the possibility of genuine compassion and creation.
Genuine compassion and creation are only possible, only conceptually coherent, within a possibility space that includes genuine risk. The limits of compassion and creation, the Gods, are only possible within a possibility space that manages the limits of risk. God is courage.
As compassionate creators, as courageous Gods, we would work to create more compassionate creators, more courageous Gods. We would cultivate their possibility. We would create worlds that cultivate compassion, creativity, and courage. We would emulate our evolutionary history.
And in so doing, we would realize that we’re almost certainly not the first to emulate our evolutionary history. We would realize that we’re almost certainly not the first compassionate creators. Superhumanity almost certainly wouldn’t be the first Gods.
Trust in and work toward better minds and bodies, better relationships, and a better world. Courageously cultivate compassion and creation at their limits. If this is our potential, it’s probably also our origin. Whoever believes in God might with surety hope for a better world.