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Does God have favourites?

Does God have favourites?

Every human has preferences in life from the colour of a piece of clothing to that special tasty meal. The human experience is full of wonderful delights in a diversified natural world of choice.

 Contrasted to the natural world, human civilisations, and cultures have manipulated the choices to weird and wonderful spectrum of what is acceptable to the abhorrent evil and heavenly choices of preference.

Does God have favourites? I have used the simplist word for God to define something greater than ourselves as a broad term. We can’t define accurately what, where, how, etc. because everyone has a subjective approach and experience.

Politics, social reform and religion have made their mark in history changing what are the ways of living from a dualist perspective. Anthropologist delights in exploring the contrasting thoughts of ancient civilisations exploring the experiences of humans in their activities of worship, governance, work and pleasures.

During the dark ages esoteric revelations of the divine plan confront the mainstream structure of hierarchy religious bodies as its interpretations of what God likes and dislikes.

Philosophers have added their flavour of the day to what was became a new muse: the metaphysics of God and its preferences. Everyone, regardless of creed, will have their own concepts adjusted from their perspective on how they believe God views the world. This topic will probably enrage the stanch believers on how they perceive the eyes of God or it might make the agnostic quandary about a higher intelligence.

These views are my theories ,thoughts and probably have elements introduced by philosophers, scientists, anthropologists and gods knows who (double pun intended).

Thoughts are concepts, science and religion cannot say what came first with absolute accuracy in the material universe, but I will say it was thought. Before we existed, did the God decide Christians and not as good as Hindus?

This obvious prejudice is not in alignment with nature. Logically, is one breed of animal superior to another? New Ideas don’t destroy reality, but create new experiences or species. Higher intelligence experiences a different perspective that can lead to new ways of perceiving information that was already there.(Paradox of time and infinite knowledge in duality)

The word favourite in English came from Old French word faveur, giving the idea of approval, praise; applause; partiality. In Italian, the word for favorite conveys the concept of a competition of a person who seems most likely to win a race. (common expression in English is: a safe bet., it determines a person’s choice but not a favourite). We use the idea of favorite to say what delights us the most or deserves our attention. I see this in the branding of advertising to pull the consumer into its lure of an unprepared capitalist trap of spending more. This is also true with the monopoly of religious thought especially in Europe through the centuries influencing the choices of either good or bad.

Humanity does not know all the answers. We don’t live long enough to assimilate all ideas and concepts of God have accurate idea. Added to this quest, the natural law of the maternal universe is entropy. Nothing is constant in our universe, which causes confusion about many spiritual philosophies. A schizophrenic god or a monogenous dictator. God who is everywhere or a god who cannot be found who lives in heaven or hell. The uncanny list is endless..

The idea of a soul creates an answer for a human transition with a one-way ticket to an ultimate prize in or out. Again, depending on Aristotle or Plato, the thought of the soul is visible or invisible. Does God favour the soul before, during, or after life on earth?

Chinese philosophy calls the cosmos the great Dao. It recycled everything, including humans into the great pot of exsistance . Shinto similarities with Greek gods or (Shinto spirits) mixture of blessings or woes from supernatural force who needs appeasing escape wrath. Gods favourites is not dependent on human activity but on the spirits or gods’ moods of the time.

From another constraint of atheist, there is no God. Where does consciousness go when a person dies? Where did consciousness start before or after the big bang? Only Gods knows lol.

These few questions highlight the notion we don’t know all the answers. The rational mind of a human has to admit we can’t be dogmatic because to follow this philosophy would be childish and ignorant.

A curious mind of the idea of God’s perspective is always from a limited human perspective, with the possibility of many hidden biases. I would say everyone has biased and that is part of human experience.

Favouritism definition says: unfair support shown to one person or a group or especially someone in authority. (Cambridge dictionary) How do you feel when you are not treated fairly? Most agree that separation cause distress if there is preferential treatment. I am a parent of 4 children but love each of them as individual not a replica of me or their mother. This understanding as a father or mother accepts and loves the children, even if the child lacks knowledge. Why would I have favourites? It would hurt the other children’s feelings? What would this say about me as an incompetent parent who is weak that needs reassurance? Unconditional love from a caregiver is essential for a child to prosper psychologically, emotionally, mentally, and physically. Conversely, harsh treatment and prejudice stunt the growth of the person’s natural response to interpersonal relationships.

Diversity provides a variety of plant and animal life for us to enjoy. In nature, the ecosystems of mycorrhizal and symbiotic relationships are essential. The yin and yang of life provide the million of systems to operate independently but as one complete unit. The cooperation of life as one unit does not evade a single bacteria single cell organism as good or bad, but is essential to the cosmos.


Honesty is the best policy

Extract from my forth coming book Compassion Transcends the loss of a loved one

Lao Tzu words are the so practical in rebuilding your life and when you examine them and apply them by supporting your family with a stable and protective structure for your family live a new life. Listen to the great Chinese sage words with anticpation and reflect on them.

True words aren’t pretty. Times when we say to the children mum (or dad) is not here, so we can’t do this or that because of finances or lack of time or even energy just be honest. The same self-talk is recognising you have limits, are not pretty words at times but it is essential to be honest with self so you can transcend the old life of the loved one you all miss.

Pretty words aren’t true. People may flatter you or say things to try and fix you and the family. The denial of loss is hard to accept but not healthy pushing it away, it will only come back to haunt you. Be realistic, life has changed and to covering over loss with pretty words doesn’t help. The words don’t change anything so when others endeavour to ignore your loss with the pretty words like move on, or others are in a worse situation than you, or the loved one is an angel in heaven can hurt.listen To Lao Tzu next insightful words.

One who is good doesn’t argue. It is easy to retaliate when other words and actions hurt us. The simple truth is they are not you are experiencing your feelings, events in your life. Their perspective has a different lens so accepting others going see life differently helps us understand their actions. When you argue you can’t love so what is the best solution starting a war or loving others and forgiving their ignorance.

One who knows doesn’t boast. The projection of pain onto others is an easy way to dissipate suffering from oneself but it causes suffering for others. Understanding the inner world or know thyself is the silence between greatness and resilience. The Chinese idea here comes from the word abundance according to one source. The suffering one has causes abundant of information and feelings to flow into one’s life. The best student learns from life not the ideas of others or from books and words.

One who boast doesn’t know. The Dao de Jing writing has 81 verses, and this is a part of the last verse. The humble sage or teacher doesn’t need to conquer the world with the sword or anger. When you read the great teachers who have shaped our world with everlasting truths they didn’t have to prove anything. They were honest about themselves, the world around them and the life they lived. All the great teachers suffered loss and we can gain much from their example in transcending the loss of a loved one.

Behaviour Patterns : Core Beliefs Forgiveness

“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.”

The root of the word forgive comes from the Latin “to give completely, without reservation”. That is easier said than done because of the complexity of human perception is underpinned by core beliefs deep in the psyche hidden from awareness. Overlaid with experiences in words, actions, observations, and even personal affect will imprint the corelation of core beliefs. Everything we are our value system in psychological terms that consists of concepts in core beliefs. The core being of who a person is, revealed how they perceive the world related to subconscious beliefs of childhood and life experiences and other factors.