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Posted May 14, 2012 at 6:48 PM via web

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Comprehending God, Poe, the Bible and Candid style.

Comprehending God Poe, the Bible and Candid style.

 

Poe said...

If we cannot comprehend God in his visible works, how then in his inconceivable thoughts, that call the works into being? If we cannot understand him in his objective creatures, how then in his substantive moods and phases of creation?

 

This is basically what scriptures say when they say to seek God in the heavens. Nature IOW.

 

These views are what led to my apotheosis and I endorse them wholeheartedly. 

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted May 15, 2012 at 1:12 AM (Answer #2)

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I am a strong supporter of the philosophy that each person comprehends God in his or her unique way.  I think this is one of the things Poe is suggesting in this quote.  Basically, there is no actual way a person understand what God understands.  So each person needs to come to his or her own understanding, ownership, and appreciation of God.  No one person can tell you what God believes, or force you to believe something.

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Posted May 15, 2012 at 3:20 PM (Answer #3)

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I am a strong supporter of the philosophy that each person comprehends God in his or her unique way.  I think this is one of the things Poe is suggesting in this quote.  Basically, there is no actual way a person understand what God understands.  So each person needs to come to his or her own understanding, ownership, and appreciation of God.  No one person can tell you what God believes, or force you to believe something.

How do you know that we cannot understand things the way God does?

We do not yet know how he understands anything so your statement is opinion and not fact or knowledge yet is a difinitive statement.

I do agree though that we all recognize the idea of God differently.

That is not what Poe said. He said to understand God we must first understand nature.

I added what was lost of the O P.

Are you presently the best you can be given all the conditions at hand?

Regards

DL

 

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Posted May 15, 2012 at 3:25 PM (Answer #5)

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Just looking at nature and mankind then at this point in time, can we agree that what we have is the best of all possible worlds, given all the conditions at hand?

 

To set you on the tract and mindset that I developed, I would like you to think of the day you were born.

Can you say that given all the conditions at hand back then, your DNA and all other conditions, nature produced you to the very best condition that she could muster?

 

If yes, consider that the next day let’s say, after you began to learned and found the teat and continued learning and developing, right till today, that the initial best you, in the best of all possible world, are continuously aging  as the best that you can possible  be, given all the conditions at hand.

Not perfect, but the best you can possibly be.

 

Are you living in the best of all possible world and are you today, the best that nature can produce, given all the conditions at hand?

 

Regards

DL

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