So I was told, without evidence, that we are god; humans are god, that we are from infinite energy. This wasn’t a christian, but, as per usual, this person wasn’t much into defining terms or explaining, only declaring and accusing when I asked questions.
But isn’t this blog called “Leaving Jesus?” What does new age “anthropo-theism” or pantheism have to do with Jesus?
For me, on a rational level, there is no central difference between claiming one man is God and claiming we all are God. And the claim of mainstream christianity, be it Protestant or Catholic, is that God, the infinite entity, became a man.
What does the word, “infinite,” mean? Simply, it means without limit, the “in” meaning “absense of” or “no,” and “finite” meaning “limit.”
Infinite is something without boundary, impossible to number or calculate, immeasurable. Infinity cannot be counted. That means there is no “one, two, three” and onwards because each discreet number is limited, while infinity has no limits and hence cannot be divided. There is no such consistent notion of “half of infinity,” since, because there is no boundary or extremity or limit, there is no place where you can split it in half.
So then I come to a human. To cut to the chase, the very nature and core of human existence is limit. There’s only so fast a human can run, only so much his living body can take. He can only lift so much, calculate a certain amount of digits. A human can only be in one place, and even if it is believed that he can expand his awareness, even that can’t encompass a speck of the world system. The human eye can only see and the ear can only ear certain frequencies, but no more. The eye can only see so far. Even the rational side of man has limits. Both physically and non-physically, humans are limited.
From the very birth of the idea that “humans are god” or “a human is god,” reality calls bullshit! The universe calls the person holding that idea self-deluded and a liar.
You see, once it is said that the human set foot on the earth, he is already in one place. When it was written that Jesus was sleeping in a boat, or when it says that he was born, those very words negate infinity. It’s much worse when Jesus’ supposed suffering, crucifixion and death occur. Jesus was not suffering in the north pole. He didn’t die in Greenland. The spear wasn’t stuck into the side of the moon. He was in one place at one time, total and utter “finity.”
God, the infinite being, cannot be a man. Divinity cannot “take on flesh.” Creator cannot become creature. And the reason why is very simple: God cannot un-God. The very nature of God is not man, and the very nature of man is not God. The meaning of infinity is the opposite of limited and one cannot be the other without losing what it is. It’s that simple.
“But God can do anything.”
Again, this immature argument rolls off the tongue of children, no matter how old they are. There is no biblical or rational basis for such a claim. Even christians admit, if thinking about the greek writings, that God cannot lie or be tempted. So God cannot do absolutely everything. And being infinite doesn’t meaning one can or will do anything.