Busy with work & worries these days.
I seem to have the sort of mind, if you can call it that, which has to circle around & re-invent the same problems/solutions over & over again.
Like, mainly, the question of God.
These days am trying to get into a long-poem (or simply poem) writing state again. Many causes for discouragement; but it's even more discouraging not to be writing at all, so...
I'm in favor of a sort of neo-medieval sensibility, I guess. Medieval in a good way, that is (there are lots of bad ways too, as we know).
What do I mean by that?
Well, to my way of thinking, the "solution" to the mystery of God's existence/non-existence rests in a concept of what Mankind is.
We have trouble imagining a "personal" God : but there is a way to do it. It has to do with extrapolating from what we know about the personal or personality or personhood in a human sense.
It's a matter of admitting our ignorance : we don't know clearly, or we know only in a very dream-like or subjective sense, what a person really, substantially, is. But we experience persons.
God resides somewhere in the "transcendent" or supernatural realm of personhood.
This, if one can accept it (provisionally), changes how we perceive existence, reality, as a whole. A subjective, personal element is infused.
This is extremely difficult for the modern, "scientific", sceptical mind to accept. In fact it's easy to read it as absurd.
But there is a way of interpreting experience, reality, existence which incorporates this notion (of human & divine personhood). This is what I'm calling "neo-medieval". It could also be seen as an analogical or symbolic or "literary" reading of Nature.
It's possible to see Mankind on earth in terms of a divine/symbolic ecology.
Again, it's a matter of extrapolating or analogizing.
If you consider human consciousness & presence on earth as an anomaly - what makes it so?
Think about this. This is at the conceptual root of the analogical notion of Imago Dei (man as "image" of God). & that is at the root of "neo-medieval" vision.
To many it will sound like I'm talking in circles, talking nonsense, talking non sequitur, talking talking. So be it.