What if the truth...

What if the truth is ultimately relational. I don't mean relative : I mean what if truth is ultimately a relational situation between "subjects" (ie., "persons").

In other words, what if truth at the deepest level is in some sense alive : bound to consciousness & choice, living growth.

In other words, imagine a cosmos in which there is indeed a God : & yet the essence of this cosmos is freedom. So that this God can be said to have given the entire cosmos to Man - the entire cosmos, including the freedom to attend to God or not, conceptualize God or not, believe in God or not, love God or not...

In other words, what if human consciousness is truly "god-like", universal : in that we live in it, and we make our own reality out of it. & God simply says, "come & see me if you like."

This is a sort of Renaissance notion of the range & reach of human powers & capabilities, I think : & it set the groundwork for Modern thought & culture. Except Modernity is sort of haunted by a guilt feeling about God, a repressed anxiety stemming from the choice to deny & reject the possibility of this very non-demanding & un-assertive God : this God who simply waits for us to show up, if we feel like it.

"I am the Way, the Truth, & the Life... no one comes to the Father but by me..."

p.s. Maybe one of the paradoxical consequences of this general idea would be to "demythologize" some aspects of traditional religion. Because we would be able to recognize more clearly just how much of what we think we understand & believe about God & metaphysical things, has its source in the human imagination - its ability to project and model its own images of mysterious reality. This acknowledgement does not necessarily deny God's existence or even action upon & within the world : but it is a recognition of the range & extent of the powers of the human mind. (This line I'm taking simply expands upon previous remarks about Nicolas of Cusa & Wallace Stevens...)

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