Posted: Jan 11, 2019 10:46 am
by archibald
Rachel Bronwyn wrote:The definition of "god" is not "ones highest ideal".

Ones highest ideal could certainly have the attributes of a god and be one. It isn't necessarily though.

Yes, the former is not being suggested. It's more about the latter. And as you say, it's not likely to be a 1-on-1 comparison. The OP quote could be changed to, 'whatever is your ideal (if you have one), that which you believe in most strongly, it is in some ways the nearest thing to being your god'. For some people, it might be very close to being like a god, to others it might not be so close.

Personally, I do think there's interesting mileage in the idea. Possibly even room for common ground between 'believers' of...all sorts. :)