‘No god but God.’1,2,3
‘GOD emerges4 as the (all5 the) gods.’6,7
No GOD8 but the gods.9,10
© 2019 by Victor Langheld
1. ‘No god but God’ is Mohammad’s abstraction of Exodus 20:3, to wit, ‘Thou shalt have no other gods (i.e. the 'elohiym) besides me!’ This slogan-cum-prayer is understood to mean: ‘There is no other god but MY (selected) ONE God,’ and therefore the greatest: “Allahu Akbar”. This is the henotheist’s, i.e. the infant’s belief and comfort, namely that “My dad is the greatest!” The infantilism of henotheisms (i.e. as selective monotheisms) such as Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Ganesh worship, Saivism, Vaishnavism, Brahmanism, Mahayana Buddhism and so on is all too apparent. Such infantilism serves the infant (or the prima horde member) well but the adult badly (and vice versa).
2. This slogan represents the shift from pluralism (i.e. from distributed dominium) to monism (i.e. to centralised dominium), from polypole to monopole. In ancient Sumerian (later on Jewish) speak it reads: ‘No 'elohiym but EL.’ The former ‘primus inter pares’ has turned his peers into subjects.
3. God (with a capital G) is defined as the god who dominates, i.e. the superior god who monopolizes, to wit, Darwin’s ‘the fittest’ and whose DNA (as self-order) decides and so determines the future.
4. For ‘emerges’ read: actualises, i.e. becomes real and identifiable. Both the gods and God, and each and every one of their attributes (as order outputs, i.e. as essences, i.e. souls (sic!)), such as identity and realness, happen as emergents.
5. ‘All’ is defined as: every 1, a complete number (or extent) of 1’s.
6. The pantheist (i.e. the adult) believes that the gods, i.e. each and every thing emerges as limited elaboration order of unlimited ordering ≈ GOD. Consequently his slogan is: “I’m a dad! I’m the greatest”).
7. In other words, GOD (unlimited, hence virtual ordering, i.e. constraining) self-limits (i.e. is halted, stopped, thus constrained) as a god, i.e. as one of n local, because actual applications presenting as identifiable reality. Since each god (i.e. an identifiable reality) happens as one application of GOD (as one non-identifiable virtuality), the former is not different from the latter. Idem the aggregate of all gods, i.e. the universe.
8. The pantheist defines ‘GOD’ as: the undefined, because unlimited ordering (i.e. constraining) process-as-template. The template itself, hence common to every 1, does not appear/emerge, hence is (inferred, conceived by the observer as) virtual. See: The standard God model of Pantheism
9. All we perceive, in hindsight, indeed as personal simulations in our navigation systems (i.e. our Bio-Navs), are the gods. GOD (i.e. as ordering platform, thus as substrate or (Spinoza’s) substance) is inferred, in hindsight, from the gods.
10. ‘god’ (writ small) is defined as: an energy packet, i.e. as a quantised order of energy capable of affecting, thus emerging as identifiable reality.