The Pantheist Manifesto
Order1 is GOD
Every single thing2 that exists, because ordered,3 is GOD. In other words, whatever emerges into being4 in whatever form5 is God.6
God (meaning Order) is great,7 meaning omniscient, omnipotent, omni-presenting and so on, because IT serves as the order of every single thing everywhere and at every moment. Each single unit of All presents one actual formal application of God.8
The infantile religions catering to the immature, such as Christianity, Islam, Buddhism9 or Vaishnavism, believe God to be a socially useful selection10 of perfect attributes, hence an eco-system role model, apart from all. The adult11 pantheist’s God is all, indiscriminately.
In short (a, any) life itself in any one of its myriad forms is God. God (hence order) is each one, a selection of some, the sum and/or totality of all (single things).
And since life12 gradually emerges, so does God gradually emerge. And since life/order is finite, at least from moment to moment, so is God/Order finite from moment to moment.
Moreover, since each life-as-repeating-sequence, thus order, and so life in all its forms is God, so the worship of God consists not in singing halleluiahs to a preferred order selection but in changing order.13,14
When a life subsides, so does that God. When all life subsides, so does GOD.15
© 2019 by Victor Langheld
1. How (an) order, i.e. a logic sequence, pattern or modus, indeed aggregate, emerges in the universe is unknown, so far incomprehensible. Order, i.e. a repeating sequence of random contacts, seems like a miracle because unimaginable. See: The Standard Model of Pantheism
2. For ‘every single thing’ read: ALL (Greek: pan) aggregates. ALL emerges as aggregate of every single thing which presents as aggregate, hence as logic sequence/structure. Only logic sequences, or aggregates can be cognised. Since every single thing/aggregate, because ordered, is God, i.e. a God unit or quantum, all aggregates together are God. Every single ‘thing’, as affect cluster, presents as quantised logic, because particularly sequenced, process, indeed as thermo-dynamic system. A (specific) thing, as affect, emerges as specific logic output (or communication) of a specific sequence (or aggregate of sequences) of random events. Since each single (i.e. unitised or quantised) thing because ordered is God, i.e. performs the God (i.e. ordering) function, the aggregate of all things together, to wit, cognizable nature, the cosmos, are also God.
3. Only ordered, meaning (logically, because emerging a particular affect/outcome) sequenced processes, reified as stable aggregates, can be cognised, i.e. known (i.e. felt) as real and identified.
4. For ‘being’ read: an on-going sequence of realness moments. The quality of realness emerges at (momentary) contact between two quantised processes/sequences (i.e. ‘things’, i.e. God units). A system @rest ceases being real and identifiable. This was clearly understood by the Buddha.
5. For ‘form’ read: identity, i.e. identifying because differential attributes.
6. In other words, since each unit of order is God, so does GOD (i.e. the ordering function) presents in each and every thing as distributed network. The component of an aggregate and the whole aggregated are both God just as every bit of an airplane serves as sine qua non of the whole airplane.
7. i.e. the maximum, in the sense that IT presents at this moment as every shape, every size, every quantum of knowledge and each with every degree of interaction, hence transformation, i.e. reordering power. Indeed, each single thing as God unit emerges at its own maximum ordering capacity.
8. In modern terminology, each thing-as-identifiable-order emerges as differential iteration, of the basic self-ordering structure of the universe; that is to say, as local app of a universal Basic Operating (i.e. ordering) System.
9. Early Buddhism appears to have been non-theistic. Seeking popularity as means to its survival it later offered naïve losers seeking to escape ‘this world of woe’ an ill-defined salvation and deities/gods as role cum comfort-and-consolation models.
10. Division and selection, hence difference, makes those religions sectarian and so highly political. That’s because ‘difference makes a difference.’ Having political leverage gives them local (or eco) survival advantage.
11. All living, i.e. self-regenerating things develop through stages, i.e. from infancy through adolescence to maturity and then on to death. And that includes the self-regenerating religious beliefs that cater to the physical, emotional and mental needs of the various development stages of the human.
12. i.e. as spread of ever more complex order variants. With increasing complexity more complex attributes (i.e. responses, outputs), such as sight, smell, consciousness, mercy, pity, reverence, love, hate, physical form and so on, emerge. The human appears to be the ‘best’ (at the top of the scavenging ladder) order, i.e. God variation, yet to emerge.
13. The basic God (as ordering) function is to change order. The ultimatum for every order is: change, differentiate to survive or die! Unpredictable merciless (trial by mortal combat) selection decides which changed order survives. Whatever survives is good in that it supports further survival or order. From which follows that all surviving order, i.e. the current world, is good.
14. God, hence order in every form, is good since it supports survival. Participation in the survival, thus creation process is true worship.
15. At maximum entropy, i.e. @rest (hence in Nirvana) God (i.e. the ordering response) ceases. At minimum entropy, i.e. at oneness, the God response, i.e. order, presents at its most powerful.