Words - by themselves - are unknowable apart from a witness of same. Such are basically light and sound experienced by personal attribution of living meaning. Needless to say - whether identified via light or sound - words and their meanings are recorded by the memorable copyright of every witness.
The memorial dissatisfaction with objects [be they words, etc.] and their meanings is what, literally, has historically failed to equate the sum of all existence with any particular symbol for same. Be that symbol God, what have you, the living meaning for any single witness is, without doubt, what they alone derive from the present experience of same.
Over time, world history succeeds at rendering the sum total of all existence into various seemingly separate parts by virtue of individual experience. However, consider the literal interpretation of individual: "not divisible, indivisible, inseparable."
How comes it then that individual experience is responsible for the rendition of all existence? Does this mean that individuality can look away from? and in effect, lose itself to temporal division? Perhaps we should watch the drama of all existence for answers. The range of constituent behavior evidenced from subatomic particles? up to, and including, galaxies and the universe? Such might prove a case, if ever so spectacular, for the grandest game of hide and seek ever to be imagined.
Come out! Come out! Wherever you are! Come out of hiding, dear God! Such might suffice for the perennial question of one who seeks the sum of all. And how many people have found God already? when they refuse to accept their own experience for the living definition of same? Whether by prohibition by law, or by disagreement with popular belief, how many people are at liberty to accept their own experience of what is God? What, with books on the subject reportedly written by God? What, with the very words to describe the experience claimed as trademark and copyright privilege by less than all? What might it be? to claim exclusive privilege to God? to the extent of prohibiting the same liberty for all? Might it be that which claims to be God?
Down through the ages, wise men, women and children have served to represent God. But if these were such to claim legitimate identification as God, then under such persons one might have to include the United States of America. "... One Nation. Under God. [....]" Etc. However, and I'll say it again, What might it be? to claim exclusive privilege to God? to the extent of prohibiting the same liberty for all? Might it be that which claims to be God? The sum of all?
Looking over the annals of history, God appears to be the higest trump. Even more than one person has played with this card to win a game of hierarchical status. However, no matter how many cards are placed within a deck, not one of these amounts to anything apart from its stated value. In most historical cases, those who claimed representation and exclusive privilege to God appeared to reveal the most secret history about the planet Earth. Such are those memorial characters found to animate the stories of legend, myth, religion, and politics. Even science and medicine are not devoid of such characters. And yet, in every case with what appears to represent God, the literal illustration of such is not the legitimate claim of every witness.
Words by themselves are unknowable apart from a witness of same. Needless to say - whether identified via light or sound - words and their meanings are recorded by the memorable copyright of every witness. Words are not, and in truth never were, the exclusive privilege of less than all. - E.M.
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