When I first started dating an Atheist, I didn’t think he’d end up being the love of my life that actually helped me become more theistic. His comment today about energy being almost like a divine being got me thinking. I think we actually have pretty similar views on Deity, and yet he’s an Atheist while I don’t know if I could manage to be without my belief in a higher power.
I guess, technically, if I’m personifying the energy of Physics, that energy in all atoms, to have consciousness. To almost BE a conscious body of energy, such as in the Zero Point Field theory… But am I then calling myself a Deity?
If I believe it exists purely because people BELIEVE it exists, Does that make me a theist?
Does praying to an energy force that I give the name God or Goddess to count as believing in a God?
I remember in Junior school, being asked if I believed in a God, and to draw a picture of what I believed. I drew a leopard sitting in a chair, watching the world from space. (Remembering that made me laugh out loud, so I hope you got a smile or two from it).
What does that say about me? (not sure if I want to know the answer to this one =p)
Being in a relationship, with my atheist (yes, he’s my atheist now, just go with it =P), I find time when we are together to try and show him my appreciation. My methods, some would say, are ritualistic, but for me it means I am treating that act with the same reverence as I would and do, in my rituals. He does sometimes call me his Goddess, and because of my above belief: that all energies are (or all energy is? Collective noun or count noun?) Divine and me being made of energy I can’t really deny it.
Any thoughts on theism you may have, feel free to leave them in a comment for my consideration.
I’m currently reading The Circle Within, by Dianne Sylvan, and she’s made some interesting points about Catholic nuns being more Wiccan than most Wiccans and I think she has a point. I think I’d like to write an essay on this, for my own purposes more than any other rationale. But first I need some points to make, some questions to attempt to answer and some facts: Some opinions for and against, some on the fence individual thoughts.