After a rather disappointing week-end I thought it would be useful for me to ask God where He came from. The answer I received was not exactly what I expected or hoped for.
I know that we are told that God was the word in the beginning but, just what does that mean?
It really doesn’t mean anything if you give it rational thought. How can a word exist while, at the same time, possess the attributes of a being of whatever form?
Then it occurred to me that, maybe on this point, the Bible has it right. Maybe the word did exist “in the beginning” but the power of the word is what became God. God Himself did not exist!
Looking at some of the theories of the mental powers of ancient man, it became clear that he is believed by many to have had a high degree of telepathic power. Is it possible that the thousands of individuals that made up early mankind were somehow mentally connected in their fear of death?
If there was a connection, could this explain how the idea of a God was, apparently, so similar in disparate tribal groups? Is it not possible that the tribal search for comfort in the face of death should trigger a collective “consciousness” that their lives were under the control of deities?
Reading through the mythologies of different lands, there is a constant stream of deity based stories. Every race seems to have a mythology bound up with a deity that either created their fate or, after desperate pleas, changed the fate to something less undesirable. The common denominator of all religions is that the god of choice would answer prayers if presented correctly or in times of extreme stress. Throughout the history of mankind, there have been innumerable tales of gods coming to the aid of supplicants.
Is it possible that, to a degree, we are Solipsists?
Is it possible that the combined mental efforts of thousands, or even millions, of people can cause a god to come into existence? Is this why mankind has always had a god of some description?
Is God simply a construct of millions of partially (residually) Solipsist minds?