Author, Artist, Aikido Instructor


Stenudd.COM Menu Aikido My Art My Writing Greek Philosophers


What God Are We Talking About?

Poem in text and on video



There’s a lot of talk about god.


One would think that the divine is outdated,

now that we all communicate through invisible means,

in an ether of our own creation.


But god is not dead, yet.

People are still obsessed with him

– mainly in two ways:

some insist that there is a god,

and some that there is not.



But there’s just one god discussed:

the one in the bible.

And the bible is used

– both to prove his existence and to deny it.


That’s kind of boring.

There are so many gods

in the minds of the people on earth.



What is a god?


A lot of it has to do with time.

Gods lived before humans did,

and gods don’t die, while humans do.


Can there be such beings? Of course there can.

We haven’t met any of them, as far as we know,

but there’s no way of saying there can’t be any.


In biology, death is a greater mystery than life.

The fact that we all have a limited life span

is yet to be explained.

If we could change our programming,

we might ourselves live forever.


So, of course there can be some beings

who live forever.



Gods are supposed to have powers to affect us,

undetected.


Can there be creatures that we don’t observe,

but who still have powers to affect our lives?

Well, what were bacteria and viruses,

before we had microscopes to see them?


So, of course there can be creatures

that we have not yet discovered,

but who still affect us according to their will.



Omnipotence? The power to do whatever they want

– can there be creatures like that?


Actually, few gods are credited with omnipotence.

Even gods who are said to have created the world

are usually not omnipotent.


Only the gods of monotheism

are described as truly omnipotent:

Jahve of the Bible, and Allah of the Quran.

That’s really one and the same god,

at least according to the Quran.



So, can there be an omnipotent being somewhere?


The question is endless:

To prove omnipotence,

you have to go through all of it,

which will take forever.


It is possible for some creature

to affect everything in the world,

as long as the laws of nature are followed.


Mankind is getting there,

by splitting the atom, sending rockets to the moon,

changing the climate on our planet, and so on.



But what about changing things

against the laws of nature?

You would have to be able to rewrite those laws,

in order to break them.


Only a being who is unbound by the laws of nature

can alter them.


Someone unbound by the laws of nature,

must exist outside of where those laws apply,

that is outside the universe.


If there is such a being,

outside our universe,

capable to change its laws

– then this being had the power to create it.


Can there be a creator of the universe?


That’s where we land. The ultimate godness:

A creator of the universe.



We are unable to find such a god,

because a creator of the universe

must exist outside of it.

We would have to leave the universe

to find its creator.


So, if we do find a god in our universe,

that is surely not its creator.



Was there a creator of our universe?

We would have to step out of it to know.


I tell you this, though:

The present theory about the birth of the universe,

with a Big Bang out of nothingness,

the whole cosmos bursting out from a compressed form

so small you could not see it with a microscope

– doesn’t that sound like an idea?



Here's my Youtube account, if you prefer going there to see this and other poems as video recitals:

Aravadia



My Poems

Click the header to read the poem.


Grail

Give me a drink that saves my soul...


What God Are We Talking About?

My thoughts on the basic questions of theists and atheists:
If a god exists, and if so - what kind of god?


I Like to Watch

I like to watch. Don't you? This is a video poem about the pleasure of watching. I call it a syllable poem, because it's made up of one-syllable words.


When Dogs Die

Do dogs have ghosts? A video filmed poem about souls. I call it a syllable poem, because it consists of only one-syllable words. The dog's name is Max. It was still very much alive when I posted this video, but later its owner told me that's not the case anymore, sadly.


Life, That Is

What's the meaning of life? And how to find it? A video filmed poem. I call it a syllable poem, because it consists entirely of one-syllable words.


Love in the Snow

Love and death and snow. A video poem about how they relate. I call it a syllable poem, because it's written entirely with one-syllable words.


I C U

Who is watching, and who is being watched? Here's a video filmed poem of mine. I call it a letter poem, since it is made up entirely of single letters.




Fiction by Stefan Stenudd.

My Fiction


All's End science-fiction
Murder contemplation
Chapter One and on of a new novel
Waves short stories
Poems
Video recitals
My books
Fabulous fiction
My publisher
My Swedish writing


My Fiction Books

All's End, science fiction novel by Stefan Stenudd.

All's End

Science fiction novel about a quest through the universe for a perfect world. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.

Occasionally I Contemplate Murder, by Stefan Stenudd.

Occasionally I Contemplate Murder

Thoughts on life, death, and the meaning of it all, explored by anecdotes and mythological fragments. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.






Menu


AIKIDO
All about the peaceful Japanese martial art.

AIKIBATTO
A system of jo (staff) and ken (sword) exercises for aikido students.

ART
My paintings, drawings, photos and video art.

WRITING
My writing - fiction as well as non-fiction.

GREEK PHILOSOPHERS
What the Greek philosophers thought about the cosmos, the gods and the myths.

MYTH
Myth, its psychology and archetypes.

BLOG
My blog with random thoughts.

ABOUT ME
My bio.


My Other Websites


CREATION MYTHS
Myths in general and myths of creation in particular.

QI ENERGY
Qi (also spelled chi or ki), what it is and exercises to increase it.

LIFE ENERGY
An encyclopedia of life energy concepts around the world.

TAOISM
The wisdom of Taoism and its classic text Tao Te Ching.

ASTROLOGY
The complete horoscope and how to read it.

ZODIAC
Zodiac sign astrology, explaining each sign and its meaning.

I CHING
The ancient Chinese system of divination explained.

FACEBOOK
My Facebook page.

TWITTER
My Twitter account.

YOUTUBE AIKIDO
My YouTube account with aikido videos.

YOUTUBE ART
My YouTube account Aravadia, with art videos and poetry.

STENUDD IN SWEDISH
My Swedish website.


From My Blog



My Books


Click the header to get to the webpage where I present all my books in English. Click an image below to go to that book's page on Amazon.

All's End, science fiction novel by Stefan Stenudd. Tao Te Ching - The Taoism of Lao Tzu Explained, by Stefan Stenudd. Tao Quotes - The Ancient Wisdom of the Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu.
Cosmos of the Ancients, by Stefan Stenudd. Occasionally I Contemplate Murder, by Stefan Stenudd. QI - increase your life energy, by Stefan Stenudd.
Attacks in Aikido, by Stefan Stenudd. Aikido Principles, by Stefan Stenudd. Aikibatto, by Stefan Stenudd.
Life Energy Encyclopedia, by Stefan Stenudd. Tarot Unfolded, by Stefan Stenudd. Your Health in Your Horoscope, by Stefan Stenudd.



About me
I'm a Swedish writer of fiction and non-fiction books in both Swedish and English. I'm also an artist, an historian of ideas and a 7 dan Aikikai Shihan aikido instructor. Click the header to read my full bio.