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No idolling

from Child of Encounter

Love is not a pre-existent entity and does not precede the encounter; neither does consciousness, which is awakened by the encounter. Similarly, God does not precede the encounter as a pre-existent entity. To accept pre-existence makes of God an idol. God is Love and is present in the encounter.

Augustine knew that the mind must have the capacity for God (capax Dei) in order to recognise the presence of God, let alone even imagine that presence; and that this capacity for God must have something to do with the dialectical relationship with God, which is described by John as one of mutual indwelling, but only, and this is the key point, when love is accepted. ‘He that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.’ (1 John 4:16)


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Ananke - goddess, indestructible force, bestower of love and life, upholder of the law of fate and ultimate destruction, giver and destroyer.
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Just a thought: The creation myth is just as much an individual myth. The creation story to the Fall is the emergence of the self. John Dunn.

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