What is a God?

by: Melodysheep

What is a God? (feat. Jason Silva)


What is a God?
What is it to think of something sacred
And larger than us
And infinite
And boundless
Human history seems to be suffused
With this inclination towards
A sense of the divine
We wanna believe that there is something more
We’ve wanted to connect with this higher power
With this belief that there’s something greater than ourselves
Something that exceeds our capacities to understand
And we see gods everywhere
Myths and metaphors
Old gods, new gods, vengeful gods
They rise and fall with the ebb and flow of all civilization
For ages humankind
We’ve wanted to celebrate what brings us life
What is this thing that allowed us to emerge?

The Sun
The star
That right there is the source of all of our myths
And allegories and hopes and dreams
It gave life to the world
Gave birth to life
Its core burns at ten million degrees
And it consumes millions of tons of matter
Per second
We ourselves are made of remnants of its fallen siblings
The preconditions for our humanness
That certainly is what god is, right?
Let there be light

It is larger than a million Earths
Can blind you from millions of miles away
Has reigned for billions of years
And will thrive for billions more

I think that’s kind of fascinating

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