OTHER VIEWS OF GOD

Our God is not some impersonal entity
seated on a majestic throne above the clouds,
or even the horned devil of religious imaginings,
but the impulse that drives our every day;
the prime-mover of our being.

For God is Spirit
It has no corporal identity, no material existence, no form.
It dwells in and guides us but in no material way.
It has reality but not in words we can express.
In fact the description of God in words
can only be idolatry.

Yet there must be something more than us,
something above the human state of being,
just as we are above the ape, or snail,
or even inanimate, unthinking, nature.

Perhaps we can describe God as an indescribable experience,
without being able to place anything concrete on the table,
without really being any help to anyone,
but yet acknowledging God's reality,
somehow.