lthough I use the term Deity throughout this discourse, it
is being used to refer to 'pure potential' in the form of a unifying
singularity as opposed to something less. This makes my usage more
akin to that of "ultimate reality," or "the ground of all being," than
it is to the more conventional characterizations of Deity that are in
As a result, it matters little to this discourse how
you choose to refer to Ultimacy, so
long as you come away with the realization of Its necessity; and understand that there are
basic implications inherent to this idea that cannot be logically
denied. I have elected to limit this consideration to Deity's
universal nature in order to circumvent the continuing argument over
whose personal rendition of Ultimacy is more correct.
This in no way means to imply that I don't have a personal
belief system, for I do. And, like all other belief systems, it
often goes beyond the realm of pure logic to satisfy the human needs
intrinsic to the experience by which I have come to see myself.
However, these peculiarities do not lend themselves to a logical
discussion and therefore have no place in a dialogue of this nature.
So, when considering this material, please do not confuse my
use of the term Deity with that of any particular religion, for none is intended.
Instead, my usage refers to the foundational difference, in thought, that gives
all worship of Ultimacy, regardless of how different it may be in actual practice.