A positive path for spiritual living

8-2-20 Talk Notes: Gods and Goddesses (Rev. Mark Schindler)

Charles Fillmore August 6, 1854

Myrtle Fillmore August 22, 1845

Five Basic Unity Principles as Originally Stated:

1. God is absolute good, everywhere present. 

2. Human beings have a spark of divinity within them, the Christ spirit within. Their very essence is of God, and therefore they are also inherently good.

3. Human beings create their experiences by the activity of their thinking. Everything in the manifest realm has its beginning in thought.

4. Prayer is creative thinking that heightens the connection with God-Mind and therefore brings forth wisdom, healing, prosperity and everything good.

5. Knowing and understanding the laws of life, also called Truth, are not enough. A person must also live the Truth that he or she knows.

 

Is it ALL good?

 

The First Princple as Stated at Unity of Auburn:

1. God is the name that we give to the source and essence of all that is; there is no other enduring power.

 

 

“God is the name we give to that unchangeable, inexorable principle at the source of all existence. To the individual consciousness God takes on personality, but as the creative underlying cause of all things, He is principle, impersonal…” 

Emilie Cady Lessons In Truth pg 22.

 

 

“It seems to me that the idea of a personal God is an anthropological concept which I cannot take seriously... My views are near those of Spinoza: admiration for the beauty of and belief in the logical simplicity of the order which we can grasp humbly and only imperfectly. I believe that we have to content ourselves with our imperfect knowledge and understanding and treat values and moral obligations as a purely human problem—the most important of all human problems” Albert Einstein 1929

 

 

 

“If a Creator God exists, would He or She or It or whatever the appropriate pronoun is, prefer a kind of sodden blockhead who worships while understanding nothing? Or would he prefer his votaries to admire the real universe in all its intricacy? I would suggest that science is, at least in part, informed worship. My deeply held belief is that if a god of anything like the traditional sort exists, then our curiosity and intelligence are provided by such a god. We would be unappreciative of those gifts if we suppressed our passion to explore the universe and ourselves.” Carl Sagan The Varieties of Scientific Experience  1985