Many people have trouble understanding the pantheist’s mindset. That’s not surprising, as it is rather unorthodox. One mainstream definition of religion’s Pantheism is “the belief that reality is identical with divinity, or that all-things compose an all-encompassing, immanent god.“
While the term “god” in this definition can be construed in more than one way (what else is new, right?), note the word god is not capitalized, as would be a proper noun (a particular person, place or thing), but rather is identified as more of a generic placeholder; perhaps an “idea,” a “concept,” or as I like to call it, a “Process.”
This pantheistic idea of equating the notion of god with a “process” rather than a “being” does not sit well with your average theists out there. They prefer an actual “object of their affection,” so to speak. They want, indeed need, a Being, an actual Entity to adore, worship, in some cases fear, follow instruction from, explain the meaning of life itself, be in charge of / Ruler of the whole shebang, etc. Enter Biblical God, Koran’s Allah, [your holy book and god here].
So, for your consideration, and to better understand the mindset of a pantheist, the following 3-minute BBC video (re: fractals) below attempts to explain what the pantheist, or more precisely this Pantheist, understands by the meaning of, the concept of, the Process of “god”:
Q: As one of my professors used to say, “Questions, comments, war stories??”
Thanks for watching, commenting and/or recommending. 🙂