I don’t like the word “God” any more than many other people, but let’s use it to mean all of existence and non-existence. From our disadvantaged viewpoint we can say a couple of things about God. It is wholly impersonal and possibly not aware of itself, in the sense that human beings have a sense of identity – albeit this identity is just a construct of the brain. It also seems to like laws. This may just be a self selective thing, where those universes that manifest some kind of order are the only ones that can develop in any kind of meaningful way. However, we do have to bear in mind that this is a very human viewpoint – but it’s the best we can do. The most prominent feature of God however is it’s promiscuity and rapaciousness. Strange that we should take a dim view of these traits, when God seems to manifest them in abundance.
Lets start with quantum mechanics. It has been found that the tiniest volume of space you might imagine is bubbling with something called quantum froth. Subatomic particles spontaneously appear and then just as quickly disappear, and some of them have to travel backwards in time so that the laws of physics are upheld. It’s called a froth because there are so many of these particles appearing and disappearing that one can imagine a kind of froth of subatomic particles. It is almost as if God is bursting at the seams with the desire to manifest, but is constrained by it’s own laws. The subatomic world is rampant, rapacious and constantly seeking to manifest.
When we consider nature on the macroscopic scale, then the whole thing is very similar to the microscopic world of quantum mechanics. An oak tree does not shed a single acorn to promote its species, it sheds tens of thousand. They become food for squirrels, and most just rot on the ground. However it would seem that nature has no regard for wastage. It will expend great energy to try and generate just a single new oak tree. Human sperm follows the model, and sea turtles will lay hundreds of eggs in holes dug in a beach, with the likelihood that one or two of the eggs will make it to adult turtle – and maybe not even that many.
This can all be summed up in the notion of promiscuity. If you want to build a business, don’t just start one – start twenty and see which one takes root. This is how nature works, and we are part of nature.
There is however just one drawback to the act of promiscuity. For finite creatures such as human beings, promiscuity is draining. God seems to be infinite and have infinite resources to call upon, so it really doesn’t matter if thousands of species are pushed out into existence, with only a few making it in evolutionary terms.
God does not set a good example for mere mortals. If we are going to live a reasonable life we need to conserve – the opposite of promiscuity. That most people are driven to be promiscuous, and to exhaust themselves, is of no concern to God. It does not have human sensibilities. So when you see someone who is sexually, socially, commercially, intellectually and emotionally promiscuous, rest assured they are just manifesting in the way the universe naturally manifests. The problem is that they too are part of the throw-away, promiscuous nature of God – who really does not, and cannot, give a shit. Look after yourself, conserve your energies, and rest assured that the vast majority of humanity will spew their energies out pursuing a thousand vain and futile projects.