Monday, September 7, 2009


To read before :

God has a perfect spirit, so non-subjected to error, what implies that Its consciousness, Its understanding, and Its will-power are confused and instantaneous. This spirit is represented by the causes of the change of the energetic mass which are movement, the possibility to form an equilibrium, or resistance, and equilibrium itself of which the production can combine with another one, that is all of this which permits to build a logic ; thus God’s thought is not independent on Its expanse, although they are distinct, contrary to what is for the human being, relatively to the fact that its thought is not really its, especially if this thought is an eternal truth and is then perpetually applied in the divine infinity. On the top of that we have to notice that for God the union between the movement in straight line or ray, which is the spiritual foundation, and the shape of the expanse is done by the resistance, which permits as well the connection of the different shapes of expanse thus obtained, and we can think the same thing between the human being’s spirit and body. Besides generally spirit which is the cause of creation, is necessary to our existence and has to be then considered by us at least as much as the material expanse and the superficial shape; knowing on the top of that, that the cycle permitting force comes from the change that spirit implies, and which allows then the internal and external shape; as well relatively to the human being it has to be noticed that its spirit permits it to obtain the help of the spirits of the elements which are superior to it and can then thus surpass the primary force of its body.


Joseph Smidt said...

"perfect spirit, so non-subjected to error"

Is there a universal standard to which you can test perfection. How could God know if He is perfect? Is there some standard he can use as a test independent of Him? Or does He know just because He is that perfect standard.

If He uses an independent stand what is greater, that standard or God?

I guess another way to say it is, how are we to know He is perfect, because He says he is or because there is some independent standard we can test perfection with? Just curious.

Cartesian said...

It is part of God existence to be perfect, because in what It should define for us, we can find nothing greater than It. Then I think by definition God is the standard but the human being is fallible in its way to understand God's perfection (See 3).