July 1, 2021

    R. Buckminster Fuller

    Since 1927, whenever I am going to sleep, I always concentrate my thinking on what I call “Ever Rethinking the Lord’s Prayer.”

    July 12, 1979

    To be satisfactory to science
    all definitions
    must be stated
    in terms of experience

    I define Universe as
    all of humanity’s
    consciously apprehended
    and communicated (to self or others)

    In using the word, God,
    I am consciously employing
    four clearly differentiated
    from one another
    experience-engendered thoughts.

    Firstly I mean: —

    Those experience-engendered thoughts
    which are predicted upon past successions
    of unexpected, human discoveries
    of mathematically incisive,
    physically demonstrable answers
    to what theretofore had been misassumed
    to be forever unanswerable
    cosmic magnitude questions
    wherefore I now assume it to be
    scientifically manifest,
    and therefore experientially reasonable that

    scientifically explainable answers
    may and probably will
    eventually be given
    to all questions
    as engendered in all human thoughts
    by the sum total
    of all human experiences;
    wherefore my first meaning for God is: —

    all the experientially explained
    or explainable answers
    to all questions
    of all time —

    Secondly I mean: —
    The individual’s memory
    of many surprising moments
    of dawning comprehensions
    of an interrelated significance
    to be existent
    amongst a number
    of what had previously seemed to be
    entirely uninterrelated experiences
    all of which remembered experiences
    engender the reasonable assumption
    of the possible existence
    of a total comprehension
    of the integrated significance —
    the meaning —
    of all experiences.

    Thirdly, I mean:–
    the only intellectually discoverable
    a priori, intellectual integrity
    indisputably manifest as
    the only mathematically statable
    of generalized principles —
    cosmic laws–
    thus far discovered and codified
    and ever physically redemonstrable
    by scientists
    to be not only unfailingly operative
    but to be in eternal
    omni-interaccommodative governance
    of the complex
    of everyday, naked-eye experiences
    as well as of the multi-millions-fold greater range
    of only instrumentally explored
    infra- and ultra-tunable
    micro and macro-Universe events.

    Fourthly, I mean: —
    All the mystery inherent
    in all human experience,
    which as a lifetime ratioed to eternity,
    is individually limited
    to almost negligible
    twixt sleepings, glimpses
    of only a few local episodes
    of one of the infinite myriads
    of concurrently and overlappingly operative
    sum-totally never-ending
    cosmic scenario serials

    With these four meanings I now directly address God.

    “Our God —
    Since omni-experience is your identity
    You have given us
    overwhelming manifest: —
    of Your complete knowledge
    of Your complete comprehension
    of Your complete concern
    of Your complete coordination
    of Your complete responsibility
    of Your complete capability to cope
    in absolute wisdom and effectiveness
    with all problems and events
    and of Your eternally unfailing reliability
    so to do

    Yours, Dear God,
    is the only and complete glory.

    By Glory I mean
    the synergetic totality
    of all physical and metaphysical radiation
    and of all physical and metaphysical gravity
    of finite
    but nonunitarily conceptual
    scenario Universe
    in whose synergetic totality
    the a priori energy potential
    of both radiation and gravity
    are initially equal
    but whose respective
    behavioral patterns are such
    that radiation’s entropic, redundant disintegratings
    is always less effective
    than gravity’s nonredundant
    syntropic integrating

    Radiation is plural and differentiable,
    radiation is focusable, beamable, and self-sinusing,
    it is interceptible, separatist, and biasable —
    ergo, has shadowed voids and vulnerabilities;

    Gravity is unit and undifferentiable
    Gravity is comprehensive
    inclusively embracing and permeative
    is nonfocusable and shadowless,
    and is omni-integrative
    all of which characteristics of love.
    Love is metaphysical gravity.

    You, Dear God,
    are the totally loving intellect
    ever designing
    and ever daring to test
    and thereby irrefutably proving
    to the uncompromising satisfaction
    of Your own comprehensive and incisive
    knowledge of the absolute truth
    that Your generalized principles
    adequately accommodate any and all
    special case developments,
    involvements, and side effects;
    wherefore Your absolutely courageous

    omnirigorous and ruthless self-testing
    alone can and does absolutely guarantee
    total conservation
    of the integrity
    of eternally regenerative Universe

    Your eternally regenerative scenario Universe
    is the minimum complex
    of totally intercomplementary
    totally intertransforming
    nonsimultaneous, differently frequenced
    and differently enduring
    feedback closures
    of a finite
    but nonunitarily
    nonsimultaneously conceptual system
    in which naught is created
    and naught is lost
    and all occurs
    in optimum efficiency.

    Total accountability and total feedback
    constitute the minimum and only
    perpetual motion system.
    Universe is the one and only
    eternally regenerative system.

    To accomplish Your regenerative integrity
    You give Yourself the responsibility
    of eternal, absolutely continuous,
    tirelessly vigilant wisdom.

    Wherefore we have absolute faith and trust in You,
    and we worship You

    Gratitude to quintessential researcher and synthesizer Maria Popova. -dayle

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