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This is only true if "God" has a consciousness like our own, with thoughts and emotions like our own, inside of a brain like our own. Yes, that would be complex and highly limiting.
Think outside the box people!
Further how do we know evolution is how nature works all the time everywhere in every galaxy and universe? Is it possible nature could work differently somewhere else? That energy could work differently somewhere else, that a kind of "mind" could work differently somewhere else?
We know from countless scriptures across the globe about "God", that "God" would be higher than us, with thoughts and ways higher than us.
Further God is often thought of as an external being. This i a very limiting way to see God. God, to me, would not be an external being but rather an internal force spirit. Everything in nature seems to work from the inside out, not the outside in and so it stands to reason this is how God would work as well. We can see nature is self-sufficient, self-sustaining, self-organizing. In many ways self-directing and self-existing.
As a Montessori teacher who had to study the brain development of people, also consider apes and primates, I also learned that everything is from the inside out. Our brains work this way too, and so as reflections of nature this makes perfect sense.
We are not blank slates born to be told externally what to be and what to do. We have internal senses which direct us into ourselves. Our environment nurtures this internal sense or destroys it. In Montessori, the child learns to be/have self-directed, self-taught, self-corrected, self-respect, self-reliance, self-education.
We see within our own minds, not the brains--not the structure, but what comes out of the structure of our brains a very real reflection of the way nature works as well.
It is an interesting phenomenon to imagine an ocean. This is interesting, because where is this ocean? It is inside your brain, but yet transports you to another place and the ocean is something only you can see. No one else can see that ocean you have imagined. It exists to you alone. It is an ability of your brain to allow you to experience something solely only you can experience. A subjective internal life. A conscious life. And this life, in my opinion, may very well continue in a very real sense as an eternal life as everything unites internally as one.
Nothing is very powerful in function, because it has no structure.
What about consciousness? Intelligence?
But I would argue that our consciousness and intelligence is very limited and in fact is limited because our physical bodies our bound by our space-time. However, HOW do electrons know what other electrons they are entangled with are doing? Because they are not bound by Time. They are not physical like we are, but are on a more simple energy form. So, God's "consciousness" would act like the quantum universe...perhaps in a very mathematical way, so much higher than our our understanding, that we fail to conceive of it entirely and understand it fully.
Electrons seem timeless. They jump from one shell to another or travel across space and time instantly.
So, if electrons can be timeless and do this, why couldn't a spiritual energy also know things in a way unfamiliar to us? Exist timelessly? Perhaps a spiritual energy is the most simple and fundamental form of energy. Or another aspect of it.
In a sense this could be called a consciousness, but that would also limit what it actually is because in fact our ideas of consciousness are limited to our very understanding of it which exist in our minds which have limits because it exists inside of a brain in a body in space-time.
This is the same with intelligence. When we say this is intelligent. What does that mean? Does this mean God has an IQ of 200? It is very limiting and in fact our own understanding of intelligence is very limited by our own experiences.
So- God's intelligence and consciousness would work like nothing we know. It would be boundless consciousness and intelligence. Limitless. Quantum.
Because of this, it would also come in a simple form. I propose this simplest form is Spiritual energy.
However- we could use an argument that is more of a physical (measurable) form.
The main question is does consciousness or can consciousness exist as a simple, fundamental form of reality? or can it only exist as a side effect of a more complex living thing?