Wednesday, December 16, 2015

How do we evoke unknowable, infinite mystery?

Today Opray Winfrey's OWN site with Huffington Post shares a segment from her Super Soul Sunday program that aired 18 Oct. 2015 featuring Thomas Moore: "Why This Religious Scholar Doesn't Like To Use The Word 'God'". Lisa Capretto transcribes the conversation between Winfrey and Moore.
"As he explains in a conversation with Oprah on "SuperSoul Sunday," this unknowable force is also infinite, existing everywhere. It's a concept that Moore explores more in his book, A Religion of One's Own, where he writes, 'God is in the space between sentences.' In his teachings, Moore challenges everyone to let go of the God they think they know — and part of that is re-examining the adequacy of the word 'God' in the first place."
"I try to evoke that unknowable and the infinite in my writing," he says. "If I kept using the word God, I don't think I'd be able to do it."
This Huffington Post page offers links to additional segments from that Super Soul Sunday episode with Moore.