Can or should the term “magical being” be used instead of the word God? Of course this swap will not fit in every instance but will be expressive in the places where it fits.
One might reply, “Are you telling me, you believe in magical beings?”
But what’s the matter with a magical god? The matter is people are the promoters of magical happenings right out of thin air. Magical things are in story after story and used in the creation of religions. Think of the ten commandments with no burning and talking bush involved. Impossible, it sells the story.
The term magical thinking describes more graphically what folks are believing than their favored term the supernatural does. It’s favored because the term supernatural makes their magical beliefs seem as though they might have a scientific basis of being natural but something beyond science that science cannot understand or control.
Terms aside. Is belief only belief or is it real? A belief is called belief because you can’t always count on a belief matching what’s real. When new supported information comes forth, the what turned out to be beliefs have to be dropped and replaced with ideas (beliefs) fitting the new circumstance. It’s the way science works.
On the other hand, religion is fueled by faith in beliefs which not supposed to change.
Some of the faithful may say “We can’t know for sure, but we aren’t taking any chances. What about you?” Then agnostics and atheists might ask “What are the chances you are believing in the correct god out of the thousands which exist?”
Yet believing in magic is a way of living a satisfying life for many. The term supernatural being in their minds describes their god best and separates it from the magical existence of creatures like elves and goblins. The faithful feel all of the other so-called gods were invented by humans, and say we are so fortunate to have the real God’s favor.
for me to imagine an
actual being greater than nature.
Nature actually creates itself. I can imagine
all of the safe-for-life pockets
have a sweet spot?
Is having to put up with organized
most planets with
civilizations have to go through?