Morality and the Absolute

Manners are of more importance than laws. Upon them, in a great measure, the laws depend.
Edmund Burke

We have been dealing with these two aspects of God, which I have called fill and form. In the right hand we have fill, which we have determined is destiny, character, nature, the core essence of a thing. In the left hand we hold form. Form is the way that the essence can be seen and measured; it is the frame through which interaction can be had. Let me now state that:

Form is body
Fill is soul

Previously, we examined morality, and asked whether or not someone who did not believe in God could be moral. The answer, we determined, was yes; however, we did not pursue this question to its quandary, which asks where this morality originates. In this question we find a struggle between fill and form, and evidence for the truth of the last post.

How do we determine the substance of good? The rationalist will choose a purpose, then measure good on the basis of that purpose. Let’s look at a simplistic example. Purpose: we want to eliminate conflict. Good is then measured on the scale of whether actions create or avoid conflict. The problem – ultimately the hypocrisy – of these statements is their absolutism, the smell of objective morality, a thing which is precisely what is trying to be avoided. What if I want more conflict? Who’s determining the good of the purpose? Well, another purpose, of course. A purpose determined by the Me.

This is law-based. Do, do not. It is body. It is salt. It is death. It is morality so it is found in form. But holiness, the absolute from which morality is given, is in the fill, not in the form. The form is the way we interact with the fill. It is even the way we can enter into the fill (I Am the Door), but it isn’t holiness. It is the face of holiness, the thing we call morality.

Upon seeing this reality, many then flip from the supposed exclusivity of form to the inclusivity of fill. The either/or becomes the both/and. We are all children of God. Sin is a tool, not a judgement. All roads lead to the divine. The problem here is that it’s the fill that is exclusive, not the form. There is no entry into fill because it has no border. It is impossible to get to from here. Either you are One or you are not. Form, law, word, death, salt, boundaries – these are the things that allow entry into fill. Jesus Christ, the form of God, the body of God, says, “I Am the way, the truth and the life. Nobody enters into fill except through me.” It sounds exclusive, but it is actually totally inclusive. Anyone may enter, and may enter into something into which there was previously no access.

But that One, that I Am, exists resolute. It is that fill that determines the holy from the profane. It is the true absolute.