OK, lets get this talk rolling. A god with a little g is a projection of ME onto someone else, and then I worship that reflection of me like a mirror split off from its own reflection. The gap between the mirror and its image is my suffering, and the only thing I can do when the tension or the distance between the mirror and the image increases is double-down on my grasping after that image. This is the Perfect Trap.
Once you create a False Idol (god with a little g) you have separate yourself from your own true ME at the center and the pain of that separation—which is like the pain of a child separated from its mother—increases our effort to close the gap by clinging to the false idol…The child misses the breast and is given a pacifier. Knowing that the pacifier is not real, that something is lacking, all he can do is suck harder to remove the pain of not being real.
The modern world has created the People on the Rim, a people who have lost their center and chase it in the future as False Idols. This has been a 400 years process and now it is reaching a crisis because the distance between the rim and the axis of the wheel is increasing to the point where life doesn’t work, the wheel has a terrible wobble.
A world view is a ME (or I) There is a language problem here trying to distinguish between Me and I. ME is the perception or awareness of the world from a location in space, this ME that is writing here is the center of experience. But the “I” is a thought created to integrate the perceived world in a story with a historical character or personality called I. ME is prior to this “I”. It is this “I” that lives on the rim of experience looking in, while it is the ME that lives as center, but unknown to the “I” who can only see things due to its conditioning in the material world where only things exist.