EXPLORING THE ORIGIN OF "WHO"
Sometimes it seems that we have lost our first step in the understanding of life. As a point of this understanding, we may have overlooked our conscious for the awareness of our surroundings. These surroundings teach us how to behave from the origin of life through several basic behavioral principals. In order to understand these principals, one only has to contact his or her true original identity that relates to the immediate environment. All of us were brought forth into life understanding these behaviors through a force of original authority that most of us call God. But this God is often referred to as a deity. When I think of the word God I immediately associate it with belief. But when I think of the word deity I think of a character that is more alive — sort of like a human being
How in the world would humans ever have come to the conclusion that there is a God? I can only imagine that somebody or some group of people, maybe the very first to set foot on this planet, had a direct sense of this deity character and thought it to be a supreme-being that all should bow down and pray to as the creator and the point from which all things began.
This scenario further introduced the idea of religion, where masses of people believed in the words of the few who claimed to have had contact with this deity. This has been the accepted understanding for believers as long as man has been here. But was this a figment of their imagination, like a dream or a belief, or was it a real live-being character that introduced a very specific sense of the origin of man, as well as all objects of reality?
It has been proclaimed by certain religions that a deity-like supreme-being possesses a particular character identification. This suggests that the deity character is most definitely alive because it has an intelligent identity attached to it. This is defined in human language as a "who." So it's the "who" in humans that now relates to the "who" of the deity that makes them both have the alive sense-of-being in common.
Let's look at another scenario. There are those who do believe in God but don't want to believe that this God is the creator of all things as well as a deity-like supreme being, as I have just pointed out. Some think that all life is made up from the dust of other planets, and that humans grew up through a natural process of evolution from this dust, so to speak, without any special creation or moderation help from a supreme-being. This type of belief eliminates the idea that a deity would have any kind of identification attached to it. If this is true, then we could assume that the human identification of the male or female "who" came about only by the advent of animated beings, which included humans, who had the ability to intelligently sense themselves in comparison to each other.
This comparison of more than only one type of being may be what contributed to this sense of "who", and might have been non-existent in objects of reality without this sense. Thus, inanimate objects like, rocks, chairs, coffee tables, and cars may not have any sense of "who."
In conclusion, the sense of being human means that we possess a very prominent sense of "who I am", whether we believe a deity exists that creates and moderates the evolution of everything that takes place in the universe or, that there is an originating force that began the universe and life within it without any kind of personal identity. It would seem, though, that whoever started this belief in God, would have had to experience the presence of a live-being identity in order to call it God. A "who I am," in this case, could be called a creator/moderator; a "what I am" as a creator/moderator doesn't make any sense.
I'll leave with a couple of questions you can ask yourself: