"God, it seems to me, is a verb, not a noun proper or improper." [Buckminster Fuller]. Caught part of Stuart Kauffman on The Current - talking about our need to redefine the sacred, moving from Creator to Creativity - the total creative process of the universe. The trouble we have in talking about God, I think, is that in English we really have only two categories Noun or Verb [adjectives and adverbs simply refine/describe the noun or verb]. Religion has talked about God as a noun, not because God is a noun, probably, but because we like nouns, we like to relate to other nouns - they're beings, like us, and we like to think of God as a person. Science has focussed on verbs, the processes of the universe, the interactions. It's harder for us to feel close to a process, seems kind of impersonal.