Although Buckminster Fuller came from a family filled with ministers and other “men of God,” he often spoke of organized religion as similar being very similar to the big business and politics that are attempting to divide people and control the world. Today, we might say Bucky was “spiritual but not religious,” as he frequently spoke and wrote about the Great Mystery of God and Creation.
Bucky’s version of God was, however, not vengeful or dominating. For him, God was the Source, Great Spirit, Greater Integrity that created a perfect Universe in which all life is destined to be successful and happy. Thus he said,
Bucky Fuller firmly believed and knew that no such Creator would produce a life form or other object that was not perfect, needed and destined to be flourish and be joyful. This is our destiny, and it’s available to each of us right here, right now because
“God makes no mistakes.”
We have all been put here for a reason, and part of our mission (both as individuals and as a collective society) is to discover and live out that mission. Bucky was able to do that, and he shared his mission very clearly when he wrote,
It’s just that simple. In order to be in alignment and harmony with a God (or any other label you care to use) that makes no mistakes and is not to be feared, we need to work on creating Bucky’s vision of “a world that works for everyone.” In doing that, we must first realize that there is enough of everything to sustainably support all life on the planet Bucky named Spaceship Earth. Then, we can begin to live on our planet as if it truly were a Heaven on Earth.
May all people come to recognize a loving, compassionate God regardless of the label that they use to name that entity.