what is god for you?

name.
raphaël gianelli-meriano
date of birth.
26.03.1977
place of birth.
valence, france
profession.
director
philosophy.
“the secret of happiness is to face the fact that the world is horrible, horrible, horrible.” - bertrand russell.

mig. in the video you were asked what god is for you. is there something you wish to add?
rgm. for now i can say that god is nothing for me but a term to use whenever you feel not strong enough to face the fact that some questions might never be answered by the time you live on this planet.

mig. is the word god controversial for you? if yes why?
rgm. not at all.

mig. do you think of religion when you hear the word god? if yes, why?
rgm. when i hear the word god, i think of man before i think of religion. i believe man comes before religion.

mig. do you believe everything happens for a reason, or are we the reason why things happen?
rgm. i believe everything happens for a reason, as i’m part of what ever happens in my life, either as a witness (for an event occurring in front of me) or as an active person (creating that event by one action). yet we need not to forget that the world “beats” without us.

mig. define love. what does love mean for you?
rgm. love is the name we give to an energy that connects us and that we can let flow through us according to our feelings and beliefs.

mig. do you think love is something all life forms share?
rgm. i think love is the name that man puts on a certain kind of energy that most life forms share. maybe love is more of a human concept than anything else.

mig. what in your opinion can make a relationship last a whole lifetime?
rgm. i would use a quote from rainer maria rilke to answer this: “love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other”. this is a good start to make a relationship last some time. (what is a whole lifetime anyway?).

mig. what have you learned about life so far?
rgm. that i haven’t learned much.

mig. how would you describe us/humanity today?
rgm. can’t answer that question as i believe it is impossible to describe in a few words (even a thousand) such a thing as humanity or us. would you feel at ease to describe the outlines of smoke coming out of a chimney on a late fall sunday afternoon?

thank you raphaël gianelli-meriano for participating in the 'mig' project.

videography by mig. all rights reserved 2014.
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