God is a Verb
Worldview Thought Experiment
 
Dan Moonhawk Alford, 1994
SPEAKER'S NOTES

1. Intro

2. Grammar & God 3. Paint a Langscape or sculpt a figurine or compose a musical score in your mind which will depict the following details of the English language. 4. We have now moved from the familiar English langscape by incremental change to smack-dab in the middle of the Cheyenne language. See what your painting or musical score or sculpture looks like, and let's now look at the notion of God. 5. Now close your eyes and visualize, hear and feel God as an agentless verb. What came up for you? (audience) [wind?]

6. Now if something as important as God can be a verb instead of a noun in Native American languages, so can everything else.