Peter Bowes wrote:God is conscious of God's Self and completely perfect in God's awareness of God's own being.
The problem with this is that it is logically impossible.
There are two ways that we can prove that it is logically impossible for God to be conscious: firstly by examining what consciousness is, and secondly by examining what God is.
Consciousness is precisely an awareness of "things". It is an awareness of "self" and "other". In the case of God there is no "other", and consequently there can be no consciousness.
Secondly, as to what God is: God is the All, the Totality of all things. Consequently it is not a "thing", and as such it cannot be said to possess any quality such as consciousness, or blue shoes, or whatever.
Just as a human being can be aware of itself, so can God
A human being is only aware of itself through contrast with other things. In the case of a human being there are other things, and therefore the human being can be aware of itself.
But the self can never be aware of itself directly, for the same reason that a fingertip cannot touch itself.
And that's why God is not conscious. God is like a fingertip that cannot touch itself.
If you say that since God is all, then God cannot be conscious of God's Self, then you attribute a limitation to God that is not possible for God.
God cannot break the laws of logic. For example, God cannot be other than what it is. In this manner, even God is limited. God cannot be evil. There are countless ways, like this, in which God is limited. All these limitations of God stem from God's inability to break the laws of logic - primarily the law of identity.
God's consciousness is different from ours in that God is big and we are little.
If this were true, and if God's consciousness were essentially the same as ours but somehow better, or even the best, then God would simply be a kind of powerful alien being, and not deserving of any respect beyond what we would give any other object in the Universe.
But as I explained above, since God is the All, it is not something that can have consciousness - for logical reasons.
God is the creator and we are the created.
Replace the word "God" with "Nature" - since I define Nature, also, to be the All.
And we have: "Nature is the creator and we are the created."
Do you see how that really makes a lot more sense, and is much more full of meaning?
Human beings were created as souls and not merely as an instinctual species.
A pity we don't see that in practice.
Whatever intelligence created human beings to have souls obviously didn't do a very good job of it!
That primates forms resembled human beings is no proof that they changed one day into human beings.
The fact that we share about 99% of our genetic make-up with chimpanzees should give you a good indication that we are very closely related.
Of course, no scientist claims that we evolved from chimps, but that we share a common ancestor. It is just like two brothers who share the same parent and where one brother is intelligent and the other is not.
Humans were a unique creation made in God's image and likeness, not physically, but spiritually. We are creative and made to be responsible for the earth and everything on it.
In reality, human beings are extremely stupid, narrow minded, petty, lying, cheating, blind, lazy, and insane.
Some human beings may have potential to become truthful, and a very few are truthful - but that's all we can say for human beings.
Jesus himself had a very low opinion of humanity:
"What people value highly is detestable in Godâ€™s sight." - Luke 16: 15
"The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify that its works are evil." - John 7: 7
Peter, I think you have tried to wed the Buddhist idea of an unconscious underlying Reality (Buddha-nature), with the traditional Christian idea of a conscious, personal creator. But you have failed.