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And verbs are easy to objectify. "Bobby PLAYS after school." Or "Bobby engages in PLAY."
See? It's easy - first the verb, then the noun.(Former editor here!)
So in the end you resort to the old theist argument against the old atheist argument:
See - you just objectified the verb. You didnt experience playing - you DESCRIBED it. Thats totally my point. We objectify GOD with godtalk. We captured it. But the "essence" so to speak can also be a fluidity.
How to pray to a verb? As much as you need a "a" to pray to, you create it, to give your brain something to focus towards. But at the same time, you can also experience it as well, which is a different type of encounter.
When I experience you (by reading you) I dont experience your essence (though I can pretend or imagine it) I experience my reaction TO you, and your reaction TO me. And that is the limit of my knowledge OF you.