How could getting to know Earth as God be as good as knowing some bigger god? The Mandelbrot set offers some interesting clues.
This is an infinite self-similar set. The boundary between what is and what is not as defined by the mathematical conditions of the set determines the beautiful designs generated by the set that we see.
Amazingly, embedded within the entire set are "smaller" similar sets ad infinitum. If you consider the entire set to be God, then the "smaller" similar sets embedded within it are "smaller" similar gods. This is a way to understand how galaxies, solar systems, and planets can be gods.
Think of Earth as being an embedded god within God. Getting to know Earth as our God would then be a way to know God. The picture to the left shows four different embedded "smaller" similar Mandelbrot sets within the "larger" entire Mandelbrot set. So using this analogy, an underlying divine mathematical dynamic generates gods throughout the universe making them real, physical and accessible.