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What is God?

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 37yrs • M •
A CTL of 1 means that heyjme1 is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
What is God?
Lets get to the point.
Lets start with the basics.
Never mind the effects.
Does God exist?
Well assuming we know what existence means lets start with basics.
What is God?

Is he nature; is he a big man with a beard; is he some form of universal conciouness; is he father son and the holy ghost, is he the laws of nature; is he the essence of good? is he something which measure our pain? Is it a concept? is it spiritual? is it phsyical? Are we god? Is it just the opposite of evil? is it everything? is it nothing? is it finite? is it infinite? Is it equilibrium?

What actually is God?


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""No words""
 31yrs • M •
A CTL of 1 means that lastresort is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
thread already started on this... its like 1 or 2 down from this one

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 37yrs • M •
A CTL of 1 means that heyjme1 is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
there are two threads below this:

1. Questioning God's exsitence
2. OBVIOUS EXISTANCE OF GOD

My point is wht do we define God as?

How can we question whether something exists if we are looking for different things?

It is easy to dogmatically or cynically say God does exist or God does not exist and apply examples to attempt prove or disprove either way. But what use is this if someone sees God as a creator and others see it as timeless universal laws? Its the fundamental defintion.


If you scan the below posts people have said it depends upon what God is defined as...and some have briefl touched upon it. But this is the edge of the knife question and there needs to be more coherence?

Better still we could turn the question around and say what is not God?

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""No words""
 31yrs • M •
A CTL of 1 means that lastresort is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
honeslty, you're thinking way too into this...

God is different for every person depending on how they were brought up... i know people were god is "a savior" god is a "creator" god is a "provider" god is the name of their cat god is dog backwards... it all depends.

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 35yrs • M •
A CTL of 1 means that etherealmeekle is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
Why can't God have an absolute definition? Why do we limit our thinking by dumbing God down to what we want Him to be?

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"Speak out, even if what you have to say is unpopular"
 31yrs • M •
A CTL of 1 means that lastresort is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
because thats what god is... we made god, therefore god is what we want him to be.

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 35yrs • M •
A CTL of 1 means that etherealmeekle is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
What if we didn't make Him?

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"Speak out, even if what you have to say is unpopular"
 31yrs • M •
A CTL of 1 means that lastresort is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
do you think the first creature to come on earth went.... THANKS GOD!

no, once man could think for itself, it had unanswered questions so we fabricated a supreme being.

it is known in history that as knowledge increases, religion decreases and vice versa.... look at the roman empire... knowledge followed by the feudal ages.... religion.... then the renaissaunce... knowledge

right now i believe we are on a transition to a new religion age unless something is done to stop it... dark days are ahead.

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 35yrs • M •
A CTL of 1 means that etherealmeekle is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
Or so you would like to believe

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"Speak out, even if what you have to say is unpopular"
 37yrs • M •
A CTL of 1 means that patape is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
ok ether how do you think god is defined.. and if you go by the common dictionary defintion.. do you know where thatmight have came from.. i mean does the bible or another source a like define god can you quote a passage from the bible for me (anyboy) that would make a description of god.. indicating some sort of defintionan... (like where does omnipotent and omniscience come from? which verses... or are those words jus what people put togethor kind of independlty from the bible?

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 31yrs • M •
A CTL of 1 means that lastresort is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
there is no retort to that except the following

Thats what yo' momma believed last night!

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 35yrs • M •
A CTL of 1 means that etherealmeekle is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
God is defined by His actions same as everything else. The bible has many passages describing His works and He is defined through that and also through every day life as we experience it.

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"Speak out, even if what you have to say is unpopular"
 31yrs • M •
A CTL of 1 means that lastresort is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
ethral, think for yourself, not from a bible.... what do you think...?

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 35yrs • M •
A CTL of 1 means that etherealmeekle is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
I just told you what I think "He is defined through that and also through every day life as we experience it." I have seen God show His power over life and death I have seen Him show great compassion. God is the all powerful being He alone holds the answers and He alone has dominion over all life.

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"Speak out, even if what you have to say is unpopular"
 37yrs • M •
A CTL of 1 means that heyjme1 is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
Back to the original question what is not God?

Okay if God is omnipotent and omnisciencient then where does he not exist?

Is God capable of making a boulder so big that he cannot lift it above his head? Is God the boulder?

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