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Define "God"???

  1. JonTutor profile image53
    JonTutorposted 7 years ago

    In "Hot potato" topic..... Moslems and Christians having literal definitions of "God"..... My question..... Why God gotta be what we want Him to be..... IMO The higher power called "God"  gotta exist both inside and outside...... "outside".... the wonderful sunrise... the rainbow.... and "inside"... "mother's" love (even when I'm angry with her she still loves me)...... a kind caring heart of a human (serving the poor and needy) ...... that wonderful feeling .... outside/inside.... gotta be "God"= love.

    All definitions welcome.

    1. video lost profile image53
      video lostposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      THE MOST CONCISE DEFINITION OF GOD:

      The best definition of God can only be given by God Himself which is

      Qur'an, Chapter 112 - The Unity, Sincerity, Oneness Of Allah
      1. Say: He is Allah, the One and Only;
      2. Allah, the Eternal, Absolute;
      3. He begetteth not, nor is He begotten;
      4. And there is none like unto Him.

      Further if you read The Glorious Qur’an says:

      Qur'an, Ch 2 - The Cow: V 255: "Allah. There is no god but He,-the Living, the Self-subsisting, Eternal. No slumber can seize Him nor sleep. His are all things in the heavens and on earth. Who is there can intercede in His presence except as He permitteth? He knoweth what (appeareth to His creatures as) before or after or behind them. Nor shall they compass aught of His knowledge except as He willeth. His Throne doth extend over the heavens and the earth, and He feeleth no fatigue in guarding and preserving them for He is the Most High, the Supreme (in glory)."

      ATTRIBUTES OF GOD:

      The Qur’an gives no less than ninety-nine different attributes to Almighty Allah. The Qur’an refers to Allah as Ar-Rahman (Most Gracious), Ar-Raheem (Most Merciful) and Al-Hakeem (All Wise) among many other names. You can call Allah by any name but that name should be beautiful and should not conjure up a mental picture. The Glorious Qur’an says:

      Qur’an, Ch 17 - Isra', The Night Journey, Children Of Israel: V 110:
      "Say: Call upon Allah, or
      Call upon Rahman:
      By whatever name you call
      Upon Him, (it is well):
      For to Him belong
      The Most Beautiful Names."

      UNITY OF GOD:

      Some polytheists argue by saying that the existence of more than one God is not illogical. Let us point out to them that if there were more than one God, they would dispute with one another, each god trying to fulfill his will against the will of the other gods. This can be seen in the mythology of the polytheistic and pantheistic religions. If a ‘God’ is defeated or unable to defeat the others, he is surely not the one true God. Also popular among polytheistic religions is the idea of many Gods, each having different responsibilities. Each one would be responsible for a part of man’s existence e.g. a Sun-God, a Rain-God, etc. This indicates that one ‘God’ is incompetent of certain acts and moreover he is also ignorant of the other Gods’ powers, duties, functions and responsibilities. There cannot be an ignorant and incapable God. If there were more than one God it would surely lead to confusion, disorder, chaos and destruction in the universe. But the universe is in complete harmony. The Glorious Qur’an says:

      Qur’an, Ch 21 - The Prophets : V 22:
      "If there were, in the heavens
      And the earth, other gods
      Besides Allah, there would
      Have been confusion in both!
      But glory to Allah,
      The Lord of the Throne:
      (High is He) above
      What they attribute to Him!"
                 
      If there were more than one God, they would have taken away what they created. The Glorious Qur’an says:

      Qur’an, Ch 23 - The Believers : V 91:
      "No son did Allah beget,
      Nor is there any god
      Along with Him: (if there were
      Many gods), behold, each god
      Would have taken away
      What he had created,
      And some would have
      Lorded it over others!
      Glory to Allah! (He is free)
      From the (sort of) things
      They attribute to Him!"

      Thus the existence of One True, Unique, Supreme, Almighty God, is the only logical concept of God.

      1. JonTutor profile image53
        JonTutorposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        This definition... Gotta be your beliefs.... gonna allow your POV..... but still we're no where near the absolute truth. smile

    2. mohitmisra profile image55
      mohitmisraposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      GOD


      Who is god?
      He, she and it is god. God is, has, was, will.

      Where is god?
      Everywhere is god, nowhere is god.

      What sort of a thing is god?
      Everything is god.
      God is love, god is the light.

      When does god come?
      When the madness stops, when death becomes.

      How do I see god?
      With your eyes closed and with your eyes open.

      What have I to do with god?
      You are his creation, you are a part of him.

      When do I see, meet god?
      Whenever you really decide to,
      When you want nothing.

    3. guidebaba profile image53
      guidebabaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I searched the internet for definition of God and found this - "
      上帝是个杂种"

  2. Haunty profile image83
    Hauntyposted 7 years ago

    How do you make God laugh?

    1. JonTutor profile image53
      JonTutorposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Maybe I just did.... trying to define Him. lol

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      dennisemattposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      from a country song...if you wanna hear god laugh, tell him your plans...

      1. Eaglekiwi profile image73
        Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        lol

    3. waynet profile image49
      waynetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      tickle his beard!! ho ho ho...hello Santa!!

    4. Shaul Stein profile image56
      Shaul Steinposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Well here are some ways for sure, it does not sound good. lol

      Psalm 2
       1 Why are the nations so angry?
            Why do they waste their time with futile plans?
       2 The kings of the earth prepare for battle;
            the rulers plot together
         against the Lord
            and against his anointed one.
       3 “Let us break their chains,” they cry,
            “and free ourselves from slavery to God.”
       4 But the one who rules in heaven laughs. lollollol
            The Lord scoffs at them. lol
       5 Then in anger he rebukes them, mad
            terrifying them with his fierce fury. mad

      Psalm 37:
       12 The wicked plot against the godly;
            they snarl at them in defiance.
       13 But the Lord just laughs, lollollol
            for he sees their day of judgment coming. lol
      Psalm 59
       7 Listen to the filth that comes from their mouths;
            their words cut like swords.
            “After all, who can hear us?” they sneer.
       8 But Lord, you laugh at them. lollollol
            You scoff at all the hostile nations. lol

      Proverbs 1
      24 “I called you so often, but you wouldn’t come.
            I reached out to you, but you paid no attention.
       25 You ignored my advice
            and rejected the correction I offered.
       26 So I will laugh when you are in trouble! lollollol
            I will mock you when disaster overtakes you— lol
       27 when calamity overtakes you like a storm,
            when disaster engulfs you like a cyclone,
            and anguish and distress overwhelm you.
       28 “When they cry for help, I will not answer. lol
            Though they anxiously search for me, they will not find me.
       29 For they hated knowledge
            and chose not to fear the Lord.

      There ya go lol

  3. arunjain1989 profile image57
    arunjain1989posted 7 years ago

    I think god=selfless service.

    1. JonTutor profile image53
      JonTutorposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Cool definition. smile

      1. arunjain1989 profile image57
        arunjain1989posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Thnx for the appreciation.

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    sandra rinckposted 7 years ago

    It. big_smile

    1. JonTutor profile image53
      JonTutorposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I'm "Ignorant American"... gotta elaborate sis. lol

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        sandra rinckposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        No can do lil'brother. smile  It is what it is. big_smile

        1. JonTutor profile image53
          JonTutorposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Sis You mean "It" is our soul.... where "God" resides. smile

          1. Jewels profile image82
            Jewelsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Jon, would be further inward than soul as soul is still definable.  When you get to the IT that is not definable you know you know very little. Socrates eluded to "the more we know, the more we don't know"  Paradoxes.

            1. Eaglekiwi profile image73
              Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              So enlightening or depressing lol smile

              1. Jewels profile image82
                Jewelsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                It's a darn knifes edge sometimes.  Yes - enlightening and depressing lol

            2. JonTutor profile image53
              JonTutorposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              You lost me.... you mean "God" is undefinable.... and is God a person or the power that manifests all around(inside/outside) or both in your opinion .... I'm confused. smile

              1. Eaglekiwi profile image73
                Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                You could always ask God wink

                1. JonTutor profile image53
                  JonTutorposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  If "God" is love... then I feel it .... but anything else.... He is incommunicado. lol

              2. Jewels profile image82
                Jewelsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                To be honest, I find using a word (God) to describe a state of being a bit silly.  It's such an external principle and not necessary.  Hmmmmm.

                1. earnestshub profile image89
                  earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  I think you are on to it Jon, and at a young age. Look within yourself, study yourself, you will find more of the love and the self knowing you seek. Sorry I think it usually takes a long time. edit That sounds condescending, my apologies. I mean to say it is taking me a long time smile

              3. Jewels profile image82
                Jewelsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Don't do the arms and legs thing for God unless it's your own arms and legs you're talking about.  Sorry, that sounds like advice, not intended.

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      dennisemattposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      what is it?
      it's it
      what is it?
      IT'S IT!!!
      lol
      you want it all but you can't have it....

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      Ghost32posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Agreed absolutely. big_smile

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    zampanoposted 7 years ago

    ask IBM ?

  6. Eaglekiwi profile image73
    Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago

    God is in everything from the newborn babies cry, to the thunder crashing down on a stormy night.

    He is security and a safe place to be still smile

    He is a father to the fatherless

    And I will never be ashamed to stand up and call him friend smile

    1. Mark Knowles profile image59
      Mark Knowlesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      So - you cannot define god in an understandable way?

      According to you he is also child sex abuse, burning in a plane crash and the nastiest person on the planet. (everything)

      Absent father to a bastard.

      Scared on a dark night.

      And you are scared to call him enemy.

      Meaningless platitudes that only cover the good not the bad......

      Now see if you can describe your god in real terms.

      1. Eaglekiwi profile image73
        Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        bastard is word given by man ,much like you said athesism was given bu Christians...think God calls unbelievers Pagans or heathens from memory.

      2. chukra G profile image58
        chukra Gposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        her definition awaken your ego. so the way she carrying god is false. will you agree eaglekiwi, actually we all forgot that god is carrying us not vice versa, why promoting him untill awaken evils from angels. all you religionist awakening evils from angels, why you have to awaken their ego, i will never against what marks reply to you, nothing wrong in his reply, because the way you promote god deserve this reply.

        1. chukra G profile image58
          chukra Gposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          you are saying god is in newborn baby bla bla bla bla bla, but why you deny when its comes to negatives part. where is your sense???

          1. Eaglekiwi profile image73
            Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            bla bla bla bla right back at ya ...chukra?

            First of all I am not a religionist, first time I ever heard that expression was here in Hubpages, so I take it its a 'now' word created by some man, on some lofty stage somewhere promoting the latest theory which is nothing new ,just updated from time to time....

      3. Daniel Carter profile image89
        Daniel Carterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I'm curious:
        define Mark Knowles.

        1. Mark Knowles profile image59
          Mark Knowlesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          You mean interacting with me in a real way is not enough?

          lol

          I am real and here. That should be enough defining for you.

          I'm curious. Are you saying that I am god? Invisible and all powerful. And defining myself is the same as defining an invisible creator that does not exist?

          What a pathetic question. Surely you can do better than this one?

          1. Daniel Carter profile image89
            Daniel Carterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            No Mark, I'm not saying any of that. I think, with all due respect, you have a bad case of reading between the lines. It was sort of a friendly, smart alec kind of question. Just wanted to see how you would respond.

            BTW, if it's means anything to you, I find you intriguing on the whole. The Draino-drain-cleaner approach might be a bit of over kill at times, but on the whole, I think you're very thoughtful.

            Have at me if you care. I bear no Draino, or other weapons. Just was intrigued by your response(s).

            smile

            1. Mark Knowles profile image59
              Mark Knowlesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Well - most people define something under their own terms and frames of reference. I am here and real - to me. And I assume that is a definition that works for you. But that may not be the case.

              How would you like me to define myself that makes sense to you?

              1. Daniel Carter profile image89
                Daniel Carterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                You don't have to define yourself. I was being a smart alec, remember... I was just trying to provoke a response, and I got it. LOL

                1. Mark Knowles profile image59
                  Mark Knowlesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Ah. Just another troll. You will find plenty of company here. wink

              2. Eaglekiwi profile image73
                Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Just answer the bloody question lol

                God knows you expect me too smile

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        Michelle McD.posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        All I do know is what I saw when I stopped breathing and God is real! I felt love and peace!

    2. love my yorkies profile image60
      love my yorkiesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      One of the best descriptions I have heard in long time.  And I am not ashamed to stand up and say he is my God.

      1. Eaglekiwi profile image73
        Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Yayyyy..for whoever confessess me here on earth therefore I will confess too.........

  7. Eaglekiwi profile image73
    Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago

    If I say I believe in God ,then I also believe theres a Devil too

    The nature of sin is evil

    all the nasties you mentioned

    God is in everything ( he created Lucifer, then gave him a choice too ,the same one he gives to all mankind...his way or evils way

    We see and hear the consequences everyday

    Sin changed the world he originally created, hence wars ,famines, child abuse, etc etc

    Yes God is still in everything ,did he tell us to sin ,no?

    Heres a question for you Mark?

    What stops you from being bad, committing nasty crimes etc?

    1. Mark Knowles profile image59
      Mark Knowlesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      My conscience.

      So - god created everything, but not the sin? He did not create that? lol

      Boy your religion is looking more irrational every time you say something.

      So - are you saying that the only thing stopping you from being "bad"" is this invisible super being? You cannot make the decision for yourself? lol

      1. love my yorkies profile image60
        love my yorkiesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        You make a decision in everything you do, right or wrong, good or bad.  God gave us the power of free will.  We have the choice of choosing him or not.  But have you ever stopped to think about where your conscious comes from?

        1. Mark Knowles profile image59
          Mark Knowlesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Yes - it depends on the morals of the day. Not so long ago, I could have burned you at the stake and claimed god told me to do it because you were a witch.

          Probably wouldn't get away with that or having 70 12-year-old "wives" today. Might be OK if there was an oil field involved.?

          What do you think? A magical super being put them into my head? lol

          Nice avatar by the way - where did you steal that photo?

          1. Eaglekiwi profile image73
            Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Something entered your head ,a long long time ago I suspect.

            I will leave you with a lil proverb:

            Believe in Something or you will fall for anything


            Im off again, peel the veges and crack the whip lol

            1. Mark Knowles profile image59
              Mark Knowlesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Not going to answer the question then?

              Don't blame you - that would mean telling the truth.........

          2. love my yorkies profile image60
            love my yorkiesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I do not consider my God as a "magical super being".   And I know that I cannot explain to you what he is to me.  But do you not believe that there is a supreme being who created everthing, maybe you don't want to call him God, but what do you believe.

            Glad you like my avatar.  I didn't steal it, I downloaded it and if it ends up being copywrited or something, then I'll change it back to a picture of one of my dogs.  no big deal.

      2. Eaglekiwi profile image73
        Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Am curious how your conscious works? in theory that is

        Why is lying bad for example? or is it

        Maybe it looks irrational because you have already determined it is, dunno

        Its about choices every single day whether I be good or bad ,make good decisions ,make dumb ones ,kick the dog ,dont kick the dog.

        If I truly lived for myself though , I wouldnt give a sh..t about what anyone else thought.
        Knock over a bank tomorrow ,steal a lil old ladies car , beat the crap outta my kids..lie ,cheat , and maybe even hold down a top earning job in the most prestigous profession...while rippin of the system and hurting my family

        So no God did not create sin but he made sure there would be a consquence for it ,so that it never enters heaven again.

        Thats a good thing isnt it?

        1. Mark Knowles profile image59
          Mark Knowlesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Still not answering the question huh?

          Do you believe every word of the bible?

          LOL - God created everything - but not sin. lol lol lol

          1. Eaglekiwi profile image73
            Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            grrrr,now ya gonna make me scroll back

            1. Eaglekiwi profile image73
              Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Yes absolutely 100% smile

              1. Mark Knowles profile image59
                Mark Knowlesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                So - you believe I am a fool - because that is what it says in the bible. Which contradicts your personal impression of me.

                And offends me. Too bad...........

                I will still help you when you ask though. Which makes me a fool I guess...........

                1. Eaglekiwi profile image73
                  Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  It cant offend you , you dont care remember

                  Ok hows this scenerio

                  My father told gave me the teenage daughter pep talk many years ago...he said if this n that , I would be the fool ,as I beleived rah rah and rah...

                  I said in my heart , my father doesnt know what the hell he's talking about ,, he probably has never been in real love before...( the words of an ignorant youth -right)..

                  I came home pregnant...the fool had said in her heart , my father doesnt know what hes talking about-consquence-left holding the baby...
                  Forgiveness , for everyone, tomorrow lol,  later smile

                  1. Mark Knowles profile image59
                    Mark Knowlesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    Oh - I am always offended when some on calls me a fool. Do I care what they think of me? Absolutely not.

                    Your opinion has been proven worthless so why should I care what you think of me? But yes - I will be offended when you insult me.

                    Not sure what all the rambling crap about how your invisible super being is really your father has anything to do with anything.

                    My father allowed me to be sexually abused when I was 10. Is that the same thing?

          2. Shaul Stein profile image56
            Shaul Steinposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Sin is created by man.
            Sin is missing the mark of perfection.
            That is the definition taken from the Romans anyhow, when they shot an arrow and it missed.
            Man misses the mark of perfection and that creates a sin.

            Yes, men can create too.

  8. love my yorkies profile image60
    love my yorkiesposted 7 years ago

    and yes i know i spelled conscience wrong the first time

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image73
      Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      tis all good spelling mistakes are not a sin wink lol

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 7 years ago

    God can be many things to many people

    some people choose money as their god
    anything we worship turns into a god

    However the god of the bible has no beginning and no end, and is whether we like it or not higher power than us...... and i believe can and will take control over the earth and  make it a peaceful place in his time,,,, hope i live to see it

  10. Eaglekiwi profile image73
    Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago

    Ok teas gonna be late

    Heres the thing

    If a persons needs and wants God in their life ,they are often labelled or called weak, mocked ,questioned like they are on trial?...

    The Bible is picked to pieces over n over again.

    But Jesus asked thousands of years ago "who do YOU say I am"

    and hes still asking it.

    I say Answer the question and leave it at that.

    I dont have to put you down ,in order to make myself look better , I just dont get why anyone does that.
    Jealousy , insecurity ,dunno beats me.

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      \Brenda Scullyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hi eagle kiwi how are you doin lovely to see you on here

      1. Eaglekiwi profile image73
        Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Hugsss brenda as she dashes to catch the lift smile

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 7 years ago

    i really try to like you Mark but you do yourself no favours lol

    1. Jewels profile image82
      Jewelsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Mark is very lovable and has always been in his truth. It's an admirable trait to never waiver from ones integrity, especially when being attacked from the many righteous ones. smile

      1. Eaglekiwi profile image73
        Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Wow I see it the other way round ,guess it all depends on ones perspective huh...

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        \Brenda Scullyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        he attacked me i did not attack him..... he chooses himself what his beliefs are, but he attacks individuals at that is nasty

        1. video lost profile image53
          video lostposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I agree, Mark acts like a Rubbishist.

          1. earnestshub profile image89
            earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            and a fascist, homosexual freemason no doubt! smile go away sock puppet!

          2. Jewels profile image82
            Jewelsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            He's never acted in any way other than a gentleman toward me, so I've no cause to spew the venom.

            1. earnestshub profile image89
              earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              I find Mark to be forthright, honest and decent in all that he does online, and hold him in high regard. smile

            2. video lost profile image53
              video lostposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              May be he wants to sleep with you, i know how deceptively these kind of oldies take hold of innocents like you just to fulfill their illegitimate sexual desires. May God keep you away from Mark's evil thoughts.

              1. JonTutor profile image53
                JonTutorposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                You're out of your mind ..... Mark is a married man.... IMO he isn't looking for dates online.... and Jewels isn't a baby.... she can handle herself.... go get a life dude.  smile

                1. earnestshub profile image89
                  earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Yes, well said Jon smile

                  1. Jewels profile image82
                    Jewelsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    Oh dear!  Only just saw this.  Thank you my knights.

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    sandra rinckposted 7 years ago

    Read the holy thread... I mean whole thread... no one defined god yet accept me... I mean, except for me but obviously it wasn't worth fighting over.  lol

    1. Misha profile image75
      Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yep, the only way we can define god is through you, My Goddess wink

    2. Eaglekiwi profile image73
      Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I gave it my best shot an look where it got me lol its all good..another day down on the farm.

  13. Jewels profile image82
    Jewelsposted 7 years ago

    God is undefinable and probably Sandra has come the closest - It is what it is. Is-ness is a term that describes the state of being with no sense of individuality.  Yoga = Union, unity is the state of oneness - ie a sense of being with no sense of individuality.

    When a person puts descriptive words to what God is, it puts limitations on something that is limitless.  When words are used to describe God, that God is then made personal as the standpoint from which you make those statements is limited by a personal perception.

    A Transpersonal perception is more in line with the Whole and not the individual.

    God IS everything - the good, bad and ugly, the magnificent and the fallen, the united and separate.  To say God is not part of the fallen experiences is a mistake and has left the speaker in a state of only being half of what is within them - that is not whole.

    smile

  14. Jerami profile image74
    Jeramiposted 7 years ago

    God is a powerful entity higher than mankind
    He communicated with Adam, Abraham and others.
    They asked his name and he said "I AM".
    I AM gave Moses the ten commandments. At the very least these commandments can be said to be really good advice for mankind to stay out of trouble while enjoying life to the fullest.
    Many did not follow these commandments.
    I AM devised another plan to fix our problem.
    I AM  sacrificed a part of himself God created the bugs and the birds.Birds ate the bugs, the eagle and rabbits and squirrels. The eagle ate the rabbits, The Rabbit thought the eagle was evil.
    I AM created good and evil AM created Live and death
    I AM gave us free will with that part in between.
    I AM created numerious doors to exit through when we die.
    We may not like what we find behind some of the doors.
    I do not think that this deffination should offend anyone except for my leaving off the window dressing. Diffrent religions dress him diffrently.  No matter what dressing we put on him he will still be who HE is...He is the ...I  AM..
    I left off the window dressing part

  15. earnestshub profile image89
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    Define god? Which god would that be?

  16. earnestshub profile image89
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    God? God is a man made myth. Man has always made gods because of his fear of death and dying.
    No proof exists for any god, but proof of "religiosity" abounds!

    Proof of evolution is available in hundreds of thousands of scientific papers that show masses of proof, even if you remove Darwin completely you have no where to go.

    Opposing scientific views are always loaded like religion and written by religionists.
    I could never worship an entity who was more neurotic than anyone who is outside an asylum for the criminally insane. smile

    1. chukra G profile image58
      chukra Gposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      are you objecting/subjecting god as even many religionist doing??? can you object/subject emptyness. the wise found 0. 1-9 is nothing.

      1. earnestshub profile image89
        earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Yes, well said chukra.
        My statement is in relation to the god which is proposed by religionists, not by me, there is no proof of god, and I do not believe in any god. smile Your math is right! smile

        1. chukra G profile image58
          chukra Gposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          religionist is poluted smile with their idiotic understanding. they failed to accept the message.

  17. earnestshub profile image89
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    It is a message that is not available to them. They are forced to look only from within their current belief. I know this is so, as I was once the same. Then I learnt more! smile smile

  18. green tea-cher profile image61
    green tea-cherposted 7 years ago

    I found this passage in one of Wayne Dyer's books referring to our search for God "Next time you meet Him in the forest or on a crowded street, there won't be anymore 'leaving'. That is, God will climb into your pocket and you will simply just take yourself along"
    Perhaps the question should be "define what isn't God"

  19. earnestshub profile image89
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    Therefore everyone except those who believe what the "courageous" sock puppet believes is doomed! Get a life! smile

  20. profile image0
    grunkpunkposted 7 years ago

    WHY is god a he???  God is me! My choice, my SELF.  I take account for my faults as I am I also take pride in my Good!!  I am God, You are god...god is a imaginary being used to put off our own flaws or to even be able to have pride in our Goodness.  Be Proud to be YOU!!GOD!!!

  21. sarmack profile image60
    sarmackposted 7 years ago

    God is the stability and protection in our lives.  His Son is the Love in our lives and hearts.  His Holy Spirit is the Knowledge that keeps us on the straight and narrow Road.
    And... I loved the comment about making God laugh.  Because... He makes me laugh all the time.  He has the Perfect Personality!  And He Knows each and every one of us, inside and out!  God IS a He, to me!  He is my father only more Perfect.  He is the man I Love, even more Kind and Generous.  He is my brother, but even more Intelligent.  He is my son, with even more Devotion and Loyalty. I would have Him no other way than to be a HE.
    And... He is not me!

  22. Sybil Marie profile image72
    Sybil Marieposted 7 years ago

    "God is everything or he is nothing at all"
    The only name "God" Gave himself in the old test. of the Christion Scripture is "I AM" All others were given to him by others.
    Yes Mark He is creator of all, However he also created Free-will in mankind.
    He gave the directions of how to live best within his creation, Mankind as a whole has used free will to make it's own choices, to walk further and further away from the directions (His will, plan or what ever).
    Kind of like if you went to a friends house and had the best tasting cake (Although I myself would never try this, not a great cook..just ask my family) and asked for the recipe.
    When you got home you took out the recipe but when reading it you think, I really don't need three eggs I think I'll use one, or add one tbl vanilla, I think it would be better with five
    you get the Idea...When you take it out of the oven it is horrible!
    You can't blame the creator of the recipe for that! You didn't follow the directions.

  23. earnestshub profile image89
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    God is a concept invented by man to allay his fear of the unknown.

  24. My Friend Shiyloh profile image56
    My Friend Shiylohposted 7 years ago

    My friend says love is all love and not an invention of any man.

  25. earnestshub profile image89
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    Love is another matter, and one I am happy to say is close to my heart. I even wrote a hub about it! smile

  26. My Friend Shiyloh profile image56
    My Friend Shiylohposted 7 years ago

    My friend says that if you move in love, you cannot fail.

    1. earnestshub profile image89
      earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I'm in complete agreement! smile

  27. My Friend Shiyloh profile image56
    My Friend Shiylohposted 7 years ago

    To move in love means to overcome all things by love, not being moved away from your posision of love.

  28. profile image56
    J WONDER3000posted 7 years ago

    The ultimate love

  29. My Friend Shiyloh profile image56
    My Friend Shiylohposted 7 years ago

    My friend says:
    Love has a voice, it speaks in stillness and in silence, a silence that is piercing.
    Love spoken is kind and gentle, love can also speak without words.
    Love can speak with the eyes through people.
    Love is louder than any word.

  30. Eric Graudins profile image59
    Eric Graudinsposted 7 years ago

    http://images.sodahead.com/images/profiles/0/0/0/0/7/9/6/5/1/profiles_SockPuppet41_5206_826179_xlarge.png

    1. Jewels profile image82
      Jewelsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Awwwwww, is cute sock puppet lol

  31. Mark Knowles profile image59
    Mark Knowlesposted 7 years ago

    wat a rubbishist? lol

    1. earnestshub profile image89
      earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      and from a long line of them. smile

      1. Jewels profile image82
        Jewelsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        do you get a crown and robe with that title, it's sort of regal sounding. smile

        1. earnestshub profile image89
          earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          It does sound rather "posh" smile I am proudly one as well according to our puppet under his other puppet name. smile

  32. Bard of Ely profile image86
    Bard of Elyposted 7 years ago

    God is everything that can be defined and understood and everything which cannot be.

  33. blue dog profile image73
    blue dogposted 7 years ago

    "He bent down and made the world in seven days And ever since he¹s been a¹walking away" - josh ritter, thin blue flame

    and having quite a chuckle.

    1. Shaul Stein profile image56
      Shaul Steinposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      that would be 6 days
      and no chuckle over choices made.
      after the disobedience, God came searching for His own.
      like a father would for his children.
      He clothed their nakedness and shame.

  34. Eaglekiwi profile image73
    Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago

    Ok now to Marks question

    I can define God somewhat again.



    God is In Everything ,does that make Him accountable or responsible for everything -short answer NO

    We have been created with a free will.

    That much we are responsible for.

    Those choices have consequences ,good and evil all still are a result of the free will!

    example
    I give my son a house and say youre free to do with it what you want...
    He does well ,consquence-house increases value
    He doesnt do well - ya get my point=choices
    I gave him free will.

    If I see him destroy or make bad decisions, do I step in and say ,I will fix this AND allow him to keep screwing things up.

    I see many people blame God for all things bad, when often it  direct result of someone elses actions/decisions

    Sin has caused all kinds of corruption
    Think of it as  a seed , not only does one plant be contiminated ,but all seeds from the plant of plants and on an on it goes....

    As result the contimates of Sin is evil and its seed (actions) go on and on and on...

    Diseases-
    Abuse
    Murder
    Horrific crimes

    1. Mark Knowles profile image59
      Mark Knowlesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Kiwi - this is meaningless twaddle. Clearly you are unable to define god. The idea that "sin" is the cause of disease. Deary me. No wonder you are so confused and need to attack scientific facts.

      And please format your posts so they are readable - as a matter of common courtesy to others.

      But - I will humor part of it. Let is say you know for certain that giving your son a house will end in his violent death because you know the house will be broken into by nasty men who will rape and murder him.

      Not much of a loving parent are you?

      1. Eaglekiwi profile image73
        Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Humour me? I dont find your style of debate humorous at all.
        No Ive spent enough time answering you ,only to have you be condescending and ill mannered.

        You do not get what free will is about is all.Pointless giving you examples or definations.

        The sky is blue

        "No" Mark answers , the sky is grey somewhere else ,therefore you are ignoring my question ,how convenient. Oh deary me.

        Yes Mark I am according to you a bad parent,unintelligent, ridiculous,deluded, blind, hateful, many other negative things.

        But I came to post on the forum ,not get an analyses report of my worth as a human being.

        1. Mark Knowles profile image59
          Mark Knowlesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Golly gosh how offended you become. Attack me once again why don't you? You never even offered a proper apology the last time. How very christian of you.  lol

          I never called you any such thing.

          You were the one using the analogy of god as parent. Then when I present a hypothetical situation you go ballistic.

          ciao

  35. My Friend Shiyloh profile image56
    My Friend Shiylohposted 7 years ago

    My friend says:
    Love is light.
    Love will always remain.
    To refuse love is to be in outer darkness.
    One without love is tormented within wherever one is.
    Surrendering to love is to become needless and full of light.
    Love needs no defense and nothing can defend against love.

  36. Shaul Stein profile image56
    Shaul Steinposted 7 years ago

    The true scriptures give over 350 and says He is still beyond that in description!!!

  37. tantrum profile image59
    tantrumposted 7 years ago

    1- A being conceived as the perfect, omnipotent, omniscient originator and ruler of the universe

    2. A being of supernatural powers or attributes, believed in and worshiped by a people, especially a male deity thought to control some part of nature or reality.

    3. An image of a supernatural being; an idol.

    4. One that is worshiped, idealized, or followed: Money was their god.

    5. A very handsome man.

    6. A powerful ruler or despot.

    7 Me

    you choose!  Be my guest !

  38. arthriticknee profile image82
    arthritickneeposted 7 years ago

    You can't say god is all knowing and all powerful and yet blame all the bad things on the devil.
    If god only does good but is unable to stop the evil caused by the devil then gods power is obviously limited. This undermines the whole basis of god.

    1. tantrum profile image59
      tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yes of course.! I'm not saying anything. I'm stating definitions I found in a dictionary for the pleasure of all 'religionists' ! big_smile

      1. arthriticknee profile image82
        arthritickneeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        sorry Tantrum - not directed at you, just previous confused posts

        1. tantrum profile image59
          tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          that's o.k.  smile

  39. Shaul Stein profile image56
    Shaul Steinposted 7 years ago

    Interesting, 105 posts later and the definition is not complete.
    Speaks for itself.

    1. Mark Knowles profile image59
      Mark Knowlesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Sure is.

      You do not know and are unable to define what it is that you are pushing.

      Odd that you know what it wants. Don't you think? .... lol

  40. Daniel Carter profile image89
    Daniel Carterposted 7 years ago

    Oh, and uh, I have no definition for God. I don't even have one for me or anyone else. Doesn't make a lot of sense to me to try to do any of that.

    1. tantrum profile image59
      tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      so why are you in this thread then ? yikes  Nothing else to do ?

      1. Daniel Carter profile image89
        Daniel Carterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Entertainment, harrassment. Same reasons as you and Mark, I would assume....

        1. tantrum profile image59
          tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          assuming wrong !  For entertainment go to ´'hang out' You will be 'entertained' there, I'm sure ! big_smile

          1. profile image0
            \Brenda Scullyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            i have got nothing else to do either

            1. tantrum profile image59
              tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Well, meet daniel Carter , maybe both of you can get some Entertainment in the Hang Out ! big_smile.  This is not a place for nice ladies like you smile

              1. profile image0
                \Brenda Scullyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                just following you around tantrum... i am not a bit nice honestly

                1. tantrum profile image59
                  tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    Good ! I love devilish people !! big_smile

                2. Daniel Carter profile image89
                  Daniel Carterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Now we're bragging about how bad we are?
                  Sounds like school girl days to me....

                  However, thanks for the laughs, guys.

                  1. tantrum profile image59
                    tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                      yes! we're all gay !! big_smile  And you're welcome. happy to make you laugh. Not that it costs us too much lol

        2. Daniel Carter profile image89
          Daniel Carterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          BTW, to define something, it becomes finite. Therefore, no definition of God is really possible, in my reasoning. (Which I can admit can be faulty at times.)

          If God exists, God Is.
          That's all.

          If God doesn't exist then all this emotional ballet going on here is a complete waste, I would think.

          1. JonTutor profile image53
            JonTutorposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Cool... gotta be very difficult to prove "God" exists... no easy answers. smile

  41. profile image0
    \Brenda Scullyposted 7 years ago

    Tantrum you are everywhere and know where baby remember that song

  42. My Friend Shiyloh profile image56
    My Friend Shiylohposted 7 years ago

    My friend says:
    Perhaps defining this being is akin to defining a man, woman or child.

  43. EdG. profile image61
    EdG.posted 7 years ago

    God is a fabrication of the human psyche developed to explain the unexplainable mysteries of the universe and keep the masses in check through fear and subservience with an instrument commonly known as religion.

    1. tantrum profile image59
      tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yes !! Absolutely ! big_smile

    2. My Friend Shiyloh profile image56
      My Friend Shiylohposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      My friend says:
      Love is not the invention of any man.
      Love is not a fabrication.
      Love has no fear.
      Love is not a religion.
      Love is a mystery.

  44. Eaglekiwi profile image73
    Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago

    http://kevingong.com/Hiking/Images/200203NewZealand/03Rotorua/NZ054P29MaoriWarrior001.jpg

    Is this a fabrication ? smile

  45. jamison1977 profile image50
    jamison1977posted 7 years ago

    god is not a men or a women ,have you thought more about any beyond humen?

  46. earnestshub profile image89
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    Like I said before, get lost puppet!

  47. nikki1 profile image56
    nikki1posted 7 years ago

    God is: your best friend, when you are under a flu.. family and friends help you to feel better. He will always be there for you, mentally, just have faith. By going to church you feel an outstanding since of love and compassion for one and another. Learning from the bible,.  A famous quote.. random act of kindness.. comes to mind.
    Hugs to all.. ;-)

  48. blaise25 profile image61
    blaise25posted 7 years ago

    God is the REASON

  49. Mark Knowles profile image59
    Mark Knowlesposted 7 years ago

    LOL

    I can indeed confirm that I am not looking for dates online.

    Now, Misha...................big_smile

    1. Jewels profile image82
      Jewelsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Perhaps video lost is lost, in the wrong site perhaps?  Mixing sentences, a tad confused?

      1. earnestshub profile image89
        earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I fear both brain cells were needed at the same time smile

      2. video lost profile image53
        video lostposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        not really

  50. earnestshub profile image89
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    What you felt was the result of a brain function that many get at this point. We do not all ascribe it to god! There are sound medical reasons for this experience smile

 
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