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Is god religious?

  1. hinckles koma profile image79
    hinckles komaposted 7 years ago

    GOd??  Whats his religion?

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      Brenda Durhamposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That's a kinda weird question.


      God doesn't have to have a religion to follow, because He is God.


      Christianity is the only "religion" He advocates.

      1. hinckles koma profile image79
        hinckles komaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        and a weird answer. If hes not religious than why should we be anything but believers in god. Yea there's Christianity and many others which follow different religion. That got  people seperation rathar than combination. God has no religion why should we? love all and thank s for replieng.

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          Brenda Durhamposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          God isn't tolerant of "religion(s)".
          He is God.
          So it's not a magic formula where you can insert whatever ingredients you want to.
          It's a serious thing.
          It's about souls.
          The goal of Christianity is for souls to be saved.
          And Christ didn't come to "combine" all beliefs into one.
          He actually came to "separate" people's beliefs.  He came to issue us all a challenge to make a choice between Him and evil.

      2. LEFT HAND OF GOD profile image59
        LEFT HAND OF GODposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Really ?
        Who told you that?
        Who's King is Jesus?

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          Brenda Durhamposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          God tells us that in His words in the Bible.
          Jesus is the King of all who believe in Him and follow Him.

          1. LEFT HAND OF GOD profile image59
            LEFT HAND OF GODposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I have never seen that in The Bible.
            Can you tell me where it is written that "Christianity is the only "religion" He advocates."

            I don't recall Jesus saying He came to start Christianity.

            I thought Jesus said He was the King of a certain people, at least that is what He told Pilate.

          2. dentist83 profile image61
            dentist83posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            do you know the New Testament origin?
            If you knew then you will not be so sure.

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        cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        really?

        where does it say that?

    2. yoshi97 profile image87
      yoshi97posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      It's an interesting question. By definition, religion is a belief, and we can assume God believes in what he expects us to believe. However, he is also the reason we believe, so can we assign a belief to him?

      Perhaps a better analogy would be socialism. Karl Marx is often known as the father of socialism, so did he believe in it? He must have for him to write about it. So, was he a socialist? I think so.

      Still, I think the question is more pointed toward resolving *which* religion God is. I think the only answer that fits is that God is of all religions that believe in God.

      That's not to say he is the student ... but rather ... he is the teacher.

    3. rebekahELLE profile image92
      rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      only every man has his opinion and that is all we know for certain.  God or source, consciousness, whichever we call this can have no religion as religion puts god in a box. and the religious people carry their god in a box and say terrible things about anyone who does not have their kind of box.

      I minored in comparative religions, so don't come after me telling me I don't know anything. I've learned that to argue only refutes the entire concept of what God is supposed to be.

      nice thread Koma. smile

      1. hinckles koma profile image79
        hinckles komaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        finally  right lol thanks.

    4. mohitmisra profile image59
      mohitmisraposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Love. smile

  2. tantrum profile image61
    tantrumposted 7 years ago

    Man invented religion as well as God. It's all in the human mind. Mind games.

    1. hinckles koma profile image79
      hinckles komaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      tricks on our soul.

  3. dentist83 profile image61
    dentist83posted 7 years ago

    Revealed Religions are the enemies of God.  God reveal him self through nature, which is the true word of God.    Anyone can said that scriptures were created and change by man.  But no one can say that men created the sky the ocean, the trees.

  4. dentist83 profile image61
    dentist83posted 7 years ago

    However,  I believe that religions should be studies in the context of philosophies topics.  Not everything in them are bad.  The only bad thing about religion is the inhibition of free thinking.  The aims to control the peoples thought.  That aspect of religion is enemy of God.  Out of that, religion should be study as part of our culture.  Life can not be base in pure science.  Science is good, but has it specific applications and do not cover other things like art, history, social science.

    1. hinckles koma profile image79
      hinckles komaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      agree not all is bad if used for good. The truth is its not easy for me, born a jew in russia not even knowing the word in russia. finding out later when i was 10. I was very confused. all religions  ,different cultures it was fun to figure out. I couldnt see my self following but i admit it feels good to watch sometimes. now i just belive in god period and all of you.  i really love all people and believe will be ok if we all love eachother more. Whats good and bad about religion you tell me?  Why has religion brought wars? o in my opinion yes it did.  or did it?

      1. LEFT HAND OF GOD profile image59
        LEFT HAND OF GODposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Я рад слышать, что вы верующий, и теперь рады, что вы познали Бога.

        Вы все еще живут в России? Вы знаете, что мессианский еврей? Та, которая верит в Мессии?

        1. hinckles koma profile image79
          hinckles komaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          ummm  who lives in russia? mesia? Iam not religious iam just me.

          1. LEFT HAND OF GOD profile image59
            LEFT HAND OF GODposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Нет, это не означало, что я не сказал.

            Я просто так спросил, если вы когда-нибудь слышали о евреях, которые знают, Иисус?

            Я спросил, если вы живете в России?

            1. hinckles koma profile image79
              hinckles komaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                no iam here for 2o years
              nyc.

              1. LEFT HAND OF GOD profile image59
                LEFT HAND OF GODposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Ты практике иудаизма в России?

            2. hinckles koma profile image79
              hinckles komaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              no iam here in america, and yes i heard of all different religions. please write in english, i want other people to understand. thanks love.

      2. dentist83 profile image61
        dentist83posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I believe that the fullness of God is inside you and me.  So you are part of that God.   You do not need to do things for this become a reality.  It is our true nature.  That is the beauty of God. 

        Check this out:
        We love to talk about the nature as it were something apart from us.  But it is not.  We are nature.  We have the same origin.  But because we forgot about this, we destroy our lovely planet.  If we only knew that we are nature, then we could realize that destroying the Earth is destroy ourselves. 

        Same with God.  WE believe that God is an old man in the sky apart from us that creates us to follow his law because if we don't, we will go to hell to suffer, cry, and burn(oh, but he loves you). 

        But if we understand  that God is within us, and that we are God, we will never go to wars(that would be fighting against ourself).  Then we also could understand that diversity is part of God natures.  So having deferents  thoughts about things would not be catalog as sin or bad behaviors, but different perspective.  In a world full of tolerance and respect, peace can be found.  But in  world  where every religion see each other as enemies, how will peace be promoted.   Then peace and religion can not go together.  We need to see God inside of us,  free of religious prejudice in order to do good to the other people, be cause they are filled with the same spirit with in us.  We can not hurt other person without hurting us, since we are all under the fullness of the same spirit.

  5. broussardleslie profile image83
    broussardleslieposted 7 years ago

    Religion is defined by Merriam-Webster as:

    Main Entry: re·li·gion
    Pronunciation: \ri-ˈli-jən\
    Function: noun
    Etymology: Middle English religioun, from Anglo-French religiun, Latin religion-, religio supernatural constraint, sanction, religious practice, perhaps from religare to restrain, tie back — more at rely
    Date: 13th century
    1 a : the state of a religious  b (1) : the service and worship of God or the supernatural (2) : commitment or devotion to religious faith or observance
    2 : a personal set or institutionalized system of religious attitudes, beliefs, and practices
    3 archaic : scrupulous conformity : conscientiousness
    4 : a cause, principle, or system of beliefs held to with ardor and faith

    1b1 says that religion is the service and worship of God. I do not think God worships Himself.
    1b2 says that religion is a commitment or devotion to religious faith or observance. I do not think God operates on faith - I believe He is omnitient (sp?).
    The second definition of religion could potentially apply to the Creator of the Universe, I think. He has a certain attitude regarding humanity, however, He doesn't personally attest to certain practices or beliefs.
    God is NOT archaic, but He is conscientiousness.

    I guess I don't know, honestly. My gut instinct is to say that God is above "religion" per se, but at the same time He DOES ask His followers to ascribe to a certain set of beliefs and attitudes. (The interpretation of His requests is where the different religions come from, I think.)

    **Please note that I used the verbs "think" and "believe."  That implies that what I write is an opinion, not fact. I'm not pulling Scripture to back up my opinion, I am merely basing my opinion on my interpretation of the dictionary.

  6. maryladd profile image61
    maryladdposted 7 years ago

    Everything about GOD is special and I never doubt that whatever happens in my life is GOD's will....there are no words like could'a..should'a.....would'a...there are just not those words if you understand that you will be a happier person if you never think those words...you just have got to trust GOD no guestions asked and yes to answer your guestion....GOD is GOD and there is nothing else..there is no guestions..there is just GOD

    1. hinckles koma profile image79
      hinckles komaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      thres aloso your will and your karma. how you treat others is your will, and how they treat you is your karma. God sees no color or hears no religion. love all

  7. LEFT HAND OF GOD profile image59
    LEFT HAND OF GODposted 7 years ago

    @ hinckles koma

    Did you practice Judaism in Russia?

    1. hinckles koma profile image79
      hinckles komaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      no never did it wasnt cool to be a jew. alot of russian christians didnt like jews did you know that? also America is the only country which lets you practice everything. You have no idea what type of treatment religion brings upon itself?  Is god religious? love all

      1. LEFT HAND OF GOD profile image59
        LEFT HAND OF GODposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Okay thanks for the answer.
        No I was not aware of the treatment of Jews but I am not surprized.
        God is not religious.

  8. Misha profile image76
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    Sure thing, he goes to the nearest church every Sunday lol

    1. LEFT HAND OF GOD profile image59
      LEFT HAND OF GODposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Sarcastic comments when I was asking a polite question.

      I did not know that Jews met on Sunday

      I did not know that they met in a church.

      I did not know that she is a he.

      I do know that you are rude.

      1. hinckles koma profile image79
        hinckles komaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        iam a she for sure and jews dont go to church its sinogogs. and we are debating politly. love all. why you not surprised? i think i know iam just asking.lol

        1. LEFT HAND OF GOD profile image59
          LEFT HAND OF GODposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Because Christians do not understand Jews very well at all.
          I do though.

          1. hinckles koma profile image79
            hinckles komaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            religion seperation war thats not god its us the people.  Open up your hearts and open up your minds theres power behind everything we do or say. What power is religion.  I couldnt even imagine going back to germany knowing the history. Now iam beging to awken little by little. ill be back tommorow please continue ill read tommorow. love all. gods, godess, brother and sister to. Stay positive as the whole world not divided groups. Peace.

            1. LEFT HAND OF GOD profile image59
              LEFT HAND OF GODposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Go you speak German and Russian?

              1. hinckles koma profile image79
                hinckles komaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                no i dont, english, russian sorry if i mispelled alot.

                1. LEFT HAND OF GOD profile image59
                  LEFT HAND OF GODposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  no big deal, does you computer have spell check?
                  не большая проблема, как ты компьютере есть проверка орфографии?

                  1. dentist83 profile image61
                    dentist83posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    The beauty of knowing languages. LOL

      2. Misha profile image76
        Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        LOL I should have been more clear, sorry. This was the answer to the title question, nothing to do with your question. Sorry again. smile

        1. LEFT HAND OF GOD profile image59
          LEFT HAND OF GODposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          okay cool...it just fell right in a spot where it looked like you meant it the other way. big_smile

  9. dentist83 profile image61
    dentist83posted 7 years ago

    We can see God, Demons, Angels, etc, as a mirror of our self.  Some times in life we are like God, doing the good, creating, loving everyone.  But other times we could be demons doing bad things, destroying, hurting some people.  We can be angels also, serving the world, our friends and even enemies. 

    May be the karma is teaching us to transform from evil creatures, to divine creatures.  An the ultimate aim in this world is to become God.  I 'm just thinking.

    1. hinckles koma profile image79
      hinckles komaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      i really like what you said that went in my heart. deep.

      1. dentist83 profile image61
        dentist83posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        smile I am glad to hear that.  Do you have 2 minutes?  Watch this video at youtube and tell me what you think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XL8LvaJ9Rc

        1. LEFT HAND OF GOD profile image59
          LEFT HAND OF GODposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I watched it and heard no mention of Holiness and the need to be holy to worship God.

          1. dentist83 profile image61
            dentist83posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Isn't refreshing hearing that from a former christian bishop?  After living decades in a ministry which is based in a doctrine of salvation through Jesus...and then he change his vision of an exclusive God, to an Inclusive God.

            1. LEFT HAND OF GOD profile image59
              LEFT HAND OF GODposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Nothing new there.
              Plenty of folks run out and make god in their own image and likeness.

              The Master said "be holy just as your Father in heaven is holy"
              But then again The Master is NOT "all inclusive" and neither is His Father.

              1. dentist83 profile image61
                dentist83posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                I understand your point.  The thing is that the Master probably never said that.  IT is found in the gospels at the Bible.  I know.  But the gospel were not authorize by Jesus.   They were not written during  Jesus lifetime, but 3 to 4 decades after he die.  It is easy to change an image of a person within that frame of time.

                1. LEFT HAND OF GOD profile image59
                  LEFT HAND OF GODposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  I suppose you think The Master did not give the revelation to John either.

                  1. dentist83 profile image61
                    dentist83posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    No.

                    What are you thought about that?  Do you believe in the New Testament?
                    The Bible can be agood book, but I can not see it as the Word of God.

  10. hinckles koma profile image79
    hinckles komaposted 7 years ago

    He is a good speaker and he makes sence just like everyone else let me talk to him in person and ask him What is your religion? And why did religion cause death? or did god?  as long as i can quistion i will sometimes the answer is silent. Meditate and let your soul feel no stress in life and after.  Love has to be felt through us and god will watch as we ease into peace. i wish all a good night. All remember to love all people they will love you back iam sure, thats all we want is love. i can go on forever let me stop. good night and check out my youtube joke and laugh a little. if you answer ill read tommorow.

    1. dentist83 profile image61
      dentist83posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Good night!

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    sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago

    His religion is love.

    1. dentist83 profile image61
      dentist83posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Love is the most powerful religion, capable of changing the world.   The only religion that can do that.

  12. dentist83 profile image61
    dentist83posted 7 years ago

    Anyway.  The only thing I wanted to share is the vision I have of God.

  13. R.Edwards profile image78
    R.Edwardsposted 7 years ago

    Religion is man made. A perversion of what ANY God would stand for! To seperate ourselves from each other due to race, religion or creed.

    There is only ONE God, but too many ignorant, self-egotistical and cuniving men in this world, who I wouldn't be surprised if they were demons themselves, trying (and succeeding) to control the masses.

    We are ALL gods, spirits walking the earth with fleshly garments, not flesh walking with spirit.

    As soon as we understand that, the better off man will be. Control and command your universe, we were created by God in his image.

    No religion, it's a relationship with your spirit man!

  14. Pr0metheus profile image61
    Pr0metheusposted 7 years ago

    "God created spirituality, Satan organized it and called it religion."

    1. yoshi97 profile image87
      yoshi97posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Give two men a million dollars ... one might give it to the poor, while another might use it to help finance a war ...

      The money isn't evil ... it's how it's applied. The same goes for religion. Religion, in itself, is not evil ... it's how it's applied that determines how it will be viewed later.

      For every religious person who has ever done wrong ... there are also those who have done right. Mother Theresa enters at the top of my list.

      Of course ... the media already knows that good news doesn't sell as well as bad news, so they will sensationalize the priest who has improper relations with ten young boys, but overlook the priest who goes out to Africa and helps people rebuild their lives after protracted wars between fighting clans.

      Religion is not a substance capable of good or evil ... it is merely a suggested lifestyle that anyone can chose to embrace, ignore, or hone to their own evil wile.

  15. dentist83 profile image61
    dentist83posted 7 years ago

    Does not bothers you when politician say: God Bless America.

    How about God Bless the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, Central and South America, and everyplace in this World! God is not American, as he is not christian neither. 

    God Bless All the ones reading this forum post... and also the ones who have not read it!.
    smile

 
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