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Where is GOD?

  1. oxymoron profile image59
    oxymoronposted 8 years ago

    Inside everyone or somewhere in the Universe? big_smile

    1. SparklingJewel profile image67
      SparklingJewelposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      God is everywhere and in everyone...to the degree with which He/She is believed, accepted, allowed and praised. big_smile

      1. weblog profile image58
        weblogposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Good answer big_smile

    2. mohitmisra profile image61
      mohitmisraposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Omnipresence. In all.

      1. webismine profile image61
        webismineposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Do you pray to yourself ? big_smile

        1. mohitmisra profile image61
          mohitmisraposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Om namo Shiva and Shiv Ho Hum..

          1. webismine profile image61
            webismineposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            Hmmm big_smile

  2. oxymoron profile image59
    oxymoronposted 8 years ago

    Anyone..?

  3. Misha profile image76
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    http://www.feebleminds-gifs.com/smiley-faces-83.gif

  4. oxymoron profile image59
    oxymoronposted 8 years ago

    What is it Misha??

  5. Misha profile image76
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    koan smile

    1. oxymoron profile image59
      oxymoronposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Is it the answer for where is God? tongue

  6. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago

    http://www.feebleminds-gifs.com/smiley-faces-83.gif

    A new one ! lol

    1. Mark Knowles profile image61
      Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      http://www.feebleminds-gifs.com/smiley-faces-83.gif
      I think perhaps you should remove the first 3 letters from your name big_smile

      1. oxymoron profile image59
        oxymoronposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        After all, it is just a profile name Mark. Would you care to say what makes you degrade me? Honestly, I don't understand. Please Help!!!

        1. Mark Knowles profile image61
          Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          lol

          Have you looked at your profile image? And have you seen the smilies? big_smile

          1. oxymoron profile image59
            oxymoronposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            My profile image shows my ring and my finger pointing to the center of my forehead. What's wrong with it..?? Seriously, I don't understand what do you say about smilies. I'm using right smilies?!

            1. Mark Knowles profile image61
              Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago in reply to this

              lol

              Just like the smilie is waving a friendly finger to say "Hi - welcome to hubpages" http://www.feebleminds-gifs.com/smiley-faces-83.gif

              Your profile image shows another person that is most definitely not you giving everyone the finger.

              1. oxymoron profile image59
                oxymoronposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                Ok, you have problem in believing me. Let it be. What this has to do in this forum? Can't you guys avoid chatting off the topic? smile

                1. Mark Knowles profile image61
                  Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                  No, I am just not a stupid as you think I am. You were asking why no one answered you. Misha told you why:

                  http://markpknowles.com/wp-content/uploads/finger.jpg

                  1. oxymoron profile image59
                    oxymoronposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                    Mark, I honestly don't know what I'm doing wrong. But, I felt uneasy as you were commenting on my profile image. So, I just have changed it to different pose.

                    Thanks for everything smile

          2. topstuff profile image60
            topstuffposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            She has changed the image but Mark and Misha are still pointing finger.
            ??????????

            1. oxymoron profile image59
              oxymoronposted 8 years ago in reply to this

              topstuff, please not again. Let us discuss on this thread's topic big_smile

  7. Rochelle Frank profile image88
    Rochelle Frankposted 8 years ago

    Though some people do not know it, this is not a gesture that is universal.
    There was a famous photo of American servicemen (that had been captured from the USS Pueblo ) where several sailors convinced their North Korean captors that the gesture was a "Hawaiian  good luck sign". The N Koreans had sent the photo to the US to prove that the prisoners were well.
    Other cultures have other gestures that mean the same thing-- but oxymoron may not be aware that  the middle finger salute is considered rude by many people.

    1. Mark Knowles profile image61
      Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Take a look at "her" hubs first - then decide whether or not that might apply big_smile

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
        Rochelle Frankposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        You might be right-- and you probably  know more about his/her hubs,  but one could give someone from a different culture a benefit of a doubt.

        1. Misha profile image76
          Mishaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Come on Rochelle, I think all English speaking countries share this gesture, and most of the world is aware about it. You can see it on streets of Moscow nowadays, too smile
          It is not a good idea to start a conversation with insulting your prospective partners, and no wonder it did not produce any answer smile

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    sandra rinckposted 8 years ago

    I think I liked gamergirls answer from a long while back,  I think she said that God is in my farts too!.  LOL.

    No seriously, this is a repeated topic too.  Aren't there any new topic? 

    I like the finger jesture from Oxymoron.  Degrading, nothing!  I think it shows just a smidge of class and a personality that says, don't f**k with my head.  hahahahha.  tongue

  9. Robin Layne profile image80
    Robin Layneposted 8 years ago

    God is in everything, for those who have eyes to see it.

  10. knolyourself profile image60
    knolyourselfposted 8 years ago

    Guess you all see something I don't see. Spent some time in Greece. They use five fingers not one. It was said to mean F___ You, your father and mother, your brothers and sisters, everyone ever related to you, and everyone you ever knew, and
    everyone you will ever know. Now that's a gesture.

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      Zarm Nefilinposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      The omnipresent F@#$ off sign, now that's God for you.

      If everyone put their middle finger up all over the world at the same time, I might take this as a sign that "God" existed....

      lol

      Will the real Slim Shady please stand up?

  11. Rochelle Frank profile image88
    Rochelle Frankposted 8 years ago

    Sri Lankans use the index finger, In Iran Afganistan and parts of Italy and Greece it's  a 'thumbs up" . The OK sign is offesive in Brazil or somewhere.

    Actually there are a lot of refrences on the net about how  different cultures use the different gestures and body language to mean different things.

    Nevertheless, your point is well taken, Misha, and I agree that it might have been offered to draw out a  negative reaction. Which it did.

    Now... more to the point.. where is God, anyway? We have questions!

  12. oxymoron profile image59
    oxymoronposted 8 years ago

    It's not my intention to show a rude gesture. I did not know the Other Meaning of it until I read these arguements here. That photo is a piece of my portfolio. I changed my profile image just because I did not want that to be controversial. Believe me or not, that is the truth.

    Please, just close it. Chat on topic smile

  13. knolyourself profile image60
    knolyourselfposted 8 years ago

    I'm thinking that in polytheistic spiritualities there may be many gods and or one overriding god, that exist with us in non-physical form in the physical plane. Whereas monotheism generally would have it that God exists in a different dimension,
    accessible through religious figures, like Christ or a church or prayer depending.

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    Elteqayposted 8 years ago

    Elohim the Creator has placed a " Seed within mankind" in that Seed is the fullness of all that Elohim is.The Seed can lay dorment for years and only Elohim can germinate the Seed.Our opinion of how that takes place is just our opinion. Yahuwah Elohim has the protocal.

                                                                     Elteqay

    1. mohitmisra profile image61
      mohitmisraposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      This is one viewpoint,there are basically three viewpoints where God and man is concerned and their merger or union.

      A- Only God can come in our life,its up to him,its been destined.
      b- Its up to us ,man to go towards God -seek him out.
      c- Its both ways as you go towards God-God comes towards to.

      All three are correct.smile

      1. oxymoron profile image59
        oxymoronposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        It is confusing, Mohit neutral

      2. Mark Knowles profile image61
        Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        There is another, far more sensible and understandable viewpoint that you have neglected to mention smile

        1. mohitmisra profile image61
          mohitmisraposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Please go ahead and do so.smile

          1. Mark Knowles profile image61
            Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            There is no such thing as god and all this discussion is moot.

            Simple huh? big_smile

            1. mohitmisra profile image61
              mohitmisraposted 8 years ago in reply to this

              I thought as much you were going to say that.smile

              1. oxymoron profile image59
                oxymoronposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                So, Who created this World, Universe and everthing? Mark - Do you have an answer?

                1. Mark Knowles profile image61
                  Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                  Yes I do. It was a natural occurrence. There was no creator involved. smile

                  I do not need to fool myself that I am so important that some supreme being created me with a purpose in mind and then forgot to tell anyone what the purpose was so that we would kill each other over who's god is the "correct" one lol

                  1. oxymoron profile image59
                    oxymoronposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                    I like your answer, especially the quoted part of it cool



                    Thank you. big_smile

                  2. mohitmisra profile image61
                    mohitmisraposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                    You are both-very insignificant and very important.smile

  15. topstuff profile image60
    topstuffposted 8 years ago

    One thing is obvious now He is certainly not in these forums.Im sure none could get any enlightenment from these threads.

    1. weblog profile image58
      weblogposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      So, HE is not OmniPresent?? lol

      1. mohitmisra profile image61
        mohitmisraposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Good one.It goes down to how you look at the situation,written these couplets,

        Either you think divine,
        Or you think like a swine.

        another one

        Either you can see the magic,
        Or your life is indeed tragic.

  16. profile image61
    Elteqayposted 8 years ago

    Elohim is the Creator!! Look at the beauty around you or even the complexity of the body. Yes, it is true if you seek Elohim with your whole heart He will be found by you. Even the birds sing the Praises of Yah.

    1. dishyum profile image61
      dishyumposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Where is Elohim now?! smile

      1. profile image61
        Elteqayposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            Seek the God of Abraham,Isaac,and Jacob."Elohim will be found by you."

      2. mohitmisra profile image61
        mohitmisraposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Meditate smile

        1. Eng.M profile image75
          Eng.Mposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Good day Mohit,

          I just wanted to ask you why your score is going down? who is controling that & based on what?

          thanx
          Mohammed

          1. weblog profile image58
            weblogposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            Must be the HP Gods smile

            1. Eng.M profile image75
              Eng.Mposted 8 years ago in reply to this

              Bosses.
              where are the rules.
              not announced anywhere?
              only money making?

              WaWa
              (I have been bussier to know)
              am I still writin Engliso

              1. weblog profile image58
                weblogposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                I really don't get it. Can you simplify for me to understand what do you mean by that? smile

                1. Eng.M profile image75
                  Eng.Mposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                  each of us is a god
                  strong, smart, kind, bad

                  1. weblog profile image58
                    weblogposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                    Ah..Thanks for it smile

          2. mohitmisra profile image61
            mohitmisraposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            Hi Mohammed,
            I do not write much,being a poet I tend to condense which is probably not a good thing
            to get a high score ,yet this is really not important, smile

            1. Mark Knowles profile image61
              Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago in reply to this

              It is important. I tried to explain this to you when you first joined. If your score is this low, all links you leave are tagged nofollow, including the ones in your hubs, which means the search engines do not give them any value. smile

            2. Eng.M profile image75
              Eng.Mposted 8 years ago in reply to this

              I agree.
              it is not.
              whose scale is it?

  17. profile image0
    Zarm Nefilinposted 8 years ago

    God is a social construct, and it resides in your head and the head of everyone else that believes in it.

    God is a meme, and in as much as God does good, God can be said to reside in the charitable actions of those that believe in it (it being God).

    God is the people who believe in God, Organized Religion is merely organized worship of the idea of God that makes up the primary motivational factor within a given God social construct.

    God does not literally exist as a separate entity with it's own intelligence and emotive functions.

    1. Eng.M profile image75
      Eng.Mposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I understand your idea of God Zarm & I like it.

      my question which I put in another thread earlier is.

      If God is only a thought in my head.then who put the first idea in my head when I have first started thinking?

      1. Mark Knowles profile image61
        Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        You mean you thought the idea of god up yourself? No one told you about the idea of god? You came to this conclusion in a vacuum?

        One day you thought to yourself, "Where did I come from? Hmmmm..... I don't know, therefore I must have been created by a god who is all-powerful and created everything. It is the only sensible explanation." lol

        1. Eng.M profile image75
          Eng.Mposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          do not go around the topic if you wanna say something useful please.

          my question is clear:


          Normal possible answers:
          *somebody
          *no body

          Atheism possible answers:
          *no body

          it that what you want to say

          atheism sir is a philosophy

          1. Mark Knowles profile image61
            Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            lol

            I was asking a simple question.

            Which actually needs an answer before it is possible to make sense of your question.

            The simple answer is that some one told you there was a god and it is then in your head.

            Atheism is not a philosophy, it is a lack of belief in a non-existent god.

            So - this is the question I am posing you:

            Did you think of god yourself or did some one put that idea in your head?

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            Zarm Nefilinposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            Answer:

            Your parents probably.

            lol.

            1. Mark Knowles profile image61
              Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago in reply to this

              But that is the wrong answer big_smile The question is phrased to get a certain answer. And we both know what that answer is supposed to be lol

              1. Eng.M profile image75
                Eng.Mposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                oh yeah mark.you know everything .
                what's my underwear's colour?

                1. Mark Knowles profile image61
                  Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                  No, I do not know everything, but you are avoiding the question I posed you. And what I said is true - you are looking for a particular answer that fits your pre-existing beliefs and decisions.

                  Grey with brown stains lol

                  1. Eng.M profile image75
                    Eng.Mposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                    give me a common ground.
                    if there isn't , then we can't have an argument.



                    I don't think there is one with this color.

                2. mohitmisra profile image61
                  mohitmisraposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                  lol  lol

            2. Eng.M profile image75
              Eng.Mposted 8 years ago in reply to this

              how could they ? why.

              I would be living in piece rightnow without thinking if they didn't do that.

              just me.no thoughts .lol

            3. dingdong profile image60
              dingdongposted 8 years ago in reply to this

              Yes, 99.9% big_smile

              1. Eng.M profile image75
                Eng.Mposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                could ya put some more nines.please

                1. dingdong profile image60
                  dingdongposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                  I'm too busy to do that lol

                  Well, if not your parents...then was it your science teacher? wink

                  1. Eng.M profile image75
                    Eng.Mposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                    I am sorry , mam didn't attend your school.
                    she doesn't speak English.


                    then don't.
                    I have time to laugh

              2. mohitmisra profile image61
                mohitmisraposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                My parents told me and I did not believe them.Then I saw God for myself and now I know he exists. smile

                1. Eng.M profile image75
                  Eng.Mposted 8 years ago in reply to this

                  good answer

                  thanx

      2. mohitmisra profile image61
        mohitmisraposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Good you are cntemplating and that too correctly.Where are your thoughts,dreams coming from?God exists-thats what all religions are about.

        1. mohitmisra profile image61
          mohitmisraposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          God is the source of all. smile

  18. dingdong profile image60
    dingdongposted 8 years ago

    Nature is God wink

    1. mohitmisra profile image61
      mohitmisraposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Yes there is no difference in one way-nature is a part of God.

      1. dingdong profile image60
        dingdongposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        By the way, I like your Avatar/Profile image smile

        1. mohitmisra profile image61
          mohitmisraposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Thank you smile

  19. Eng.M profile image75
    Eng.Mposted 8 years ago

    Peace

  20. topstuff profile image60
    topstuffposted 8 years ago

    Again i say,not in the forums here.Who doesnt believe Him today was a believer early days.

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      Zarm Nefilinposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Many people are raised atheist/agnostic and given an open ended option to believe if they really want to (by their parents).

      So this is hardly a valid point your making.

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    sandra rinckposted 8 years ago

    You sound angry Zarm, and you should be, you have every right to be and I know how that feels.  Not to the extent of what you have been through, but it was hard going through the initial shock of what I read in the Bible and what was really going on. 

    It is messed up however, I wouldn't go to the extent of saying that it is all because of religion etc.  Obviously you are smart enough to know that with or without religion, death, murder, starvation etc. would still happen. 

    When you first joined HP, you were a lot nicer to me because I am pretty fascinated with science and the Universe and all that stuff, then upon a disagreement, your attitude shifted.  It just seems (and I only say seems) like you really dispise anyone who believes in God, but you don't seem to care that for the "other" good people out there who do believe in God and really do try to do good things with their life and others, that you are not saving them from the dogma associated with relgion. 

    You can't save them, they cannot save you from anything.  If a person really believes in God and does actually care, then they will take the time to go and find out for themselves what is going on in the world. 

    Essentially, if you can follow me on this, you are doing the same thing.  An ignorant christian preaches without knowlege, or speaks verses and has no idea what it means, or has maybe read just a portion of the Bible. 

    Maybe they never thought about looking for the original meanings of the words, maybe they got suckered into the "dogma" (which I do no disagree with you on) and figure all is good no matter what because accepting Jesus will save them from Hell so they have free riegn to do whateve they want and will be forgiven.  Who knows....really. 

    I guess what I am trying to say is,  if you wanted to teach people that it is a bunch of bologna, then why wouldn't you use what they read to prove to them that it is a bunch of crap.  For instance,

    There is a place called Hell, it actually exist, but what is it?  It literally means the grave.  So those people out there saying, everyone goes to Hell, well yeah, everyone is going to die.  And you know the rest I am sure, about Sheol and Hades etc. That the term hell fire came because back then they would keep a fire lit and burn the dead bodies.  The eternal Hell.  Like being cremated.  smile

    So, you could do a lot better then arguing back and forth with people about why they are idiots for believiing in God because it doesn't do you or anyone else any justice and it just upsets people. 

    Although on the other hand, I do tend to agree with the people that are saying, "why are you on a religion forum if you don't desire to learn anything about relgion?" 

    Peoples religious affiliations or beliefs are not for you to decide whether it is good or not because you aren't them, you don't know how they feel.  You can have some understanding, but because you have given up the belief in God, then you don't know why people still hold on even if they know that what is being done in the "name" of God, (name being just a name like CHeech Marin) is not true. 

    You used Mark's line, that there is a better way, and there is, and I know Mark was using the Bible to try to show people why is is BS, but isn't verry effective because not even Mark knows why people hold on, and it is impossible for anyone to know how every single person in the world feels about any one thing. 

    Maybe you would be better at it.  smile  Then again, you might be thinking that I am trying to push my belief on you or something, but just like other people have said many times before on this forum.  "your blind to the othe side".  Which I can't see that you would be, just pissed off and bent, or upset about what has happened to you and what you see going on.

    I suppose all I am saying is that I do take it personally when people point the finger.  We are all part of the problem as well as the solution. 

    smile

  22. profile image0
    shinujohn2008posted 8 years ago

    In Hub Pages, Busy Making Hubs

    1. oxymoron profile image59
      oxymoronposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Oh GOD big_smile

 
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