Who is............GOD? Deep, insightful, logical, & analytical answers please.
God is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. When He came to Moses, and Moses asked who was speaking to Him, God replied, "I AM."
Yep, that's what the burning bush said! Of course, we only have one ancient book that states that burning bushes can talk and give commandments, that they break immediately. (Thou shall not kill ring a bell?)
You cannot compare God to a man. Man is God's creation, and he shall do as he is told. God is the creator, and he decides who lives and who dies. End of story.
Sorry, but god is Man's creation. Seriously? You think god speaks through burning bushes, talking serpents, and genocidal rains. I am not comparing god to a man, you are.
God can do ANYTHING He wants, including the unthinkable. If He wants to speak through a burning bush, He will do it! If he wants to flood the earth, it will be so!
Your god is so cruel. I am sorry that you feel you have to believe in such a monstrous god.
You're like a ten year old whining that daddy is so cruel because he grounded you from watching tv for a week or won't let you go over your friend's house. Or maybe you talked back to him. You don't understand "discipline." Oh, cruel God!
Don't you just love how your sky daddy loves you and punishes you! He even watches you go to the bathroom. Maybe you will get a yeast infection from "being dirty".
The real question is not "Who" is god, but rather "What" is god. Everyone seems to have this idea that a being god created the entire universe and everything in it.
It's much more likely that the universe, cosmos, the ALL, or whatever you want to call it has no beginning and no end (the Alpha and Omega are just Greek numbers), and mankind created the concept of gods to try to understand the infinite universe that we find ourselves in.
If people can conceive of a god "existing outside of time and space", then they should be able to see that it is not a being, but rather a state of infinite matter + energy + space + time. It is not a "who".
If you analyze the human body, you find that it contains the same elements present in the natural universe. Nothing different - we are made of the same elements that stars and planets are made from.
We like to think of ourselves as "special", that somehow a creator god "breathed life" into us. But there is no evidence of that except in fantasy. There is no evidence of a creator god. But there is plenty of evidence for nature. We exist, therefore, we are. We are infinite
We ARE the universe and it is us. This is also akin to saying, "We are gods!" or "God is within us".
We are infinite. We are the stars, the planets, the "living" part of the universe.
Your photo perfectly describes the human/universal state of being!
Perfect example of someone creating a God--who or what they'd like God to be, instead of getting to know the one who exists.
You god doesn't exist. Where does he live? What does he eat? Why would he create everything in the universe, but still need a blood "sacrifice" to grant forgiveness for his own mistakes? WE are our own gods.
The blood sacrifices are not for HIS mistakes, they are for OURS! Again, you are comparing God to a person--he probably does not eat or live anywhere. GOD IS NOT A HUMAN BEING! HE IS GOD!
Your god created imperfect humans, in your opinion. That is a huge mistake for a "perfect" god to commit. Therefore, he is not perfect and he doesn't need to forgive us for the imperfections he created. Or he could just fix it, right?
God gave us free will and minds of our own! We are wonderfully made. You want a simple God, but there isn't one. So you decide that He does not exist. You have rejected Him.
I have not rejected something that does not exist. Just like i have not rejected Santa or Unicorns. They simply do not exist! Your god created your "free will" but knew man would choose incorrectly! So, not free will at all. Imaginary.
So what if He knew what the outcome would be? He permitted it. if He didn't, He would have made us all robots.
According to your beliefs, you are all robots! You call him your lord and master. That makes you his robot slave.
Austinstar, sorry for stepping in, but Loli, Are you saying we can't all be good without being robots? So you are saying you are identical to the next good person? Can't we all be good and still have our own personalities? I hate the robot argument.
If we had no free will, we would always be good because we wouldn't have a choice. But we wouldn't be thinking for ourselves. Free will comes with a price.
So your all powerfull, benevolent god can't think for himself then? And who or what is asking for the "price"? He created it all, right? Both choices, both judgements, and your precious free will that you don't have.
I don't think YOU even know what you are talking about at this point. Cause I sure don't.
God is whatever YOU want it to be, but on an objective level it is clouded by religion. Religion can't agree on God, and they have made God an entity that suits them, rather than vice versa.
It wasn't God that created Protestants for example. People didn't want Catholicism for human reasons, and they conformed it to their human level.
Of course, even the Episcopal Church needed to be conformed to the laziness of the people, then came one protestant change after another.
A Real God wouldn't consider this human laziness as people of God, Religion is not God, it is people creating the image of their God. Their is no divine authorization for religions to pick and choose what they will or won't follow.
The bibles were created by humans of the times they were written, and with no divine knowledge of God. That is why Genesis is so vague and ambiguous. 6 days or 4.5 billion years which is it?
Mere humans with no divine connection other than what they believe have preached for thousands of years. Every religion and every preacher can theorize what their God wants, but they have never actually been told by any God.
Right--religion is NOT God. It is sad when people cannot distinguish one from the other, and reject God altogether.
You seriously believe that a magic god could create a whole universe in 4 billion years and then just sit around on a golden throne watching to see if a transgendered person uses the wrong bathroom & all you do.
He's watching everything everyone does because He loves them and cares about them. Again, you are likening God to a person. He can do more than just watch people.
So far, the people don't care as they haven't changed since recorded history. People are basically Evil, as no one has to remind them to be evil, but they always have to be reminded to be good. "God" has watched and not over 100 billion lives.
That's pretty much it. That is the reason we need a savior in Jesus Christ. Otherwise, God will one day say, "I've had enough." That will be after the tribulation when Jesus comes back.
Really, 100 billion people are not enough for a GOD to make a very simple empirical decision. That is not my definition of a GOD especially one that NO human has ever seen. One that directed Moses unsuccessfully for 40 yrs and dn find the promised la
God did show Moses and His people the promised land! It took so long for them to find it because they lost their faith in God and turned to other gods!
Moses never made it to the promised land. I don't blame them for losing faith. The desert isn't that big.
You are god, I am god, my friends are god, my enemies are god, my children are gods.
We are all in control of our own lives, of the lives around us. We control if the earth gets too hot, or if it gets too cold. We control who lives, and who dies. We control what species of animals will become extinct or thrive. We control if the forests remain standing. We control if people go hungry or have full stomachs.
There is no need to make up anything grander than the amazing things we already have. No need to hope for something to save us because we can all save ourselves. No need to provide an eternal hell when we already create hell on earth, and certainly no need to create a perfect heaven, because have you looked at the amazing world we already have so many years to enjoy?
Who is god? We all are!
Good answer! And a true one. Mankind has tried very hard to personify the universe itself. But it isn't a person, it's our home. We control what we do in our home. We can live our lives in our own heaven or our own hell. Thank you!
That is very dangerous thinking. Basically, we're saying we don't need God. That is the definition of Pride, which is the very sin that took down Satan. We are not in control of anything! If we could save ourselves, why haven't we done it by now?
Don't know about you Loli, but I have saved myself, a couple times, and helped others as well. Please don't assume because YOU choose not to be in control of anything, that the rest of us can't. Dangerous is depending on faith to save the world.
God is life, meaning, purpose, motivation, love, comfort, peace, strength, compassion, empathy, and many more things. The list is endless.
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