Describe God in HIS/HER essence?

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  1. gmwilliams profile image82
    gmwilliamsposted 3 years ago

    Describe God in HIS/HER essence?

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  2. Austinstar profile image86
    Austinstarposted 3 years ago

    Since this is listed in the "creative writing" category, I feel I can answer the question.
    If "god" is the "ALL", I can represent it in a formula:
    infinite matter + infinite energy + infinite space = the infinite Universe/Cosmos/All
    And if you don't understand infinity, look it up and at least try to figure it out.
    But "god" is definitely NOT a white-haired, bearded old guy who lives in the clouds, or sits on a golden throne judging his "children" and making up strange "moral" do's and don'ts. And there is no counterpart, Satan, who rules the Earth and deceives us just to aspire to put on this white-haired, bearded old guy's robes one day.
    Seriously? Think about it, people!

    1. gmwilliams profile image82
      gmwilliamsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Great answer indeed!

    2. WillStarr profile image82
      WillStarrposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Since no one, including you, Lela, has ever seen God, how can you 'definitely' tell us what He is not? How would you know?

      And again, you continually mock what others believe , a valid point you seem to resent whenever anyone points it out.

    3. Austinstar profile image86
      Austinstarposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      If asking the hard questions about religion are considered "mocking" your religion, I would say you need a better religion. Why don't you answer Grace's question rather than use it a spot to make fun of me?

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      Stargrrlposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      There's a big difference between asking questions and mocking, Lela.

    5. Austinstar profile image86
      Austinstarposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Oh really, why don't you explain that to us?

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      Stargrrlposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Believe it or not, there is a respectable and objectionable way to ask questions.  Claiming you have a brain because you are an atheist and believers do not sets an arrogant tone.

    7. Austinstar profile image86
      Austinstarposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Please provide the reference where I said that.

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      Stargrrlposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Oh you've got to be kidding me!

    9. Austinstar profile image86
      Austinstarposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      No, I am serious. And when you accuse me of something you had better damn well have proof of that.

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      Stargrrlposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      How about the "where you're from?"  Austinstar from reason and logic.  You continuously imply the message that theists can't think.

    11. Austinstar profile image86
      Austinstarposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      How do you get "mocking" out of that statement? That is NOT an implication, it is simply a statement of how I think.

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      Stargrrlposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      You continuously imply the message 24/7.  That is all I am going to say about that.

    13. Austinstar profile image86
      Austinstarposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I have implied no such thing.

    14. tsadjatko profile image61
      tsadjatkoposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Great answer?  Creative writing category? Astar, If that's the best you can do at creative writing, I wouldn't consider giving up your day job, that is...do you have one?

    15. WillStarr profile image82
      WillStarrposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Lela,

      The fact that you cannot see your own blatant condescension and mockery tells me that any further discussion is futile.

    16. Austinstar profile image86
      Austinstarposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I'm really quite tired of all these personal attacks. But I am laughing at these pitiful attempts to antagonize me.

    17. gmwilliams profile image82
      gmwilliamsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Please, no more personal attacks on Astar  We are all grown ups here. Each person has a right to his/her belief whether religionist, atheist, agnostic, or spiritualist. There is NO one correct way of belief, there are many. Live and let live.

  3. WillStarr profile image82
    WillStarrposted 3 years ago

    I guess I'll never understand people whose personal ego needs include sneering condescension and derision toward what others choose to believe.

    But, if belittling and scorning others makes you feel better about yourself, then more power to you.

    1. feenix profile image61
      feenixposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Will, I second your emotion.

    2. Austinstar profile image86
      Austinstarposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Well, if you two would answer the question Grace asked, you could let us know what your description is of god. Instead, I guess it's just easier for you 2 to just misinterpret everything and think of yourselves as judge and jury of us egotists.

    3. feenix profile image61
      feenixposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Will, I volunteer to be the first one taken to the woodshed.

  4. tsadjatko profile image61
    tsadjatkoposted 3 years ago

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    Grace, it's interesting that you put this in creative writing, although you being an atheist probably think it should be in creative writing because you believe He doesn't exist. But the Biblical God exists outside of our dimensions of time and space, so any attempt to understand God will be lacking and incomplete. God is an uncreated being so any attempt for finite people describe him will end up wanting. You must be creative to attempt to actually describe him in a way finite humans can try to can understand.

    Here is one analogy called the “Flat World” first suggested by a prominent Christian astronomer.

    Let's say, just for fun, that there are two flat people, Jack and Jill who live in a two dimensional plane. And let’s say these flat people have a loving creator who is a three dimensional person that they have named “God.” So, we have a three dimensional God who is the creator of two flat people who live in a two dimensional world. As flat people live out their lives, they would wonder and speculate about their unseen creator. Within their two dimensional world they could draw flat pictures or make diagrams of their creator but they would have some serious difficulties trying to understand the nature of God from within their two dimensional perspective. Sure, they could speculate and make analogies but it would be very difficult for them to fathom.

    Now, how could God make himself known to the flat people? God may show up in a dream or he could show himself to their world. God could take his three dimensional finger and place it through the flat world plane. What would the flat people say their God looks like from within their limited world? They would say that God looks like a circle. In fact, being a pessimist, you might likely say, "I can understand God as a circle but I cannot understand or believe that God exists in three dimensions. That makes no sense!" It is very difficult for two dimensional beings living on a two dimensional plane to understand a three dimensional being. Likewise, Christians have the same difficulty.

    The Bible does not attempt to prove God exists or give any definition of God. Yet it does describe His nature in four ways: God is spirit - His nature is not flesh and blood. God is also light - there is no darkness in Him at all. God is also love. Finally, God's nature can be compared to a consuming fire. These four descriptions provide some insights into God's nature and character rather than giving us a definition of Him.

    1. gmwilliams profile image82
      gmwilliamsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      No, I am not an atheist at all. I do believe in God. In fact, I know that there's God. I just wanted to see how each view God. Each person has a different description & perception of what God is in his/her eyes.I am not religious but I AM spiritu

    2. tsadjatko profile image61
      tsadjatkoposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Sorry Grace, you have given me the impression you don't believe in God especially since you agree with atheists so often, but I take you at your word and apologize for my incorrect impression.

    3. gmwilliams profile image82
      gmwilliamsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I feel that each person has a right to his/her religious, ethical, and or spiritual belief as long as h/she does not harm others and/or is respectful of other's rights to do the same whether it is religionist, atheist, or spiritualist.

    4. tsadjatko profile image61
      tsadjatkoposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Grace, I'm curious, being spiritual doesn't necessarily mean you believe in God or that God  exists. Since you are not an atheist what God do you believe exists? The God of the Bible?

    5. gmwilliams profile image82
      gmwilliamsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I see God as beyond limitations.  He/she is beyond human definitions, descriptions, and labels. HE/SHE is limitless and all encompassing.

    6. tsadjatko profile image61
      tsadjatkoposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Many people imagine God in many different ways, but what are they basing their impressions of God on? Unless it is His word through which his nature and character are revealed to us by Him it is purely vain imaginations.

 
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