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In what form and shape would you like to see God?

  1. Sundeep Kataria profile image78
    Sundeep Katariaposted 3 years ago

    Imagine you are granted an opportunity to meet GOD, then in what form would you like to see him - an image from mythology or in a modern avatar.

    1. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Neither.  I would prefer whatever form is natural for him, not a pretend picture.

      1. Sundeep Kataria profile image78
        Sundeep Katariaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Some religions say that God is "formless". Assume that he is capable of taking any form. Would your response be still the same or different?

        1. wilderness profile image96
          wildernessposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Same.  I will submit that those religions claiming that an entity from another universe, that has never been seen nor detected at all, is formless cannot possibly know what form it would take in our universe.  They are making a claim they cannot support.

  2. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    Not necessarily what I'd like to see...

    http://usarmy.vo.llnwd.net/e2/c/images/2012/02/27/236715/original.jpg

    But probably what we would see.

    (We're the 4th test tube from the left in that back cabinet.)

  3. Kathryn L Hill profile image88
    Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years ago

    I wonder what form and shape God would take to see us?

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      Rad Manposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Well, he'd need eyes.

      1. wilderness profile image96
        wildernessposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        And a mouth to speak, and ears to hear prayers.

        1. Kathryn L Hill profile image88
          Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          So, he cannot see us or hear our prayers! (Since he is not manifesting/existing with eyes and ears!)
          Darn.

          1. wilderness profile image96
            wildernessposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Probably true as prayers don't seem to be getting answered and even obvious and terrible conditions/events are still happening to innocent people, both Christian and not.

            1. Kathryn L Hill profile image88
              Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              Okay. So, we have to improve our lot in life all by ourselves!
              Good to know.
              How can we do that, wilderness?

              1. wilderness profile image96
                wildernessposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                Love.  Love and honesty.

                Kill anyone that fails to exhibit both?  That seems to be what God did in the OT - perhaps we can, too.

                1. Kathryn L Hill profile image88
                  Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  You better not read the old testament.
                  So love and honesty.  That is a really good answer. Is it easier said than done?
                  WHY?

                  1. wilderness profile image96
                    wildernessposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                    Why is it hard?  Because neither one makes us rich; both make us poorer than we were, even if not actually poor.

                    But sure - that's exactly what the biblical god did - picked out a few things he wanted to see and killed anyone that didn't show those attributes.  The peoples of Sodom and Gomorrah.  First born Egyptians.  Neighboring countries.  People wearing different cloths.  Adulterers.  Little kids teasing bald people.  The list is nearly endless.

                    So yes, we could do the same and the world would be a better place.  Except, of course, it would house the biggest hypocrite and evil it ever saw, in us.

  4. Kathryn L Hill profile image88
    Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years ago

    Honesty is what makes the business world go 'round. Where would America be without the basic honesty we act upon. Most people get up and work to provide for their loved ones. I do not believe that honesty and love contributes to being "poorer than we are."

    I think that love and honesty disappear when people are mistreated and lied to. They begin kicking the dog, so to speak.

    I think parents need to be honest and loving toward their children. I think children are the true hope of the world. "Teach your children well." A better way to say that is: Love your children and be honest with them.
    Or, are bad guys just born?
    In which case we must be ever vigilant and on guard against dishonest, unloving people.
    How exhausting. sad
    Thanks for nothing, process of evolution which brought me here.
    Humph. luckily our lives are pretty short.
    I'l be over here waiting for something or other…the end, I guess.

    1. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Loving and honest people are far richer than those that are not, but not in money.  In the financial field, they are losers - probably a good thing and certainly what they have gained is of far more value than the money they "lost".

      1. Kathryn L Hill profile image88
        Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I agree. But I think some rich people were honest in their business dealings….

        Right? (Uh oh…  John might be rumbling around about now…)

        1. wilderness profile image96
          wildernessposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          I've know several very rich people that I consider to be the salt of the earth, as honest as the day is long.

          And some that I keep my hand on my wallet when in their presence.

          1. Kathryn L Hill profile image88
            Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            To them, God is in the form and shape of this little symbol: $
            lol

            1. wilderness profile image96
              wildernessposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              Too true.  In many cases, all too true.

  5. Rochelle Frank profile image89
    Rochelle Frankposted 3 years ago

    This reminds be of something Mother Teresa said-- about serving God "in all of his distressing disguises". 
    So maybe he(she) would appear to each person according to the person's need --  a need to serve, to be helped or comforted, to be warned, to be taught, etc.

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image88
      Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      You do realize God is no longer in this discussion…?!
      So when you mention he (she)… we are quite confused, as we have come to the conclusion that God has no ears, eyes, or especially gender.
      ( just kidding, Rochelle Frank)

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      Emile Rposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Nice quote. I've always respected Mother Theresa.

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        Rad Manposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Like how she refused to give or allow anyone to give dying people pain medication because she thought that pain brought you closer to God? Or how she refused to put a kid in a taxi to get to a hospital to save his life?

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          Emile Rposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          roll Since the woman isn't here to defend herself, I suppose you should think as you please. As I will.

          No one is perfect. However, when you have spent as much time as she did in the service of the poor; I'll be inclined to give you some leeway when someone attempts a drive by on your good name. smile

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            Rad Manposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            You may want to here what people have to say that were in fact close to what was going on. Would you refuse pain meds to dying people?

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              Emile Rposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              The woman is dead Rad Man. Let her rest in peace. I can think of one dying person I might fantacize denying pain meds to. No more than that, at the moment. smile

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                Rad Manposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                That's fine and I can respect that but before you praise someone maybe research what that person did.

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                  Emile Rposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  Rad Man, I respect Mother Theresa and I have no reservations in giving her praise. Were you to offer to give your life in the service of humanity; I might be obliged to say the same for you.  It is easy to tear down. It is easy to find fault. Because we all contain faults. Those in need of finding them in others will always believe themselves vindicated for their need to search.

                  Those who aspire to the greatest good, who sacrifice their all in order to achieve it will, of course, make mistakes which can appear much greater than our own. But that is because their accomplishments outstretch our own. For every mistake she made, there are millions of moments of good much grander than all of the memories of the moments of good most of us can cobble together in order to justify our claims of contribution to our fellow man. Perhaps, it is her very goodness which forces some to attempt to belittle her.

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                    Rad Manposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                    Refusing to give dying people pain medication when you set up a hospital to help people die? Did you ever check where she was getting her money to support that hospital? Just saying before you go around praising someone you may want to do a little research. What the media told us was going one was not entirely true.

  6. word55 profile image80
    word55posted 3 years ago

    As Spiritually, in myself as I do because I allow Him in. Also, in the skies, nature, water, air, sun and all other natural beauty. I desire to see Him no other way than as He has already shown Himself :-)

 
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