Did Man create God. If yes then Why.

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  1. mintinfo profile image74
    mintinfoposted 7 years ago

    Did Man create God. If yes then Why.

    God meaning God, Allah, etc

  2. keepitnatural profile image71
    keepitnaturalposted 7 years ago

    God, Allah, call him what you like, but we are in fact all part of this one creator ourselves.
    All conciousness is one, therefore we are all a part of that which is God, as he is as much a part of us.
    Therefore, man did not create God in the way that you mean, although man did manipulate peoples beliefs about God, into living in accordance with how they claim God says you should live.
    People are discovering their own belief systems more these days & this was historically a method of control of the masses, nothing more.

    1. lone77star profile image84
      lone77starposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Beautiful answer. Before time began, He is I AM. Sounds rather Zen, doesn't it. And there's truth in that comparison. God is without dichotomy for He is superior to all the dichotomies to which we've succumbed.

  3. puebloman profile image60
    pueblomanposted 7 years ago

    God created man in his own image. Therefore God is a monkey.

    1. lone77star profile image84
      lone77starposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Clever, but misguided. Yes, we were created in His image, but He is not Homo sapiens. The "monkey" was created later (Gen.2:7).

  4. cascoly profile image61
    cascolyposted 7 years ago

    probably - blaming bad events on a god was really useful to emerging tribes & then kingdoms; oncee priests got invented, they had a vested interest in keeping the tithes comig in.

    there's also the benefit that beleving in a god eliminates the need to face the insignificance and ultimate meaninglessness of life

    steve

    1. lone77star profile image84
      lone77starposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      If life is so meaningless, why are you still here? There is purpose and God wants His children back. BTW, He's not Homo sapiens.

  5. peterxdunn profile image58
    peterxdunnposted 7 years ago

    Men create gods. Or, to be more accurate - educated, literate men create gods (in their own interests - not image). In the ancient Nile delta the priest kings were able to predict when the waters of the Nile would rise because they could write which enabled them to keep records. They observed the positions of certain stars (Sirius: the house of bread, being the most important) and used them as a calender to work out when to plant their staple crops. The poor illiterate peasants thought that the priest kings had the power of prophecy: which had been bestowed upon them by the gods in the sky (which was - in a sense - true), and so submitted to their rule.

    All religions began this way. Knowledge is power; power corrupts (ergo - all religions are corrupt).

    The rest is history.

    Amen (did you know this was the name of an Egyptian god?)

    1. lone77star profile image84
      lone77starposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Ego corrupts, not God or religion. Ego is the poison and source of evil. Religion is the cure. Humility the antidote. The problem is that we need to distinguish between religion infested with ego and religion full of the spirit. Big difference

  6. AndyK26 profile image64
    AndyK26posted 7 years ago

    There has to be a number one.so everthing else can follow .. order of packs

  7. profile image0
    AKA Winstonposted 7 years ago

    Man has created lots of gods - in fact, I have just such a god doing the hula on the dashboard of my car when I drive.  I saw another god in a painting, and then there are all sorts of gods on crosses hanging from necks.

    If instead of creating you are asking whether man came up with the concept of an immaterial, spiritual being then the answer is still in the affirmative, as something (or someone) who has no substance cannot mediate as a cause for an effect, meaning that this mystery being would have no way of interacting with the physical world and would be nothing more than a vacuum, empty space.

    Man conceptualizes space; therefore, man must conceptualize an immaterial, disembodied god; however, man definately creates the hula god on dashboards.

    So, yes, man definately creates god out of paint, plastic, wood, or metals, and the reason is to sell god at the gift shop for a profit.

  8. Freeway Flyer profile image89
    Freeway Flyerposted 7 years ago

    Humans have developed many different conceptions of God. And no matter what you believe, you are forced to conclude that the overwhelming majority of religious ideas that are out there were created by human beings. All conceptions of God cannot be true because they often contradict one another. If one belief system is true, then everything else is false. And if the atheists are right, of course, then all conceptions of God are a delusion. So there is no doubt that human beings have an incredible capacity for conjuring up gods, spirits, and other supernatural forces. What is fascinating, however, is the number of people who are convinced that they are a part of a small minority whose beliefs are not a delusion.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Dont-Confuse-Pu … th-Justice
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Unitarian-Universalist

    1. lone77star profile image84
      lone77starposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Beautifully put, and you're really talking about ego. God is owner of this universe. Certainly pompous ego would claim to know all about the Lord and Master of all. That's the evil of ego.

  9. bskinny profile image60
    bskinnyposted 7 years ago

    Well I tried to give you a 1 word answer but it was rejected. Here is the answer. No. and you only asked "Why" if the answer was yes wink so I will stick with the simple truth of "No"

    1. lone77star profile image84
      lone77starposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Lovely simplicity!

  10. lone77star profile image84
    lone77starposted 6 years ago

    No, man did not create God. Quite the opposite.

    God is the owner of this universe. He wants His children to re-awaken from their long slumber. Too many of them have come to think that they are the bodies they wear, and they can only remember what resides in their bodies' brains. They have forgotten how to see without physical instrumentalities.

    God is devoid of space-time and energy-mass, but remains the source of all these. He is the element that makes the equation possible -- the paper, the ink, the energy with which to view, the space within which to exist and the time within which to persist.

 
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