What is that definition of God and why people believe in god?
What an interesting question. All one has to do is type in "definition of God" into Google and you get several definitions. And you are obviously a bright young lady who knows that. And one has to know that the reasons why people believe in God are as varied as there are believers.
I will follow this and hope to see some interesting answers to your compound question.
God is defined as a supernatural, omnipresent entity who is the creator &/or originator of life in the universe. Other definition expound that God is a supernatural being that is the object of veneration &/or worship, even fear. Who is God & how H/She is defined is as individual as people.
There are some who attribute anthropomorphic characteristics to God according to their specific consciousness level & their own definition as to what God is for them. They may subscribe God characteristics according to their particular sociocultural religions. They oftentimes view God according to their particular mindset, consciousness, outlook, & philosophies. They may even associate God with their characteristics & morality i.e. many conservative, dogmatic, fundamentalist, & traditionalist people &/or religionists perceive God to be a psychological outgrowth of their particular characteristics & purviews.
There are others who view God as totally beyond human limitations & judgments. They view God as all-encompassing, all-loving, & all-forgiving. They view God as the highest evolved state as to what all humans should expire to & will become. They contend that to describe God in human characteristics is somehow diminish the essence of God as H/She .....SIMPLY IS.
A few maintain that God is indescribable. They believe that humankind cannot really fathom the nature of God & the divine as such is beyond all human reasoning & capacity to really detail such. They believe that God is simply beyond all imaginable time & space, not to mention beyond what is considered to be the alpha & omega.
People believe in God for many reasons. They believe that there is someone is the MAIN ORIGINATOR of the universe. To them, that is evidence that there is indeed a God. They further expound that based upon this evidence, there MUST be a Supreme Being.
Others believe in God because of fear. They were inculcated by family, religious authorities, & their religious books that there IS a God & they MUST believe in Him/Her. They contend that God demands not only that they must believe in Him/Her but H/She must be worshipped, if not, they will face eternal torment in a hell or other negative place.
There are those who view God as a parent. They believe in God because this belief gives them a sense of safety, even security. They know that they will always be taken care of by God who will never forsake them.
Very well said...but is it what you think about what god is? Beacuse it seems like you are more concerned with what others say or believe. It is your opinion, that define god to you. in other words i think there is no universal definition of god.
God to me is beyond all human constructs. God is infinity, highest consciousness, pure beauty/happiness/love, & the ultimate intelligence.
God is the name given to the things that happen which we do not understand. He is defined as the cause for things such as the creation of the universe, and humans.
As to the second part of your question, the majority of people believe in God simply because of indoctrination. First we are taught that there is a god, and that this god just happens to be the god of our culture.
It still remains that there is no evidence, whatsoever, for the existence of a God.
Agreed...but you said god is a name given to things that happen which is beyond our understanding...but in next sentence you mentioned "He".. What will you say about it? Do you think it's a limit of our imagination about god?
I should have used the pronoun "IT"
This is evidence that I was indoctrinated by a culture that has passed down patriarchal supremacy.
Yes holy books severely limit our imagination as they are outright ancient folklore from less enlightened times
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