Should all the religious leaders be shut up in a room and not let out until they agree on how many gods there are?
LOL...Great opening line...
The count of god, I guess, would depend on your definition of what is or is not a/the god. Just my opinion.
There are as many "gods" as can be "imagined."
Convince me that that isn't logical.
What a fantastically abrupt opening gambit. Yes, they should. Then they should be forced to agree on just one item of ridiculous headwear.
How many gods are there?
I guess that would depend on how you define a "god" to begin with. If you're referencing anything within religion, then Jesus would have said it best "Ye Are All Gods".
Why? Because, the highest authority is self. We guide and control the path our life takes. No need for any other authority, once one realizes, knows(understands) and loves oneself.
Absolutely no rational reason for any other authority to exist. It comes down to individual responsibility and accountability, which must be derived from within self. Each person needs to be responsible and accountability to self for their actions.
The biggest question- How does one hold oneself accountable? This question was answered centuries ago, with a perceived notion that the individual doesn't have the capability to provide just accountability for self. Therefore, must be FORCED(made) to answer to a higher authority, which is actually dishonesty based.
Ask ten people to draw a brick,you get ten different bricks.Perception is subjective,there are 7 billion people on this planet.If half believe in God you'd have 3.5 billion Gods cause perception is subjective.Add in the pantheistic view and you'd have more gods than people.Add in"For have I not told ye that ye are All Gods"and the word God becomes the word god with only a punctuative meaning.God is a carrot that keeps us plodding along the path of spiritual evolution.Remove the carrot and mankind stagnates and eventually regresses to the point of neanderthals...which would certainly make dating easier...depending on how big your club is:)
How many gods are there?
Just one the Creator-God Allah YHWH; there cannot be more than one; the Univese is working in unified systems as its Creator is none else but ONE-TRUE-GOD.
That is quite a loaded question, in my opinion; but you have managed to elicit a variety of humorous replies; some replies have even demonstrated an affinity to intelligent, albeit misinformed hypotheses (noting that an hypothesis is only a smidgen of application of a thesis).
It is peculiar though, that the God of the Bible speaks in parable rife with pun, for those who care to apply the witnesses into their own paradigm, at their level of grasping.
My lay-person opinion would be that there are plenty of Gods in the universe, with only One being supreme (and He may even have already a couple of close compatriots who are One in perfect agreement and purpose with Him.) The others would respectfully falling in a the line-up of shared, yet hierarchal arrangement, free to utilize their own powers to design their own worlds with the respect and adherence to the Most High God’s borders, and probably as well universal laws of what we know of physics, etc. Using this perception, for me, makes it easier to understand the awesome design of the heavens, the worlds within them, and our own potential for a never-ending progression within that structure.
Furthermore, it would follow that while there may quite well be many Gods and Masters for us to select and choose to obey, it would make to clearly see and believe that if we choose the wrong one FOR THIS WORLD, we would be unworthy of the blessings and providence that the God in charge of this world would grant to us in mortality, and then in the after-life existence of our spirits and promised resurrection of our souls (body and spirit reunited). After all, if we do not inherit the kingdom prepared for us by the correct and presiding God of this existence, there is also plenty of space in the universe to be cast out into, wouldn’t you say?
Short of rational and reasonable arguments the atheists are customary to hide behind ridicule and derision.
I posted three hours ago and you are the only one so far that has replied to my comment, thank you for that.
I figured I would give the "rationalist" nay-sayers and intelligent but uncertain individuals time to consider a response, so I was busy with my other work (job search), and yet there is still only you.
I guess I WIN.
Of course Paar was the only one to respond to your post. Why? Because Paar is of Islam. He enjoys conflict between religions and love to make his presence known about his own religion.
As far as your post is concerned, I read it and had nothing to say about it, but since you brought it up, I figured I would at least let you know that I did actually read your post, but found it of no value, that was not worth responding to.
Hope you don't think you won anything, just because no responded to your post, except for one person. Since only Paar responded to your post, it shows me that the thinkers who watch the forums, found your post of no value as I did. Therefore, again you were left with the self-serving of Paar.
Cagsil, as you go around calling yourself, thank you for your reply and demonstration of rhetoric, which in my sense, highlights your position of questionable philosophical (I won’t say Theological) conclusion, societal respect, and drive. Nevertheless, I owe you some recognition for your time spent considering my answer to this forum’s question, and your feeble redress and come back to my opinion you only care to regard as one with “no value”, whilst replying regularly to other messages everywhere of , I’m sure you would think, much greater merit and intrinsic value.
Their is only one God and no matter who you are that is it.
There are countless religions but as all are man made then all are flawed as is man.
Man is fallible therefore all religions created by man are also fallible but amazingly the major religions all accept there is only one God so they got that bit right.
There is only one God.
Thanks for accepting it.
You are welcome Paarsurrey and have a great week and may your God go with you
You require a crutch to live your life and guidance from an external source. How sad.
No crutch and no outside force to live my life or for guidance but thanks for your input.
Based on what I see around me in the world, the universe, in the smallest item to the largest there is no doubt in my mind that there is more to humanity and all that we see, and if that is what we call God, then I for one have faith in that concept.
Too bad you really lack understanding of your own actions. It's a damn shame.
Please go to www.aspirationalattainment.co.uk and download one FREE COPY on me and you will see that I have plenty of understanding of actions and also had a great mentor to whom the book is dedicated.
Thank you but no thank you.
The basic foundation requires no god, regardless of what you would like to believe. But, nice try.
Atheists are confused people; they always ridicule as they don't have any truthful and rational arguments to support them; atheism supends in the air. Don't mind them , please.
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