How many gods are there?

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  1. profile image52
    jobswitchposted 7 years ago

    Should all the religious leaders be shut up in a room and not let out until they agree on how many gods there are?

    1. DoubleScorpion profile image77
      DoubleScorpionposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. qwark profile image58
      qwarkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Jobs:
      There are as many "gods" as can be "imagined."
      Convince me that that isn't logical.
      Qwark

    3. superwags profile image77
      superwagsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      What a fantastically abrupt opening gambit. Yes, they should. Then they should be forced to agree on just one item of ridiculous headwear.

  2. Onusonus profile image77
    Onusonusposted 7 years ago

    Just one.

    1. Beelzedad profile image54
      Beelzedadposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Which one is it? Zeus or Thor? smile

      1. Onusonus profile image77
        Onusonusposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Elohim ofcourse.

  3. Cagsil profile image82
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    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.

  4. cheaptrick profile image72
    cheaptrickposted 7 years ago

    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:)

  5. profile image58
    paarsurreyposted 7 years ago

    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.

    1. Mark Knowles profile image59
      Mark Knowlesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      How many gods are there?

      None. What a silly notion. lol

  6. Timothy Donnelly profile image60
    Timothy Donnellyposted 7 years ago

    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?

    1. profile image58
      paarsurreyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Short of rational and reasonable arguments the atheists are customary to hide behind ridicule and derision.

      1. Timothy Donnelly profile image60
        Timothy Donnellyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        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. smile

        1. Cagsil profile image82
          Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          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. lol

          1. Timothy Donnelly profile image60
            Timothy Donnellyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            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.

  7. alanlsg profile image70
    alanlsgposted 7 years ago

    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.

    1. profile image58
      paarsurreyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      There is only one God.

      Thanks for accepting it.

      1. Cagsil profile image82
        Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        lol lol

        1. profile image58
          paarsurreyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks for you input though

          1. alanlsg profile image70
            alanlsgposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            You are welcome Paarsurrey and have a great week and may your God go with you

            1. profile image58
              paarsurreyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Nice of you.

          2. Cagsil profile image82
            Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            You require a crutch to live your life and guidance from an external source. How sad. hmm

            1. alanlsg profile image70
              alanlsgposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              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.

              1. Cagsil profile image82
                Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                lol lol
                Too bad you really lack understanding of your own actions. It's a damn shame. sad

                1. alanlsg profile image70
                  alanlsgposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  Hi Cagsil

                  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.

                  1. Cagsil profile image82
                    Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    Thank you but no thank you.

                    The basic foundation requires no god, regardless of what you would like to believe. But, nice try. lol

              2. profile image58
                paarsurreyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                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.

                1. Cagsil profile image82
                  Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  Is that your twisted way to insult those who don't believe as you do. How nice of you. It shows you are exactly as your faith believes.

                  Btw- I'm not an Atheist. Get it straight would you. Not ALL non-believer are Atheists.

 
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