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Your Interpretation of God
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Your Interpretation of God
I was wondering how differently people think of "God" on this forum.

Who/what is "God"? Do you even believe in "God"?

In my opinion, I don't think of God as a being. Rather, I think of God as a place. I like to think of it as the Source. And yet, while being a place, it's an omnipotent, sentient entity in which time and space is irrelevant to (irrelevant meaning it has no affect on it). The Source churns out all of existence. I might say it is like a machine, but that's no way to describe it, and I can't really make the comparison.
You can't really relate God to anything, after all.

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2010-05-19 2:39
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I view "God" not as a being that can be categorized as a being. I see it as the Creator in the sense of the Primary Mover. I believe that in the beginning, the darkness and all that is discussed that there was a force that took consciousness, and did so by proving sentience in the statement "I am."

I believe that the Creator then in that sentience began to create a realm for itself, a realm I believe to be Heaven, the center of which I recall being the Silver City. There is then a great list of things that went on as far as what I believe the Creator did, but that diverges from what the Creator is.

I like the theories of Hinduism into Brahman, that Brahman is everything and anything Brahman wishes to be. That Brahman is totally beyond our ability to comprehend, however when Brahman wishes to do things or accomplish tasks, he takes on different manifestations.

In this I find that the Creator has appeared and been perceived as many different things to many different people and groups and most likely even races and realms, one being seen through the eyes of thousands. We know that when we see something we do not understand, we naturally assign it the most likely explanation that we can fit.

Therefore I find that the Creator can be whatever the Creator chooses or sees as necessary for any purpose or whim, and that any manifestation is subject to the bias and perception of the onlooker, which may be flawed or biased.

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2010-05-19 2:46
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Re: Your Interpretation of God
God is a title used to describe a certain type of "higher" being.
I do not believe in the existence of a singular creator deity that is responsible for the existence of "all" things.
I do believe gods can create, but that gods can also be created.
I view gods primarily as non-physical entities and also believe gods can be "unmade" or killed.

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2010-05-19 12:18
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The consciousness of All That Is. As much a paperclip as a person. The Universe, thinking.

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2010-05-20 2:17
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Archer Wrote:The consciousness of All That Is. As much a paperclip as a person. The Universe, thinking.

I second this. I don't think of God as a person as such, but a force controlling the universe.

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2010-05-20 16:10
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Re: Your Interpretation of God
skorpio Wrote:
Archer Wrote:The consciousness of All That Is. As much a paperclip as a person. The Universe, thinking.

I second this. I don't think of God as a person as such, but a force controlling the universe.

Force/being/whatever. *nods* I've always felt that the concept of God is too complex for my tiny human brain to comprehend even a fraction of. I believe in a higher power, and that he/she/it manifests as different things to different people. Other than that, I don't usually give God or gods/goddesses much thought.

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As a Pantheist, I feel that YHWH is everywhere and everything, kind of like the Force. <!-- sTongue --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_razz.gif" alt=":P" title="Razz" /><!-- sTongue -->
He/She/It moves us all along, and is constantly striving for balance. So for every dark thing in YHWH, there is light.
I feel that the gods and goddesses are made to interpret the will of YHWH and to keep balance.
2010-05-21 17:11
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If you're a Pantheist, is there any particular reason why you use "YWHW" to refer to the big cheese?

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Archer Wrote:If you're a Pantheist, is there any particular reason why you use "YWHW" to refer to the big cheese?
Meh, I just like the name. My favorite name for it/him/her is Yovah. But that's from a sci-fi book, so it's probably best to not use that. <!-- sTongue --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_razz.gif" alt=":P" title="Razz" /><!-- sTongue -->
I feel "God" is too much like "god," and I feel they're on different levels.
2010-05-23 3:42
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The living God. Uncreated. Supreme being. Holy (as in separate) creator of all that is.
2010-05-23 20:59
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