What is the nature of God?

Philippines
June 2, 2007 10:58am CST
I wonder how diverse our conceptions of God are. Do you see God as a human being? An authoritative Being? The Omniscient, Omniprescent One? A point of light? Allah? Buddha? Brahma Baba? Why do we have such variety?
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@missak (3311)
• Spain
4 Jun 07
I believe in different kind of God and religions at the same time. I don't think it can be authoritative at all, I see God more like an energy, a spirit, that moves the world. I think our relation with God comes from intuition and inspiration. God can be omnipresent, since we can find god in beauty and nature and the universe. But God cannot be omnipotent as God gives us free will, and it would be a contradiction (if God ruled us or was authoritative we couldn't be free). I try to learn from all religions (and I am open to new religions to learn about), I think they all have a bit of an impression of the truth. The explanation that I agree the most for God is the afro-american one, which can be found on cuban and brazilian religions and also on voodoo. Take a look at http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/1065754.aspx . Also, I felt impressed when I read the Silmarillion, By Tolkien, which is like an invented fantasy Bible but has a very interesting point of view about God and the Valars.
• Philippines
9 Jun 07
It's been awhile since I read this message but was not able to get back to it. Yes, god as an energy resonates with what I think of him. An energy that can be omnipresecent, but not omnipotent. omniscience but, he gets the sentience of finite beings to get things working. whew. to be honest, i think, this is a pantheistic view of God. I have a question, though, Missak, if THERE IS GOD IN ANOTHER UNIVERSE OUTSIDE THIS UNIVERSE WHERE WE RESIDE, WHAT GOD WOULD HE BE? Will our conception of him still fit? Would he still be Afro-american?
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@missak (3311)
• Spain
9 Jun 07
Well, I didn't say God is afro-american, just that this "pantheistic" view of good appears to me very possible. If there were multiple universes... I gues there were multiple nature foreces that ruled them (like the Orishas or the Lwas) but there would still be an abstract god over all (like Olofin). I think this monotheistic part of my concept has to be there because nature is always coherent, like united...
• United States
3 Jun 07
I think there is only one true God
• Philippines
4 Jun 07
Why? Because they have attributed the Divine in them. Tell me, why do people worship false idols? Why do people kneel down on the image of a god in a sculpted ivory? Is there really one true god? Will u discount the possibility of polytheism? You must have some grounds on doing that.
@luzamper (1360)
• Philippines
4 Jun 07
God is God. He says I am God and not a man. God is not a human being for it's God who created man - the human being. God is not Buddha nor Brahma Baba. Muslims call Him Allah and they refer to the true God. God is the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
• Philippines
4 Jun 07
That is God that we know. How sure are we of the God that we know? How do we know that these"God" who tell all of this is not a delusional God? Not a schizoprenic God? Can we know for sure? Or do we stick to these in mere blind faith?
• Philippines
11 Jul 07
The nature of God is simply God Himself. But He is revealed to us in many persons that He might carry out His eternal economy.