Who is God?

@anuraa32 (2452)
India
May 8, 2009 4:48am CST
God is most often conceived of as the supernatural creator and the overseer of the universe. He is divine simplicity in eternal existence. There has been a long debate of the existence of God. This comes from the basic problem of how to define god. There have been so many of them, each according to the culture or area to which the definer belonged to. But then common among all or most definations may be taht is omniscience, omnipotent and benevolent. He is the ultimate creator and power greater than any one born on earth. Then why do we fight in the name of god? Why does this supreme being let us create hatred in our own hearts for the others who do not believe in the same defination as ours. Lets as Mylotians discuss who God is and come to common ground and understanding of his existance. Let not this create any bad blood among us. God bless us all.
11 responses
@GADHISUNU (2164)
• India
11 May 09
A [B]Personal God[/B] is an idea we can easily relate to.Conceiving God as Creator, Sustainer, Destroyer and One who stands apart from and unaffected by His creation, yet pervading it inseparably as an entity above or outside the compass of Time or Causality and more than anything as someone whom we can relate to helps giving some meaning to the wordy descriptions for the truly indescribable, and inconceivable conception call God. If anything God is where all contradictions harmonize. There is one other conception of what most people and religions call God, and this conception is worded as[B]Impersonal God[/B] though [B]One Abiding Reality[/B] that is the substratum of all experience would be more apt. In this concept not much emphasis need be placed on [B]faith[/B]; one could be considered to have accepted the so-called existence of God the moment he accets his or her own existence beyond the cessation of physical life. This one though abstract and difficult to conceive would not demand of you belief in anything. This is what is called the Advaitic Conception of God. The foregoing paragraph is pretty abstract and would be intelligible only if you have dabbled in abstract expression.
@anuraa32 (2452)
• India
11 May 09
God is not as abstract as all that. Personal god which you mentioned here is just a personal being, a being with a personality with the capacity to feel love and love and reason like Zeus. Many religions speak of god with these attributes but Islam opposes conceiving God as resemblin the creation. He is just as simple as you and me. Divine and peaceful.
@GADHISUNU (2164)
• India
12 May 09
The central concept that need be digested w.r.t. God is that any description or attempt to define or conceive in the mind or any of our finite faculties is impossible. You will end up stating in circular definitions or embed contradictions in wordy descriptions. Furthr the question of whether He exists or not occurs to those see Him as an entity distinct from His creation. For the simple reason that He is not amenable to seeking through intellectual or sensory appehension. Thus the only path avilable is either by way of placing one's faith in some revelatory Scripture accepting the chosen-ness of the medium through which the Scripture was made known to the ordinary folks. The other alternative is based on personal, direct and non-sensory experience of the Greatness is what I had described above. It is not abstract in the sense of say Abstract Mathematics - the word abstract has nothing do with and should not be construed to mean something that is non-existent or unreal. On the contrary God is the only Reality. The idea of using the word is to emphasize the fact that He is beyond the compass of our best faculty that is the brain or intellect which absorbs in itself the other faculties of cognition- the senses. Any other descriptions are due to the limitations od human faculties however advanced they may be. The Advaitic Concept [B]can and will survive[/B] the worst attack by, the Intellectual Atheism, because it hinges on the Reality of just ONE.
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@anuraa32 (2452)
• India
12 May 09
Where is atheism a part of it when we discuss who is god and in what form. The minute a person starts to think who exactly is good and of divinity he stops being a atheist. No one is a atheist in this world. They just love to say they dont believe in god because nowdays it is the in thing to be a non believer in the gods the way normal people believe in him. It is just a temporary phase of rebellion from supposedly traditional systems which have been forced on to them. It is not just this one stream who believes in one god. Or no idol worship. There are many religious experts who believe in the god being this one divine force.
• India
8 May 09
god is just the man's belief , i don't know from where the word god comes , if this word didn't came in past, what will be that another word, that another word is also man's imagination, between god & us time cames , we cant define times in any(etc. etc. etc.). then how can a god be defined , it is much beyound our minds , thoughts , real , unreal etc.
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@anuraa32 (2452)
• India
9 May 09
God is a term given to this supernatural but abstract force which controls all things on this planet. Yes there is a force beyond the humans.
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• India
9 May 09
what we are imagining , understanding , feeling are due to our mind , & god is very far away from mind. if you cant understand what is life. we cant able to find what is god?
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@anuraa32 (2452)
• India
9 May 09
I do understand the things of life. And that is why I speak of a supernatural force and therefore god.
@bird123 (10525)
• United States
9 May 09
I find it strange that you ask to define God. It seems you do not know God. God places all the secrets of the universe right before our eyes. Who can see? Who wants to see? It is up to us to discover. If knowledge was just given to us, we would not learn wisdom. Wisdom is acquired through the struggle to attain knowledge. Why does God allow hatred? To be able to really teach us, we must be free to choose. If God said no more hatred, we would all hate as soon as we were free to do so.Being free to choose, we are free to learn through the consequences of our actions. Everything you do in life will come back to you in time. YOU SEE WHAT YOU ARE REALLY DOING! There are many who have hard lessons to learn and it hurts to watch. It is just a reminder of what the right answer truly is. UNCONDITIONAL LOVE! God is teaching His children UNCONDITIONAL LOVE through their own actions and choices. In the end, we UNDERSTAND!
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@anuraa32 (2452)
• India
9 May 09
But are those people who hate really been given a choice. I mean they really think they are doing god's bidding. That is how they will reach heaven.
@bhabytart (1116)
• Philippines
9 May 09
God is God.... just like what he said to Moises, "i am who i am" he is the creator of all..... He is God the father, God the son and the holy Spirit. All combined into ONE.....He is the protector,REDEEMER, Savior, friend, brother, husband, and a lot more.... God bless.....
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@anuraa32 (2452)
• India
9 May 09
Just like the tri murti -- The Creator, The Upholder and protectoer and the destroyer.
• Philippines
9 May 09
simply read psalm 83:18 using the king james version or any old version of bible...
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@anuraa32 (2452)
• India
9 May 09
old version did you say. Difficult to get it here I think. Will try.
@Ronina (185)
• Philippines
9 May 09
I might not see Him face to face but I see Him in the people I've met everyday, I might not feel Him but through the air we breath He is there, God is everywhere. God is the reason why we are here. God is the reason why there is love. GOD is my saviour.
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@anuraa32 (2452)
• India
9 May 09
Ahh yes. God is miraculous and we simply cant realise in which form he comes to us to help us and guide us.
@bodhisatya (2384)
• India
9 May 09
Let me see if I am capable enough to define God. I am just one of his billions of zillions of creations, and hence I am not the correct person to define him. But what I perceive about God is, that God is everything that exists that is there right from the mountains the breeze of air to the minutest single cellular ameoba. In everything there is God. Now some argue that if everything is God then why is there so much of hatred, why do people fight and shed blood. I learnt that, if there is a God there is an evil too. This evil misleads we the creatures to follow him and not God. people who fall for this false temptation leaves the path of God and do corrupt things. But I think it is indeed necessary to have the evil, it enhances the existence of God. God is our savior, our goal to attain "Moksha" the ultimate bliss. Hope I was of some assistance.
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@anuraa32 (2452)
• India
9 May 09
Ahh yes evil is needed. I think that is the justification given for the existence of a satan.
@Frederick42 (2019)
• Canada
9 May 09
We could consider God as a mystery, the unknown. In my opinion, it is childish to speak as if we know everything about God or for that matter, even a little bit about God. God is that about which we do not know anything. Maybe he is the creator or source of life or just a higher power.
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@anuraa32 (2452)
• India
9 May 09
No one is saying we know god. We are trying to understand that force behind the god. Call it dust, dark matter, supernatural anything.
@gongchhua (272)
• China
8 May 09
I don't believe there is a God. But I think everybody should have belief.
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@anuraa32 (2452)
• India
8 May 09
yes. Belief is the basis of everything.
@fizanali (478)
• Pakistan
8 May 09
I'll tell you from my perspective (as a Muslim). God is more than infinite and infinite is where the human mind stops but God even exists beyond that boundary, you can ask why? because he created that boundary. God created space, he was there even before space was created ! How ? because God also created time and time is something made for us which doesn't effect God himself, why? If I pour water into a glass then the water remains in the glass it doesn't affect me (same case for time and space) Hence God is every 'where' at every 'moment' he is even closer to you than your own selves ! It means God doesn't need to move, think, do, see etc everything is just done without any action at all. Now about our fighting and why God lets us create hatred etc; God created humans as the only creation which could think for themselves who can analyze and deduce and understand the miracles around them. He wanted to test which of his creation could find there way to him so that they (humans) realize that this is our God who created everything, he wanted to test his creation to see who could find the right path which God clearly set out by sending 124000 messengers ! The devil was created and he has the mission to create any type of circumstances in any way possible which would leave mankind astray from the path. So those who do bloodshed of innocent people whether he be a Muslim or any one else is surely led astray by the devil. Even within our souls God has set the right path because when ever we do something bad, immoral or sinful we feel something with in which tells us to stop (at least the first time). So this is all actually just a test of few years for every soul to see who makes it to heaven and who to hell and then spend his real eternal life therein.
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@anuraa32 (2452)
• India
8 May 09
You have put it so beautifully. It touched my heart. You are right. God is in every particle around. But then I hate the bloodshed which goes around. And it is not just terrorism or wars over land. It happens in every day lives. Like accidents and murders. How can one take away some other precious life. It is a tough test. Will the human race pass the test.
• Philippines
8 May 09
hi there, anuraa32.. GOD IS. :)
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@anuraa32 (2452)
• India
8 May 09
I get you point I think.. He is just there. Why do we humans then fight in names of our respective gods then.