What is your idea of GOD?!?

United States
May 23, 2007 9:19pm CST
With myLot being a world wide community and there being 6,597,053,117 people in this world and 19 major world religions which are subdivided into a total of 270 large religious groups, and many, many smaller ones. 34,000 separate Christian groups, and an uncountable number of religious cults. These numbers leave thousands of interpretations of God so I am wondering exactally WHAT is your idea of GOD? What or Who is God? Where did he/she/it come from? I figure that I will not get very many answers to this as this is a rather deep question and takes some thought but there are a couple that I know will answer this and I look forward to reading your responses. Thank you for taking the time to read this at the very least and have a great day!!!
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@SEOGUY (906)
• United States
24 May 07
My idea of "G_D"? I seek to know the Creator, Any thing with a name is a creation, I made this and I cal it Blaa Blaa Blaa. My conseprt of "G_D" is thus. The Creator of all things who is outside of all creation, who wants all of creation to be at one with Him, ( I use the masculine becouse I know of no nutral gender word other than "IT").A Creator with no name. A Creator that hides himself from the egotist looking for him, and can only be found by shedding one's ego. That is a hint of my consept of "G_D".
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• United States
30 Dec 07
Wow, that is a wonderful concept of God. He is the creator that cannot be named because he was never created. He is kind of like AA meaning that you can give all the lip service (egotist) you want and you will never find relief. But when you hit rock bottom (shedding the ego) that is when you find the relief that you sought for all along. Wonderful concept of God as that would explain how so many of his people really do not know who he really is!! I completely agree with the neutral gender of God. He is both male and female yet he is neither. The reason I use he is because, It sounds kind of sacrilegious, She would get a lot of complaints, and He is historically accepted. So I use HE not because I believe it but because it is accepted. Thank you for the great response and HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!
@SEOGUY (906)
• United States
30 Dec 07
Now that I think of it I could use just the creator, or the eternal instead of he,
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• United States
30 Dec 07
Yes you could but that would flow in a sentence almost as good as the title God does. But that gets into semantics and sentence structure and English is hard enough for some people to understand and read. So maybe for me I will just stick to the “He” that has been tried and true (accepted), and if asked I will explain as only a few look at God as “She” or “It”. then again I can throw a wrench into it with “Them, They, etc…” HAHA!! Once again thank you for the response and HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!
• United States
29 Dec 07
God just IS. He is the I Am. I AM is the all that exists that is. He is sovereign. That means He is complete. He is absolute. He is the King of all kings, if you can imagine that. He is All that is over all. To explain who He is or where He came from, you have to have the belief that He is what He said He is. That means you have to believe in Him to be who He said He is. Mark Twain said, "If man didn't have a God, he would have to invent one." Gods of all kinds have been the surviving factor in men's driving force since man first appeared on the earth. If you believe that man crawled out of the ocean and through osmosis became what it is today, then you still have to have a belief in some kind of higher power or energy force. If you believe man was 'created' by God, or a god, or group of gods, or if you believe in a mother god or nature, you must try to use your own intellect and make a determination on what it is you believe in. We all have to believe in something, even if that means we only believe in ourselves. I prefer to believe in One God, a God who created all things. To believe in something that seriously means I have to find out who He is, what He wants from me, and how I fit into His plan. While that doesn't exactly explain who I believe God is, it fits what I believe in and that belief is in God alone. Doesn't make sense does it. I don't think it's suppose to. LOL
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• United States
30 Dec 07
First off I want to thank you for bringing this discussion back up from the way down deep where it has been for a long time. My goodness I made this one 8months ago and actually forgot about it. So thank you for bringing it back to the surface. When I start a discussion I usually start it with a purpose in mind, such as I am researching something or working on a project, or maybe something just irks me at the time. But for the life of me I cannot remember what I started this one for. But I guess whatever the reason I am glad that you dug it back up for me, so THANK YOU!!! Now on with a reply. Is, was, and always will be!! This is the declaration of the Almighty. He is the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End. He is as stated above, EVERYTHING AND NOTHING rolled into one. Man does that sound like some serious schizophrenia or what?!? I love your quote of Mark Twain. “If man did not have a God, he would have to invent one.” It brings up more questions such as… How many times has God been reinvented? How many truly know the real God? How do you know it is the Real God? You statement “Gods of all kinds have been the surviving factor in men's driving force since man first appeared on the earth. If you believe that man crawled out of the ocean and through osmosis became what it is today, then you still have to have a belief in some kind of higher power or energy force.” How true is this? Even with the theory of Evolution that would show some form of intelligent design as it is still a natural wonder that we became as we are since human beings are so very complex and varied. It appears to be some kind of design even if the design came from nature. But this statement brings about another discussion that I will have at a later time. I have always had a belief that goes with your statement, “We all have to believe in something, even if that means we only believe in ourselves.”. My belief is this, we must all believe in something or we will fall for anything”. See even an atheist believes in something and what they believe in is “There is no God”. So as humans we either believe in something or we will fall for anything. I like you next statement also “To believe in something that seriously means I have to find out who He is, what He wants from me, and how I fit into His plan.” That falls under the line of “Student know thy teacher” How can a person just blindly accept as a lamb lead to slaughter, when it is so very rewarding to learn for yourself? The area of study is not an easy road but it is one that is requested in 2 Timothy 2:15. That is perfectly all right that this doesn’t exactly explain who you believe God is as you have said more here about God than many dissertations I have read on God. You have spoken on reality to you and reality is what makes facts…. Well facts. And in a very strange way it MAKES PERFECT SENSE! Thank you for the reply and have a happy and safe new year!!
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• United States
30 Dec 07
You mean I make sense in something? LOL I realized it was an older discussion, but it took my attention. I often go back and bring up old discussions, even if they haven't been commented on for a very long time. I've always wondered about old, forgotten discussions we opened months ago. Quirk of mine I'm sure. So much to discuss - So many topics - in some cases, so much controversy. Keeps us sharp - which I need. I'm not the sharpest crayon in the box, and not the one most used either. LOL LOL
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@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
24 May 07
God is my heavenly father.
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• United States
30 Dec 07
Simplicity is the key here. You do not really care what or who as He is your Heavenly Father. Sometimes simplicity is where it really is. Forget about Dad's past as he is my Dad!! Thank you for the response and HAVE A GREAT DAY!!
@sandwedge (1341)
• Malaysia
24 May 07
if you can explain God, then he/she/it is not God. How can something that God create explain and understand God. To a man, God may look like an old man in the skies. To a cow, God will look like a cow. To a cat, God will look like a cat. ...and so on.
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• United States
30 Dec 07
Hmmm... One God that MAY reveal himself differently to the different aspects of his creation. A cat to a cat, a dog to a dog, and as Anthropomorphic to us. This is nice as this would allow God to be everything and nothing at the same time. But that leads to many other questions such as “What is God to God?!?” Does God hide behind his creation thus changing for each one? If God were in a group what would he look like? Is the appearance of God an illusion or transmutation? As I said other questions arise although as you said, “How can something that God create explain and understand God.”. Thank you for the great response and HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!
@shestalou (293)
• Canada
24 May 07
I believe God is the Father and Creator of us all, God created the world and created every living thing that dwells on this earth, I believe in a loving God that dwells in heaven.
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• United States
30 Dec 07
Good answer. The old man sitting up in the clouds. I have known many, many people that have this view of God. Kind of like a Cosmic Grandpa. Thank you for your reply and have a great day!!
• United States
14 Feb 08
I am a Baha'i. According to my interpretation of the holy scriptures which I have read (Baha'is consider all the scripture of all the manifestations of all the world religions holy, I have not had time to read all of them) God is not a being but rather an energy source that is beyond our comprehension. According to Newton's 2nd law energy can never be created or destroyed, it can only change form. Therefore, God was never created, God always was. Furthermore, God is able to appear in different forms (the manifestations, creation, love, ect.). All of these forms are God yet God is not one of these forms. I don't know if that made sense but it makes sense to me. I hope you enjoyed this response and thank you for the good question!
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