Whats the truth about who God is?

August 11, 2019 1:57am CST
Okay,for starters I am an agnostic... It simply means that I believe in God and his work but I do not believe in Religion. I don't know about you but I don't think that God as He is can be described by raw words. To me... God is more of all unexplainable emotions. I just feel his presence and I can see Him in others. I chose not to believe in Religion when i was seventeen... It was a hard choice because am a Christian by birth and my Granny was born again. I saw the difference first hand of how Religion misleads people most of the time. Its not written anywhere in the Bible nor is it on other Holy books that you should hate people from other religions yet humans still manage to bring hate to holy places. I don't hate Christians, nor do I Muslims. In fact, I believe that the truth about who God is can only be found in all Religions. What is your perspective of God and how do you connect to his existence?
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@Starkinds (9013)
• India
11 Aug
Maybe you are new on my lot so first of all welcome
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11 Aug
??... Thank you. I am new.
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@Starkinds (9013)
• India
11 Aug
@Purity1 welcome and good evening
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11 Aug
@Starkinds good evening to you too
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@Bennkz03 (218)
• Zimbabwe
11 Aug
Thank you for raising such a topic. Yes its not about religion but i think we come to differ when people start their own doctrine which differs from the one that Jesus Christ taught us. if it is not centred on Christ Jesus then that religion is lost.
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@Avijit100 (1520)
• India
11 Aug
@Bennkz03 Nice point made, Jesus has to be the center point for religion but now a days people seems to have lost the proper way to follow religion.
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@Bennkz03 (218)
• Zimbabwe
11 Aug
@Avijit100 True people have the proper way, its because people are looking for power and fame and that what makes the creation of more religions
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11 Aug
@Avijit100 exactly
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@owlwings (41475)
• Cambridge, England
11 Aug
My view is that the concept of 'God' is simply too vast for the human mind to comprehend. The story of the three blind men and the elephant (if you are familiar with it) illustrates this perfectly. Humans have an innate need to make sense of things that they encounter (that is why we have science and physics and philosophy and art and so on) and to try to see patterns where, often, no real pattern exists. If you show someone a random selection of dots on a page or a picture of a blot of ink, most people will instinctively join the dots and see a picture or say that the ink blot looks like something - an animal or a bird or a face or something similarly familiar. Once they have seen that image and have told others what they see, it is remarkably difficult NOT to see it in terms of that - to empty the mind and see the shape for what it is - a random arrangement of marks on a page. Undoubtedly, most people have experience of a 'something' which is beyond their comprehension and appears to be both intimate and external. It isn't physical and it doesn't seem to be a product of our conscious imagination, so we call it 'spiritual' (whatever that may mean). Many people have the experience but it frightens them, so they reject it and pretend it isn't there. Others try to fit it into a box, so to speak, so that it is more manageable and that is how religion begins. Since we are all unique and different, our own actual experiences of this 'something' are all different. Some try to describe their experiences, find that there are common factors in the ways they mutually describe them and come to the conclusion that the sum of these factors is 'the truth'. In such a way is a 'picture' of "God" built up and perpetuated until it becomes the box or framework into which we can conveniently fit our own individual perceptions so that we can make them comprehensible and less frightening. Yes, some of the 'truth' about "God" exists in all religions but no religion holds the whole truth and many will grossly mislead you because they have built up an imperfect image of "God" which they vehemently assert to be the 'truth'. Those who are truly able to empty their minds of all the previous images, associations and concepts they have gathered from others about "God" will be the most likely to find Him.
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11 Aug
You have explained everything that I was trying to say so so well... This is the point i was trying to make.
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@owlwings (41475)
• Cambridge, England
11 Aug
@Purity1 Even the word 'God' is a label which limits and pigeon-holes Him. I see that others say that one should 'begin with Jesus' or that Jesus is necessarily 'central' to religion. That is, of course, the case for committed Christians but then you have already accepted the limitations and concepts embodied in Judao-Christian philosophy. I don't deny, of course, that, in one's search for the truth, one should rediscover many of these concepts or at least find where they fit into the whole.
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@Bennkz03 (218)
• Zimbabwe
11 Aug
@ Owlwings - Bravo on Point, Well Explained
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@Ladanger (9170)
• United States
11 Aug
I believe in Jesus. That is all i know. This is a very touchy subject that will stir the pot on mylot.
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11 Aug
I also believe in the Holy trinity. The problem is that it comes with religion... Religion corrupts the Gospel
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@Bennkz03 (218)
• Zimbabwe
11 Aug
@Purity1 I think the problems come when you don't understand heavenly principles and how God works
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@Janet357 (23258)
11 Aug
the name if God is Yahweh or Jah or Jehovah. He is the Father of Jesus. the bible is authored by Him through the 40 writers to serve us our guidance in our daily life
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@1hopefulman (44052)
• Canada
11 Aug
On this topic we can only share what we have learned and experienced. I think that if we want to know the truth about God then we must want to know the truth about God, we must ask God for his help to find it and we must look for it. When God sees that then He will help us find it. John 4:23-24 Amplified Bible (AMP) 23 But a time is coming and is already here when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit [from the heart, the inner self] and in truth; for the Father seeks such people to be His worshipers. 24 God is spirit [the Source of life, yet invisible to mankind], and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
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11 Aug
Man... Thank you felix... For the reference.
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@Rohithee (447)
• India
12 Aug
Welcome to mylot
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• United States
12 Aug
Welcome to MyLot. I am a Christian. I believe that people should not be judged about what they believe.
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@pumpkinjam (6778)
• United Kingdom
12 Aug
I am not religious. I like to think of myself as spiritual, though. To me, God (or any other spirit or equivalent) is something person to everyone. God is personal. I will never tell anyone they are right or wrong about their version of God (well, unless they have something factually incorrect or if their beliefs belittle someone else's). Although there are lots of off-shoots of religions, there are probably only three identifiable different types/groups of religion. Conversely, there are very few different religions but there are as many spiritual paths as there are people in the world.
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• Barquisimeto, Venezuela
17 Aug
Welcome to the club, I hope you have a lot of fun with us. It is what we do. For my part I am Catholic since I was a child, and already convinced as an adult. I am clear that Our God is unique and all powerful, and I think that religions are the ways by which we lead ourselves to him. Some choose one another, according to their criteria.
• Barquisimeto, Venezuela
17 Aug
Welcome to the club, I hope you have a lot of fun with us. It is what we do. For my part I am Catholic since I was a child, and already convinced as an adult. I am clear that Our God is unique and all powerful, and I think that religions are the ways by which we lead ourselves to him. Some choose one another, according to their criteria.
@psanasangma (2596)
• India
17 Aug
Sometimes I feel religion are created to maintain the rules and regulation as well as for the maintenance of peace but sometimes because of misinterpretation and mislead by leader creates the problem in the society
@debjani1 (7227)
16 Aug
GOD is the one who created all the animals and the human beings. He is the father of all.