The concept is intellectually fascinating.
The reality is delightful and wondrous.
The concept is intellectually fascinating.
The reality is delightful and wondrous.
God was an idea created by primitive people to explain things they didn't yet understand.
R.I.P Big Feller.
Just another in a long procession of mythical characters man created to assuage the fear of death, address the unexplainable, and prop up the cause of the clergy.
No need to revisit the incalculable suffering, death and destruction wrought in the name of this spurious concept.
A sad and enduring falsehood.
Revelation 4:11 tells us that God is worthy to have our praise and honor and Glory because he created all things and it is because of him that we exist. When I look around in creation I see his existence in the air we breath, the animals and his most wonderful creation of all, mankind
I've thought about this a lot recently whilst questioning my religion, and I've finally come up with an answer. To me, it's a state of...being, I guess? I don't know many people that found god just by going to church every day because they think they're just supposed to, usually some event happens that opens your eyes and makes you seek out something to explain it all. There's a black hole in the center of our galaxy, maybe you'd find god there. Maybe you'd find it in a box in your mothers attic or in a newborns eyes, who knows.
It is the myth belief and stories that primitive thinking man came up with to answer questions about our natural world long before we knew how to look and follow the evidence.
Some made up hippy guy to keep us all in line. A very elaborate hoax spanning centuries.
I have yet to try to understand gods ways
He/she/it is the subject of a lot of questions asked anonymously but answered volubly, often by people who have never actually "thought" about he/she/it.
If you can't understand something, invent a god - "He/she/it did it!"
Don't like the idea of dying? Invent an afterlife, you'll need a god in charge of that (and some abstruse rules about qualification for entry).
Need something to cling on to? Create an eternal father(mother/gender neutral being).
Need a reason to inflict war and suffering? Invent a WHOLE religion, with built-in cant and bigotry.
Someone that died for me.
What ancient civilisations (and some modern ones too) used to help them understand the world.
God is an entity created by the human mind to control the lives of the other people. Doesn't exist
God is everything for me.
Nothingness to me, I gave up with believing the false hopes and lies that were passed down from generation to generation, Reality was more difficult to accept but now i accept the fact that when i die, or when my parents and other family members pass etc.. We'll never see each other ever again- the bible itself never promised that you'll see your loved ones anway- and it even says that all of your former memories will be forgotten.
god is a particle not a person.
Everywhere you look and everywhere
you don't there it is. Look in the mirror
it is there staring back. Yes, You are the
god you seek. So if things go wrong,
or if things go right, it's all you.
Don't blame god.
a fictional being
what is God?
1- God has been different things to different people throughout the ages and continues to be so to this day.
2- People believe in the existence of all sorts of alien life out
there because we don't, as yet, have any simple, clear, indisputable, facts to
permanently eliminate all possibilities of the existence of alien life. If
there were such facts nobody would believe in the existence of any form of
alien life. However, because we have no such facts we have some weird and
wonderful descriptions of aliens.
3- Similarly people believe in the existence of all sorts of God
because we don't as yet, have any simple, clear, indisputable, facts to
permanently eliminate all possibilities of the existence of God. If there were
such facts nobody would believe in the existence of any form of god. However,
because we have no such facts we have some weird and wonderful descriptions of
4- An additional and very strong factor in support of belief in God
is the fact that such belief provides answers to fundamental questions about
existence and life which otherwise remain unanswered. Most people give in to
that part of human nature that demands answers to such questions.
5- So we can't, at least for now, eliminate belief in God. However,
what we CAN and perhaps SHOULD do is to challenge those beliefs about God and
religion which may have been readily acceptable to, or enforceable upon, man
twenty centuries ago but are no longer so because they're
a) inconsistent within themselves, for example, describing God as
immortal yet insisting that He died, or
b) inconsistent with fully established and unanimously accepted
facts, for example, the belief that there were no humans on earth 7000 years
c) do not make rational sense, for example, to send someone
innocent and obedient to death so that the guilty and rebellious can be set
- the primordial cause of the Big Bang
- the author of all the laws which govern everything in the universe [the so called laws of nature]
- best described by the HQ
A source of comfort and hope, that this rotten old world isn't it, and that what we do in life counts in the bigger scheme of things, the alternative is that nothing we do in life counts in the bigger scheme of things, not even our existence.
Without God, you could cure cancer, climb a mountain, write a best seller, have children, but you will die and that will be it. Your children will die, there children will die, the world will end and everything that has gone before will not matter.
You could rob an elderly persons home, kill people, torture animals, make people live in poverty whilst you live of their hard labour, and when you die, it ends. There would be no ultimate meaning to your existence just as much as the previous example.
Saying, that in the here and now matters, but that's only because of your ego, when you die, your family die, everyone dies, there is no one to reflect on the meaning of life, or it's importance. It is insignificant, it will not matter. There is no third party to say how great it was, or how bad it was, it's over. It started for no reason, and ends for no reason, so everything in between has no reason. People go on about meaning and morality in what they do, but in a life without ultimate meaning and morality, there is no meaning or morality just indifference, not even that, because when it's there is no "mind" to ponder upon life's existence.
This for me, is where humans are different, we are able to have thoughts about our thoughts, and those thoughts come from somewhere, our dreams come from somewhere.
We have complex lives, we have a whole work system, economy, TV, internet, cars, public transport systems, roads, we create art, we created math (no animal understands math), we have more than one language for our species. We seek to extend our lives. We take care of the weak. We make materials like plastic that are not straight from the earth. We filter water, we cannot drink straight water like animals can without dying of some disease. We cannot eat food like animals can without dying of some disease. We live in concrete, not a natural habitat, we are in fact alien to the world in which we find ourselves. We don't adapt to our environment, we adapt our environment to suit us. We have feelings of horror when we see injustice, we have a description like injustice. We have a law system in a world were there is no ultimate morality or right or wrong. That doesn't make any sense.
People are just as dependent on science as others are on God, no one thinks for themselves. It's now as easy to fool people with science as atheists claim with God, it just depends on who you want to believe. Unless you carry out experiments for yourself you are just relying on someone else's idea. It is so easy to stand by the ego and say science is right because you care that if you said anything to contradict it that you wouldn't be classed as "logical or reasonable." Yet we are emotional beings, we are beings that create things that bring out feelings of awe and wonder. We are not solely logical or reasonable in fact far from it thank goodness or we'd all be robotic and ruthless. We belong to something far greater far more wonderful, and we are part of it's tapestry, not something that exists and ends for no reason.
I grew up in a Catholic family but I kept on falling out of the band wagon and turning my back against it.
God is someone or rather something that can't be described. He's a paradox and an unanswered question which the answer is also himself.
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