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Dogmafood
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Message 5 of 318 (584665)
10-03-2010 11:33 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by 2ndReign
10-03-2010 1:24 AM


Which god are you referring to? There must be thousands of them.
I assume that you are trying to define the one God of the Abrahimic religions. In which case there are probably as many definitions as there are believers.
The only definition that I seem able to accept is that God = the universe and all that it contains. I find this definition useful when reading the bible. It completely does away with all the hoobity-how. Not much use for anything else really.

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Dogmafood
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Message 18 of 318 (584747)
10-03-2010 10:28 PM
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10-03-2010 8:01 PM


I said
God = the universe and all that it contains.
2ndReign said
And your definition has just given him a limitation. I assume you are talking about the "known" universe,what about what is beyond that?
Not at all. Known or not I dont see how it matters. The universe = everything that is. The most important element of this definition is that it does not require or imply consciousness. This contradicts the Godly quality of omniscience but allows for omnipresence and omnipotence.

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Dogmafood
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Message 36 of 318 (660193)
04-21-2012 7:50 PM


God is...
God is the sum total of our aspirations.

  
Dogmafood
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Message 68 of 318 (667657)
07-10-2012 11:07 PM
Reply to: Message 67 by Phat
07-10-2012 10:52 AM


Re: God Is.....
I said;
The only definition that I seem able to accept is that God = the universe and all that it contains. I find this definition useful when reading the bible. It completely does away with all the hoobity-how. Not much use for anything else really.
and then I said;
The most important element of this definition is that it does not require or imply consciousness. This contradicts the Godly quality of omniscience but allows for omnipresence and omnipotence.
Phat writes:
Unfortunately, it also presupposes pantheism.
I wouldn't say that it presupposes pantheism, it basically is pantheism. I do not particularly like the term though as it includes the word 'theism' and I do not mean to imply any type of consciousness. I do not equate the universe with God for my own purposes (abe; so to speak). The universe is the universe. I equate God with the universe when I am reading what others have to say about God.
In my opinion, God is the idea that people use to explain the inexplicable until the real explanation comes to light. In many cases, even after the real explanation comes to light.
Edited by Dogmafood, : as noted

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