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Can someone please redefine "God" for me?

I don’t want this to go too far but I must insist.
As I see it, “God” can mean just about anything.
To say that “God” can only mean a personal
deity like Thor or Odin is a mistake.
“God” is an Indo-European word meaning “that
which is invoked”..(cf the Gaelic “Guth” meaning
voice.)
That could be anything.
God could be Nature, Life, the Kundalini force,
the Tao, Brahman, Nwyrfe, The Great Spirit….
as I see it, it just means a higher power worthy
of worship.
Do you lot simply see “God” as the Jehovah
of the Bible?
Are you so limited in your understanding?
EDIT: God’s response to Moses was “Ehiyeh asher Ehiyeh”…I AM who I AM…..

20 COMMENTS

  1. The weird thing about God is that he’s so unexplainable, but you can feel this higher presence. God is everything, that’s the only way i could truly explain God. I could write all my life about this ultimate energy.

  2. G-D is infinite in nature and evokes powerful thinking, I don’t limit G-D as Jehova (I’m Jewish) but as a strong spiritual connection between myself and Him. When speaks of G-D (to me) it’s a personal connection they have between just them and Him. It could be in the form of Bhudda, Jesus, etc…They all lead to the same source! I hope I answered your question.

  3. A pantheistic God doesn’t bother me one bit.
    The Bible one, however, is definitely on par with Odin and the rest. Way too human.
    Way too involved. Jealous this and destroy cities that, and don’t eat any shellfish.

  4. Nine times out of ten when people talk about “God” they are talking about the Christian God. Otherwise they tend to say Odin, Zeus or Flying Spaghetti Monster etc.

  5. I agree with you. There are many on this site that assume that God is the Abarhamic god and refuse to accept any other concept of God.
    _()_

  6. First off, get your etymology right. “Guth” is from Gaeilge or Irish Gaelic, meaning a voice, to say it is Gaelic suggests that the Gaelic languages shared the word. I know this is nitpicky, but it’s misleading.
    Secondly, by that definition anything could be a god, including proof, since people invoke it to prove other things, and definitely science. Let’s stick with the dictionary, shall we?
    god
    Pronunciation:
    \ˈgäd also ˈgȯd\
    Function:
    noun
    Etymology:
    Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German got god
    Date:
    before 12th century
    1 capitalized : the supreme or ultimate reality: as a: the Being perfect in power, wisdom, and goodness who is worshipped as creator and ruler of the universe
    b Christian Science : the incorporeal divine Principle ruling over all as eternal Spirit : infinite Mind
    2: a being or object believed to have more than natural attributes and powers and to require human worship; specifically : one controlling a particular aspect or part of reality

  7. Well well, God could be anything….. Or nothing.
    Since there is no such thing.
    The human brain can be probed with a glass electrode and interesting results noted.
    These include:
    *Out of body experiences.
    *Sensation of floating.
    *Feeling that someone is touching them.
    *Feeling that someone is behind them.
    *Sensation of moving toward a light (tunnel vision)
    *Hallucinations.
    *Sensation that “God” is watching them.
    *Involuntary movements of extremities.
    Thus, the brain and all of Human experience is nothing but electro-chemical reactions.
    What’s wrong with being a biological machine anyway?
    Too scary to think about, so people invent “comfort deities” to help them cope.
    But who am I to say they are wrong?
    Live and let Live.

  8. GOD is equal to DOG. Mathematically you can prove it. If G=0, O=0, D=0; G*O*D=0 AS WELL AS REVERSE. Sociologically, dog and god serve the wealthy man for his safety purpose

  9. God is everything, everything that exists contains a spark of the Devine, God is LOve, God is LIGHT, God is the place we all long to be a part of.

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