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What do you think of God?

Post  Brian on Sun Oct 07, 2012 1:09 pm

What do you guys think of the concept of a god? If you believe in a god what is it like?

I personally don't believe in a god. There is no divine creator, but there are higher beings than us. Beings of pure spirit with no physical body. They may appear as Gods to us but they are in fact just average Joes in their realm.

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Re: What do you think of God?

Post  seraphnb on Sun Oct 07, 2012 1:40 pm

I believe in a God, but more of a philosophically and logically provable creator God, as opposed to the "Let's throw humans out of Paradise for eating an apple!" God of the Abrahamic religions. However, since this God is more of a philosophical concept, I don't let it affect my every-day life. My listed religion is secular humanism.

See:
- Godel's ontological proof of God - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C3%B6del's_ontological_proof
- Cantor's Absolute Infinite - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Absolute_Infinite
- Collins' Language of God - amazon.com/The-Language-God-Scientist-Presents/dp/0743286391
- Spitzer's Proofs for the Existence of God - amazon.com/New-Proofs-Existence-God-Contributions/dp/0802863833
- Secular humanism - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secular_humanism
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Hmm

Post  gbaby on Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:50 pm

I prefer to think of "God" as everything. The sun, the earth, humanity. The course of events that led me to being here today. I think of God as the strive of humans. I personally think that "God" can't even be comprehended by us in a third dimensional world. The concept is too much for humans to even understand, which is why we have been arguing over it for thousands of years.

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Re: What do you think of God?

Post  zartunze on Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:38 pm

Honestly, I've seen Dogma and I like how he/she was portrayed in it at the end.


For anybody who hasn't seen it, God's voice is basically explained as a brutal force that could collapse a human's heart and blow up their heads. I think if there is a God, that may be a good explanation for why he doesn't talk to us as much.

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Post  jc27 on Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:51 pm

i see god as everything, basically i believe there was god then he divided himself into another realm in which there was separation in order to experience himself then got bored of that and those parts divided further and so on and so on until we got to this realm were things are pretty separate but in reality we are all god, every particle of air, every atom its just god divided to explore himself. And god is basically the complete unity of all, which is out of our time but still exist.

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Re: What do you think of God?

Post  seraphnb on Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:22 pm

@gbaby- yah, I agree; panentheism is a pretty cool approach. The universe is just a small tip of God's iceberg. It's like pantheism + uncomprehendability. Not bad.

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Re: What do you think of God?

Post  Fraga on Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:56 pm

God is me, Experiencing the "outside" through myself.
By virtue of the Chaos theory, i influence everything and am a part of everything since ever; and since i only live through my perceptions, i can never prove any separateness between myself and "everything else". Therefore, I am God, creator of the Cosmos. My own Cosmos, or the "real" Cosmos, there is little difference; different ends of a spectrum being affected by myself; and i don't know if the Deep "inside Cosmos" and the deep "outer cosmos" of worldly worlds don't end up tying up this "line" or this spectre or reality. Ouroboros anyone?


"i am the flame of live, the virtues of my body reflect the virtues of the soul, who come from the virtues of the all and that is the fire within"
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Re: What do you think of God?

Post  Brian on Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:39 pm

@godrything It's interesting to me the way you explained God dividing himself to explore. I don't know if you're familiar with the flower of life pattern but the story of it is that at first there was only spirit. The spirit created a circle around itself so it could move (you can't move when there's nothing to move relative to). It then went to the edge of that circle, and created another circle, so on and so forth expanding into infinity.

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Post  jc27 on Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:04 am

@brian yeah its like that, but inwards, well the way i see it. and i know you might think, but wait how is there going to be infinity if your going from the outside to the center? but just how there's an infinite amount of fractions from 0 to 1 there's an infinite space in that radius.
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tulpas, tulpas everywhere

Post  Magus on Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:07 am

GOD = ________

before word there were thoughts. It could have been chaos that lead god to question himself. To Speculating. but god is the thought of thinking and before that. It's the imagination of a 7 year old kid who wants to be a jet pilot, but inside he really wants to be a teacher. His parents want him to be a good lawyer, but by the way his sister treats him he'll end up a trap. He hasn't noticed his potential as he lives on something called the "paths" he'll choose his destiny according to everything that will happen after that. BUT RIGHT THERE IN THAT SPOT, HE IS IN LOVE WITH THE PLANE SPEEDING UP TO FLY ALL OF THESE THOUGHTS CLASH IN TO ONE MOMENT, ONE SECOND. EVERYTHING HAPPENS. God asks himself to see all those options happening at the same time. And by the time he chooses the path he wants to really follow he created tulpas in every Dimension of thinking. to test his theory and see what he would really like to do.
God is simply curious like a kid (:
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Re: What do you think of God?

Post  Bel on Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:14 am

I believe there is a God. But not in a religious sense.

I think that God is everything. We are created by God and we are somehow a part of God. Perhaps we each have a piece of God within us or we are made within his mind.

One thing I firmly believe though, is that God is all-encompassing love.



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Re: What do you think of God?

Post  Shloopp on Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:22 am

This is a very sensitive subject to me. First off I should state that I do not believe in any creationist views of the world. I am a firm believer of science, and big bang theory, as well as string theory. I suspect the true reason that we do not know our origin is simply because it has been lost in the course of time. The evolution process is so significantly large in scale of time compared to our measly lifespans that so by the time we were first able to communicate all the other previous ideas although so seemingly elementary might have possibly been able to show through pictures even how we were first conceived. I believe if there is a higher powerful it relates directed through the frequencies of our body and minds. DMT produced in the pineal gland seems to play a large role in the functions of our brains. I want to believe sleeping is a way to spiritually recharge ourselves. As if it were a battery you simply recharge each night after you used it, much like the one in your cellular device. I make this comparison to point out that all cellular devices communicate through frequencies through the air, something which that is quite obvious to all of us; but these frequencies are the very gates of spirituality I believe, as they exist in any given idea. Sight, taste, sound, touch, and thought are simply all frequencies and once able to achieve an inner resonance one will be able to meet what one may call God. This done by a serge of dimethyltryptamine through the brain and as a result opens a passage way into inner heaven or nirvana. Perhaps organized religions have misinterpreted their ancient scrolls or simply they do not follow them as guided.

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Re: What do you think of God?

Post  Mohz on Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:43 pm

Everytime I try to put it into words, I start feeling really silly.
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Re: What do you think of God?

Post  _s on Sat Oct 13, 2012 1:00 pm

So I don't buy in to Abrahamic religion because a god who is both omnipotent and benevolent is illogical. I have a very smart Catholic friend in my home-town I was talking with over the long weekend a few days back, and he came back with a novel response: god is above reason, and only what you feel can tell you whether or not there is a god.
I guess that in this sense my god is the divinity of wisdom. That's the only thing I really believe in without question, not that the conclusions I come to are always right and smart people can't be misled, but that logical thinking itself isn't wrong in any grand way.
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