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Gods and personalities

Started by NebSteve, 11/09/2009 10:16AM
Posted 11/09/2009 10:16AM Opening Post
The age old question "Why..." or if you like "What if..."

Just some food for thought. Why assume God is asleep or that "he" is a personality at all? Or.. What if.. God were absolutely substantial and not hiding, but still in the most obvious place?

Forgers of steel, Monkeys, Elephants, Bulls, Lightning strikers, Four-armed Destroyer or men who rise from graves...all sound like the products of "B" movies to me.

More thoughts... No old man on a throne, no vengeful dictator of law, nor a magic healer, just you... alone in a very big world, yet that very big world challenges you quite personally.

I don't know; maybe ya hafta be psychotic to think of it that way. Of course in an insane society a sane man would be thought of as insane.

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Steve
Posted 11/10/2009 05:47AM #1
Steve Hollenbach said:

Just some food for thought. Why assume God is asleep or that "he" is a personality at all? Or.. What if.. God were absolutely substantial and not hiding, but still in the most obvious place?

;-)
Steve

He's right there in the mirror looking back at you. Funny how gods take on human personalities. In other cultures there is a god for each personality. In our culture, the mono-God seems to account for most of our traits, although there are lesser immortals (the saints) who look after other concerns (patron saints).
I've always thought that the idea of a god was just our own selves projected upon the universe. Our own psyche is a convenient model for explaining the meaning or functions of our surroundings. We create things, so of course, the universe was created by a larger, more powerful version of ourselves. We make plans, so of course, there is a plan at work in the universe. We love our families, so of course, the super-creator loves us, and so on. Our concept of God is nothing less than the ultimate perfect version of ourselves. God was created in the image and likeness of us.

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Posted 11/10/2009 09:01AM #2
Perhaps the real God is not a part of our realm, but rather is the entire universe?

Could there really be a connection between everything in the universe, like string theory? If so, could this connection have something to do with the connection of God to everything?

Could it be that there is something that we cannot see, measure or analyze besides Dark Energy and Dark Matter?

Is it possible that God resides in a parallel dimension, one of the thirteen proposed by science?

I am not a particularly religious man, but a creator is something that I still find possible. smile

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