We have been led to believe that GOD is some being or entity outside of ourselves. People refer to GOD as he, as if GOD is a person. What are your thoughts?

asked 10 May '13, 09:18

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1Shonta 1

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I think we're all able to choose and change our own God at will, and it can be any entity alive or dead, past or present, including ourselves right now. And if we want it to be, it will be.

I figure the only way any religion at all could possibly work is if it were possible for any of them to be valid with belief, otherwise the pursuit of truth would eventually rule out all religions.

This is why I encourage the pursuit of truth, though it seems it's up to us to create our own truth.

(10 May '13, 14:59) Snow

1 shonta 1, by me He is not viewed as a person anymore. not since i accept responsibility for what beliefs guide my decision making

(10 May '13, 17:33) fred

Not human.... ;)

(10 May '13, 19:18) Dragonflybreeze

@Barry Allen- The voting here is NOT working right...Please check. Thank you. Jai

(11 May '13, 14:56) Jaianniah

yes God is someone,e3ventually you will find out when you are born of water and spirit and enter the kingdom with a pure heart.

(12 May '13, 16:08) white tiger

I suggest you ask those who led you to whatever beliefs you have, why did they do that to you. Poor you, so used and abused, without even knowing. Take my hand, join the dark side of the darkest darkness, for only then you will see the light.

(13 May '13, 05:01) CalonLan

@CalonLan - No, thanks.

You know why duct tape is like the Force? It has a light side and a dark side and it holds the Universe together.

(13 May '13, 08:29) No Brainer

@calonlan I am telling you the truth,light and dark are both duality. If you cannot understand this how will you ever understand true peace? If you do not believe me when I talk to you about things from this world,how will you ever believe me if I talk to you about heaven? And you should ask your self who lead me to believe what I believe. Since you are the one in need of this. Do you follow your own suggestion? If not why do you suggest it? Then who is the poor and abuse one?

(13 May '13, 12:36) white tiger

@white tiger, what's with all the questions lol... i mean, the less the better. So much ado bout nothing =)

(13 May '13, 16:08) CalonLan
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What is God?... Who Am I? One and the same question.

The mind will always seek a definitive answer but the Truth can never be discovered by the mind. Only in silence will you find the answer to this one so, at best, all you'll find here are simply opinions on what God is.

Sorry guys I do like some of the attempts to explain but God is not a person,place or thing although he/she/it is all that (as Eddie's answer hints at). God is an experience that is inexplicable in words so my mere attempt in words still doesn't answer your question :)


answered 11 May '13, 22:12

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OAWNMBS does attemt to do justice, but also measures using finite perceptions

(12 May '13, 09:31) fred

@Michaela - Interesting. Does this mean that you believe God is more (or less) than All That Is? Just wondering because All That Is seems to cover everything without any restriction or limitation, no matter what language is used...

(12 May '13, 22:02) Eddie

@Eddie - All things tangible but so much more. The evolutionary impulse that drives the Universe. Not a noun more a verb... a movement within and without. In everything, above everything, below everything...penetrating All. Not something I believe...an unshakable knowing. And still words do not suffice :)

(12 May '13, 22:20) Michaela

@Michaela,...All things tangible but so much more...that is all there is. So,.. like...yea.

You can't have more than totality. For anything more automatically becomes totality. It's inescapable.

That is to comment on 'all there is' not what I actually think god is.

(13 May '13, 05:03) CalonLan

Points up, @Michaela! It is just that simple! No need to complicate

(13 May '13, 07:46) No Brainer
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There are many reasons why humans refer to God as if s/he's something outside of themselves. However, no matter what surface reason is bought into, the underlying reason is due to the fact that as a collective species we've been playing out the idea and thus having the experience of complete self dis-empowerment. We've placed our own power outside of ourselves.

However, upon embarking on this journey into darkness we knew that as we're already Masters of creation, we'd be powerful enough even to turn this amount of folly around and return to the light, from whence we came. Even so, from an unconscious level certain people will cling to their self dis-empowering beliefs and ideas about God, see how they cling...

However, in truth, each being in existence knows beyond belief and beyond a shadow of a doubt that God is in and is everything. God is you, me, an ant, a table, a chair, a tree, a car, a house, the stars, everything - there's nothing outside of God - God is All That Is


answered 10 May '13, 21:33

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Great attempt Eddie :)

(11 May '13, 22:13) Michaela

Perfect Eddie...He is before ALL THINGS, and in him all things exist.

(12 May '13, 01:08) Monty Riviera

@Eddie, which makes god powerful and powerless at the same time. He's a thunder that can strike me, he's a ball I can kick in face.

Then it makes no sense to pray to him or worship him. What if my prayers and worships would go to the part of him that's inferior to me as human being. No wonder my prayers aren't answered if a paper clip I have locked in my drawer is in charge of handling them!!!...oh well,...for this I'll go to hell. What a blasphemy.

(13 May '13, 05:10) CalonLan

@CalonLan - think you said you lift weights? Ponder the old conundrum: "If God is all-powerful He can make a stone too heavy for him to lift."

BTW, nice metaphor (no sarcasm intended) about the paper clip. Spot on!

Do you REALLY think there is a Hell? I don't.

(13 May '13, 07:49) No Brainer

@Eddie - good answer. If God was not present, particularly in us, we would be an inanimate hunk of meat and bone.

(13 May '13, 07:51) No Brainer

@CalonLan - I'm in full gratitude and appreciation mode most of the time.

Prayer has always smacked of worshiping someone or something outside of myself, thus it propagates the idea of separation and dis empowerment. However, if people find it useful, then it is.

Not sure if you're serious about hell, but that would imply that God is judgmental... :)

(13 May '13, 09:24) Eddie

@No Brainer - well, I'm a hunk, but I am animated ;-)

(13 May '13, 09:26) Eddie

@Eddie, not only is he judgmental, but seriously evil!


haha, j/k, I'm like whatever too all the things. No way is the only way, for any other way is just illusion. When you disapprove and disbelief everything, you will uncover the nature of everything. And then, all seems like a good joke. Well done, god or whatnot, good joke it is! =)

(13 May '13, 10:03) CalonLan
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I have come to the understanding that GOD is in fact not a who, but a what. I believe GOD is our conscious awareness of being, our power to create.


answered 10 May '13, 10:29

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1Shonta 1

God is Love. Love = Energy. Love has no gender. The only reason people refer to God as a "He", is because, that is what they've been taught since childhood. It's very hard to break a concept instilled within the mind since infancy.


answered 12 May '13, 21:16

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@crosby - nice. And... Love is Real - Real is Love ♥

(13 May '13, 04:08) Eddie

Yessss, and god is good! hahaha


(13 May '13, 05:23) CalonLan

crosby, it may be that Infinite Mind is an archetype of masculinity

(13 May '13, 05:50) fred

Lao Tzu say something else. And honestly, I'd rather believe some old Chinese long time dead by now guy, than any who's not on the other side yet!

(13 May '13, 06:00) CalonLan

@crosby very nice!

(13 May '13, 07:58) 1Shonta 1

Sorry Fred, but Creation consists of ALL energies, not just the masculine. There was a time when "god" was a SHE. About 6,000 years ago something happened and we're now slaves to a patriarch system. Perhaps it's time to seek BALANCE?????

(13 May '13, 16:06) crosby
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Well in simple words God is 'neither this, nor that'. God is someone who we don't know that well yet completely trust, JK. The thing about making a relationship with God is the greatest folly. It's like a fish saying: 'what is a sea? I don't see it.' Well the answer always lies within, when You Are, there is No God, and When God Is, You Are Not. Interesting right. I'd really like to elaborate more if you want @1shonta1


answered 12 May '13, 13:20

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Pankaj Pal


If you're interested in sharing I'd like to read more elaboration. =) Thanks for sharing, welcome, and I look forward to hearing from you. ^_^

(12 May '13, 15:57) Snow

@Pankaj Pal - Similar to the idea that you as a personality exist within time, whereas time exists within God (as does everything else). See how the idea and the word 'God' has become tainted by man, that's folly :)

(12 May '13, 22:15) Eddie

@Eddie - well it's mind that tries to define God. It's the final frontier for mind like space was for Startrek. But as we all exist within the God, it's our mind which creates a barrier, for it's own survival's sake because the moment we get an inkling into what God is the mind loses it's power and starts to die. And nobody likes to die so they do whatever in there power to exist. It's like hiding something yourself then seeking it.

(12 May '13, 22:35) Pankaj Pal

@Snow well you got to start specific question then. If I could I'll try to answer with my limited knowledge. :)

(12 May '13, 22:40) Pankaj Pal

You said you'd really like to elaborate more if one desired, my impression being you had a specific thought in mind you'd already considered elaborating with but decided not to in case nobody wanted to read it. If you feel there is more of an explanation pertaining to this you are inspired to share, I encourage you to do so. My interpretation of God is a bit different and more dynamic than here, but I equate and agree with your answer here, just in different terms on a slightly different level.

(16 May '13, 06:56) Snow

Well I chose not to ponder more over it because life's main question has always been: who we are. Rather then what or who God is. I'm over God if you ask me. :)

(16 May '13, 07:55) Pankaj Pal
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I guess everyone's experience of God is different. I have found Him (and I just say "Him" because it is easier than saying anything else- He may be She but He is definitely not IT) to be engaging, highly humorous, eager to have contact with me, and loving like a Father should be. The God-incidences I have had are just too numerous to ignore- and this is how I found out about His humor!

Many people without any knowledge of a God will seek out this God of their own accord, because we are connected to Him- we are part of Him even if we refuse to believe it. We live in a vast ocean of God, and cannot escape it. It would be impossible.

People from many walks of life, from all over the world believe in this God without shame or compunction. Indeed, what is there to lose? Nothing. You can go around and deny the ocean, but that is like being a fish and denying that you are in water. To those who believe, those who do not believe seem almost sad to behold.

I love my Father in Heaven with all my soul, for He has rescued me many times. Truly! The Bible is His book, but you really don't need to even see it to know God. You feel Him in the sky, in the earth, in all of Life. All of it is God. I feel Him; that is why I believe in Him.

It is that simple.




answered 10 May '13, 10:48

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I believe most people have no real working knowledge of what GOD is yet continue yo regurgitate what they've been taught. Sort of like parrots; they can repeat what they've been taught, but can't construct any new thoughts of their own.

(11 May '13, 09:25) 1Shonta 1
(11 May '13, 10:20) ursixx

Anyone that could call what Jai wrote regurgitating like a parrot what she learned, has just outright rejected without reading what she actually wrote.

(12 May '13, 07:44) Wade Casaldi
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If I had to step outside of my own interpretation of reality, wherein I believe 'God' is an assigned position where we choose who or what we want to lead and direct parts of our life and it may be reassigned at will, I would say God is best explained as Elohim, a both singular and plural word used I believe to describe the 'one' collective consciousness we all share a part in. The one in all if you will.

It makes sense to explain in the beginning We created reality as We wanted to experience, a massive endeavor of co-creation wherein we all take part in creating the world we occupy. Each of us contributing our own part, our own individuality to the experience which together form the brush strokes responsible for drawing life and reality as we know it now.

We created an infinite canvas wherein we were free to create and build at will without direction restriction (free will) but with repercussion. And now everything we are capable of and everything we are not is a result of the cumulative beliefs of all participants in the game. A constant exchanging of energy and beliefs, each of us exerting our will to shape reality as much as we can in the way we feel is most beneficial, either for ourselves, for others, or perhaps for no reason at all.


answered 11 May '13, 18:51

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God is all that is, the Aleph-Tau. But to have a close personal relationship with God calling him IT is not the way to. God came as Jesus so that we could have something to identify with. It is in this identity that we find God as our all loving Father, our Best Friend, and our guiding Big Brother. When we accept Jesus as our personal savior we inherit The Kingdom and The Christ lives within us.

So we experience God as the All that is and personally within us.

Now to call God IT, how can you relate to a thing? Because when you call God "It", you are calling God a thing, an object.

Can you have a close personal relationship with an object? I can't, I know that.

I am talking about feeling and emotion. Can you be happy calling your parents things? Yes we are all living things but identity brings closeness. I feel closer saying I am talking to a person here, rather than a thing here. Calling you a person feels more comforting and feels like I can understand and be understood. But if I call you a thing I am talking to, it feels disconnected.


answered 10 May '13, 22:34

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edited 12 May '13, 06:03

Well...I could say that I have a relationship with my car, and so do a lot of other people....<grin> (Just being silly, hon!) Actually, yours is the ideal Christian attitude. I hope that it will help people at least try to understand the Christian ideal. Read C.S. Lewis' Mere Christianity/ It explains this POV very well. Love you, Jai

(10 May '13, 22:40) Jaianniah

Couldn't we consider a person an object as well?

(11 May '13, 09:28) 1Shonta 1

I am talking about feeling and emotion. Can you be happy calling your parents things? Yes we are all living things but identity brings closeness. I feel closer saying I am talking to a person here, rather than a thing here. Calling you a person feels more comforting and feels like I can understand and be understood. But if I call you a thing I am talking to, it feels disconnected.

(11 May '13, 10:33) Wade Casaldi

Please explain here why you downvoted: The voting thing is NOT working right. I clicked on UPVOTE, and it down voted. TWICE!!!

(11 May '13, 14:54) Jaianniah

When the comment box pops up and suggests you explain why you downvoted this is only a suggestion. And whenever you click the upvote button once an upvote is already cast it will presume you were downvoting and give you the same prompt as if you were to click the downvote button. The same prompt you may click cancel on or ignore if you feel so inclined. ^_^

(11 May '13, 15:02) Snow


(11 May '13, 15:14) Jaianniah
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God is a person that you use he or she to define person or personality,does it really matter since male include female when talking about mankind or people. Can you even fathom that out of this world there is a place with no such duality? I am siting on the cloud having good laugh right now. the smallest things in this world create such controversy, is it not said in your holy book that I use the smallest things to fool the wise?

Boasting Only in the Lord

26Brothers, consider your calling: Not many are wise from a human perspective, not many powerful, not many of noble birth. 27Instead, God has chosen what is foolish in the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen what is weak in the world to shame the strong. 28God has chosen what is insignificant and despised in the world — what is viewed as nothing — to bring to nothing what is viewed as something, 29so that no one can boast in His presence. 30But it is from Him that you are in Christ Jesus, who became God-given wisdom for us — our righteousness, sanctification,aw and •redemption, 31in order that, as it is written: The one who boasts must boast in the Lord.

Let there be light, Be the light that you can be experience and enjoy.


answered 13 May '13, 12:46

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white tiger

edited 13 May '13, 12:56


White tiger, the wise are very much aware that God/Unconditional Love/Infinite Consciousness, has no gender. It is energy; it is in all things. The wise also know the archons are playing their favorite game - controlling the minds of the masses. And, btw, it is NOT my 'holy book.' In fact, I refer to it as the Buy-Bull.

(13 May '13, 16:16) crosby
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