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Chinese charater for God

Creator and Sustainer

Great Mystery

Allah

Brahma

Aten

attributes of God

is the question of God simply one of a definition of terms ?




"Trying to define God the infinite with the finite human intellect is like pouring a trillion pounds of sugar into a one-bound bag." - Akhtar H. Emon

"To find one's self alone in the possession of power over nature, to know that one is responsible for every decision and that one's own strength is all that can be relied upon, amounts to an intolerable situation. If the myth is challenged, it ceases to exist, and man, with his blinders removed, has to face an excruciating reality." - Jacques Ellul

"How can the Infinite become the object of words?"
Rumi


GOD

Chinese charater for God

Creator and Sustainer

ultimate mystery of being

The nature of the Creator is known to man
through Natural Moral Order and Physical Law.

Truth of the Way of Life

"The only purpose of the idea of a Supreme Being is to preserve the greatest systematic unity in the empirical use of our reason. The idea of a ground of the objects of our experience helps us to organize our knowledge. Keep before your mind the idea that there is unity in this body of phenomena." - Frank Thilly

"To glorify God is to honor and participate in God's most glorious manifestation. God is known, after all, as the Creator, and so to glorify God is to revere and participate in that Creation. Our gifts are creative gifts. The gifts of mind and hand that make us human, the gift of life itself, enable us to participate uniquely in the ongoing process of creation. Our lives are a gift, and the way to pass on that gift is to live that life as beautifully as we are able." - Charles Eisenstein

supernatural god

Chinese charater for god

an idea; an image

supreme being; jehovah; yahweh

an image of a supernatural being; an idol

a supernatural being who is the personification of a force

a supernatural being worshiped as controlling some aspect of reality

a supernatural power being to be propitiated by sacrifice and worship

a being of supernatural powers or attributes believed in and worshiped


"He formed gods of the most preposterous and ridiculous kinds: these became the sole objects of his hope, and the creatures of his fear: he was unhappy, he trembled under these imaginary deities; under the supposed influence of imaginary beings created by himself; under the terror inspired by blocks of stone; by logs of wood." - Paul-Henri Thiry, Baron d'Holbach

"The idea of God as a separate power external to nature who enforces morality is therefore a crutch for the mind lost in the myth of separateness, a means of understanding the consequences of our treatment of others. The concept of a supernatural God might have a salutary effect in the short term, but runs the risk of reinforcing the illusion of separation."- Charles Eisenstein

The word "God" and the word "Jehovah" are not found anywhere in the original Biblical scriptures.

Jehovah is a version of YHWH which is found in the Torah but not found in the New Testament.

The true name of the Hebrew God is transliterated as El, Elah, Eloh, Eloah; in a plural form to express grandeur, Elohim.

A god in Arabic is transliterated as Ilah.

Muslims believe that the actual name of God is Allah.


a god

Chinese charater for superman

a divinity; a deity;

the deification of a man or woman;

an object of worship; an idol;

the deification of a conceptual construct;

the deification of a principle or set of principles.

"He gave himself up without enquiry to men like himself, whom his prejudices induced him to contemplate as beings of a superior order, as gods upon Earth, they profited by his ignorance, took advantage of his prejudices, corrupted him, rendered him vicious, enslaved him, and made him miserable." - Paul-Henri Thiry, Baron d'Holbach

No human individual is perfect and no human individual need be put upon a pedestal of worship.


religion of statism

When the State becomes God

godlike

an object idealized as significant

Invisible entities thought to own some incremental part of nature or reality expressed themselves as natural phenomena or took the guise of an animal - and in Greece - humans.

As archaic consciousness recognized all of nature was interconnected these beliefs were transformed into a monotheistic belief of the Creator taking the form of a pregnant woman, a Mother Goddess, who embodied the Creation of Life, who brought prosperity through life to a culture and who was analagous with the Earth.

We named her Gaia.

The theory of God as the Mother of Life and everything else is a natural concept.

As humans filled and overburdened the ecological niches in the Middle East, after being driven out of a drying Sahara, theories of the Nature of the Creator morphed into one in which the template for the conceptual image was based on the Alpha Male head of the tribe.

This Animal Kingdom conceptual image is clearly intended for a warlike people who will be blessed when they gain control of an adjacent ecological niche, allowing further expansion of the tribe.

As the nature of the Creator is not easily described it is easy to understand why a conceptual image would take the form of familiar objects that already exerted an influence over the course of human existence.

People naturally project onto the Creator an archetypical image of power or force already existent in their natural conceptual image of reality.

The Bible shows an amazing evolution or transformation of the conceptual image of the Creator.

The Old Testament image of the Creator is a distinctly Hebrew image penned by the Hebrews of Alexandria who took up the narrative style of Herodotus.

The New Testament image of the Creator is basically an amalgamation or synthesis of the mythical modes of describing reality of the Egyptians, Persians, Greeks, Hebrews and, finally, the Romans.

The evolution of the conceptual image of the Creator shows a change from one in which the Creator is the patriarch of the tribe with warrior intentions to one in which the people are charged with no longer being warriors but farmers as Rome needed a quarter cut of all harvests to stay alive and, unlike Alexander the III of Macedonia, had no problem with conscripting legionaires. (Kinda like getting 'contractors' in Iraq.)

Perhaps that Old Testament story should be rewritten to say "In the beginning, man not understanding the the Nature of the Creator created the concept of God in the image of man.
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attributes of the Creator

Nothing is known to exist outside Nature.

Nothing can be known to exist outside Nature.

If nothing can exist of be known to exist 'outside of nature' then

if the Creator exists the Creator must exist within nature.

Omnipresence requires being everywhere at once.

Omnipotence can only be had by being everywhere at once.

Existing everywhere at once the Creator permeates nature.

The essence of God exists renewing all things.

All that lives is sacred - an extension of the Creator.

"He who disbelieves this truth
is spoken of as one devoid of understanding."
Psalms 14:1


highest form of ignorance

The term gnosis is a Greek word expressing a method of understanding, true knowledge through intuitive consciousness tapping total personal experience.

Achieving gnosis, equivalent to walking through the Garden of Nirvana, is a transcendent experience that followers of gnostic mystery systems use to seek escape from ignorance.


is the question of God simply
one based on a definition of terms ?

When people use the term 'God' they use metaphorical examples, a necessity, in the attempt to convey the abstract concept of 'God', the transcendent, eternal, infinite, omniscient, omnipresent, consciousness spark that permeates all of nature that embraces it.

The terms God and Nature are interchangeable in the abstract conceptual thought of the subconscious.

Conceptualizing Nature as evil is equivalent to the worship a 'God' that resides 'outside of nature'.

A False Teacher teaches 'Nature as an Evil' and asks you to fear Nature.

A Teacher of Truth asks you to Stand in Awe of your Creator and Sustainer.

Nature has a structural patterned order which makes it possible for humans to accurately predict future conditions.

Nature has provided mankind in this age a very wide understanding of the inner workings of natural processes.

Natural processes, from the formation of suns down to the transfer of electrons through a copper wire are natural processes that have a life independent of, yet intimately interconnected, with all other processes.

These natural processes are not static.

These natural processes are always in flux, in motion.

These natural processes have a life of their own.

Seen independently each of these natural processes is understandable and each follows certain conditions within the Law of Nature. Seen together these natural processes of Nature create a exceedingly complex interplay of natural processes that propels further natural processes.

Mankind has attempted to quantify and qualify, in the
normal categorization processes of the human mind, all aspects of Naturegoing so far as to define Schools of Thought with Greek titles - psychology, sociology, biology, numerology, etcetra.

Pattern recognition within Nature from the earliest days of mankind allowed men to predict future occurrence based on current observation.

All civilizations had some method of calculating the advent
of seasonal changes from observation of celestial phenomenon.

Natural patterns recognized in nature would be seen as having a force behind them that ' created "the natural pattern."

This gave rise to local deities that controlled the local forces of nature.



proof of God

Two arguments generally adduced by theologians:

The a priori argument, which is the testimony afforded by reason.

The a posteriori argument, by which we proceed logically from the facts of experience to causes.


Three logical subarguments:

The cosmological, by which it is proved that there must be a First Cause of all objects, for every effect must have a cause.

The teleological, or the argument from design. We see everywhere the operations of an Intelligent Cause in nature.

The moral argument, called also the anthropological argument, based on the an order within the history of mankind, which exhibits a moral order and purpose which can be explained on the supposition of the existence of a natural moral order.



Three arguments generally agreed upon by mystics:

The argument of the Senses:

Observe existent reality and stand in awe of Creation.


The argument of the Eternal Soul:

Look within and find the divine spark of the Soul of the Creator.


The argument of the Heart:

Hear the sound of the Voice of God overwhelming selfish desire.
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