Quote by: roberti to believe in universal energy, or a consistent flow of energy through all things, and thus a connection to all things, but that does not constitute any one as "god", by definition.God [god] Show IPA
1. the one Supreme Being, the creator and ruler of the universe.
2. the Supreme Being considered with reference to a particular attribute: the God of Islam.
3. ( lowercase ) one of several deities, especially a male deity, presiding over some portion of worldly affairs.
4. ( often lowercase ) a supreme being according to some particular conception: the god of mercy.
5. Christian Science . the Supreme Being, understood as Life, Truth, love, Mind, Soul, Spirit, Principle.
Those same scriptures. Are eyes are closed till Christ opens them, scripture tells us this. Of course if you don't believe in scripture, then that will mean nothing to you, but you still wont seeAnd second, no offense taken, but if my reading of scripture is ancient and immature, I'd argue it's more a reflection on the relevance of a bronze-age amalgamation of legends and oral histories than it is on my ability to read it. The Bible doesn't present its god as some New Age-y all-encompassing 'noosphere,' but as a discrete being with its own thoughts and even emotions. Tell me what you base your apparently more modern and mature interpretation on.
i know that was off topic, but i often wonder as to what certain peoples' description of their god is, compared to the definition. and that statement stood out to me, surrounding that topic.
n (plural gods)
1. supernatural being: one of a group of supernatural male beings in some religions, each of which is worshiped as the personification or controller of some aspect of the universe
Thor, the Norse god of thunder
2. figure or image: a representation of a god, used as an object of worship
the little bronze god standing in a niche above the altar
3. something that dominates: something that is so important that it takes over somebody's life (informal)
worshiping the false god of fame
4. somebody admired: a man who is widely admired or imitated (informal)
He was one of the rock music gods of the early Seventies.
or gods, npl
fate: the entire group of supernatural beings viewed as deciding human fate
[ Old English , < Indo-European, "that which is invoked"]
-god·less·ly, , adv
-god·less·ness, , n
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numbers 3 and 4 reveal my definition. There are other definitions also. Paul said that the stomach of some were their 'gods' as they were greedy, and therefore put to much importance on something. Anything we give great credence to can be said to be a god of one sort or another. So by definition, whatever you have as 'origin' is your 'god', or if with intelligence, then The God.
There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.