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Why is GOD named G.O.D????

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posted on Feb, 12 2005 @ 08:17 AM
why is GOD named God why not a normal name?

do you think GOD is all knowing or just all powerful, maybe GOD doesnt know the future but can do wonderous things.

posted on Feb, 12 2005 @ 08:43 AM
The word "god" is just the English variation of the German word "goot"..which meant good or righteous lord. Whenever you read the word "God", the original translation is Elohim. U sually when you read the words "Lord God", the original translation is Yahweh/Jehovah...sometimes Adoni.

posted on Feb, 12 2005 @ 09:02 AM
We tried calling him Ralph, but it just didn't sound right.*

*Go to the library tonight and check out a copy of Arthur C. Clark's book: "The Nine Billion Names of God."

posted on Feb, 12 2005 @ 09:16 AM
God's name is different depending on who you talk to, but one thing remain the same, a timidness in saying it. Even the high priests of certain powerful religions avoid intoning the name of God, for fear of being perceived as blasphemous.

Sometimes certain groups, when writing the name of God, would not only avoid using his real name, but even went so far as to write G*D or something similar, it's still done today by a few individuals, and if you hang around ATS long enough I'm sure you'll see someone do it.

There is YHVH, mispelled countless ways by different groups, who was the God of the ancient Hebrews and possibly a good number of other dead cultures we know little to nothing about.

If you're talking about the English language, and our penchant for the catch-all God, it's a little strange. It's root is probably the sandsckrit word hu, which is somewhat synonomous with invoke. However, the word God has masculine overtone, which is why it was picked.

Remember, the church subjugates women and originally considered them the devil. Read your mythology, women are wicked!

So the other possibility is Harold. That's right, Gods name could be Harold.
Our Father, who art in Heaven
Harold be thy name..

posted on Feb, 12 2005 @ 02:34 PM
here are some more, "God" is just what people who speak english use.. rather plain and boring language

It was only when the Bible was translated into German that people didcided how to pronouce the anceint hebrew YHWH, whcih turned into Jehovah, we still could be wrong

EL: God "mighty, strong, prominent" (Gen 7:1; Isa 9:6)
ELOHIM: God “Creator, Mighty and Strong” (Gen 17:7; Jer 31:33)
EL SHADDAI: “God Almighty" or "God All Sufficient" (Gen 49:24; Mic 2:1)
ADONAI: “Lord” (Gen 15:2; Judges 6:15)
YAHWEH / JEHOVAH: “LORD” (Deut 6:4; Dan 9:14)
YAHWEH-YIREH: "The Lord will Provide" (Gen 22:14)
YAHWEH-ROPHE: "The Lord Who Heals" (Isa 61:1)
YAHWEH-NISSI: "The Lord Our Banner" (Exo 1:15)
YAHWEH-M'KADDESH: "The Lord Who Sanctifies" (Lev 20:8)
YAHWEH-SHALOM: "The Lord Our Peace" (Judges 6:24)
YAHWEH-ELOHIM: "LORD God" (Gen 2:4; Psa 59:5)
YAHWEH-TSIDKENU: "The Lord Our Righteousness” (Jer 33:16)
YAHWEH-ROHI: "The Lord Our Shepherd" (Psa 23:1)
YAHWEH-SHAMMAH: "The Lord is There” (Eze 48:35)
YAHWEH-SABAOTH: "The Lord of Hosts" (Isa 1:24; Psa 46:7)
EL ELYON: “Most High" (Deut 26:19)
EL ROI: "God of Seeing" (Gen 16:13)
EL-OLAM: "Everlasting God" (Psa 90:1-3)
EL-GIBHOR: “Mighty God” (Isa 9:6)

posted on Feb, 12 2005 @ 02:39 PM
Hashem is also used, it just means "the name" since Jews generally avoid pronouncing the name of God.

posted on Feb, 12 2005 @ 03:33 PM
Well I look at it this way whats to say your name to him is not normal,and whats to say your perception of normal is only perceieved as the division of all based on name alone, God is as good as a name as any and it's easy to remember for those who are memory challenged.

posted on Feb, 13 2005 @ 03:09 AM

do you think GOD is all knowing or just all powerful, maybe GOD doesnt know the future but can do wonderous things.


Call this…

A Treatise on Time and Space

Maybe you’re not aware of the fact that there seems to be no weird idea that has not been discussed in Western philosophy, including what you suggest: a fallible Creator God who is unable to keep everything under control once It has created everything.

An all-powerful God dwells necessarily in a timeless condition, and thus is aware of the future, because if It were to have no knowledge of the future, It would constantly be confronted by unexpected events and could hardly be up to the task of managing everything. Something that is all-powerful is inevitably all-knowing, but is Something that is all-knowing inevitably all-powerful ?

Timelessness is rationally inconceivable, so if you are a rationalist, logic forces you to reject the existence of an all-seeing, all-powerful Being, because It is not affected by time.

However, something as evident to the senses and as concrete as space is the biggest hint about the irrational nature of existence, about the existence of something that reason is unable to grasp, because it is impossible to understand the nature of space. Supposing that it is infinite, how can it simply go on and on and on, without there ever being and end to it?

On the other hand, supposing that it is not infinite, how can it have a limit? A barrier between all that exists and nothingness is inconceivable, because in that case the Universe would be like something surrounded by nothing, which is absurd. How can you have a blob of Everything floating around in a Sea of Nothing? Inevitably there has to be something beyond any limit in space. You cannot have something spatial surrounded by something that is not spatial. But suppose that you can travel to the limit of the Universe, and extend your arm beyond it, into “nothingness”. Would your arm disappear?

The conclusion is that Something is hiding out there, in the Land Beyond Beyond, where space blends into whatever it has to blend into. The answer lies at the Edge of the Universe. This means that what we call the Big Bang is an eternal expansion in all directions that started nowhere and is going nowhere. It just SEEMS that it started somewhere, in a point of infinite density where time and space were nonexistent, and as soon as it started, time and space were supposed to have sprouted into existence.

If you understand this then please say so and try to explain it, since I still don’t see how anybody can understand it.

posted on Feb, 13 2005 @ 03:27 AM
Could the term God be a play on words by some ancient trickster?

If you think about it, why would an almighty god need a name. He is the guy with the lightning stick that could kill you. That is all I need to know.

posted on Feb, 13 2005 @ 12:14 PM
It is considered to be a BAD idea (originally by the Jews, and then by Christians) to utter the true name of God. So, he's gotten some nicknames over time. Jehovah is the most commonly accepted short version, though Yaweh is another accepted one.

What many may not know, is that the true 72 letter name of God, was part of the ritual involving the Ark of the Covenent. Yep, that's right...(talking serious kabballah here, hehe...)

The temple on the Temple Mount (first Solomon's temple, then those that came after), was designed to hold the Ark. Only the high priest ever got to enter the chamber. Once a year, (only) on Yom Kippur, he'd put on a special breastplate, adorned with gems, all enscribed with the letters of the true name of god...said to possess great power. He'd have a golden rope, as well as a red woolen cord tied to him. If his atonement was sincere, then the red wool would turn white, and he'd live. If not, it'd stay red, and he'd be dead (the other priests using the rope to pull him out).

Needless to say, the Ark was considered a dangerous and deadly artifact, even to it's own followers. BTW, here's the true name of God if you're curious....


5 MHSh
8 KHTh
10 ALD
11 LAV
12 HHO
13 YZL
14 MBH
15 HRY
16 HQM
17 LAV
18 KLY
19 LVV
20 PHL
21 NLK
22 YYY
23 MLH
24 ChHV
25 NThH
26 HAA
27 YRTh
28 SAH
29 RYY
30 AVM
31 LKB
32 VShR
33 YChV
34 LHCh
35 KVQ
36 MND
37 ANY
38 ChOM
39 RHO
40 YYZ
41 HHH
42 MYK
43 VVL
44 YLH
45 SAL
46 ORY
47 OShL
48 MYH
49 VHV
50 DNY
51 HChSh
52 OMM
53 NNA
54 NYTh
55 MBH
56 PVY
57 NMM
58 YYL
59 HRCh
60 MTzR
61 VMB
62 YHH
63 ONV
64 MChY
65 DMB
66 MNQ
67 AYO
68 ChBV
69 RAH
70 YBM
71 HYY
72 MVM

[edit on 13-2-2005 by Gazrok]

posted on Feb, 13 2005 @ 02:06 PM
So, anyone tried to say the complete name of God yet?

posted on Feb, 13 2005 @ 10:04 PM
The who's it what's it how's it?

Gazrok, you mention "the true 72-letter name of God", then you give a list of "the 72 names", and then you ask whether or not anyone has "tried to say the complete name of God yet". Please explain.

posted on Feb, 14 2005 @ 09:02 AM
Interestingly enough, that's usually how I've seen it...

I'll look for a link, I just happened to have that in an old file... I'm no expert on old Hebrew, so I'll try and clarify...

Off the top of my head, the breastplate worn by the high priest to visit the Ark was adorned with gems. On each gem, some of the 72 letters were inscribed, with all 72 featured in total. It was said that the priest would ask questions of God, and then the letters on the gems would glow, spelling out the answer.

posted on Feb, 14 2005 @ 09:34 AM

Originally posted by Gazrok
Once a year, (only) on Yom Kippur, he'd put on a special breastplate, adorned with gems, all enscribed with the letters of the true name of god...said to possess great power.

I personally like using gems in unconventional ways to achieve certain effects.

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