Gods' Emotions?

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posted on Jul, 12 2003 @ 12:50 PM
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What do you think He feels? Does He hurt for us? Do we anger him? We all pretty much say, He loves us...But love *is* an emotion and I always thought God would be emotionless. If though, He does love us, then would it be possible also for Him to hate us? If this is true, then God really is a lot like man, correct?

I'm just trying to figure something out here with this post. I know it's near to impossible to know these answers as *fact*, I just wonder what you all think He feels, if He feels at all?
Magestica

[Edited on 7/12/03 by magestica]




posted on Jul, 12 2003 @ 01:14 PM
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Definitely, he feels love for someone, rage, remorse.. etc. and thats according to bible...

[Edited on 12-7-2003 by Megaquad]



posted on Jul, 12 2003 @ 04:00 PM
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With respect to the Holy Bible the following seems applicable....

God = Love

Jesus Christ = Peace

Holy Spirit = Happiness

True peace cannot exist without Love and neither can true happiness all three are one.

My impression is that existence upon the level at which God is observable in all his glory is one in which emotions are concrete. This meaning as real as any solid object we observe in day to day life.

With love that is this real there is no turning back


Unless of course......



posted on Jul, 12 2003 @ 04:28 PM
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I'm alittle hazy on bible studies but God would be emotional if he destroyed Soddam and Gamorrah(sp)

Hmmm....Interesting topic Magestica!



posted on Jul, 12 2003 @ 04:47 PM
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wow... very interesting question. Does God feel emotions? I don't know... Ive heard that 'God is Love' so based on that I would have to say that perhaps he does.

Although another part of me feels as if God is *beyond* emotion. Emotion is something that is in the relm of humans. God just is. That which none greater can be concieved. Some humans in their attempt to understand God try and attribute certain qualities to him. I don't know that this is accurate. For example how can we say that "God is very kind and loving and caring" etc. etc. Have any of us ever met him? Then how can we know. It is only speculation...

I don't feel as if God judges... again he is beyond that. The law of cause and effect (karma) takes care of this for him.

Please excuse my ramblings. Great question Majestica!

Keep well.

Jah.



posted on Jul, 12 2003 @ 04:55 PM
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If we were truly made in the image and likeness of God, then we have the same characteristic traits as He has: laughter, humor, anger, etc.

regards
seekerof



posted on Jul, 13 2003 @ 06:19 AM
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And by majority of this thread, it's safe to say that most people believe God does have *feelings*...right? I too tend to believe that He does feel emotions, but not necessarily the same way that we do? I think emotions are what weaken us, and God is beyond weakness, I think?

I know according to the bible, by description, most entries say something like "And God was angered by this, so He did this" or "And this made God very pleased"...So yes, the bible does *state* that He has emotion, and He showed it, to them..

So then, what do you think He feels today? With the way the world is, and has become..What do you think God feels about His creations? Do you think He's disappointed?

*Toltec* What do you mean by "Unless of course"...?
Magestica


AF1

posted on Jul, 13 2003 @ 11:17 AM
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It's hard to understand God. If you look at the bible throughout the old testament he was vengeful and full of wrath, but perhaps it was his way of dealing with us to make us better. He must care for us an awful lot though, since He sent his only son to us, and what did we do with him? We killed him. But as Jesus was dieing he asked god to forgive us. If I was god, and I had just given my only son to an undeserving world, which in turn they killed him, I would most likely destroy the world. Perhaps God was moved by Jesus's plea for forgiveness though. Can God truly comprehend what it is like to be human?

Throughout the bible, God's behavior drastically changes, from a wrath filled and vengeful being, to a caring and forgiving one. If this is true, then did God evolve?

If God feels emotions then sometimes that can effect his judgement, and he may do the wrong thing technically. But thats not possible, seeing as God is perfect, and regardless everything he does is omni-potent. Theoretically I don't belive that God can feel.



posted on Jul, 13 2003 @ 11:44 AM
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Very good words you shed here..very good way of thinking and looking at it. I was also thinking that if He could feel then, His feelings alone would or could cause poor judgement on His part. But the bible plainly states throughout it that He can feel, seems like this would be an imperfection? Maybe we humans underestimate ourselves or overestimate God Himself? I'm not trying to get into His head and figure Him out, just trying to find out if everything we believe about Him is exactly how it should be..

Don't you have to understand something/someone completely, before loving and trusting them? If I just spend all of my life pretending to know that I understand God, when in reality I'm completely mistaken, then where is the love in that? I've spent my life loving something I misunderstood..therefore loving something that doesn't exist.
Magestica

[Edited on 7/13/03 by magestica]



posted on Jul, 14 2003 @ 11:54 PM
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Originally posted by magestica
And by majority of this thread, it's safe to say that most people believe God does have *feelings*...right? I too tend to believe that He does feel emotions, but not necessarily the same way that we do? I think emotions are what weaken us, and God is beyond weakness, I think?


Mag - I completely disagree with what you say about emotions! W/out emotions we are mechanical, robotic and base. W/out emotions we would eat, sleep and reproduce for no reason other than survival and propagation of the species.
There would be no art. No music. No dancing. No celebration. No mourning for those who pass away, no concern for those we love. No love at all. No thrills from new experiences, no sense of adventure, no crying, no hugging, no regret, no fear, no reason to better ourselves, no reason to help others. No laughter.

If emotions are a weakness, then I choose weakness!


In answer to your question, I think God feels emotions through us. When I am sad, God cries. When I am happy, God is smiling. I know that's vague, but I kinda think of God AS my emotions. Each emotion is a portion of God manifest.



posted on Jul, 14 2003 @ 11:57 PM
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Originally posted by magestica
Don't you have to understand something/someone completely, before loving and trusting them? If I just spend all of my life pretending to know that I understand God, when in reality I'm completely mistaken, then where is the love in that? I've spent my life loving something I misunderstood..therefore loving something that doesn't exist.


To love IS to love God.

there's nothing to understand

He's exactly what you think He is



posted on Jul, 15 2003 @ 12:07 AM
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I sent tis to Magestica here recently but upon reading quango's last post, I felt the need to write it here...its really beautiful and says fathoms:

"Oneday, Man said to God:
God, you know I love you?

God said to Man:
I know. I love you too."

regards
seekerof



posted on Jul, 15 2003 @ 04:05 AM
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Originally posted by Seekerof
I sent tis to Magestica here recently but upon reading quango's last post, I felt the need to write it here...its really beautiful and says fathoms:

"Oneday, Man said to God:
God, you know I love you?

God said to Man:
I know. I love you too.

regards
seekerof


Ohhhhhh! Thats so beautiful!!!!!!!






God may have feelings, and I hope to Him that he does. But lets not forget that the bible, although being inspired by himself, was still ultimately written by man, and the authors had to justify gods certian reactions. How else could they do this but by appointing human feelings to justify the outcomes. God may not have any feelings at all. He may just be a totally objective enitity.

Makes some sence anyway. What with the amount of people asking, 'where is God', when 40,000 children die each day due to war and hunger.

I tend to see it, that God has left us, in much the same way he would not enter the camp of the Isrelites, in case he saw something he did not like which would madden him to a point where he would destroy them all.



posted on Jul, 15 2003 @ 08:23 PM
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He laughts at our weakness to still believe in him and to still stick to the same ethical code he supposedly gave us +2000 yrs ago.



posted on Jul, 15 2003 @ 08:40 PM
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Originally posted by Maddas

Originally posted by Seekerof
I sent tis to Magestica here recently but upon reading quango's last post, I felt the need to write it here...its really beautiful and says fathoms:

"Oneday, Man said to God:
God, you know I love you?

God said to Man:
I know. I love you too.

regards
seekerof


Ohhhhhh! Thats so beautiful!!!!!!!






God may have feelings, and I hope to Him that he does. But lets not forget that the bible, although being inspired by himself, was still ultimately written by man, and the authors had to justify gods certian reactions. How else could they do this but by appointing human feelings to justify the outcomes. God may not have any feelings at all. He may just be a totally objective enitity.

Makes some sence anyway. What with the amount of people asking, 'where is God', when 40,000 children die each day due to war and hunger.

I tend to see it, that God has left us, in much the same way he would not enter the camp of the Isrelites, in case he saw something he did not like which would madden him to a point where he would destroy them all.


As the largess of 'God' topics increases...........................How can the Bible be inspired of God Himself and be flawed?

You have left God. He owes you nothing. Who are you? What have you done in the universe? Can you save anyone? Can you save yourself?

Silly questions, yet pertinent ones to think about in the dark.



posted on Jul, 16 2003 @ 01:47 AM
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If man/womban is "God" then yeah; "God" has feelings. But if man/womban isn't "God" then I'll quote this:

"And still more presumptuous are those who attempt to ascribe to THE ALL the personality, qualities, properties, characteristics and attributes of themselves, ascribing to THE ALL the human emotions, feelings, and characteristics, even down to the pettiest qualities of mankind, such as jealousy, susceptibility to flattery and praise, desire for offerings and worship, and all the other survivals from the days of the childhood of the race. Such ideas are not worthy of grown men and women, and are rapidly being discarded."
-The Kybalion



ONE




[Edited on 16-7-2003 by Tamahu]



posted on Jul, 16 2003 @ 02:48 AM
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I cannot argue with what you've stated. Don't think anyone can really. God has left us, I believe. But not completely, maybe just temporarily, or as someone once said-I think it was you actually a long time ago in another thread? "God is on a coffee break"...

This does not mean I don't believe in Him..But when you see someone who has been completely devoted to God for over 50 years and then they tell you God is gone for the time being, you start to wonder yourself about things and Him. Again, not questioning belief..People are losing hope, questioning, losing faith more and more each day, a feeling that was once full is becoming empty, or leaking. But I think He'll be back, soon enough and when He does come back to us, it will be very strong. That's my feelings anyway..
Mag



posted on Jul, 16 2003 @ 02:59 AM
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Once again, your replies are NOT ignored. I've read them and am taking them in..as I do always with your words..

I just don't agree with what you've stated Quango, I seriously feel that emotions ARE our weakness, or atleast they CAN be our weakness. When you make a decision on an emotion, mostly it's without rationality. And don't tell me you've never done this, EVERYONE has and will continue to do so..we are humans after all..yes though, emotions can be a great strength to us as well. I am simply trying to figure if God has emotions, because as I stated above if He does, then He would be ALOT more like us then I ever thought..

IF, and I say *if* you read Genisis, it clearly shows/states Him with an abundance of emotion, infact (in my words) He got really pissed off at His very first creation and abolished everything except for what and who went on Noahs' Ark. I pictured Him, as I read that, feeling as though He made a brash decision by wiping them out so quickly as He had done. He was unpleased with their choices and unpleased with His first creation of humans.
And that's IF you read the bible, I'm sure other Holy books state differently- as Buddah stated somewhat.
Mag



posted on Jul, 16 2003 @ 03:15 AM
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Originally posted by magestica
I just don't agree with what you've stated Quango, I seriously feel that emotions ARE our weakness, or atleast they CAN be our weakness. When you make a decision on an emotion, mostly it's without rationality.


Emotions make us human.
Where's the rationality in the fireman who risks his own life by entering a burning house to save a child?
What rational reason is there to sit and write a song or poem?

I do see how they can at times be a weakness. It's quite easy to sometimes be 'too emotional'. But to me, it sure sounds better than being 'too unemotional'.




posted on Jul, 16 2003 @ 03:32 AM
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Perhaps it's *me* that feels like being emotional makes me weak..sorry for thinking it was most everyone.

You say, "emotions are what make us human" Then, what does emotions make God?
Mag



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