Originally posted by MatthewR1985
Ok, I have thought through my belief system: I believe there IS a God, but like Zeus, he is not something that you can see, touch, or feel - there
isn't a guy up in heaven in flowing robes on a golden throne. He is just all around, as Christianity teaches. Jesus however, is a different story. I
believe he is in heaven, and probably the first person you meet. I hope I unconfused some of you ...
That does make much more sense. It's very general, which is usually best anyhow, but a whole lot easier to understand. God, IMO, is best thought of
for most people and purposes as 'The Concept'. As in the Concept of all Concepts.
Some, or Many in fact, feel some need to place certain characteristic values and/or identifiable traits onto God. Personally I find that kind of
silly or short-sighted, unless of course 'Their Idea of God' for some reason is contained within such limits and terms. But for anyone who thinks
of God as Omni-(whatever), Timeless, Limitless, and so forth, it simply doesn't make sense. It just isn't logical or meaningful unless you were to
radically change definitions of words and their meanings.
Right from the begining the whole idea is very shakey and unbelievable, because they are basically placing limits on something that they also claim is
limitless. It's like trying to explain what a Square Circle is, or something similar where the terms used in the idea are contradictions of each
other at all levels.
Now when it comes to Jesus, there is just about every possible version you could ever want to come across. I find it interesting though that Jesus is
mentioned within other Religions that have nothing to do with Judeo-Christian, Islamic, Catholic, etc. type origins. Jesus is even well known within
Buddhism and I've read of a few instances of him within the common Buddhist literature. (This of course would be the written records and stuff of
those who came much later than the Original 'Noted' Buddha, who was born no where near the same era. Not that it would have mattered much probably,
since he wasn't big on keeping written records and such in the first place.)