reply to post by dragonsmusic
Where does that come from? Society, religion, culture, it comes from everywhere I would postulate.
But why does it have to be there? Why is it encouraged? Why doesn’t anyone frame it like this and ask what the point is? Well, I am apparently.
What are the personal reasons some of you have for wanting to know someone’s belief systems in terms of God?
What’s in a Label?
You ask a question that goes back as far as mankind has existed. But on the other hand, do you really want the
answer, or are you making some political statement concerning the concept of God. No matter.
To find your answer you must look at the present application of the word "label", and what it denotes, what it does, and its limits. Label in its
most simplistic term is applying a name to a group of "things" that have a commonality, or something in common with the group of "things". It is
a way to distinguish and separate "Items" into a classification, and is very similar to the way time separates "things" in movement. Both in
reality do not exist except in a mind that can comprehend concepts and create frames to hold such trains of thought.
Today, labels are used extensively not only in religious terms, but more so in the corporate world where "Labels" are used to denote product, and
consumer. The labels are applied by what we commonly call the "Owner" of said product. Whether it be automobiles or fruits and vegetables, or as
in the case of religions, human beings, the owner, or creator of said product gets to put the "Label" on it. It is not always the case where the
owner is the same as the creator because of the sale of one label or interest, or that the label will remain the same as it was when it was created.
So in essence, a product could come on to the market that previously had another label, another creator, another God.
Sometimes searching for answers to things that do not exist can be as simple or complicated as you like. "Labeling" is like anything else and can
be traced back if you view it as an evolving train of thought. You can project the thought into the future, or you can trace it back backwards in
Where did it start? It must have started with the first sentient being that realized all things did not display the same properties and was able to
classify them into groupings. For what reason? To a lion who is hunting it is not necessary for him to create labels to differentiate between one
prey and another. The only thing important to him was that he could catch it and call it dinner. Much of the animal kingdom is the same in this
respect, they have no use for labels and they would not aid in their survival or continuance.
Then one day someone or thing comes along and has a more advanced mind than that of other animal and can create trains of thought in the abstract. He
sees things that are different, act differently, are colored differently than all the others, and can relate these differences to others of his kind
by names, or labels, that would aid in its continued existence. In its most primeval context I'm sure "Friend" and "Foe" were some of the first
As is noted in the bible the labels of "God", and "creators" are separated. The ownership of the label "god" is owned by the creator of the
concept. And this will always be debated as in the same fashion as the chicken and the egg, which came first.
But in the end, all questions deeper into this subject should be directed to the creator, of the "Firmament" where all this drama takes place.
In today's world "Labels" are generally used to politically control the masses by dividing and conquering.