Originally posted by awake_and_aware
reply to post by Akragon
haha. Apologies for my presumptious misconception.
So if you state you didn't imply omnipotent then what is God?
Is God just your observation of nature?
How do you extract abstract ideas and claim them as objective? (Heaven, Hell, Reincarnation, Sins, "Good", "Evil") Metaphysical theories -
Theories that we can't confirm with our own eyes, theories that suggest it's just currently unknown to us. Why would we trust these theories without
logical or empirical evidence?
i.e. It's one claim to state "There is a God" it's another claim to state human-kind has knowledge of the being's thought's and desires. And to
claim to know what lies in the reality beyond this one. I just can't believe that people find this believable.
Surely if you just look at nature, and state "That's God" - You're a "pantheist"?
Pantheism is the view that the Universe (Nature) and God are identical. Pantheists thus do not believe in a personal, anthropomorphic or
creator god. The word derives from the Ancient Greek: πᾶν (pan) meaning "all" and θεός (theos) meaning "God". As such, Pantheism denotes
the idea that "God" is best seen as a way of relating to the Universe. Although there are divergences within Pantheism, the central ideas found
in almost all versions are the Cosmos as an all-encompassing unity and the sacredness of Nature.
edit on 21/4/11 by awake_and_aware because: (no reason given)
Nope, i don't label myself... My belief in God extends quite a bit farther then just a belief... I know God exists, i've experienced what exactly
he/she/it is...so theres not a person on this planet that could try to make me believe otherwise.
Why do you need to see things with your own eyes to believe in them? Have you ever seen the wind? Nope but you believe it exists because you can
experience it right? The same holds true about God.
95% of the time people explain God using the bible, but the fact is God isn't in that book any more then hes in any other book, tree, rock etc etc.
Heaven, hell, sins, good and evil, are all creations of Man... Basically a means of control over the populous. Or even Fear tactics (my favorite term
) I don't believe any of them exist. On the other hand reincarnation exists and its been proven many times. I know the spirit exists because
i've worked with my own for many years.
Believe me i was once like you and many others. I only believed in what i could see, so i set out on a mission of truth, and i found exactly what i
was looking for.
In reality as you say, it doesn't matter what you believe... The fact is we all live, then we die... once our body dies we return home. The same
place we all came from and we'll all return to regardless of your "sin" or transgressions if you will.
Some things are true regardless of what you believe my friend