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Originally posted by Chewingonmushrooms
Originally posted by Leahn
reply to post by jed001
Please, do not avoid the question. Although your argument in no way detracts from what I said, it is rather rude to ignore another person's argument while pretending that you have replied to it.
It's actually rude correcting someone with "quotation marks" and following up with the belittling "I see you haven't studied any philosophy *sigh*". Treat others how you would like to be treated, and certainly don't cry when someone throws your fire right back at you.
edit on 5-10-2011 by Chewingonmushrooms because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Open2Truth
I would think that if we took religion (as we have been taught as a culture to perceive it) out of God it would make more sense than the other way around.
edit on 10/5/2011 by Open2Truth because: clarity mishap
Originally posted by NewAgeMan
"God is spirit and truth, who seeks worshippers who worship in spirit and in truth."
~ Jesus, to the woman at the well.
Pretty simple really.
I think God is also the organic, animating principal of life, and of life meeting life (resurrection).
God is also known as light, and of course, love.
Aside from religious institutions, no one not even Jesus has claimed that God is a beared man in the sky, or an external agent, apart from the self or one's innermost being.
So God is both innerant and transcendant, both available to us, experiencially, deep within, and the one above who envelopes the whole of all creation.
Ah, where's the problem..?
Originally posted by randyvs
reply to post by jed001
It is true. If God has a religion ? Who is it that he worships ? God worships no one therefore, he has no religion.
Originally posted by jed001
What would happen if we took God and angels and heaven out of religion? I believe that all the core beliefs of religion are good things ; try to help others. But when i hear about God, angels and heaven it makes me think of the ancient aliens group. they are both great stories but where is the real proof, both camps will take some "evidence" and spin it to prove their own point. I have seen both groups say that the Bible is absolute proof that their group is right. If we stopped teaching the next generations about God how would any body know about him and would it really change the core values and beliefs of religion?