I like the Idea of God...

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  1. AVG-JOE
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    But even Ass-U-Me-ing God...
     
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    The odds of any one of the three ancient Arab stories from earth that are driving our modern religion being the last Word on THE GOD of The UNIVERSE are slim, eh?



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    I mean, on the Universal Scale, earth may be Mom to us, but she's a pretty common form of wet rock hanging on a sun-beam in space.
     
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    Can any of the 3 ancient Arab stories that so dominate and drive the human industry of 'Modern Religion' really be the last word on THE GOD OF THE UNIVERSE?
     
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    Really?
     
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    Which one do you think that you like? I mean some think money is god and others think they are god. Just curious what's your preference?
     
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    Dear AVG-JOE
    given that GOD represents infinite things beyond the scope of man,
    nobody's depiction is going to capture ALL of GOD literally > that's impossible.
    The most we can do is SYMBOLIZE the RELATIONSHIPS.

    We can't capture infinity in numbers even if we counted forever.
    We can use SYMBOLS
    1 + 1 + 1 .....
    IN ORDER TO AGREE WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT

    That's the most we can, label things so we at least AGREE
    what we MEAN.

    The laws and languages you list above are for people of
    THOSE GROUPS to communicate with each other and
    AGREE on points and principles so they operate in unison.

    Guess what secular people use? SCIENCE.
    we use MATH AND SCIENCE as a common language
    to communicate VALUES. RELATIONSHIPS and PROCESS.

    So that's all these religions are used to do.
    They are relative like French, Spanish, etc. and speak to certain
    audiences who share a certain cultural heritage in common.

    You are like asking what are the chances of French being a true language or Chinese? None of these languages agree with each other! So what are the chances that they are correct?

    Well they all work to speak to a particular audience that
    understands and responds to THAT LANGUAGE.

    So ALL OF THEM can be used correctly to convey TRUTH
    and reach AGREEMENT. They re TOOLS for communicating.

    Does that make sense AVG-JOE
    Do you like that explanation or do you seek a different one?
     
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    Here's my take- God is most often characterized as a "spirit" or non-physical entity. A seemingly known yet unknown "thing" in our realm of knowledge. So for the sake of my illustration let's assume that "God" is pure spirit. Pure thought and knowledge and all-encompassing. The creator of all of the physical.

    This "God" was a singularity by nature. Existing in a non-physical formless spiritual state.

    At some point "God" realized, or through an act of its spirit, became cognizant of an "other". That "other" was Eve. God is Adam. Not-God is Eve. And for an infinitesimal moment in non-time they existed in the same juncture. This was the Garden of Eden. That "same moment" of existence coalesced God and Not-God which begat the physical universe.

    It took most of my 62 years to formulate this and I will take it to my death bed.

    But in the end, remind yourselves- don't sweat the small shit. Do not lament your past for you can not change it. Better your future by not repeating your bad past.

    The whiskey swiller has spoken.
     
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    Okay Mr. H.
    so when God and Not-God made out with each other in the garden,
    that's where the BIG BANG happened that started it all??
     
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