What is God?

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    I came across a concept that God is the sum of the consciousness and a sum of life force of all living beings, meaning that we all create God. That would imply that God is within all of us, and not a separate, superior being. We all essentially would be “Gods” and our own creators. For instance, the prayers and asking for forgiveness would be directed to all humanity, and not to a separate, superior being. (Doesn’t all that fly against the general Christian teachings about God?)

    That concept made me wonder what God is. What is your vision of God? Is God a thing, a being, a spirit, something that is everpresent anywhere, superior being, etc…? How did you come to believe that particular vision?

    Serious answers, please. The argument is not if God exists but rather what God is for you if you are a believer.
     
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    ....... Creator of heaven & earth.
     
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    I believe in the God of the Bible - Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

    777, it sounds like you are a pantheist.
     
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    God is what you make it.
     
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    Actually I won't gossip in god existence
    But actually god isn't a human being or even I being we all don't know who he is exactly
    But let me ask would it make different with you if you who is he
    I don't think so cuz as you said you believe in his existence
    So I think we should not ask who is him cuz we wont ever know how is he look like or even what is him
    So this question doesn't make any sense to any one cuz no one can answer it
    And add to this
    that no human can be God you cant pray for human for example , "because you are both from the same kind and you will ask your self , why don't he pray for you" so no human can be god, and as theory god cant be human
    Did you got my point
    so Allah for me is Allah the one who create every thing in this world and he is justice he is the one who control every thing in this life he know the past the future and the present, he is the one who make you think make you feel he create you and me and him and her and it.
    Let me ask you something don’t we say that if you done something bad to somebody something bad will be done to you, and human don't interfere with that, it’s the justice from Allah,

    So their shouldn't be more than one god, so there is no human god or human son of god cuz Allah isn't a human. And as long as you believe in him you shouldn't have seen him
    It's like that you believe that there is an outer space but have you seen all the galaxies in the universe
    this is my thought abou allah my friend
     
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    If God had a name, what would it be? And would you call it to his face? If you were faced with him in all his glory, what would you ask if you had just one question? If God had a face what would it look like? And would you want to see if seeing meant that you would have to believe in things like heaven and in jesus and the saints and all the prophets?
     
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    God is a warm breeze on a summer day.
    God is a smile on the face of a child with red hair and down's syndrome
    God is a stack of banana nut pancakes on a weekday afternoon, with fox news on tv and Rush on the radio.
    God is my antidepressant prescription.

    God is cool.
     
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    Dear God, hope you got the letter and ...
    I pray you can make it better down here
    I don't mean a big reduction in the price of beer
    But all the people that you made in your image
    See them starving on their feet
    'Cause they don't get enough to eat from
    God,
    I can't believe in you

    Dear God, sorry to disturb you but ...
    I feel that I should be heard loud and clear
    We all need a big reduction in amount of tears
    And all the people that you made in your image
    See them Þghting in the street
    'Cause the can't make opinions meet about
    God
    I can't believe in you

    Did you make disease and the diamond blue?
    Did you make mankind after we made you?
    And the devil too!

    Dear God don't know if you've noticed but ...
    Your name is on a lot of quotes in this book
    And us crazy humans wrote it, you should take a look
    And all the people that you made in your image
    Still believing this junk is true
    Well I know it ain't, and so do you, dear God
    I can't believe in
    I don't believe in

    I won't believe in heaven and hell
    No saints, no sinners, no devil as well
    No pearly gates, no thorny crown
    You're always letting us humans down
    The wars you bring, the babes you drown
    Those lost at sea and never found
    And it's the same the whole world 'round
    The hurt I see helps to compound
    That Father, Son and Holy Ghost
    Is just somebody's unholy hoax
    And if you're up there you'd perceive
    That my heart's here upon my sleeve
    If there's one thing I don't believe in

    It's you
    Dear God
     
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    I don't share the atheistic sentiment of this song. I just think it's a good song.
     

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