It's occurred to me to ask this question, because we often have threads that expect everyone to somehow have the same understanding of God without exploring what it means? Are God, Yahweh, Shakti and Shiva, Buddha, Higher Power, the Goddess, and Allah the same or different? What are common to these labels of essence nature or divinity? What are the unique ways that using our concepts of God can free us from our concepts of God to direct experience of 'that-which-cannot be imagined or described'? Some say "God is love". If so, isn't love available to all of us--even those of us who say we don't 'believe in God'? What are your thoughts? If you call yourself Christian, do you respect all other Christian traditions?