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PostSubject: Re: A Personal God ?   Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:02 pm

and yet God is a word.

maybe the word. Think
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PostSubject: Re: A Personal God ?   Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:07 pm

It's a word to define a specific cultural, and/or theological, concept. People inject a lot of emotional nonsense into the word, and then regard it as being numinous and powerful. They fail to recognize that all the numinosity and power in the word "God" is what they themselves put there, or allowed to be assigned to it for them.

The fact remains that there is no such thing as what any human being has ever conceptualized as God, the fact that a human being imagined it (whatever it is: Jesus, Kali, The Great Chain of Being, Quetzalcoatl, etc...) precludes it from being God. For if God could be fully conceptualized by the human mind it would no longer be God. It would just be an abstraction... which it already is.
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PostSubject: Re: A Personal God ?   Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:20 pm

i do agree with that, but what if language itself is God? word of god. what if the scale could be understood, just not what is being measured? because the beauty of god as language is that it could never be defined, but is only definitions. we all have the ability to speak and therefore experience god, but the arrangement we choose to express it is different and the more orderly the more it leads to chaos.

it's why i think that god is the question why- because i think all language seeks to answer it.
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PostSubject: Re: A Personal God ?   Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:26 pm

michael1111 wrote:
i do agree with that, but what if language itself is God? word of god. what if the scale could be understood, just not what is being measured? because the beauty of god as language is that it could never be defined, but is only definitions. we all have the ability to speak and therefore experience god, but the arrangement we choose to express it is different and the more orderly the more it leads to chaos.

it's why i think that god is the question why- because i think all language seeks to answer it.

In the sense that both God and language are abstract tools invented by humans to give meaning to the universe around them, then I agree.
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PostSubject: Re: A Personal God ?   Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:27 pm

well we could be abstract tools, too! lol Smile
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PostSubject: Re: A Personal God ?   Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:42 pm

I'm not a solipsist.
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PostSubject: Re: A Personal God ?   Sat Apr 09, 2011 3:19 am

that's what i say.
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PostSubject: Re: A Personal God ?   Sat Apr 09, 2011 11:55 am

michael1111 wrote:
that's what i say.

cheers
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PostSubject: Re: A Personal God ?   Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:51 pm

He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors. Thomas Jefferson
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PostSubject: Re: A Personal God ?   Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:33 am

Very true.

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