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How do you define god?

F-16_Fighting_Falcon
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4/10/2012 2:10:49 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I find that people define god in different ways. Most people who practice a religion consider "god" to be a part of that religion. However, the only way I have seen the existence of god being defended on DDO is as a necessary, omnipotent being. This definition is quite vague and relies on logical semantics like the ontological and cosmological arguments to prove "god's" existence. How are religious gods different from the "necessary being" god whose existence is often defended?
tBoonePickens
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4/10/2012 5:04:02 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/10/2012 2:10:49 PM, F-16_Fighting_Falcon wrote:
I find that people define god in different ways. Most people who practice a religion consider "god" to be a part of that religion. However, the only way I have seen the existence of god being defended on DDO is as a necessary, omnipotent being. This definition is quite vague and relies on logical semantics like the ontological and cosmological arguments to prove "god's" existence. How are religious gods different from the "necessary being" god whose existence is often defended?

God is all that has been, is, and can ever be.
WOS
: At 10/3/2012 4:28:52 AM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
: Without nothing existing, you couldn't have something.
The_Fool_on_the_hill
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4/10/2012 5:09:08 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/10/2012 5:04:02 PM, tBoonePickens wrote:
At 4/10/2012 2:10:49 PM, F-16_Fighting_Falcon wrote:
I find that people define god in different ways. Most people who practice a religion consider "god" to be a part of that religion. However, the only way I have seen the existence of god being defended on DDO is as a necessary, omnipotent being. This definition is quite vague and relies on logical semantics like the ontological and cosmological arguments to prove "god's" existence. How are religious gods different from the "necessary being" god whose existence is often defended?

God is all that has been, is, and can ever be.

But that makes it synonymous with the universe.
"The bud disappears when the blossom breaks through, and we might say that the former is refuted by the latter; in the same way when the fruit comes, the blossom may be explained to be a false form of the plant's existence, for the fruit appears as its true nature in place of the blossom. These stages are not merely differentiated; they supplant one another as being incompatible with one another." G. W. F. HEGEL
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4/10/2012 5:10:05 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/10/2012 5:09:08 PM, The_Fool_on_the_hill wrote:
At 4/10/2012 5:04:02 PM, tBoonePickens wrote:


God is all that has been, is, and can ever be.

But that makes it synonymous with the universe.

A pantheistic God.
"The bud disappears when the blossom breaks through, and we might say that the former is refuted by the latter; in the same way when the fruit comes, the blossom may be explained to be a false form of the plant's existence, for the fruit appears as its true nature in place of the blossom. These stages are not merely differentiated; they supplant one another as being incompatible with one another." G. W. F. HEGEL
tBoonePickens
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4/10/2012 5:15:39 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/10/2012 5:10:05 PM, The_Fool_on_the_hill wrote:
At 4/10/2012 5:09:08 PM, The_Fool_on_the_hill wrote:
At 4/10/2012 5:04:02 PM, tBoonePickens wrote:


God is all that has been, is, and can ever be.

But that makes it synonymous with the universe.

A pantheistic God.

Yep! But He likes Christians the best...especially Catholics...and Americans...God is definitely American!
WOS
: At 10/3/2012 4:28:52 AM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
: Without nothing existing, you couldn't have something.
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4/10/2012 5:24:11 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/10/2012 5:15:39 PM, tBoonePickens wrote:
At 4/10/2012 5:10:05 PM, The_Fool_on_the_hill wrote:
At 4/10/2012 5:09:08 PM, The_Fool_on_the_hill wrote:
At 4/10/2012 5:04:02 PM, tBoonePickens wrote:


God is all that has been, is, and can ever be.

But that makes it synonymous with the universe.

A pantheistic God.

Yep! But He likes Christians the best...especially Catholics...and Americans...God is definitely American!

That is what it sounds like anyway. lol
"The bud disappears when the blossom breaks through, and we might say that the former is refuted by the latter; in the same way when the fruit comes, the blossom may be explained to be a false form of the plant's existence, for the fruit appears as its true nature in place of the blossom. These stages are not merely differentiated; they supplant one another as being incompatible with one another." G. W. F. HEGEL