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10/22/2015 2:21:54 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/22/2015 2:19:05 AM, SM2 wrote:
When you think of "God", what form does he take in your mind?

In a brochure of Jehovah Witnesses, they depict God as an old guy who is sitting on the chair in the sky. Wearing Gandlaf dress.
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10/22/2015 2:39:37 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/22/2015 2:21:54 AM, uncung wrote:
At 10/22/2015 2:19:05 AM, SM2 wrote:
When you think of "God", what form does he take in your mind?

In a brochure of Jehovah Witnesses, they depict God as an old guy who is sitting on the chair in the sky. Wearing Gandlaf dress.

Well that answers that question.
"By all means let's be open-minded, but not so open-minded that our brains drop out."
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10/22/2015 12:21:48 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/22/2015 2:19:05 AM, SM2 wrote:
When you think of "God", what form does he take in your mind?

"Vision perceives Him not, but He perceives [all] vision; and He is the Subtle, the Acquainted." (The Quran 6:103)

"And when Moses arrived at Our appointed time and his Lord spoke to him, he said, 'My Lord, show me [Yourself] that I may look at You. Allah said, 'You will not see Me, but look at the mountain; if it should remain in place, then you will see Me.' But when his Lord appeared to the mountain, He rendered it level, and Moses fell unconscious. And when he awoke, he said, 'Exalted are You! I have repented to You, and I am the first of the believers.'" (The Quran 7:143)
Truly, God cannot be described except the way the Almighty described it. How can God be described when the senses are unable to imagine or understand the Supreme Being that cannot be seen?
The Divine Being despite the complete and full presence is remote and yet is near with all the remoteness; has created circumstance and personality but has no circumstance or personality; has created the place but has no place. God has no place or circumstance, the Almighty is a single unique being, God"s magnificence is distinct and the Divine Names are absolutely pure and clean.

Ibn Abbas related that a Jew, called Na'thal, stood up before the Prophet of Allah and said, "O Muhammad, verily I will ask you about certain things which I am obsessed with. If you answered them for me I will embrace Islam."
The Prophet said, "Ask, O Abu Ummarah" Then he said, "O Muhammad, describe your Lord for me."
He answered, "Surely the Creator cannot be described except by that with which He has described Himself, and how should one describe that Creator whom the senses cannot perceive, imaginations cannot attain, thoughts cannot delimit and sight cannot encompass? Greater is He than what the depicters describe. He is distant in His nearness and near in His distance. He fashions 'howness', so it is not said of Him, 'How is He?' ; He determines the 'where', so it is not said of Him, 'Where is He?' He sunders 'howness' and 'whereness', so He is "One . . . the Everlasting Refuge" (102:1-2), as He has described Himself. But depicters do not attain to His description. 'He has not begotten, and has not been begotten, and equal to Him is not any one' (112:3-4)."
Na'thal said, "You have spoken the truth. O Muhammad..."
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10/22/2015 6:53:46 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/22/2015 2:19:05 AM, SM2 wrote:
When you think of "God", what form does he take in your mind?

Spirit, God is spirit. And spirit is in my opinion formless, but can be inside of many forms.

God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.
John 4:24
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10/22/2015 7:50:14 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
To clarify:

I'm not asking what God actually looks like. I'm asking how you imagine him. Is a man in the sky? A cloud of golden mist? A lion that talks with the voice of Liam Neeson? Just whatever picture springs to your mind whenever you think "God".
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10/22/2015 8:28:17 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/22/2015 7:50:14 PM, SM2 wrote:
To clarify:

I'm not asking what God actually looks like. I'm asking how you imagine him. Is a man in the sky? A cloud of golden mist? A lion that talks with the voice of Liam Neeson? Just whatever picture springs to your mind whenever you think "God".

God is Light. God is formless, you cannot attribute physical body to Him. He is like Light

" Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The example of His light is like a niche within which is a lamp, the lamp is within glass, the glass as if it were a pearly [white] star lit from [the oil of] a blessed olive tree, neither of the east nor of the west, whose oil would almost glow even if untouched by fire. Light upon light. Allah guides to His light whom He wills. And Allah presents examples for the people, and Allah is Knowing of all things." (The Quran 24:35)
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10/22/2015 8:31:07 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/22/2015 2:19:05 AM, SM2 wrote:
When you think of "God", what form does he take in your mind?

Like this (http://www.bing.com...), because that is what is used in so many YouTube videos.
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10/22/2015 9:44:29 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/22/2015 8:11:24 PM, SM2 wrote:
At 10/22/2015 7:50:48 PM, Accipiter wrote:
god looks like jesus.

Like father like son, eh?

Well jesus is lord after all.
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10/22/2015 11:19:04 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/22/2015 2:19:05 AM, SM2 wrote:
When you think of "God", what form does he take in your mind?

Life.
Love.
Energy.
Light.
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10/23/2015 3:23:06 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/22/2015 11:19:04 PM, Skyangel wrote:
At 10/22/2015 2:19:05 AM, SM2 wrote:
When you think of "God", what form does he take in your mind?

Life.
Love.
Energy.
Light.

Hatred.
Violence.
Incompetent.
Stupidity.
Fairy tales.
False authority.
Useless.
Expensive.
Bigotry.
Absence of progress.
Offensive.
I think you get the idea, but I am not sure you can understand it.
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10/23/2015 3:45:38 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/22/2015 2:19:05 AM, SM2 wrote:
When you think of "God", what form does he take in your mind?

Maimonides' Third (of Thirteen) Principles of Faith is: "I believe with perfect faith that the Creator, Blessed be His Name, has no body, and that He is free from all the properties of matter, and that there can be no (physical) comparison to Him whatsoever."
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10/23/2015 10:09:09 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/23/2015 3:23:06 AM, Accipiter wrote:
At 10/22/2015 11:19:04 PM, Skyangel wrote:
At 10/22/2015 2:19:05 AM, SM2 wrote:
When you think of "God", what form does he take in your mind?

Life.
Love.
Energy.
Light.

Hatred.
Violence.
Incompetent.
Stupidity.
Fairy tales.
False authority.
Useless.
Expensive.
Bigotry.
Absence of progress.
Offensive.
I think you get the idea, but I am not sure you can understand it.

Sure I do. All those things are part of LIFE.
You are welcome to dwell on the negatives as much as you wish.
I prefer to dwell on positives but I don't deny the negative aspects of Life exist.
However, they don't stop me or others from loving life.
JJ50
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10/23/2015 11:00:29 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
For as long as I can remember I have had this 'memory', which can only have been a weird dream. I was in heaven with the deity and the angels, apparently being one of them, LOL! The deity, who appeared as bright white light, informed me that it was my turn to do my bit on earth. I didn't wish to leave my comfy, billet but arrived down here anyway! That no doubt accounts for my first three months of continuous infant screaming, LOL!
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10/23/2015 2:51:35 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/23/2015 2:45:57 PM, desmac wrote:
I thought the storybook version was that god made us in her image.

WOW she must be very beautiful indeed if she is like me, LOL!
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10/23/2015 5:33:32 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/22/2015 2:19:05 AM, SM2 wrote:
When you think of "God", what form does he take in your mind?

https://www.google.com...
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What the hell kind of coked up sideshow has this thread turned into. - Casten
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10/23/2015 7:44:45 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/23/2015 10:09:09 AM, Skyangel wrote:
At 10/23/2015 3:23:06 AM, Accipiter wrote:
At 10/22/2015 11:19:04 PM, Skyangel wrote:
At 10/22/2015 2:19:05 AM, SM2 wrote:
When you think of "God", what form does he take in your mind?

Life.
Love.
Energy.
Light.

Hatred.
Violence.
Incompetent.
Stupidity.
Fairy tales.
False authority.
Useless.
Expensive.
Bigotry.
Absence of progress.
Offensive.
I think you get the idea, but I am not sure you can understand it.

Sure I do. All those things are part of LIFE.
You are welcome to dwell on the negatives as much as you wish.
I prefer to dwell on positives but I don't deny the negative aspects of Life exist.
However, they don't stop me or others from loving life.

No, the original question was, "When you think of "God", what form does he take in your mind?" The form he takes in my mind are those property's I listed above and nothing good. God is festering malignant cancer that makes people stupid.
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10/23/2015 10:19:29 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/23/2015 7:44:45 PM, Accipiter wrote:
At 10/23/2015 10:09:09 AM, Skyangel wrote:
At 10/23/2015 3:23:06 AM, Accipiter wrote:
At 10/22/2015 11:19:04 PM, Skyangel wrote:
At 10/22/2015 2:19:05 AM, SM2 wrote:
When you think of "God", what form does he take in your mind?

Life.
Love.
Energy.
Light.

Hatred.
Violence.
Incompetent.
Stupidity.
Fairy tales.
False authority.
Useless.
Expensive.
Bigotry.
Absence of progress.
Offensive.
I think you get the idea, but I am not sure you can understand it.

Sure I do. All those things are part of LIFE.
You are welcome to dwell on the negatives as much as you wish.
I prefer to dwell on positives but I don't deny the negative aspects of Life exist.
However, they don't stop me or others from loving life.

No, the original question was, "When you think of "God", what form does he take in your mind?" The form he takes in my mind are those property's I listed above and nothing good. God is festering malignant cancer that makes people stupid.

Form = visual representation. Everybody on this thread is talking about his attributes, but they're not answering the question of how they visualize the old chap.
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10/24/2015 3:26:46 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/23/2015 7:44:45 PM, Accipiter wrote:
At 10/23/2015 10:09:09 AM, Skyangel wrote:
At 10/23/2015 3:23:06 AM, Accipiter wrote:
At 10/22/2015 11:19:04 PM, Skyangel wrote:
At 10/22/2015 2:19:05 AM, SM2 wrote:
When you think of "God", what form does he take in your mind?

Life.
Love.
Energy.
Light.

Hatred.
Violence.
Incompetent.
Stupidity.
Fairy tales.
False authority.
Useless.
Expensive.
Bigotry.
Absence of progress.
Offensive.
I think you get the idea, but I am not sure you can understand it.

Sure I do. All those things are part of LIFE.
You are welcome to dwell on the negatives as much as you wish.
I prefer to dwell on positives but I don't deny the negative aspects of Life exist.
However, they don't stop me or others from loving life.

No, the original question was, "When you think of "God", what form does he take in your mind?" The form he takes in my mind are those property's I listed above and nothing good. God is festering malignant cancer that makes people stupid.

God is the festering malignant cancer in your mind? Is that why you are stupid?
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10/24/2015 3:37:52 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/23/2015 10:19:29 PM, SM2 wrote:
At 10/23/2015 7:44:45 PM, Accipiter wrote:

No, the original question was, "When you think of "God", what form does he take in your mind?" The form he takes in my mind are those property's I listed above and nothing good. God is festering malignant cancer that makes people stupid.

Form = visual representation. Everybody on this thread is talking about his attributes, but they're not answering the question of how they visualize the old chap.

Obviously you visualize God as an "old chap".

I am not talking about attributes. I am talking about form.
Life has many forms, not just one in the human form of an "old chap"
Energy also has many forms not just one.
Love is also recognised in many forms.
The forms are innumerable. There are too many to list so the general idea that God takes on the form of ALL Life ought to suffice to anyone who can recognize Life in its many forms.
When you see Life, you see God.
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10/24/2015 6:56:04 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/24/2015 3:26:46 AM, Skyangel wrote:
At 10/23/2015 7:44:45 PM, Accipiter wrote:
At 10/23/2015 10:09:09 AM, Skyangel wrote:
At 10/23/2015 3:23:06 AM, Accipiter wrote:
At 10/22/2015 11:19:04 PM, Skyangel wrote:
At 10/22/2015 2:19:05 AM, SM2 wrote:
When you think of "God", what form does he take in your mind?

Life.
Love.
Energy.
Light.

Hatred.
Violence.
Incompetent.
Stupidity.
Fairy tales.
False authority.
Useless.
Expensive.
Bigotry.
Absence of progress.
Offensive.
I think you get the idea, but I am not sure you can understand it.

Sure I do. All those things are part of LIFE.
You are welcome to dwell on the negatives as much as you wish.
I prefer to dwell on positives but I don't deny the negative aspects of Life exist.
However, they don't stop me or others from loving life.

No, the original question was, "When you think of "God", what form does he take in your mind?" The form he takes in my mind are those property's I listed above and nothing good. God is festering malignant cancer that makes people stupid.

God is the festering malignant cancer in your mind? Is that why you are stupid?

No again.
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10/24/2015 7:09:07 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/22/2015 2:19:05 AM, SM2 wrote:
When you think of "God", what form does he take in your mind?

Charles Manson but taller
Everyone stands on their own dung hill and speaks out about someone else's - Nathan Krusemark
Its easier to criticize and hate than it is to support and create - I Ron Slippers
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10/24/2015 7:14:31 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/23/2015 10:19:29 PM, SM2 wrote:
At 10/23/2015 7:44:45 PM, Accipiter wrote:
At 10/23/2015 10:09:09 AM, Skyangel wrote:
At 10/23/2015 3:23:06 AM, Accipiter wrote:
At 10/22/2015 11:19:04 PM, Skyangel wrote:
At 10/22/2015 2:19:05 AM, SM2 wrote:
When you think of "God", what form does he take in your mind?

Life.
Love.
Energy.
Light.

Hatred.
Violence.
Incompetent.
Stupidity.
Fairy tales.
False authority.
Useless.
Expensive.
Bigotry.
Absence of progress.
Offensive.
I think you get the idea, but I am not sure you can understand it.

Sure I do. All those things are part of LIFE.
You are welcome to dwell on the negatives as much as you wish.
I prefer to dwell on positives but I don't deny the negative aspects of Life exist.
However, they don't stop me or others from loving life.

No, the original question was, "When you think of "God", what form does he take in your mind?" The form he takes in my mind are those property's I listed above and nothing good. God is festering malignant cancer that makes people stupid.

Form = visual representation. Everybody on this thread is talking about his attributes, but they're not answering the question of how they visualize the old chap.

When I visualize god I see who he really is, Satan.
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10/24/2015 7:17:32 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
Have Yet to hear your answer...
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Everyone stands on their own dung hill and speaks out about someone else's - Nathan Krusemark
Its easier to criticize and hate than it is to support and create - I Ron Slippers
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10/24/2015 7:21:51 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/24/2015 3:37:52 AM, Skyangel wrote:
At 10/23/2015 10:19:29 PM, SM2 wrote:
At 10/23/2015 7:44:45 PM, Accipiter wrote:

No, the original question was, "When you think of "God", what form does he take in your mind?" The form he takes in my mind are those property's I listed above and nothing good. God is festering malignant cancer that makes people stupid.

Form = visual representation. Everybody on this thread is talking about his attributes, but they're not answering the question of how they visualize the old chap.

Obviously you visualize God as an "old chap".

I am not talking about attributes. I am talking about form.
Life has many forms, not just one in the human form of an "old chap"
Energy also has many forms not just one.
Love is also recognised in many forms.
The forms are innumerable. There are too many to list so the general idea that God takes on the form of ALL Life ought to suffice to anyone who can recognize Life in its many forms.
When you see Life, you see God.

Nice cop out. Just like a typical christian.