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God.

My God isn't Yahweh. Or Allah.
He's not the Buddha.

My God doesn't exist... and yet my God is everywhere.

My God is your God. My God is you. My God is me.

My God is the sunrise. My God is the waves crashing on a beach.

My God is a rock concert or an Italian opera.

I could go on and on.

One thing I know about God is that he does not tell me what to do which means that if you are telling me right from wrong, then you are not listening to my God. My God wants us to communicate with one another. My God wants us to love one another.

My God wants us to argue... not to fight... but to figure it out.

My God doesn't give me the answers so that I can write it in a book. My God gives me a brain so that I can figure it out.
NoLongerHere NoLongerHere 41-45, M 35 Responses Apr 2, 2012

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The first few lines classify you as a Pantheist, closest to Hinduism.

your god is the flying spaghetti monster

Is that what you call YOUR god, Jittler? One thing I know, your god is not my God.

theres only one god,going around with different names </3.all praise be to the FSM

If you think so. But if that is true how come there will be people who will enter into Heaven and some who are thrown into hell?

according to my religion,god doesn't mind what name its called,but it DOES mind,whether dudes are obeying his commandmends or not.so,in our humble opinion,everybody who doesn't abide by the quran and has no good excuse for it(somebody brain addled,somebody who never even heard of islam and etc) may join those gentlemen in hell.hope i could convert you.kthxbye.lol

That's the problem, I don't care what your quran says that I should or shouldn't do. Jesus Christ ALONE is my Lord and Savior. There is no other God beside Him. Why would I want you to convert me? Jesus Christ is with me. He is the Way, Truth, and the Life.

yes it's normal to want to worship something that has a face and can be imagined.to be frank,there are many muslims who seem to "worship" certain historical figures more than god.i think it may be a defense mechanism of lesser developed minds to fathom the unfathomable.

i don't care :S.if i knew you personally,i might,but i don't.so sorry.wish you the best though.

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do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

Exactly

I believe in God. Born Roman Catholic and I try to follow the paths of love, Jesus talked about. Not always an easy thing to do.
I don't believe in everything the Bible told but take the essence of it. This essence can be found in every religion and it's always the power of love the makes the world go round.

God is Life
Life is God

interesting concept. Although my god is a lot like yours.....

My favorite sentence, "My God gives me a brain so that I can figure it out." WONDERFUL!! :D

Thank you for sharing!

islam says the same thing T_T

Do they? Are you Muslim? I thought your god was the flying spaghetti monster? O.o

so what?in islam it is written that god doesn't mind what names are given to it.

I meant nothing by what I said, if it works for you, awesome.

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I like this. Your God is beautiful and I am adding this belief to my own of and in God. Thanks for posting Joey.

I think your God may be my God :)

Mine is everyone's

Sounds like my google/android-powered cell phone. Tithes are accepted if you're worshiping my cell phone. PM me for my phone's paypal account.

Love it. Thank you for sharing. God bless

awesome :)

God is Life

Interesting view. Never heard anyone with this perspective. Great post. Thanks for sharing.

I think you've done a better job summing this up in <1 page than some people who have written books on the topic. Your stories/posts in general are very interesting and well-thought-out. Keep on writing!

Over 1000 views. I hope more people continue to come here. :-)

There is only one true and living God and He died for all our sins. And if you are serving yourself, you aren't serving God.

Uh huh. Jesus never proclaimed himself to be God. The Holy Trinity was something man contrived. Jesus was a martyr, but he would have gladly lived another 30 years, had that option be made available to him. I serve mankind. Sometimes, that means taking care of me first. Have you actually read any of Jesus' parables? At no point does he advocate for being lazy and naive.

God in the OT said I Am Who I AM. Jesus said he was I AM 23 times in the gospels.

And in John 4:25-26 this is what He said to the Samaritan woman.

25 The woman said to him, “I know that Messiah is coming (he who is called Christ). When he comes, he will tell us all things.” 26 Jesus said to her, I who speak to you am he.”

uh huh. Books written by man. God talked to me last night. Says the Bible has the right spirit, but anyone who takes it literally is missing the point.

You are listening to the wrong God then. Only written by man in that it was their hands which wrote what God told them to say.

How could you possibly know that their God is any different from mine? Let's also not forget that those ancient scripts were written in ancient dialects of Hebrew and sanscrit and have been translated many times. Have you ever played the telephone game? I'm telling you, God says you're missing the point. The secret sauce is eluding you.

Their gods are all dead. No matter how many times it is translated, the message stays the same.

No, the point is there is only 1 true and living god, and the rest are DEAD.

What have YOU been reading? God's don't die.... they aren't ALIVE! A God either exists... or not. Your statement seems to suggest that there are other Gods? That's a curious statement.

There are other false gods. You talked of Buddha, allah or whatever your god is. You are the one to mention other gods. You can worship anything, but anything other than the 1 and true living God, the rest is just idols.

My God is your God. But, is the same God as Allah and all the others. He told me this.

No my God is Yahweh and you said yours wasn't. So can't be the same as mine.

"For not one of us lives for himself, and not one dies for himself; 8for if we live, we live for the Lord, or if we die, we die for the Lord; therefore whether we live or die, we are the Lord's. For to this end Christ died and lived again, that He might be Lord both of the dead and of the living." Romans 14:7-

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God is not a pronoun

Is that all you have to offer?

no

thank you so much for your contribution. It's appreciated.

sure

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Though I do not agree with you post much (I agree a little) and though I do not fully get it, I like it!

Your comment confuses me a little, but I like it! :)

HAHAHHAHAH =D

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He, you said. Your God is a he?

English is a limited language. God is certainly not an it, but God is neither a literal he or she.

I have no problem conceiving of God as an "it". It certainly makes more sense than either he or she when referring to the Source, which is not male, not female, and certainly not human. But I do like your thoughts. Perhaps I was just in a teasing mood when I posted :)

I couldn't agree more. God gave us brain to think and figure out things for ourselves. And it has been long before the written history of man that we are asking and acknowledging questions endlessly.<br />
And centuries has made possible to provide us written guidelines to figure ourselves from them. To compare and figure out, to analize and reject (afterall). And time and again we still ask questions for ourselves. We acknowledge God. But then time and again we know that it is not because we acknowledge that would justify us, neither our good works/words. It's his kindness that would do to us. It's having Faith. And "He commanded us to love one another".

Perfect. :)

Hi, I am of the same train of thought as you Penonymous. I have been studying the Bible because like many, brought up to be a believer. Having read some I couldn't,t read any more. It's so cruel. <br />
I however believe If we are kind, loving and try to help others should they need help we are on the right track. If we can appreciate ALL living things , the world and everything that is in it and not hurt or destroy anything we are on the right track. We are spirits in human form and have total free will. We are connected with everything that surrounds us. I believe that we are connected with spirits who have gone before and indirectly we are supported and maybe by them should we be spiritually aware. We are here to look after and protect the world we live in. I have difficulty believing in a loving God. A loving God who sent his son knowing that the people needed to, according to prophecy and therefore Gods will, commit these atrocities, by so unbelievably and cruelly putting this human being to death by scourging, beating, torturing and finally crucifying so that God saying will then forgive our sins. In the Bible God sent out nation against nation , sent famines, plagues, floods, to destroy his people. Major fear, heaven and hell. Portrayed as the Bible says is this our loving God. Ooooooooooo do you think this sounds good.

Prophecy? I don't believe in project either. I am every bit Gid's son as Jesus was. Jesus was tortured because too many people couldn't face reality. He never wanted a religion built in his name.

I too believe in God, although I really don't know what that means and I don't think we are supposed to. To me God is that which gives everything life whatever that may be. I see God whenever I open my eyes in everything I see no matter what direction I look, but I do not believe God is an all powerful and seeing being. I do not believe that praying to God accomplishes anything but giving the person doing the praying comfort, strength or whatever which is not a bad thing. I do think that people need to realize that it is us, ourselves, mankind we need to believe in. God is not going to change anything, mankind is the only option we have. Mankind has created all the issues we as a species face and mankind is the only way these issues will change. I am affraid that by the time most people realize this it will be to late.

No such thing as too late, at least not in this context.

This was a good post. Not 100% in line with what I believe, but way above half. Nicely written. I do think we are all endowed with a sense of right and wrong and that each of us is responsible to reinforce it with our children as our parents (hopefully) did with us. God allows us to choose our own path however and is in everything we see and do, right or wrong.

Sounds like my God or the God I'm currently discovering.

Tottally brilliant story, I think I could believe in your God.

Wow. It certainly seems like a great amount of gnosticims or something of that sort is spreading around. Interesting stuff. Interesting yet somewhat scary stuff...

scary? Why?

I'll be honest. It scares me somewhat to know or rather believe that there is something out there that I can feel but can't quite seem to put my finger on. At the end of the day it seems as though we are all just picking straws hoping that we do not get the short one. Don't get me wrong, I do not live in fear, personally I feel closer to the being that I call God now more than ever. No one tells me what to do or where to go, I am left to work out my own salvation so to speak. I believe that I am on the right track, but with so many definitions of "god" I wonder. We can't all be right. And even though I believe it is not about being right, I still wonder how close or how far I am. But as someone has already stated, it is more about trying than getting it right. I hope that made sense.

I really enjoyed your post. And the comments as well. We moved to the South 7 years ago and even though I know that there are people who can think and feel more or something other than what's written in a book, I haven't met them in person. Or maybe I have?<br />
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Learning, questioning, experiencing and accepting is not doubting. It is a bit lonely sometimes though. <br />
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Like when your closest friend tells you that You don't believe in anything because you beleive that there are many paths to God. <br />
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Sad. But doesn't change what is in my heart.

Have faith that eventually, more will see the light. (that statement has an ironic twist to it)

I like this definition. The only thing I would change (because I am in a position to do so) is to change from a capital "G" to a lowercase "g" god. If there is some all-powerful force, it gave us the power to think for ourselves.

I am God, you are God, we all are God. God is the world, the universe, and everything else everywhere. At least that is what I believe, but I don't really refer to it as God. I consider myself Agnostic and I don't really know what that enlightening, spiritual feeling really is.