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There's one God who presents him/herself to different people in different ways.

Posted by on Jun. 23, 2012 at 5:20 PM
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I've heard people say this before, that God presents himself to Christians one way, to Hindus another, to Sikhs yet another, and so on. But it's just one god, meeting people from different cultures in a frame of reference that makes the most sense to them culturally or whatever. What's your opinion?
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EireLass
by Ruby Member on Jun. 23, 2012 at 5:32 PM
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Sounds good.

punky3175
by on Jun. 23, 2012 at 6:22 PM
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I could believe that.
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momtoscott
by Platinum Member on Jun. 23, 2012 at 7:06 PM
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 I do not believe many of the people who follow these religions would agree.  I notice that when, for example, when the Muslimahs on this site try to make this assertion, some of the Christians here disagree violently. 

I don't see how a god who presents in different forms to different religious faiths would be able to create a hell for unbelievers within each faith.  In one form, He is inclusive, yet at the same time he is excluding the majority of actual, existing human beings. 

But I am not a believer.   

EireLass
by Ruby Member on Jun. 23, 2012 at 7:17 PM
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I don't think he 'excludes' anyone. I think he's like a guy with the door open. Some people choose to go in, some don't.

I think there probably is 1 God, and people mold him to fit their need.

Quoting momtoscott:

 I do not believe many of the people who follow these religions would agree.  I notice that when, for example, when the Muslimahs on this site try to make this assertion, some of the Christians here disagree violently. 

I don't see how a god who presents in different forms to different religious faiths would be able to create a hell for unbelievers within each faith.  In one form, He is inclusive, yet at the same time he is excluding the majority of actual, existing human beings. 

But I am not a believer.   


momtoscott
by Platinum Member on Jun. 23, 2012 at 7:21 PM

 That would be fine with me.  I'm sure the kind of god you envision won't be too mad at me for not believing in him. 

Unfortunately, that's not the kind of God I was brought up believing in... our (Southern Baptist) god was the kind of guy who'd damn you for just about anything!

Quoting EireLass:

I don't think he 'excludes' anyone. I think he's like a guy with the door open. Some people choose to go in, some don't.

I think there probably is 1 God, and people mold him to fit their need.

Quoting momtoscott:

 I do not believe many of the people who follow these religions would agree.  I notice that when, for example, when the Muslimahs on this site try to make this assertion, some of the Christians here disagree violently. 

I don't see how a god who presents in different forms to different religious faiths would be able to create a hell for unbelievers within each faith.  In one form, He is inclusive, yet at the same time he is excluding the majority of actual, existing human beings. 

But I am not a believer.   


 

Jean2

punky3175
by on Jun. 23, 2012 at 7:22 PM
Yeah - I had a hard time with the Southern Baptists telling me what I could and couldn't do. :-)
Quoting momtoscott:

 That would be fine with me.  I'm sure the kind of god you envision won't be too mad at me for not believing in him. 


Unfortunately, that's not the kind of God I was brought up believing in... our (Southern Baptist) god was the kind of guy who'd damn you for just about anything!


Quoting EireLass:


I don't think he 'excludes' anyone. I think he's like a guy with the door open. Some people choose to go in, some don't.


I think there probably is 1 God, and people mold him to fit their need.


Quoting momtoscott:

 I do not believe many of the people who follow these religions would agree.  I notice that when, for example, when the Muslimahs on this site try to make this assertion, some of the Christians here disagree violently. 


I don't see how a god who presents in different forms to different religious faiths would be able to create a hell for unbelievers within each faith.  In one form, He is inclusive, yet at the same time he is excluding the majority of actual, existing human beings. 


But I am not a believer.   




 

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CannoliSpirit
by on Jun. 23, 2012 at 7:57 PM
My parents are Southern Baptists. I'm so glad I was an adult before they 'got saved' and all that.


Quoting momtoscott:

 That would be fine with me.  I'm sure the kind of god you envision won't be too mad at me for not believing in him. 


Unfortunately, that's not the kind of God I was brought up believing in... our (Southern Baptist) god was the kind of guy who'd damn you for just about anything!


Quoting EireLass:


I don't think he 'excludes' anyone. I think he's like a guy with the door open. Some people choose to go in, some don't.


I think there probably is 1 God, and people mold him to fit their need.


Quoting momtoscott:

 I do not believe many of the people who follow these religions would agree.  I notice that when, for example, when the Muslimahs on this site try to make this assertion, some of the Christians here disagree violently. 


I don't see how a god who presents in different forms to different religious faiths would be able to create a hell for unbelievers within each faith.  In one form, He is inclusive, yet at the same time he is excluding the majority of actual, existing human beings. 


But I am not a believer.   




 


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Skye21210
by on Jun. 23, 2012 at 8:21 PM

We talked about this recently in my Philosophy course. How there are many relegions that worship a God and each one has similarities like all powerful, all good,etc.., so could most ppl be praying to the same god?

JonJon
by Ruby Member on Jun. 23, 2012 at 8:24 PM
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I like to think of God as a spirit to which we try to assign a gender but God has no gender and God is always the same, the one true constant.  Different people have their own interpretations of God and what it means to be God-like. 

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It's just for a while to say I'm honored to have been so dubbed..

Iconoclast
by Gold Member on Jun. 23, 2012 at 8:28 PM
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My dad was the same way!  He would damn just about everything.  He'd be like, " Damn it Lo, pick that up"; "Damn it Lo, put that down"; "Lo don't say that, damn it" and so on.

(My attempt at humor, but he did say that big smile mini)

Quoting momtoscott:

 That would be fine with me.  I'm sure the kind of god you envision won't be too mad at me for not believing in him. 

Unfortunately, that's not the kind of God I was brought up believing in... our (Southern Baptist) god was the kind of guy who'd damn you for just about anything!

Quoting EireLass:

I don't think he 'excludes' anyone. I think he's like a guy with the door open. Some people choose to go in, some don't.

I think there probably is 1 God, and people mold him to fit their need.

Quoting momtoscott:

 I do not believe many of the people who follow these religions would agree.  I notice that when, for example, when the Muslimahs on this site try to make this assertion, some of the Christians here disagree violently. 

I don't see how a god who presents in different forms to different religious faiths would be able to create a hell for unbelievers within each faith.  In one form, He is inclusive, yet at the same time he is excluding the majority of actual, existing human beings. 

But I am not a believer.   


 


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