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#1 Xerces

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Posted 09 December 2006 - 10:44 PM

In your opinion, what is God? An old man sitting in a throne, a universal unconciouss force, Gaia, Christ, Ourselves, an Alien?

Either way or whatever God you believe in.. do you believe?

In my opinion God is in many places, but I prefer to read what other mycotopians have to say first.

God is Love.
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#2 Hippie3

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Posted 09 December 2006 - 10:49 PM

i am god so pretty hard not to believe.
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Posted 09 December 2006 - 10:56 PM

Masami Eiri from Serial Experiments Lain!

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Posted 10 December 2006 - 12:16 AM

I think the sufi's got it right. In Ibn' Arabi's work, Fusus al Hikam (The Wisdom of the Prophets), the chapter on the Prophet Mohammed(pbuh) has an excellent analogy, that goes (paraphrased) as follows... ".. Allah appears in many forms and manifestations. He is in everything, thus everywhere (Immanent) as well as Transcendent, and therefore beyond understanding... However, in a Hadith, it is said '... Neither the Heavens nor the Earth can contain me, but the Heart of my servant can...' and goes on in quoting a saint, '.. As to the ways in which Allah appears to His believers, in his Compassion, he appears in the way that best suits them, in other words, as the color of water is the color of the container that holds it, so Allah appears to his believers according to the limits or beliefs in which they hold him, so it is better to have no expectations or beliefs in how Allah will appear, or at least, chose those that are most favorable for yourself. "

Thus, if you want a thunderous cranky old man on a throne hurling brimstone, or expect that, that's what you'll get. You want a loving Goddess.. reframe your point of view. Want nothing? Get Nothing.. It's really up to you and how you believe, until you experience..

It is said that you never see the Face of Allah ( God), until you die. The best you can do is to see the Throne of the Creation, (which is trust me, enough in itself). So should you desire to go beyond forms, that Light will guide you there..

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Posted 10 December 2006 - 12:32 AM

The best you can do is to see the Throne of the Creation, (which is trust me, enough in itself)


you believe god sits on a throne ?
does that mean he has an ass to sit upon too ?
i am doubtful there is a 'throne', frankly.
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Posted 10 December 2006 - 01:54 AM

you believe god sits on a throne ?
does that mean he has an ass to sit upon too ?
i am doubtful there is a 'throne', frankly.


Didn't say God sat on a throne.. Didn't describe what the throne was.. . or anything about it.. Didn't talk about the 4 archangels of the throne or the 3 archangels of the presence... Didn't talk about all the Light.. didn't share details of the experience either....

Right now, it's just a mirror reflecting your beliefs back to you...

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Posted 10 December 2006 - 07:17 AM

nm ..NO comment, its wierd i dont believe but if i talk shit bout him i feel like something bad is gonna happen.

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Posted 10 December 2006 - 07:39 AM

gods my cousin, solid oke, taught him all i know

#9 Hippie3

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Posted 10 December 2006 - 07:39 AM

throne is a word in the english language-
it comes with a meaning already attached

throne |θrōn| noun a ceremonial chair for a sovereign, bishop, or similar figure. • ( the throne) used to signify sovereign power : the heir to the throne.

you mentioned seeing this throne.
since you just told me what you didn't say,
now say what this chair for god is ?

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Posted 10 December 2006 - 01:38 PM

i am god so pretty hard not to believe.


Careful Hip, thats sacrilege! Don't make me spite you for misrepresenting me! ;)

#11 Lefty

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Posted 10 December 2006 - 02:47 PM

A homeless man brandished a sign proclaiming him to be a sock, a belief I find to be commonly accepted when I inquire as to someones beliefs. Which is generally never.
You have posted several post that strike me as rather inquiring. WTF is up w/that? Why would you be soo curious all @ once?
Back ye Goddless heathen. Why would anyone want the devil behind them? Sounds like a porn flic I wouldn't watch.

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Posted 10 December 2006 - 02:49 PM

curiosity is normal, lefty.
don't let paranoia get you

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Posted 10 December 2006 - 02:59 PM

What if you just don't know and don't particularly care either way?

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Posted 10 December 2006 - 03:00 PM

then just pass on by to a more interesting thread...

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Posted 10 December 2006 - 03:05 PM

I respect your call, probably me...

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Posted 11 December 2006 - 02:37 AM

i think as a society in the west, the idea of god is pretty christian. i cant deny that their god is wrong because i cannot prove he doesnt exist. in my view a god is a something created in our minds that was the creator of a very complex and cruel world. through god(s) we communicated what we thought was what we saw was in fact what we saw. eventually by accurate prediction (i think season change and technology) early man found that if one was a good being earth than that god will grant them a good word for the afterlife, so like any good being we do what we do to please our god (s). whether it/he/her/them has a gender/age/race/existence is besides what really matters, faith, and let the maxim be, "i will not let noone tell me who or what god is, because if god is love then how would you go through a life worth loving?"

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Posted 11 December 2006 - 02:50 AM

What if you just don't know and don't particularly care either way?

you cared enough to post didn't ya ;)



what is god? god is.

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Posted 11 December 2006 - 02:57 AM

... so like any good being we do what we do to please our god (s).



i see that as how ego wants us to view itself.. god in this case = ego (cause and fullfillment of our perceived desires). however the spiritual experience of enlightenment would seem to reverse that logic; our divine source does for us. when cut off from this state we feel a lack that our ego makes us very aware of and then tries to fill unsuccessfully when in a state of awakening and openness, all possible conceived needs are met in the moment of the present during our communion with our source. full realization of this i think is true humbleness and humility.

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Posted 11 December 2006 - 07:17 AM

i might get wrath on this one. i do not believe in any gods. thinking back to when was the god(s) came to be is very interesting. during the caveman era there weren't no gods. gods to me was invented from fear,hope and the desire to explain the unexplainable. from giant storms to sudden death. i see people talking to gods but after 2000+ years wouldn't you think the gods would at lease make 1 appearence? NO.
also i see people use gods to keep others in line in knowing what is right from wrong. like i don't know. and i wonder why is it the good die young and the bad seems to live longer and at time better? just my thoughts.

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Posted 11 December 2006 - 07:52 AM

Could God make his ass so big that He couldn't fit on His throne?

Actually, I think the throne is metaphor for one's heart or something.

All I know is that if I were an infinite, omnipotent perceiver/creator, I'd get bored after awhile out in the Void all by myself. I'd schism my awareness into infinite tiny specks, each on a journey to experience some novelty. After awhile (infinity) I'd have had all possible experiences from all possible perspectives, at which point I would recombine for a full understanding of Everything. This is a work in progress. Some traditions call reality the 'ocean' and we are 'droplets' that ultimately return to that ocean, becoming one with it. Same thing.

So basically Hip's right, he is god (small "g", sorry). And so am I and so are you. Which is redundant.
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