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  •  Did you see my signature line? (2+ / 0-)
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    Some people think G-d is this in-your-face character that is like some kind of obnoxious micro-manager, and that is pretty hard to make sense of, to me.

    There's an old joke, that in Heaven, the new guy sees all the different people getting along, Hindus, Jews, Protestants, Muslims, but no Catholics.  He says, this is really great, I like Heaven, and I'm glad to see everyone getting along, but where are the Catholics?  And his answer is, that there is a big wall over there, and all the Catholics are on the other side of it, because they are happier thinking they are the only ones who got in.

    Stupid joke.

    But I get the reason someone wrote it...I get tired of people saying there is only one right way, too.  Could be a few different folks on "the other side of the wall" besides Catholics in other versions of that joke.

    Here's what I think G-d is, and "where G-d came from" (well, in very brief).  To take the Bible literally, it says "In the beginning, G-d created..."  By scientific definition, that means that whatever there "was" before -- let's call it "the big bang" -- is what I call G-d.  

    And all of creation, is just a giant explosion of expansion, division, and organization, of what I call G-d.  And yes, that means that when other people say, "we are all made of star dust" they are right, and I say, we are all made of G-d.  Everything is made of G-d: space, stars, time, science, thought, dreams, matter, energy, life, language, power, meaning, get the picture, Everything.

    It is just such a difficult, complex concept that people try to simplify it, and they try to make G-d into this man in the sky, pulling the strings.

    There's an old Jewish joke.  The atheist asks the Jew why he believes in G-d.  The Jew asks the atheist to tell him about the G-d he doesn't believe in.  After he tells him, the Jew says, yah, I don't believe in that god, either.

    I completely believe in G-d, and I have no problem believing in a G-d that is one I can communicate with, because my soul and my thoughts and my very existence are all part of G-d.  I look around at this amazing existence, and I see G-d everywhere.

    Oh, yah, I forgot to answer the other part of your question, directly.  G-d didn't "get here."  "Getting here" requires linear time, and linear time is part of G-d, too.

    If it were easy, there wouldn't be so darned many arguments about it, LOL.

    And I never mean anyone harm who is an honest, decent human being, which I assume you are.

    Oh, now you know what my signature means. :)

    Everything is part of a system. Some people believe that system is science, some believe it is G-d. I believe science is part of G-d's system.

    by Anna Wise on Sat Jan 04, 2014 at 08:25:27 PM PST

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    •  Why did he make it so (0+ / 0-)

      difficult to understand. He should have written it in good plain english so everybody could know what was wanted  (or did he want to see the people killing each other over what he meant) and forget about those damn parables.

      "The poor can never be made to suffer enough." Jimmy Breslin

      by MDhome on Mon Jan 06, 2014 at 04:10:57 PM PST

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