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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    How would such a god be defined?
    I'm thinking it's an interpretation on being made out of God. Many worship the earth and we're made out of the earth. So in this instance God would be the earth, inanimate, but allowing us to be created nonetheless.

    It goes far more basic than that, as in chemistry in general, but in our limited perception we're controlled by our planet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    How would such a god be defined?
    [URL]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEBvftJUwDw&t=0s[/URL]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    How would such a god be defined?
    I define God as everything and beyond. (Truth is God, but "God" is not the Truth)

    That should make sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerd Girl View Post
    The Christian God (Jesus) is the only God that makes provisions for the redemption of mankind from sin. Being an ENTP, that makes the most sense to me and I appreciate God's creativity there. It's as if he's trying to teach us (and perhaps the angels) something through his own actions. I find it very fascinating how God created us because he wants a relationship with us (a family) and he wants us to want to know him with our own free wills. Not by force.
    What do you believe was his reason to create the concept of sin as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    What do you believe was his reason to create the concept of sin as well?
    I've wondered this. Why invent punishment? You could still allow people free-will and not invent punishment unless the punishment was to directly impede on free-will, which seems like more of a humane concept than a godly one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReflecTcelfeR View Post
    I'm thinking it's an interpretation on being made out of God. Many worship the earth and we're made out of the earth. So in this instance God would be the earth, inanimate, but allowing us to be created nonetheless.

    It goes far more basic than that, as in chemistry in general, but in our limited perception we're controlled by our planet.
    So god is defined as... the creating principle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ginkgo View Post
    I define God as everything and beyond. (Truth is God, but "God" is not the Truth)

    That should make sense.
    Beyond everything? That does not make sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    What do you believe was his reason to create the concept of sin as well?
    I believe we have our difficulties because they allow us to grow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    So god is defined as... the creating principle?
    God are the items with which we are built, not what actually builds us. I'm not sure if that's what you mean by creating principle.

    I'm not sure exactly how to explain what created these items, but I imagine physics is what's trying to answer that part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post

    Beyond everything? That does not make sense.
    Beyond everything an individual is conscious of.

    Yes the creating principle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ginkgo View Post
    I believe we have our difficulties because they allow us to grow.
    That's a wise interpretation but why would one need a God or a church to draw that wisdom ?
    [URL]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEBvftJUwDw&t=0s[/URL]

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