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Do Some Gods Like To Pretend Not To Be A God?

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For me gods and goddesses are real, not just a part of the one godform. It is not how they appear but our interpretation of them. Having said that I do believe in the divine, the universal divine. And then our gods and goddess, higher spirits, guardians etc. All of the myths and archetypes are, to me our own views and how we personally see these deities but neither does this mean that they are not real.


I agree with what a few people have said here, in that a god would have reasons for interacting with us. It would neither be for selfish reasons or for looking after us as parents would. The relationship would be of benefit to both the god and the person involved. They be other reasons - a broader picture which we would not be aware of except maybe our part in it.



My relationship with my goddess comes purely from intuition and my heart as it doesn't always make sense. My head often tells me something quite different. And trying to explain that is very difficult.


I think this usefully takes us away from 'hypothetical' deities and speculative god forms to what we experience (or don't experience). If gods (or anything else) are not within our experience ( whether they 'exist' or not ) then it's difficult to see what the point of discussing them is.


Maybe because some people are open to the possibility that their minds can be changed or at least find interest in what others believe and do ?


I suppose so. I can't think of any arguments that would change someone's mind about the gods if they have no experience of them. But if people are interested in other people's experiences then yes, I agree discussion does have a point. But I think it does have to be based on someone's experiences rather than on hypothetical deities. As you indicate in an earlier post, it's not something to arrive at by analysis.

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