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Christian Associations To Deity


Guest Piper Maru
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Did anyone else when starting out feel that they still referred to the divine as "god"? I am trying to break this habit, as I believe that whatever is out there is very unlikely to be male and more likely hermaphrodite or beyond human classification (just a source of energy perhaps?).

 

There is no problem with the word "god", it's just that I think of the bearded white-male when I say it; this is nurture over nature, of course. I feel that I have learnt in some respects that Christian elements are quite engrained in me, which is funny as I have never been to church or baptised.

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lol, yes and i dont believe in god either. I think you are right, its just a cultural thing. we learn stuff, hear stuff and i think people tend to copy it. doesnt mean we believe it. i suppose its conditioning at its best (or worst!)

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This is what always confused me about Christianity: the idea that you shouldn't worship false idols, but god was only said to have been seen by a selected few (same as mormonism.) How do people know that their image of their god isn't false... It's a bit like Chinese whispers, Haha. The flying spaghetti monster gets more plausible every day :D.

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Your the same as me I think, I just have to keep telling myself that the word God is an abbreviation as that's how I stand at the moment, but the energy thing chies strongly with me as well all I know UPG wise is there is something and it's probably not a chap sitting in the clouds

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Yes, I think that's exactly it. I have to stop being so hung up on the idea of god meaning one thing or a particular face.

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We are all surrounded br christian based culture and it is very hard not to understan god in a christian way. Over time your perceptions will change and come to be more in sync with what you believe on an intellectal level. I wouldnt worry about it if i were you. I typed this on my modern phone so forgive typos. Mike

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Well IMO Xtainity haven't cornered the market using the term God & if you are not Xtain, you are somehow breaking some copyright law if someone uses the term God.

 

For instance some gnostic groups thought there was a greater God than Jehovah & he, Jehovah, was some sort of impostor God who took the credit for the creation of the Heavens & the Earth.

 

So terms are just terms, but God doesn't have to mean some bloke with a white beard sitting on a cloud strumming an harp or drinking a pint of it telling us we are all sinners & as it starts to rain, wiping us all out in some insane surge of madness

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For me "God" simply now means male deity ... and there are many of them or, if you prefer, many aspects! "Goddess" means female deity. I was brought up in evangelical xtianity and it took a while to sort out such things. It got easier as relationships with deity with whom I got in contact developed and now I seldom think of Jehovah or the female aspect Shekinah - as they are meaningless in the order of things from my perspective !

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Well IMO Xtainity haven't cornered the market using the term God & if you are not Xtain, you are somehow breaking some copyright law if someone uses the term God.

 

For instance some gnostic groups thought there was a greater God than Jehovah & he, Jehovah, was some sort of impostor God who took the credit for the creation of the Heavens & the Earth.

 

So terms are just terms, but God doesn't have to mean some bloke with a white beard sitting on a cloud strumming an harp or drinking a pint of it telling us we are all sinners & as it starts to rain, wiping us all out in some insane surge of madness

 

Haha, right. It's all about conditioning I guess. I mean, to a Muslim, god is Allah; Mormons: Elohim; and so on. Ethereal: if Morgan Freeman was god, I would probably be down with Christianity, I mean, the guy is so chilled out :). thanks for the help, all.

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