Do you believe in God? (Razma A.)
Thanks for your question Razma. [ Do you believe in God ]
My answer is No and Yes. What is often missed in discussions about God is a definition of God. It tends to be assumed that everyone knows the meaning of the word, and what God is therefore supposed to be and look like. All such debate should really start with a definition of the term, “God” and proceed from there.
So depending on definition, my “No” answer is as follows:
I don’t believe in the God that is male, with a long while beard that lives somewhere up there in the sky, who is looking down on us and making decisions and judgements upon us – as to which of us is good and which of us is bad. [ Do you believe in God ]
This is a hangover from old superstition – the old Greek and Roman gods for instance. It is not difficult to see how it arose. Mostly out of our misunderstanding or ignorance of the laws operating in the world and especially nature.
If such a powerful being does exist, it won’t be God.
My “Yes” is based upon this definition:
I believe in an inner source that is universal, that is connected to the All, and connects each one of us together. Some people call it the Source. I often call it Love. It is both male and female and neither.
If you like, God is within us and without us. We are each sons and daughters of God. That goes for all levels of life too. All is awakening or endeavouring to awake. I’m speaking up for the souls of animals and plants here too – and for that matter those who have never lived on this planet.
Take a read of my book, Life and Death: Making Sense of It, to get further insight into my thoughts on this… [ Do you believe in God ]
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