What is God?


Andrea Leyton-Mange:
" . . .Religion wouldn't exist unless it had been advantageous to the human race at some point in history, but I would argue that religion as we know it is not in society's best interest nowadays. Take the Middle East, the cradle of the world's major religions, now also a cradle of terror and fanaticism. Or take the crusades. Or the countless other wars that have been waged in the name of God. . . [click to read more]

Ani Fox:
". . . If you want to know my G*d then come to my shul and pass the tank traps and security guard who keep out random shooters, pranksters and terrorists. Live under threat of generational pogroms and genocides as my people have for 4,000 years. Touch the gates of a Nazi work camp. Be called “Christ Killer” in grade school and find out your only friends are the chubby Mormon kid and the Muslim girl who is getting called a “raghead.” . . ." [click to read more]

Mary Ann Clark:
" . . . Before responding to the question as presented, I want to pause to consider the framing of the question itself. Because of the way it is presented (What is God?, initial cap, singular noun), the questions seems to assume that the answer will describe a singular personal being, suggestive of a monotheistic worldview. Such a frame seems to preclude (or at least make more difficult) alternative ideas of what I call “ultimate reality” which can be multiple (i.e., gods) or monistic (a force rather than one or more personal beings) . . ." [click to read more]

Nick Hambley
" . . . There are moments when I feel so closely connected to my environment, whether it be a lover, a stranger, or some entity in nature that my awareness of self dissolves completely and I feel at one with the universe. These so called “religious” or mystic experiences have been terrifying, life changing, orgasmic, and cosmic all at once. Although they at times appear irrational . . ." [click to read more]

Sarah Wulf:
" . . . First and foremost, He is love. He is the epitome, the end-all-be-all, the embodiment and endless source of unconditional love, a concept that we, as His creation, can never fully grasp. This love is the force behind His mercy, sacrifice, grace, and justice. He is a personal God who desires a relationship with us. He did not disappear or stand back after He created us, but rather He is an active force in this world who is . . ."
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Nashwan Hamza:
". . . My answer to the question "Who is God" is "I don't know and neither do you." What I mean by that glib answer is that no human can know or is expected to know God completely. Like so many people, I too believe that human understanding of God is as unique to each individual as fingerprints. Yet . . ."
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Jordan Myska Allen:
". . So how do we define God for our current society? I think we no longer have to define God. I think we can use the word “God” knowing full well that all definitions are inadequate. I think that all the metaphors humankind has used to relate to “God” are important and useful, and I think that some are better than others for certain people and situations . . ." [click to read more]


Jian Ying
" . . . in Buddhism there does not exist a super-being who can Generate, Operate, and Destroy the world. We collectively are responsible for our world. We all possess mirror-like knowing minds. What we need to do is to make them manifest at all time so that we can be wise and compassionate to each other. We are not wholly others. . . . "
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