In modern times the nature of a deity describes a concept of a being which transcends the scope of nature's laws. It is simply not bound to act within them as everything we actually know to be extant is.
As an apatheist, I do not assume that such a being would actually have any power within our universe, within the scope of nature's laws. Nor do I assume that if such a being can act within our universe, that it even cares to. No deity has affected my life, and so I don't pay it any mind.
God is the existence that transcends our definitions of a reason for existence. In my book, God is what gives us reason to exist. With God, our existence (all that you love, and all that you hate, and all that you do, and all you say) amounts to death - which is nothing.
I believe God is a spiritual being who was not created by anyone, and no one is like Him. He is the most beautiful, the most loving being in the world, and only He can truly satisfy us. Everything else passes away in this world, except Him. He is a King, a father, the truth, our true love.
I don't believe God is a man or woman. To me, God is what keeps the universe and our world so perfectly in tune (for example, earth sustaining life). God is the energy that keeps us going, and what makes us do good things and think good thoughts. He does not hate, He does not shun. He just loves and keeps everything in perfect balance.
Something which is above all known religions, that or God. Everyone should have their own ideas what god is but i don't have clear idea because nothing can't be proven. I "want" to believe in bible because it has a lot of good stuff and has some interesting "connections" with science and history.
I don't really know, but im open-minded and don't hate anybody because of their beliefs. Atheists don't count because they don't believe in any deities. Everyone should believe in something - way or another.
I agree. The notion of God was first invented by prehistorical humans who needed to explain and understand tyhe universe aroun them. Rain, thunder, birth, death, pain - everything was related to a superior being. But now we have science to offer us rational, correct explanations about life, and so a god is an outdated concept.
God is an explanation. A product of a couple of tendencies described in social psychology, and human imagination, compacted with the eventual transformation via socio-cultural phenomenon over generations.
According to Hesiod's Theogony, she was born when Cronus cut off Uranus' genitals and threw them into the sea, and from the sea foam (aphros) arose Aphrodite. Thus, Aphrodite is of an older generation than Zeus.
have fun worshipping your old sea-testicle goddess
God with a capital 'G', or defined as the 'One God', is the Absolute, the one that is almighty and wholly independent, the one that autorelates and determines the whole of reality.
Deities, or 'gods' are more like lesser principles (elements) that are lower aspects of the 'One God'. At a certain point, some of these principles become contained by the principle of nature, in which creation takes place. We can look at human beings as 'very low level elements', also consisting of the amalgamation of many lower aspects of high elements, such as Femininity and Masculinity, the four elements and AEther or the twelve Houses and the twelve Zodiacs in Astrology.
Acording to this, doctrines of religions tell tales mostly about these principles, while the historical facts are sometimes adapted to fit the symbolized meaning. It is also important to note that we are still talking about aspects that relate each other and to the Absolute.
In context. IE We are discussing How someone got from A to D. I know that someone knows how he got from A to either B or C or from B or C to D. I could ask him the the question: What is unknown and he would qualify which of the stretch of this persons journey is unknown.
God is an explanation. An answer we turn to when we cannot find the truth for ourselves. He may or may not exist, but to mankind, He is an excuse for things we do not understand. This has been the case with Gods since the earliest days of civilization.
That being said, if we suppose for a moment that God is real, the only definition there could be of Him is -Indefinable-. As a higher being than humans, it is likely that we lack the requirements to understand his existence.
The minute you observe how presumptuous the below posters are, the more you'll see why I call myself a ignostic apatheist.
Historically-wise, god is a nebulous concept when you consider pantheistc viewpoint of god and when you consider the viewpoint that god=energy as well in the past viewpoints, then you'll see that god isn't only defined as the presumptuous folks below would like to believe. So, you'd be right that god is at best so ill-defined, the question isn't worth answering.