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KillianSeraphim Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student General Artist
All the argument about whether or not there is a god, to me, is a little pointless. As I've noticed during my time on the forums, a lot of people have different definitions of what a god is, and what a god would do.

Therefore, in that light, what is your definition of god? What is a god to you, and what would you expect a god to do?
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Hotaru-Suzume Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012   General Artist
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.
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RoyCura Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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.
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cooldas Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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.
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summitstars Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
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.
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Memmil Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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.
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Memmil Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Maybe human is "god".
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WhiskyOmega Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
My personal idea of what 'god' is...is a little 'out there', so I'll just keep it to myself, thanx.
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KillianSeraphim Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student General Artist
that's fine.
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kaikaku Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't have a solid definition. I just try to listen to the definitions other people use before I respond to them.

I tend to think of gods as being characters that symbolize or embody different concepts/abstractions; They give humans a means of revering or relating to those concepts.
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saintartaud Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
The One, the ultimate, the all. Everything and nothing. God doesn't "do" anything, it just is. At most you could say we are It becoming conscious of Itself.
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carusmm Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
God is a toy that children play with.
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KittyKidd17 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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.
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IncandescentInsanity Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student General Artist
A lot of people already took the explanation I was going to use

Having multiple gods dictating over different things makes stories more interesting though. I like those better
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Totally-dead Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
... You gotta admit that without religion, fantasy would be damn boring.
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IncandescentInsanity Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Yeah. Religion is real in those though
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Totally-dead Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
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.

That is the primary form.
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UncleGargy Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
God is Mummy and Daddy. Because we never truly grow up and stand on our own two feet and face the universe. We still need someone's hand to hold.
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CommanderEVE Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student General Artist
He is everything that is living.
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acjub Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So I am God?
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CommanderEVE Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Yes. Yes you are. :lol:
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acjub Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well..who would have thought being God was so boring? :shrug:
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CommanderEVE Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Indeed. Well, do something interesting. Entertain your mortals.
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acjub Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I guess I refrain from proving I exist and watch them kill each other over lack of evidence?
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CommanderEVE Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Up to you. :P

I believe in God and I am not having a bitch fit over this. I do not understand those who do.
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acjub Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's good to know you believe in me:nod:
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WolfySpice Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
A bad hypothesis.
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0rg Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
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Totally-dead Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
... How must we worship you, oh great one?
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0rg Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
damned blasphemer, you are forsaken to the dungeons for not capitalizing Oh Great One
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Totally-dead Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
... Aphrodite sounds hotter anyway. My worship is forsaken, foul demon idol of pagans!
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0rg Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
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
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Totally-dead Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
OH OH, The Goddess can be snobby huh?

What`s YOUR creation story then? Huh? HUH?
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Solum-Ipsum Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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.
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CatapultedCarcass Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
God is a substitute for the unknown.
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ReptillianSP2011 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Unknown what?
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CatapultedCarcass Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You have just asked me the most redundant question I have ever been asked. In fact, I believe that is the most redundant question that has ever been asked.
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Totally-dead Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:lol: It could have been What is unknown, which in context could be slightly less redundant.
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i-stamp Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
What is unknown? It is not known.

The first rule of the tautology club is the first rule of the tautology club. :lol:
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Totally-dead Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
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.
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i-stamp Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
I know, but I would phrase that: "What is unknown about X" rather than "What is unknown" full stop.
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Totally-dead Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Well, of course, but I am defending the capacity for what is known to be a meaningful question.
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CatapultedCarcass Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Only slightly, only slightly ;)
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TempusNexus Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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.
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ReptillianSP2011 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student General Artist
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.
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Kimihro Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
An explanation for things humans cannot comprehend, often abused by people in power and explored by the open-minded.
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MPsai Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012   Digital Artist
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
=Pakaku summed it up best.
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Pakaku Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
An idea designed to help insecure people cope with themselves
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Smkiller Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist
My answer, basically.
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carusmm Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
God doesn't make people radical, he makes them slavish to a group.
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