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Are we God - or some expression thereof?

Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by Open_Minded, May 29, 2013.

  1. Open_Minded

    Open_Minded Nothing is Separate

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    Well the thread title about says it all ... :D
     
  2. Maya3

    Maya3 Well-Known Member

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    Yes.

    Maya
     
  3. Kilgore Trout

    Kilgore Trout Misanthropic Humanist

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    I'm god. I don't know what the rest of you are, but it sure ain't expressions of me. I just assume you're all there for my amusement.
     
  4. Titanic

    Titanic Well-Known Member

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    I am the Devil, so no.
     
  5. Titanic

    Titanic Well-Known Member

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    I am also the cookie monster.
     
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  6. Gjallarhorn

    Gjallarhorn N'yog-Sothep

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    How are we defining God?
     
  7. Open_Minded

    Open_Minded Nothing is Separate

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    I'm open minded ... no pun intended. ;)
     
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  8. 1137

    1137 Thelemite
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    Possibly.
     
  9. George-ananda

    George-ananda Advaita Vedanta, Theosophy, Spiritualism
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    Are we God - or some expression thereof?

    Yes.

    We are all in the slow process of realizing our Oneness.
     
  10. Gjallarhorn

    Gjallarhorn N'yog-Sothep

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    So, you're saying you're not defining the term.

    Okay sure, I'm God. I also breathe God, eat God, and defecate God.
     
  11. Ashoka

    Ashoka At Your Seva

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    Yes, His expression, His sunbeam.
     
  12. Vouthon

    Vouthon Dominus Deus tuus ignis consumens est
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    As He is in Himself, no.

    God created me, giving me a separate essence from His. On that account, I am not God. He is infinite, whereas I am finite. I am contained within a body and three dimensions, whereas He in Himself is without a body and has no dimensions. He is all-knowing, whereas my knowing is conditioned and forever limited. He is in everything, whereas I am in one place. He is Nowhere, whereas I am here. He "IS" whereas I participate in the being I received from Him.

    I could go on but I think you get the picture :sleep:

    However in God "I" existed as an idea in His mind from all eternity, before he created me in time.

    We are therefore the expression in time of an eternal idea in God's Mind.

    I therefore am, in a sense as concerns my eternal being, God in God. Everything that is in God is God. He has no parts.

    In time, in multiplicity, as a creature I am not God.

    In eternity, I am god with God.

    By grace I can become what He is by Nature. God. ;)

    His energies can divinize me entirely so that I and Him become one "I" indistinguishable from the other, like a candle flame before the light of the Sun. When the Sun shines, the light from the candle is indistinguishable from the sun's greater light, even though they are different in kind, that greater light overpowers the lesser until it vanishes and is reduced to nothing.

    God can do this with us by grace.
     
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  13. Breathe

    Breathe Hostis humani generis

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    IMO, yes.
     
  14. The Sum of Awe

    The Sum of Awe Brought to you by the moment that spacetime began.

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    All things have a piece of God IMO. That's because (I believe) God is a nexus.
     
  15. John Martin

    John Martin Active Member

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    Just as the Sun radiates its light so also the Lord radiates this creation.
    By knowing that we are both the Sun and its ray
    We find peace in our hearts.
     
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  16. Me Myself

    Me Myself Back to my username

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    This.

    For real O_O
     
  17. Breathe

    Breathe Hostis humani generis

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    Are you becoming a pan(en)theist or something? :D
     
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  18. chinu

    chinu Passenger

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    Sleeping God. :)
     
  19. Sha'irullah

    Sha'irullah رسول الآلهة

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    Nope and nope.
    Mankind cannot be equated to god as either physical or spiritually or even implying we are expressions of god.
    We have no similar qualities with god as far as I know. If we are truly expression of god I must say that he is quite frightening
     
  20. chinu

    chinu Passenger

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    We LOVE somethings,
    And God also LOVE something,

    Itsn't this the equal attribute between God and its creation ? :)
     
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