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Featured Does God have a proper name? What for?

Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by firedragon, Apr 14, 2021.

  1. 9-10ths_Penguin

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    I am, actually.
     
  2. SalixIncendium

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    Thus disproving that assigning a proper name is a human need.

    Again, assigning a proper name is needed to differentiate like beings.
     
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    As I already said, monotheism.

    So basically it is a human need.

    Your anti God arguments could be kept for another thread.
     
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    Again, its a human need.
     
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    It seems like you're asking for the point of human nature. Humans name things.

    There's no need for me to call my coffee maker "Chester Coffeepot," but that doesn't change the fact that this is its name.
     
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    Not everyone does. Therefore, “all gods are anthropomorphisms” is merely your opinion based on your definition. Nothing close to a definitive truth.
     
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    That is a strange conclusion. "Human" addresses species but that doesn't mean that you can't give yourself a name separate to that that doesn't address your species. Names involve other elements such as meaning, emotion etc. It is a form of self expression too. If god wishes to express himself through a name, why not?

    Also, why do you think that "need" has to come into the discussion? God could give himself a name just because he wishes to.
     
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    Oh, well since you said it again, I guess I stand corrected.
     
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  9. firedragon

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    What if there was only one single coffee maker in the whole of the world???
     
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    Explains nothing.

    Yes. Humans name things. Hadn't you noticed?

    If you only wanted to hear from people who agree with you, you could have put your thread in Same Faith Debates or a DIR.
     
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    aren't you indicating by the capitalization that this is somehow a name ?
     
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    You think being the only human being on earth, with no other whatsoever, one would want to name himself with a proper name? If you dont like the word Need, how about Want?
     
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    That would be a sad, sad world.

    In that situation, I doubt I would let my coffee maker go without a name. If anything, I'd keep the name "Chester Coffeepot" and lose the description "coffee maker." After all, it's meaningless to talk about a category of things where there's only one example.
     
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    I agree. There is no need to get anything into a twist mate.
     
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    Cheers.
     
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    Then there's your answer: God has a name because humans name things.
     
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    No.
     
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    Very good. Cheers.
     
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    then why capitalize the word?
     
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    As I was taught, deities prefer they be referred to with capital letters. Even if you’re using pronouns.
     
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