1. Welcome to Religious Forums, a friendly forum to discuss all religions in a friendly surrounding.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register to get access to the following site features:
    • Reply to discussions and create your own threads.
    • Our modern chat room. No add-ons or extensions required, just login and start chatting!
    • Access to private conversations with other members.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon!

Featured If God is energy.

Discussion in 'Interfaith Discussion' started by Conscious thoughts, Jul 20, 2021.

  1. Nakosis

    Nakosis crystal soldier
    Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2011
    Messages:
    18,376
    Ratings:
    +8,710
    Religion:
    Atheist Libertarian
    In the sense that everything is some form of energy.
     
  2. Unveiled Artist

    Unveiled Artist Shrugs. I tried.

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2014
    Messages:
    36,186
    Ratings:
    +12,718
    Religion:
    Inner child healing
    Yes. I'd say that and not a creator though. Here's a good description
    the force or influence that gives something its vitality or strength.

    Life force:

    "the passionate life force of the symphony"

    the spirit or energy that animates living creatures; the soul.

    You can experience it through say creative expression, doing stuff for others, meditation, prayer, and goodwill.

    I usually say spirit cause it sounds better than LF. People experience "god" by using energy to heal. Holistic practice. Shamans use it and such. Most I hear about it is through say a guru or wise one or so have you...one is trained under someone to get that level of energy and experience Life itself.

    My question for you related to this is how do you personally see similarities and differences of energy as God and creator?
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. Polymath257

    Polymath257 Think & Care
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2017
    Messages:
    21,148
    Ratings:
    +25,461
    Religion:
    Non-theist
    Which is false. For example, charge is not a form of energy. Forces are not a form of energy.

    Energy is a property of matter. It is not a thing in and of itself.
     
    • Informative Informative x 2
    • Like Like x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
  4. Nakosis

    Nakosis crystal soldier
    Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2011
    Messages:
    18,376
    Ratings:
    +8,710
    Religion:
    Atheist Libertarian
    How do you define energy?
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. Unveiled Artist

    Unveiled Artist Shrugs. I tried.

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2014
    Messages:
    36,186
    Ratings:
    +12,718
    Religion:
    Inner child healing
    Excuse my ignorance. The atoms (lbw) we are made up is moved by different forms of energy, true?
     
  6. Meow Mix

    Meow Mix Chatte Féministe

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2010
    Messages:
    11,341
    Ratings:
    +6,108
    Religion:
    Nontheist
    It is a quantitative property transferred to or from physical systems to perform work.
     
  7. Jeremiah Ames

    Jeremiah Ames Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2017
    Messages:
    2,810
    Ratings:
    +1,493
    Religion:
    Areligious Christian
    that is a great question

    it may be just as you say

    God to me is pure love and wisdom, corresponding to our sun which gives heat and light to make things grow

    God gives us love (heat) and wisdom (light), so that we can grow
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
  8. Meow Mix

    Meow Mix Chatte Féministe

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2010
    Messages:
    11,341
    Ratings:
    +6,108
    Religion:
    Nontheist
    Can you define what you mean by energy? This is very clearly not what we use in science, so we need to know what you’re trying to communicate.
     
  9. Nakosis

    Nakosis crystal soldier
    Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2011
    Messages:
    18,376
    Ratings:
    +8,710
    Religion:
    Atheist Libertarian
    The force or potential force which allows or resists movement.
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
  10. Nakosis

    Nakosis crystal soldier
    Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2011
    Messages:
    18,376
    Ratings:
    +8,710
    Religion:
    Atheist Libertarian
    Ok, it's a measurable property, so what are you measuring?
     
  11. Evangelicalhumanist

    Evangelicalhumanist "Truth" isn't a thing...
    Premium Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2013
    Messages:
    10,267
    Ratings:
    +11,257
    Religion:
    None, a humanist who doesn't even worship humans
    But do you have any evidence whatever that "spiritual energy" is a thing? Any measures? Ever seen it do it anything?
     
    • Like Like x 1
  12. Thirza Fallen

    Thirza Fallen Crazy Cat Lady

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2013
    Messages:
    3,623
    Ratings:
    +1,351
    Religion:
    Agnostic

    I think so.
     
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
  13. Thirza Fallen

    Thirza Fallen Crazy Cat Lady

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2013
    Messages:
    3,623
    Ratings:
    +1,351
    Religion:
    Agnostic
    Actually I heard that the most well rounded people have IQs between 100-125. After that, we get a little...quirky. But all of my friends already know about my quirks.
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  14. Unveiled Artist

    Unveiled Artist Shrugs. I tried.

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2014
    Messages:
    36,186
    Ratings:
    +12,718
    Religion:
    Inner child healing
    Curious. Are you an animist? I know you can experience energy by the energy/identity to all living and with the moving kinesthetic energy of the physical universe.
     
  15. Polymath257

    Polymath257 Think & Care
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2017
    Messages:
    21,148
    Ratings:
    +25,461
    Religion:
    Non-theist
    Me? I define it as the conserved quantity obtained from Noether's Theorem due to the invariance under time translation.
     
    • Winner Winner x 1
    • Informative Informative x 1
  16. Polymath257

    Polymath257 Think & Care
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2017
    Messages:
    21,148
    Ratings:
    +25,461
    Religion:
    Non-theist

    More accurately, they have energy and are moved by forces.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  17. Polymath257

    Polymath257 Think & Care
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2017
    Messages:
    21,148
    Ratings:
    +25,461
    Religion:
    Non-theist

    That's inertia. And it is also known as mass.
     
  18. Polymath257

    Polymath257 Think & Care
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2017
    Messages:
    21,148
    Ratings:
    +25,461
    Religion:
    Non-theist

    Which is circular since work is a form of energy and wrong because not all energy is transferred to do work.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  19. 9-10ths_Penguin

    9-10ths_Penguin 1/10 Subway Stalinist
    Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2007
    Messages:
    61,362
    Ratings:
    +19,166
    Religion:
    None (atheist)
    What do you mean by "God is energy"? Do you mean literal energy?

    Do you mean that there's less "God" in a cold cup of coffee than a hot cup of coffee?
     
  20. Meow Mix

    Meow Mix Chatte Féministe

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2010
    Messages:
    11,341
    Ratings:
    +6,108
    Religion:
    Nontheist
    I would say more tautologous, but yes.
     
Loading...