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Featured Is God made in your own image? Do you always agree with them?

Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by Leahpolitan_icecream, Dec 5, 2021.

  1. Leahpolitan_icecream

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    I read here that religious peoples God is always like them, is this true for you? Have you been upset at them before? Please explain :)
     
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    Eh? Upset at who? And according to Christian and Jewish scripture, it is Man that was made in the image of God, not the other way round.
     
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  3. Lain

    Lain Well-Known Member

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    Yes I've had disagreements and been angry over stuff, but He is by definition right about everything, and moreover will do exactly what He wants, so what can I do about it? As it says in Ecclesiastes: "he [mankind] cannot contend with Him who is mightier than he."

    It's a rather sad, pathetic, and degrading affair to be upset with God over anything. It is what it is, what will be is what will be. The Lord gives and the Lord takes away, blessed be the Name of the Lord.

    In my opinion at least.
     
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    Yes, I have been upset before when I pray and I hear silence. Other times I have felt peace during prayer.
     
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    That is the claim. The evidence points in the other direction.
     
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    I'm rather trying to avoid that, and submit my self to the truth.
     
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    Hermit Philosopher Selflessly here for you

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    An atheist may say yes to that.

    I personally think of Man as made in God’s image instead. To me, this means two things:
    1. Man is/exists in God.
    2. Like God, Man is an interpreter and creator of different experiences and perspectives.
    And that is roughly where their resemblances end.


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  8. Leahpolitan_icecream

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    Upset at God :)
     
  9. Leahpolitan_icecream

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    Why do you think they became silent?
     
  10. Leahpolitan_icecream

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    How do you do this?
     
  11. Leahpolitan_icecream

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    That is a cool idea, I like making experiences
     
  12. Leahpolitan_icecream

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    What do you disagree with them about? Is might making right to you?
     
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    By recognizing that my caprice and the holy sword of God with me are at odds, and I should not make God to what I want nor his will nor his judgement to what I wish from my dark desires, and to submit myself instead to the light of God with me, no matter how dark my deeds.

    It's the decision to be ashamed no matter how painful then do away with the light of God.

    Never make an excuse nor reject God's judgment and truth, nor make up morals but gain insight to them, and never believe in an interpretation to Quran unless I taste it's truth through and through and have verification of reasoning in ahadith to it.
     
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  14. Lain

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    Some things I saw in the Universe or that were required of me due to how I was made. As for the second question, I have no idea how to answer that in the context of God.
     
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    We humans don't know what God is, if God is, or how God might exist if God does exist. So we tend to imagine (conceptualize) this mystery in ways that are most familiar and easy to access for us. Also, in ways that help us to feel as if we could gain some control over this mysterious, all-powerful, fateful 'God'. (It's what we humans do.) So of course most of us tend to imagine God as as being similar to a human. A being that could possibly be endeared to, and assuaged, and placated, and supplicated, and so on.

    That we do this does not mean that God does not exist. Or even that God is not as we imagine (though that's unlikely). It's just how we humans roll when we're confronted with the ultimate mystery.
     
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    Absolutely, unless it's just a coincidence that Gods' morals are exactly the same as mine.
     
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  17. Leahpolitan_icecream

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    I never read the Quran before :)
    One day I hope to, I listened to a song before Amantu Billahi
     
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  18. Leahpolitan_icecream

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    I like this idea it is real about how humans work
     
  19. Seeker of White Light

    Seeker of White Light Think before you speak....so stay silent.

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    Our spirit may be adjustable to become like God, but human body is not like God in my understanding.

    Why would I be upset with God? :confused:
     
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  20. Leahpolitan_icecream

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    How do people avoid doing it?
     
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