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Featured What would you say to God?

Discussion in 'Interfaith Discussion' started by Psalm23, Oct 22, 2021.

  1. Psalm23

    Psalm23 Well-Known Member

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    If you saw God, what would you say to him? What kind of questions would you have? How do you think you would react to seeing God?
     
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  2. Rival

    Rival Divine Adoratrice of Amun
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    Oh...

    Why didn't you give the Bnei Noach a more full fledged system of miztvot?

    Why did you make most of the world Pagan or otherwise not follow you?

    I'd just get all my anger questions out of the way.

    Then I'd ask about evolution, history, my family...
     
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  3. sun rise

    sun rise Śvāna Dharma
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    I talk to God quite a bit without expectation of an answer. I do this as part of my path specifically which is to make God my constant companion.
     
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    Which version of God?

    I mean, if we're talking about an actual ancient, magical, solitary alien, I wouldn't say anything. I would have no reason to presume that it and I would be capable of mutually intelligible communication.

    OTOH, if we're assuming the particular God of some particular religion, then I take it we're assuming that religion's back story for God as well (right?), so it may be a given that God can and does communicate with humans... as unlikely as this might be.
     
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    I'd ask if I can get a do-over.
     
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    One day a drop dare and went down to see the sea — the next moment she was sea itself :)
     
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    Explain the platypus.
     
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    @Psalm23, because of me, your rating is now +667. :cool:

    If I saw Bhagavān, I would put my palms together and I might say, 'Homage to you, Bhagavān. Please forgive my shortcomings.'

    These are questions I might ask:

    'What should I call you?'
    'How can I improve in Dharma?'
    'Where am I in my journey?'
    'How should I attain mokṣa?'

    Not sure, but I think seeing him would make me genuinely desire him more than anything.
     
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  9. Unveiled Artist

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    Well, I'll be a monkey's uncle.
     
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  10. Trailblazer

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    The very first thing I would ask is why He created a world with so much suffering. :(:mad:

    Then I would tell God what He already knows, that my life has been a storehouse of suffering and hardly any of the suffering was my fault.

    I do not believe that I will ever "see God" even after I die and go to the spiritual world (heaven) and that is according to my Baha'i beliefs.

    "We will have experience of God's spirit through His Prophets in the next world, but God is too great for us to know without this Intermediary. The Prophets know God, but how is more than our human minds can grasp. We believe we may attainin the next world to seeing the Prophets. There is certainly a future life. Heaven and hell are conditions within our own beings."

    (From a letter written on behalf of Shoghi Effendi to an individual believer, November 14, 1947)

    Lights of Guidance (second part): A Bahá'í Reference File

    I am glad I will never see God because I have no interest in seeing God, not after all the suffering He has caused me in this world. Maybe I will forgive God after I die and go to the spiritual world and realize why I had to suffer so much, I don't know.
     
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  11. Trailblazer

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    Imo, God has much more splaining to do than that.
     
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  12. Trailblazer

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    That is the very last thing I would ask about as coming back to THIS world would be the worst hell imaginable.
     
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    I'd ask for my salvation and the salvation of all those near to me. I would then spend time asking questions about eschatology and random theological questions I had. I would probably be terrified due to His holiness.
     
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    Why did you wait 59 years before finally making an appearance?

    How I would react would depend entirely upon the character of the god in question.
     
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  15. We Never Know

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    At least his cousin :D
     
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    For me it would be all about gratitude. I wouldn't ask questions; I trust that what I need to know is revealed in its proper time.
     
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  17. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue Twilight, not bright nor dark, good nor bad.

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    What were u thinking?
     
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    Twilight Hue Twilight, not bright nor dark, good nor bad.

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    Maybe this world was a mistake and he chucked it out into space muttering something about going back to the drawing board.
     
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  19. Brickjectivity

    Brickjectivity Turned to Stone. Now I stretch daily.
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    What I would ask if I could speak to all planets, objects, temperatures, ideas, directions, events, all things that could possibly ever happen or exist plus that which transcends all of those and speak to all of that at one time?

    I imagine that for God to talk to me would be like a 4 dimensional geometry problem. Imagine me speaking with personifications of life, death, infinity, love, hate, time and just...everything. I would ask if it were painful to become conversant with me and to shrink down enough to do so, and I would ask if I had been somehow enlarged and substantiated in order for this to happen. I would ask if this now made me important on a cosmic scale.
     
  20. The Hammer

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    Which God?
     
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