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    Is my God your God, your point of view?

    Hey brothers and sisters, I have always felt a little strange about some things in my path but I want to discuss one factor only, just to be clear I believe in Jesus but don't consider myself a christian rather a follower of Jesus.

    What is your point of view on God? Is God to you the same God that the rest of the community in your faith/religion share ? Or do you feel the God you believe in differs to the God another person of your faith/religion? (Individual God or some sort of personal God)

    I hope the question makes sense ? I am trying to gain better knowledge on this subject.

    Thanks in advance. Love to all

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    Re: Is my God your God, your point of view?

    I totally get what you're saying. In a way, it's sort of something that I think about from time to time, until it starts to make my head hurt.

    Does what I call the color blue and see as the color blue appear the same to someone else? Or do they see my color blue as my color green, but we've all grown up calling it the same thing?

    Basically, it's about how we all perceive the same thing in different ways. Odin is Odin, no matter if I am in commune with him, or someone in Germany is communing with him. While we may get different messages from Him, or see Him in different ways, or honor Him in different manners, He is the same. It is we who are different, and therefore know Him differently.

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    Re: Is my God your God, your point of view?

    In the broader sense of myths and archetypes, yes, I imagine those who worship or have a patron God/dess have the same deity. On a personal level, I think we all tend to see what we want to see in our relationships with our deities.

    My relationship with Hades was one of servitude, reserve and utmost respect - but I've heard others talk about Him like He is a teddy bear. Even though the relationships were different, I've heard more than one person who has encountered Hades describe the exact same physical aspects and environment as what I know. So, yes, it's the same God - it's the people who are different.
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    Re: Is my God your God, your point of view?

    Quote Originally Posted by motherearth View Post
    Hey brothers and sisters, I have always felt a little strange about some things in my path but I want to discuss one factor only, just to be clear I believe in Jesus but don't consider myself a christian rather a follower of Jesus.

    What is your point of view on God? Is God to you the same God that the rest of the community in your faith/religion share ? Or do you feel the God you believe in differs to the God another person of your faith/religion? (Individual God or some sort of personal God)

    I hope the question makes sense ? I am trying to gain better knowledge on this subject.

    Thanks in advance. Love to all
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    Re: Is my God your God, your point of view?

    In all jewish schools, studying the Jewish bible is necessary. Because it is the part of the education. I study in a religious high school. So my view on Yhwh is a huge divine force that controls the whole universe and can do everything literally.
    This is the view I developed along the years.
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    A qood question. One i havent answered myself.

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    Re: Is my God your God, your point of view?

    I believe everyones perception of there god or gods is different to the rest. For example I'm a theistic satanist and have met a lot of other theistic satanists and we all seem to have a different interpretation of him , like I believe gods are more along the lines of a type of energy rather then flesh blood humanoid beings . So no I don't think any persons gods are the same or even similar to the man next to him
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    Re: Is my God your God, your point of view?

    Quote Originally Posted by satanic witch View Post
    So no I don't think any persons gods are the same or even similar to the man next to him
    Is that because of the person's interpretation of energy or due to the manifestation of different energies?

    In my heart of hearts, I believe that there is one Divine thing that runs through everything and has its own separate identity as well. I believe that the many gods articulated by cultures throughout history is the same Divine. If I can quote Ophidia: We all see what we want to see in our Gods. I think when we begin to articulate and give words to our gods, in some way, we can also begin to control them. We know what to expect of them, what they might do for us, what they want of us. When a culture begins to find words for their gods, they are articulating their needs, their questions, their morals. So, overtime I think humankind's understanding of the Divine grows and adjusts. We stand on the shoulders of giants so to speak.

    I really want to expand on this and make it really clear, but I just don't have time anymore to be pedantic about my posts! lol.

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    Re: Is my God your God, your point of view?

    Thanks for the reply Munin-Hugin . Haha and thats what happens to me I think about it till my head hurts and then just forget about it but it seems pretty important in how we perceive things. Hmm I see what your saying it's more about how we see the same deity as individuals.

    Thanks for the reply

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    Ophidia thanks for your reply. It seems what your saying makes sense to me that it's people who are different, I think what confuses me is when people starts arguing about what is and what is not about the same God, it makes me feel somehow their God and mine differs on a principle level at the very least, but this is what helps me accept other people so I guess it's not a bad thong in general.

    Thanks again for your input.

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    Re: Is my God your God, your point of view?

    Quote Originally Posted by Azvanna View Post
    Is that because of the person's interpretation of energy or due to the manifestation of different energies?

    In my heart of hearts, I believe that there is one Divine thing that runs through everything and has its own separate identity as well. I believe that the many gods articulated by cultures throughout history is the same Divine. If I can quote Ophidia: We all see what we want to see in our Gods. I think when we begin to articulate and give words to our gods, in some way, we can also begin to control them. We know what to expect of them, what they might do for us, what they want of us. When a culture begins to find words for their gods, they are articulating their needs, their questions, their morals. So, overtime I think humankind's understanding of the Divine grows and adjusts. We stand on the shoulders of giants so to speak.

    I really want to expand on this and make it really clear, but I just don't have time anymore to be pedantic about my posts! lol.
    Yes and no I think its possible for there to have been a one devine energy aka god but energy can only be changed not destroyed so as deity's came into the existence of the minds of man I believe the energy seperated and changed and it changes with everyone's interpretation of there god a piece changes to fit it, so yes one devine is possible in my idea anyway
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