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PostSubject: The definition/undefinability of God   Sat Aug 23, 2008 3:06 am

The model that many philosophers seem to deal with when discussing the question of theism is the 3-omni God--a God that is omnipotent, omnipresent, and omnibenevolent. Yet, it seems simultaneously that all major religions fail to meet this model (at no necessary fault of theirs.) It seems to me that, before having any discussion about God or about believers in God, we should define what he is and, therefore, determine a criteria for such a definition. Even if this forum consists predominantly of atheists, this question is still relevant to holding a rational position.
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PostSubject: Re: The definition/undefinability of God   Sat Aug 23, 2008 1:04 pm

The god i grapple with is a traditionally Christian god, with christ acting as his worldly representative. There are many stances, But the major opposition is against the major monotheistic religion of my background - Christianity. An entity, regardless of physical description which is omnipotent, yet is calculating, understands the phrase "balance of power", plays with human dolls, etc. His greatness can only be considered in his incoherence. It is strange that christ should have spoken for him, if the rest of the bible is actually 'god's word'... And for that matter, Christ may not even have been god's real representative.

I do not absolutely refute the existence of any god, nor do i affirm such an entity, I take the point of a skeptic and can verify nothing, but based upon human law (the bible), this incoherent being of creation is what i see as god.

'Stupidity has a knack of getting its' way' - Albert Camus

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