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Should Christians try to define God? 
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Post Re: Should Christians try to define God?
the most common definition is that 'God is love'


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That's the definition I lean to Strumm. Hence, I do not believe in hell, and judgement day.


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I do not deny that "God is Love". It is even said in my spiritual tradition. In my understanding by saying that "God is Love", I am merely stating one of the infinite attributes of God. I could say, "God is Wisdom", and again I would only be stating an attribute of God. I believe that we can say things about God, but I doubt very much if we could ever define God.

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I agree. I cannot define God and being as I am human I am sure my view of any definition of God would be clouded by my experience of what it is to be human and human understanding. Thus given to error.
Yet, I feel if we are to say God is love or God is wisdom then I find it hard to understand the concept of eternal damnation or someone lacking in compassion. I know this comes down to the belief approach and personal experience one chooses to take but the angry God and vengeful concepts of God do not make much senses to me.


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Without limitations nothing can be measured, nothing can be learned.
We are fractals of the IS. IMO.

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No eternal damnation in my spiritual world. How I see things is that life can never be separated from the Divine. God is that Life.

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I have been re-reading one of my favorite books "No Death, No Fear" by the Buddhist Monk and spiritual teacher Thich Nhat Hanh. Even though Buddhism is not a theistic religion, Thich Nhat Hanh offers us an interesting view of God. He says, "God transcends all our notions. God is neither a person nor a non-person."

As long as God is a concept in our minds, God is not a reality. If we could liberate ourselves from the word God and the concept that we have of God in our minds, there is a possibility that we could better understand that reality. Thich Nhat Hanh says something that impacted me in a very special way: "...if we are not bound to any dogma or concept we will be free to make our discoveries." These last words of the venerable teacher point to the heart of spiritual meditation.

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I like that Luis. It reminds me of conversations on ULC.net. They discussed that the only way we could of God is because God is supposed to have said so in the book.
Hence God is good because the book says so. God is righteous because the book says so. There is no other evidence that God is actually (or none being) the being spoken of except the book say so.
I am not a Bhuddist but those words in your post Luis makes a lot of sense to me. Defining God is something I have never found anyone does to the everyone's liking or understanding. I therefore lean towards God is undefinable.


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The Bible says God is good! If He could really be anthropormorphicaly personified He'd find Himself in the Hague answering for crimes against humanity before He knew it. I do believe He set the bar on ethnic cleansing. On the other hand, I've always maintained that you shouldn't believe every thing you read.

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That is how I see it too.


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