What is your definition of a god?
My definition of a god is:
A being of unchallengeable power - worshiped by all those beneath him/her.
I can't think of anyone who fits that definition. Not even from ancient mythology and present mythology.
What's yours? I ask because the definition is so controversial. THere no 'set' definition of a god.
Im a atheist btw.
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavourite answer
G(capital g)od: The main power and creator of the religion of all forms of Christianity
god:A powerful deity commonly in religions and folktales used to help understand why this or that happened.
- 1 decade ago
The more militant New Atheists appear to have a lot in common with the more fanatical religious fundamentalists, in that both are marinated in fear and hate, posses an iron certainty that they alone are right, and seek only to mock and deride those who think differently to themselves. These people create a lot of noise, and do not contribute meaningfully to a most fascinating debate about our universe and our place in it. For example, some within New Atheism are proselytizing their beliefs with the fervor, and in some cases anger, more often associated with evangelicals. From an international ad campaign on buses dismissing belief in God, to rallies at universities inviting students to exchange their Bibles for pornography, atheists are no longer content with a live-and-let-live approach to those adhering to religion. Instead, they are actively trying to convert (or is the word un-convert?) the masses.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
God is Everything. God is all powerful and all encompassing. Humans gave God human like qualities to make it easier to understand God.
I don't believe God is some old man siting in the clouds hurling lightning bolts and complaining about everything he can think of. I think Atheist have God confused with the deity Zeus.Source(s): Christian Ex-Atheist
- 1 decade ago
The fundamental belief of Sikhism is that God exists, not merely as an idea but as a Real Entity, indescribable yet knowable and perceivable to anyone who is prepared to dedicate the time and energy to become perceptive to His/Her persona. The Gurus never spoke about proofs of the existence of God: For them He/She (God in Sikhism does not have a gender) is too real and obvious to need any logical proof.
Guru Arjan, Nanak V, says, "'God is beyond colour and form, yet His/Her presence is clearly visible"' (GG, 74), and again, '"Nanak's Lord transcends the world as well as the scriptures of the east and the west, and yet He/She is clearly manifest'" (GG, 397).
In any case, knowledge of the ultimate Reality is not a matter for reason; it comes by revelation of the ultimate reality through "nadar" or grace and by "anubhava" or mystical experience. Says Guru Nanak, budhi pathi na paiai bahu chaturaiai bhai milai mani bhane which translates to "He/She is not accessible through intellect, or through mere scholarship or cleverness at argument; He/She is met, when He/She pleases, through devotion" (GG, 436).
Sikhism as a religion is uncompromisingly monotheistic. The Gurus have described God in numerous ways in their hymns included in the Guru Granth Sahib, but the oneness of the deity is consistently emphasized throughout. Briefly, God for the Sikhs as described in the Mool Mantar, the first passage in the Guru Granth Sahib and the basic formula of the faith is:
(GG. Pg 1)
— ੴ ਸਤਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਕਰਤਾ ਪੁਰਖੁ ਨਿਰਭਉ ਨਿਰਵੈਰੁ ਅਕਾਲ ਮੂਰਤਿ ਅਜੂਨੀ ਸੈਭੰ ਗੁਰ ਪ੍ਰਸਾਦਿ ॥
Ik oankar satinamu karta purakhu nirbhau nirvairu akal murati ajuni saibhan gurprasadi
One Universal Creator God, The Name Is Truth, Creative Being Personified, No Fear, No Hatred, Image Of
The Timeless One, Beyond Birth, Self Existent, By Guru's Grace.Source(s): http://en.wikipedia.org/
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- 1 decade ago
"business" is enough word to define it.Source(s): commonsensei