Who, Exactly, Is God?


Believers talk a lot about God.

In their many and several conversations, they report that he* is all good … all knowing … all powerful. And because of these attributes, they pray to him, they sing to him, they praise him, they call on him in times of distress, pain, and despair. And most of all, they DEFEND him!

* Sidenote: It is said that calling “God” an “It” would make him impersonal (!).

Further, they claim to hear his voice, yet others close-by hear nothing. They claim to feel his presence, yet are unable to provide a clear description of what that means. When asked if they have ever seen “God,” they make references to nature, to “unexplained” events and/or happenings, to the existence of the universe. (Or they will claim the Hebrew individual described in the newer part of the “Holy Bible” is a full-on representation.)

Some will say that God is LOVE, yet they are unable to explain the many atrocities (described in that holy book he supposedly wrote) that were commanded by him. Or why he allows his (alleged) human creations to commit inhumanities against one another.

God is frequently described using metaphors, symbols, parables, and maxims. He is also represented by a multitude of idols and images.

Yet no one has seen this entity in a pure and observable form.

So the question remains.

Who, exactly, is this being referred to as “God”?

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