“We do not believe any group of men adequate enough or wise enough to operate without scrutiny or without criticism. We know that the only way to avoid error is to detect it, that the only way to detect it is to be free to inquire. We know that in secrecy error undetected will flourish and subvert”. – J Robert Oppenheimer.
I remember a person saying to me once "I see no God what is this being to me" and I said "God is your life". The Hebrew name for God was "Ehyeh asher ehyeh" literally translates as "I am that I am" or "I Will Be What I Will Be". Who, what and where God is a mystery yet to be revealed but the answer is not outside you.
Einstein, "science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."
Last edited by Moot; 08-23-13 at 09:27 PM.
Nothing because it simply doesn't exist. The concept of God was created long ago and used as a means of thought control. The world (or universe for this matter) doesn't revolve around good and evil. The concept of an afterlife was a reason for the thought control. Be good or in the next life you burn for all eternity (because apparently we're on a trial run in this life and our next is somehow eternal).
Libertarian and Atheist...wow I'm a hated man.
God is the union of opposites. That which transcends the polarity we represent, in our gender designation. Gender is inapplicable. For whatever reason, God decides that we should reflect a duality that precludes our own elevation to godhood, while being the embodiment of a complementarity that describes it. At once process and product. A cynic might deem it punitive, though my understanding of suffering is one of refinement. The expansion of soul in the crucible of strife.
It's not that God has no gender, but that He's beyond such limitation.