It is my belief that God sent countless messengers or prophets to mankind, who founded new religions or rather "updated" old ones. Among others, Abraham, Moses, Krishna, Zarathustra, Buddha, Jesus, Mohammed and Baha'u'llah were such divine prophets sent by the one and only God, and accordingly, all of the religions they founded are equally true. Differences in these religions are due to the necessities of a fallible, developing mankind in different stages of its development.
That's a fundamental teaching of my religion, so I have to conclude that all those seemingly conflicting images of God and metaphysical explanations in these different religions are equally true, and where we perceive unreconcilable differences, we either don't try hard enough to concile them, or hit the barrier of our limited fallible human understanding.
The different religions are just looking at the same reality from different perspectives. Likewise, God is not anymore a person than He is a force, a principle or a manner of thinking.
"Not learning from mistakes is worse than committing mistakes. When you don't allow yourself to make mistakes, it is hard to be tolerant of others and it does not allow even God to be merciful."
To be the creator, God would have to be a hermaphrodite. I don't mean that to be snarky, just realistic. The odds are the God doesn't look a whole lot like you do.
All are distinct entities which somehow make up the greater nature of one complete being.
How exactly all of this works is completely beyond me. I'm pretty sure that I just completely butchered the explanation I provided above anyway.
Last edited by Gathomas88; 08-22-13 at 11:06 PM.
"Men did not love Rome because she was great. She was great because they had loved her." -- G.K. Chesterton
Why not start with whether there is such a thing as God?