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The New God

Posted on: 5 Dec 2017

December 5, 2017

They say God is not the author of confusion. In reality, God becomes the cause of confusions and contradictions on the subject matter pertaining to God.  If there was no such God, such conflict, contradiction and divisions and the idea of categorizing and labeling people as friend and enemy would not exist on this world and plane off existence. Such thinking and feeling of specialty, in one aspect, or goodness such as being chosen, holy; and the other side of the coin as and the theater of labeling of other people such as satan, evil, demonized, devil and the like are originally created by such confusion and dilemma people have on the concept and idea of God.  If there was no such God, the idea of being good and bad in relation to God will not happen.

Most people in this world think that the idea and sense of God is not possible without Religion since they are already shaped by such given mentality. Is this perception complete and accurate, not really!? Religion is helpful tool and instrument that help humanity to arrive to a sense and idea of God. Religion shapes humanity as to the color, height, width, appearance and other features of God by its great founders in historical past. This does not mean that what has been delivered in relation to the unknowable essence is perfect and accurate since the unknowable remains unknown due to its natural characteristics.

And, in today, humanity has reached to different evolving stage in terms of thinking and has reached to higher stage of maturity, compared to past, which oblige everyone to make inquiries and investigation about such given aspect and practice of the human way of life since it is high time to question the integrity of such given claims of history, whether to believe and follow footsteps of people who tell us about the unknowable and unlimited essence and reality in very knowable and limited way of perception which is hard to accept and trust since what they tell is their  imperfect and shallow perception of God they have due to reasons that they are shaped by particular belief system, thinking and group ideology.

In Judaism, God is understood to be the absolute one, indivisible, and incomparable being who is the ultimate cause of all existence. Judaism holds that YHWH, the god of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and the national god of the Israelites, delivered the Israelites from slavery in Egypt, and gave them the Law of Moses at biblical Mount Sinai as described in the Torah. Traditional interpretations of Judaism generally emphasize that God is personal, while some modern interpretations of Judaism emphasize that God is a force or ideal

God in Christianity is the eternal being who created and preserves all things. Christians believe God to be both transcendent (wholly independent of, and removed from, the material universe) and immanent (involved in the world). Christian teachings of the immanence and involvement of God and his love for humanity exclude the belief that God is of the same substance as the created universe but accept that God’s divine Nature was hypo-statically united to human nature in the person of Jesus Christ, in an event known as the Incarnation. There is one true and eternal God. He is the Creator of all things and is a Personal Being who can be known. He exists in three co-equal persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy spirit which they call the Trinity. Though there are different kinds of interpretations and understanding that exist within it.

In Islamic theology, God is the all-powerful and all-knowing creator, sustainer, ordainer and judge of everything in existence. Islam emphasizes that God is strictly singular, unique, inherently One, also all-merciful and omnipotent. According to Islamic teachings, beyond the Throne] and according to the Quran, “No vision can grasp him, but His grasp is over all vision: He is above all comprehension, yet is acquainted with all things. The Surat 112 Al-‘Ikhlās (The Sincerity) says: “He is God, [who is] One. God, the Eternal Refuge. He neither begets nor is born, nor is there to Him any equivalent. In Islam, there are 99 known names of God, each of which evokes a distinct attribute of God. All these names refer to Allah, the supreme and all-comprehensive God.

The above three different aspects of God, though they also share similarities, they differ on the medias of communications which they make with what they call and assume God, in which the Jews makes such communion thru the laws of Moses, whereas the Christians do it by the guidance of Jesus Christ whereas the Muslim world makes such communion by the messages they receive from Prophet Muhammad. Hence, the are found in today building houses of God, such as synagogues, churches and mosques in their name whose architectural design vary one from the other.

This shows in here that they like to be peculiar and one wants to differ from the other by their own accent and fashion. Forget about such three broad categories, there are also different sects within them since schism is the becoming nature of life in this world. This also tells that how human beings want to be considered as something special and they also want to create diversion in terms of their thinking and way of life since one always want to be better and greater in their given undertaking.  This explains itself that others who claim that they receive messages from God do tell some diversion in such aspect from the existing ones and they build houses in their own way and fashion too. This is one of the becoming nature and process of life in this world. One thing that should be underlined in here is that all are assumption since the nature of God is unknowable.

While such theatrical drama of life is going on, there is an emerging peoples and crowds within the world that claim that the idea of God is possible without religion and books, as they ask, who gave religion the mandate to talk on behalf of God since God never said anything about delegating his power and authority, except those self-appointed and claimed power and authorities received from past generations. Such given circle of people have not defined God, but they relate with assumptions that it is unknowable reality, there is no point of wasting one’s time and energy by exerting efforts and choices with such given aspect of life, they prefer to waste their energy and time on the productive matters and aspect of life, that can be knowable and reachable. They do not build such houses, but they live thinking and doing good things to themselves, to other people and to the world at large. This does not mean that existing ones should be removed, but not, but this means that this perception should be added in addition to the existing perceptions too.

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