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    What is a God?

    What is a God?

    The term “God” is misleading. We have been dealing with the JudeoChristian idea of a universal overlord for so long that the word can confuse us. When we talk of the Gods, what are they? Are they universal overlords? Perhaps they are so different from the JudeoChristian concept as to be another thing entirely.

    My Recovering friends used to talk of a “higher power” and a “power greater than yourself.” They might be on to something. We can define our Gods as powers greater than ourselves. That provides a good starting point for discovering the Gods. We need not cloud it with useless theological distinctions. We can grasp the idea that a God is a greater power. It can do more, is more knowledgeable, wiser and more powerful than us. Many people have had a thriving spirituality based on that simple definition.

    Some year ago when I was a substance abuse counselor, a man in early Recovery told me he did not have a good definition of his higher power. He wanted to define “God.” My reply was humorous. I recounted my own extensive spiritual experiences and learning. The man was impressed. He felt confident that I could define “God” for him. The fellow was taken aback when I said, “And with all that, I do not have a clear definition of the Gods, either.”

    We do not have to define the Gods with pinpoint accuracy. They can define themselves for us, if they wish. The Gods will work with us whether we define them clearly or not. The Gods will work with people who even have mistaken ideas about them. Keep in mind that once we have gotten past the idea of a God as being a big magic man in the sky, definitions become nebulous. The real objective is to work with the Gods and let them work with us.


    http://thortrains.net/blog/2010/08/10/what-is-a-god/


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    The area of the religious is an internal one, it is not external (though invoking the Gods they sometimes appear on the outside but that is just a delusion because you remaint in a lower state and the higher state is 'outside' of your lower self)

    You have to focus on what is going on inside you to find what is God. The general gate is the emotional center for most in christian ruled countries. Emotions mean a pure emotion not governed by anything unclean like greed, friendship etc. To go through this gate you will enter a different world of consciousness, like 'heaven' for christians, like Asgard for heathens, like Nirwana for Bhuddist (though often they use compassion), or the upperworld for egyptians and so on.

    In this area you find God who is nothing but yourself, not separated from anything. A certain state and a different feeling of I.

    What ever God you worship it will appear to you in this form.

    All negative forces, Loki, Midgard snake, Satan, Scheitan, Kaudavas and so on are the forces who try to get you back into an ordinary state and debase you of the kingdom you righteously belong. That is the final fight of the Goetterdaemmerung, where the consciousness loses against the evil forces only to be reignited at another time. Like Jesus who was killed by the evil forces and then resurrected at a different time.
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    I would say that a god is an image of the perfected Self. God (with a capital 'G'), therefore, is the ultimate Self.

    Along this line of thought, elemental gods like the storm gods Zeus, Thor, Perun, and Indra, are not direct embodiments of the elements, but the elements as we perceive them. Elemental gods then serve not as direct representations of the elements, but as representations of the features of those elements as possessed by humans.

    In terms of Germanic heathenry, it is not simple thunder that is being worshiped when one worships Thor, but the force within Germanic people that is thundery in nature.

    Just my 2¢.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev. Jupiter View Post
    I would say that a god is an image of the perfected Self. God (with a capital 'G'), therefore, is the ultimate Self.

    Along this line of thought, elemental gods like the storm gods Zeus, Thor, Perun, and Indra, are not direct embodiments of the elements, but the elements as we perceive them. Elemental gods then serve not as direct representations of the elements, but as representations of the features of those elements as possessed by humans.

    In terms of Germanic heathenry, it is not simple thunder that is being worshiped when one worships Thor, but the force within Germanic people that is thundery in nature.

    Just my 2¢.
    An image of the perfected self being projected from the living energy of the cosmos. I've humbly come to Freyr and Holda on some occasions...about my shortcomings, concerning social life, goals, driving practice/getting license to drive and a few other issues. I've seeked reconcilation and luck for these things to Freyr, Thor and Holda...humbly asking them of course.

    Also as part of this process I promised to push myself physically, mentally and spiritually to make up for shortcomings and sacrifaced to them and am in the process of fulfilling them. Like I said I'm in the process of perfecting myself and am not sure if I'm quite there, I guess it would be easier if I focused on the goals instead of scolding myself for past mistakes...however.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dagna View Post
    What is a God?
    God is The Father:




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    Quote Originally Posted by Rassenhygieniker View Post
    God is The Father:
    So you're saying that the aspect of God known rightly as the Ancient of Days, though more commonly referred to as The Father, is the only aspect of God in Catholicism worth paying attention to?
    Interesting. Can't say I've ever heard that interpretation before.

    However, I wouldn't want to take this thread too far off subject, so...

    When one considers the nature of a God, and what it means to be a God, one must understand the impediment that normative reality perception can become. The quickest way around this, of course, is through meditational practices geared toward overcoming the urge to consciously and willfully think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev. Jupiter View Post
    When one considers the nature of a God, and what it means to be a God
    Our Heavenly and Eternal Father is God.

    God the Father is the Supreme Being in whom we believe and whom we worship. He is the ultimate Creator, Ruler, and Preserver of all things. He is perfect, has all power, and knows all things. He "has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man's."

    We are all literally children of God, spiritually begotten in the premortal life. As His children, we can be assured that we have divine, eternal potential and that He will help us in our sincere efforts to reach that potential.

    God the Father is immense, omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent with infinite power and charity that goes beyond human understanding. After completing his monumental work Summa Theologica, St. Thomas Aquinas concluded that he had not yet begun to understand God the Father:


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    My favorite view on a God is Cthulu. The super alien really puts the concept of a god in a new light where something is simply far more advanced or different then you to the point that even looking at it will drive you insane.

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