how can we give a singular name to a higher power we will never have the means to even begin to understand?

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Fri, 04/17/2015 - 11:35am


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Wed, 08/14/2013 - 5:43am

I was writing a comment to this Highdea but it ended up being kind of long so i just submitted it as a Highdea instead.

My reply to this highdea
http://highdeas.com/hd/God_is_not_complicated

 
 
Thu, 12/12/2013 - 3:32pm
Pornflakes Says:

this reminded me of my highdea

http://highdeas.com/hd/When_people_say_i_dont_make_sense_high

 
 
Sat, 01/24/2015 - 6:43pm

I agree entirely with religion being pointless but I believe we will eventually be able to experience enough to understand the higher power/Creator (God). Probably not after this life but after many, many lifetimes & experiences we will be able to return to our source.

 
 
Fri, 03/13/2015 - 1:34pm
The_Lamp Says:

The different names given to a particular Religion are given as part of marketing their beliefs and Bible interpretation. From there individuals decide if that's groups set is acting and doing things in the way they wana roll.

 
 
Wed, 03/18/2015 - 3:13pm
Mr.P. Says:

I think it may be impossible for any single religion to get it right. But at the same time I don't think it's pointless. I think it gives many people strength to get through tough times. Often it gives guidance when people are unsure of what path to take. I just think people need to also think about what their doing on their own too, for instance the Crusades was a time where religion led people astray. I am agnostic, but I can still see how religion can be a very good structure for some people.

 
 
Sat, 04/11/2015 - 9:50am
bakayurei Says:

we've named lots of things we don't understand and probably never could e.g. the electron, and we've put names on other ideas besides God before we knew what the things were and if they even exist in the first place e.g. black holes

 
 
Sat, 04/11/2015 - 10:40am

"God" is just that, something we don't know. You act like it's so specific. It's like you putting your hand in the fish tank to fix the little scuba guy; To the fish they don't know where you come from, they just know you fix shit and drop food. You're their god. They've tried to put a face on god, but eh... God just means higher power. God could be the universe at work; the very notion that it's functioning.

 
 
Thu, 04/16/2015 - 10:38am
jgamba Says:

The analogy you made with the fish in the tank is quite a good one. It puts things into a perspective that Ive never thought about before. Kudos to you my friend.

positive vibes from NJ

 
 
Sat, 04/25/2015 - 4:14am
TenaciousD Says:

I just wanted to comment here because the guy above you has 4 UpVotes, you have 2 Upvotes..., and if nobody fucks this up, I'll have 0 UpVotes.
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Mon, 04/13/2015 - 8:45pm

I agree that organized religion is the devil, however, it has helped a lot of people get threw tough times. I was raised Christian, became Athiest, then settle on Spiritual. I settle on Spiritual because that means you believe in a higher power but do not believe in the orginized groups that believe in a higher power. Religion is the cause of the longest lasting war that is still going on to this day. I chose Spiritual because I feel that Spiritual people focus on the positives parts of Religion but ignore the hateful differences Religion causes. At least for me anyways.

 
 
Thu, 04/16/2015 - 3:46pm
yourmama Says:

Mostly agree with you. I find my perspective quite similar to yours too.
The difference is that I don't believe in a Higher Power but allow it to exist as a possibility which for the moment can neither be proven wrong nor right.
You made a good point though.

 
 
Tue, 04/14/2015 - 3:40pm

Just because you don't believe in religion doesn't mean you can't believe in a god or higherpower. Just saying.

 
 
Sun, 04/19/2015 - 11:18pm
MattTC Says:

God is whatever people want Him to be. Want to feed and care for the homeless? Must be God's calling for you. Want to stand outside a planned parenthood clinic and spit on women trying to go inside? God's cool with that too.

 
 
Mon, 04/20/2015 - 8:40am

Organized religion is wrong for more reasons than that

 
 
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Sat, 05/09/2015 - 5:13pm

Because naming something is the first step in understanding.

 
 
Mon, 05/11/2015 - 10:38pm
thearwen Says:

Never be able to understand? Says who?

 
 
Mon, 05/11/2015 - 11:14pm
 
 
Thu, 05/14/2015 - 9:33pm
cisconast Says:

If you have a psychotic experience or take DMT you will recover from it knowing everything. The God of Israel has a name and it's Jehovah of Armies.

 
 
Fri, 05/15/2015 - 10:07pm

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Thu, 05/21/2015 - 12:35pm
yurtpoh Says:

to control people. there's a point.

all cliche's aside, most religions also have some neat mythology and art. whether you believe the stories are real or not is up to you, but you can't say the stories are pointless. they are extremely well thought out (given the context of time), with their artistic themes and morals that are easy to identify, label, and understand.

i'm more of an "if you believe one, you believe them all" kind of person. though, i do not believe in some supernatural man in the clouds. i'm more of a skeptic, while i'm still open to ghosts and other paranormal unexplained phenomena. and not that cheesy fake shit you see on youtube... there's other things out there. what? we don't know. some have tried to explain it. some have exploited it for profit. but most go on oblivious to it...
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Sat, 09/19/2015 - 9:07pm

I think you think something about people that leads you to believe that religion only conspires to control and manage people's lives, and you don't give credit to the idea of religion having been developed because it satisfied the need for an explanation for people. Just like the Mayan's and Greeks had their own explanation of the world, others developed a way to explain it themselves. I'm not opposed to the idea that someone may have created a religion for the purpose you think, cause people suck, but I say give it a chance and acknowledge it might have been something that was intended for good; people just took it in the wrong direction. Religion after all, is like a gang. If you're not in mine, then the hell with you. Hell, a family is a gang in nature. I think it's completely natural what happened to religion, people hate, and defend what they have learned they need to defend.

 
 
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Tue, 05/26/2015 - 1:31am
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Mon, 05/25/2015 - 9:05am

Not being able to even begin to understand it tells us that how great it is. so no organized religion is fantastic. Secure Car Parking Manchester

 
 
Tue, 05/26/2015 - 1:31am
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Thu, 05/28/2015 - 12:46am
YungPaul Says:

“Tell people there's an invisible man in the sky who created the universe, and the vast majority will believe you. Tell them the paint is wet, and they have to touch it to be sure.” - George Carlin

 
 
Wed, 06/10/2015 - 9:11pm

"Religion is like a prison for the seekers of wisdom."

 
 
Thu, 07/02/2015 - 3:07pm

He is spirit. We can't physically see God, but we can know him. We have many names for him, in ancient hebrew because he revealed himself to many people & he still does today.

 
 
Wed, 07/15/2015 - 2:15am
EthanBryan Says:

Discussion about religion is not a thing that can be explained here because everyone have their own point of view. You must consider your own believes and go ahead with it. meet and greet luton

 
 
Tue, 07/28/2015 - 1:34am
arealhiguy Says:

Organized religion is a business. The oldest one around.

 
 
Mon, 08/03/2015 - 10:25am
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Fri, 08/28/2015 - 2:29am

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Sun, 09/06/2015 - 1:54am

Then what else is the point. The cults of organized regions are wrong but not all of all. I condemn specially the one that are treating their leader as a GOD and the believers are required to give their young daughters to that "GOD" in the name of wealth and prosperity and shit. concert tickets

 
 
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