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  •  Poorly phrased question (3+ / 0-)
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    Tim DeLaney, wmspringer, MKSinSA

    Christian concepts of God vary widely. My evangelical nephew's "traditional concept" is not  quite the same as mine, & there is nothing original or radical  about my concept.  Many Christians  such as myself don't think much about who & what God is in totality, as it is simply too abstract, too incomprehensible.
    But we do believe God encompasses everything that is human, that aspect of God is comprehensible because it was revealed to us through Jesus, & from the example of Jesus we can see it in others &, hopefully, in ourselves.

    "There ain't no sanity clause." Chico Marx

    by DJ Rix on Sat May 18, 2013 at 08:16:20 PM PDT

    •  I assume you're referring to the title question. (2+ / 0-)
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      Darryl House, AaronInSanDiego

      "Is there a God?"

      Of course, the concept of God can vary from one person to another, just as the concept of "tree" can. Does a large woody shrub such as a crabapple qualify?

      Still, the concept of a creator God is pretty much distinct. The universe exists. Did a sentient eternal being create it? That is the question posed here.

      Note to Boehner and McConnell: "You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows." --Bob Dylan-- (-7.25, -6.21)

      by Tim DeLaney on Sat May 18, 2013 at 08:32:21 PM PDT

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    •  DJ Dix.. hmmm..... (0+ / 0-)

      I've read the gospels.. several times.  I do not feel that the character of Jesus is to be admired for several reasons that I won't go into here. However, the bottom line is that this character believed in hell and believed it was OK to condemn people to it.  That, in and of itself, disqualifies "Jesus" as a role model because the endorsement of ever lasting torture in some kind of afterlife is immoral in my book.

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