| I have no more acquaintance or
knowledge of God than you do, but here are my thoughts:
| God is unnamable and unknowable! I
believe "GOD" is spirit, the force of nature, a part of
"GOD" is in EVERY living thing. Once you name him/her/it you
place God into a niche, removing and separating God from everything
living. The 'soul' is the living seed of God placed in all life, for only
God knows why! I believe death is the doorway to reunite with the greater
soul of God.
| I believe in heaven and hell, but
not in the traditional sense. Heaven is the rejoining (note the rejoin vs.
join) with God. Hell is reincarnation until we have learned or experienced
what we need to be ready for the transition.
| Think of it as, diamonds come from
coal, when we arrive here we are coal when we become diamonds we are ready
to go home to God. If we are still rough stones, we come back to further
polish by life and living. We are each here for a reason, I hope it is to
learn or experience life to bring something new back to the greater
| So, for myself, I don't want to
name this greater spirit and be separated, whether I'm ready or not I want
to go home.
| There is no name that is definitive,
because once defined we assume we know all. How can you possible name
something of God's magnitude?
| But, if you must have a name to
focus your worship remember that it is not all defined within a name.
| Another name game: man's first
'friend' and companion in our journeys through life was the Dog. Dog
reversed is God, now whom did we name first, which one receives the honor
of emulating the other?
| To presume we (anyone, not limited
to religious leaders) knows God, what God wants, or what God wants us to
do is a bit too presumptive for me. That's why most religious dogmas turn
me off, they assume they KNOW the Word of God. Null and void, if the Word
of God is anywhere in this existence it is in DNA. Not in petty words or
beliefs, it is much grander than that...
| So, after all the disclaimer, what
do I feel God is? God is life, living in each of us, experiencing and
growing beyond our comprehension. I believe each of us is a part of God,
has a part of God in us, but are NOT God-like. Each is a single
cell/neuron in the mind of God, sent here with free will to shape our
'souls' to experience life and living, and yes dying, to bring all those
feelings back home when we die. When I say 'us' I don't mean just humans,
I mean all life in every form and on all planets throughout the universe.
God is so full of experiences, living and
knowledge that God is unfathomable beyond our imagination.