What is God?

What is God? What is he made of?  This is an important question to some, because in many cases the attributes of God are described, but God himself is not defined.

If “God” is immaterial, intangible, and invisible, how is that any different from nonexistent?

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About M. Rodriguez

When I first received Christ salvation, I made it a priority to read the whole bible and I did. But it was the Bible that made me question my faith. For I found it flawed and lacking. Due to this I launched a personal inquiry/investigation into my faith, and ultimately realized that the Christian God of the Bible was indeed man-made. Now I Blog about those findings and life after Christ.
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13 Responses to What is God?

  1. unklee says:

    Marcus, this is an interesting question. But I reckon if you asked the same question about mind or free will or consciousness or ethics, you’d get similarly uncertain answers. Scientists and philosophers have not really agreed on whether the mind is separate from the brain, or an emergent property of it, or just something we imagine but isn’t real. No-one can really agree about what is right and wrong, what makes it so, and whether that is objectively so, and if so how it came to be objectively so. And so on.

    So if you really need to know what God is, or what mind or ethics are, then the only answer seems to be that given by the man in black to Inigo Montoya: “Get used to disappointment!” So I don’t think it offers any reason not to believe in God, unless you are going to not believe in mind and consciousness and choice and ethics and many other things.

    Best wishes.

    • M. Rodriguez says:

      U do make a good point unklee, but when you ask the question What is self? What is the mind? What is consciousness or ethics? In my opinion you are asking what is the nature of those things. and in my opinion the nature of those things is that they are completely abstract and conceptual. In that they only exist in the mind or in belief.

      So if we are to apply that same thought we would say that god only exist in the mind in belief. And that God in all reality is only a concept.

    • GOD IS ON EXTENDED HOLIDAYS!
      OK?

  2. unklee says:

    “in my opinion the nature of those things is that they are completely abstract and conceptual”
    I’m not sure what you mean by ” abstract and conceptual”. Do you mean they don’t exist as realities? Or do you mean that they are not physical? I think the two are very different. Are you saying minds and consciousness and choice are not “real”? I am quite happy to say that God is not physical, but obviously would not say that he is not real.

    But whichever way you go, I don’t think it affects my main point that the argument implied in “If “God” is immaterial, intangible, and invisible, how is that any different from nonexistent?” is true. The four fundamental forces, even matter itself in quantum physics, might be considered to be “immaterial, intangible, and invisible” but they are nevertheless real.

    • M. Rodriguez says:

      more of the ontological definition, that God exist solely conceptually in the frameworks of the mind. I say this because there was a point even for myself, I was trying to find common ground in my belief with reasonable faith. And I remember trying to rationalize a reasonable and real definition of God. And the best I could come up with is that God is the Spirit of Hope and Community. And to a degree I still think this definition is true, but unique, because one could a apply this to a sports team or a political party.

      But as to your question, more of that their existence is dependent on the human mind to think or conceive it.

  3. “If “God” is immaterial, intangible, and invisible, how is that any different from nonexistent?”

    When you give this statement, I realize, this statement are more relate God of Islam “Allah”. If you google word “Allah”, the only thing that you can find are word “Allah in Arabic” or It’s attribute only.

    Even Muslim don’t say “immaterial, intangible, and invisible”, but we principle of Allah are

    1) Nor is there to Him any equivalent. (112:4) which mean “If we can visualize, imagine, hear with our mind/eye (in this world), it just creation not a creator (God).”

    To say God is immaterial, principally is wrong (even it logic), because we don’t know how God look like. The best answer is “We just don’t know how It look like”.
    To say God is intangible, I totally agreed.
    To say God is invisible, it just “Nor is there to Him any equivalent”.

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  9. ALLAH IS A PIMP!
    Sura 66
    THE PERFECT EXAMPLE FOR MANKIND
    “PARAGON OF MORAL PERFECTION”
    THE PERFECT MUSLIM
    And surely thou hast sublime morals
    (Surat Al-Qalam 68:4).
    Ye have indeed in the Messenger of Allah an excellent exemplar
    (Surat Al-Ahzab 33:21).
    “Say (O Muhammad to mankind): ‘If you (really) love Allah then follow me (i.e. accept Islamic Monotheism, follow Quran and the Sunnah), Allah will love you and forgive you your sins. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.’ Say (O Muhammad): ‘Obey Allah and the Messenger (Muhammad).’ But if they turn away, then Allah does not like the disbelievers.”
    (Quran: 3:31)
    “And whatever the Messenger gives you, take it, and whatever he forbids you, leave it. And fear Allah: truly Allah is severe in punishment.
    (Quran 59:7)
    Muslims believe that the Koran is the eternal word/laws of god to acts as a divine guidance for mankind about how to live a moral, righteous life. Prophet Muhammad, the highest perfection of human life and the prototype of the most wonderful human conduct in Islamic belief, emulated the guidance of Allah perfectly.
    MOHAMMED GAVE BLOWJOBS TO HIS GRANDSON:
    SURA 52:24
    “And there shall wait on them [the Muslim men] young boys of their own, as fair as virgin pearls.”
    Hadith Number 16245, Volume Title: “The Sayings of the Syrians,” Chapter
    Title: “Hadith of Mu’awiya Ibn Abu Sufyan”: “I saw the prophet – pbuh –
    sucking on the tongue or the lips of Al-Hassan son of Ali, may the
    prayers of Allah be upon him. For no tongue or lips that the prophet
    sucked on will be tormented (by hell fire)
    He (the Prophet) lift up his (al Hasan’s) shirt & kissed his (little) penis..”
    روى أنه صلى الله عليه و سلم قبل زبيبة الحسن أو الحسين
    He (the prophet) kissed the (little) penis of al Hasan or al Husein
    رأيت النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم فرج ما بين فخذي الحسين و قبل زبيبته
    He (the prophet) put Husein’s legs apart & kissed his (little) penis
    Another Hadith. Majma al-Zawa’id, Ali ibn Abu Bakr al-Haythami, 299/9 مجمع الزوائد لعلي بن أبى بكر الهيثمي
    رأيت رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم فرج ما بين فخذي الحسين و قبل زبيبته
    رواه الطبراني و إسناده حسن
    translated in English: “I saw the Messenger of Allah pbuh putting Husein’s legs apart & kissing his (little) penis.”
    Related by Al-Tabarani & it’s authentication is good.
    Face it your prophet who you consider perfect had sex with young boys including his grandson & had a 6 year old wife; raped and murdered, among other things.
    ALLAH’S ARITHMETIC: 54 INTO 9 GOES NICELY
    THE WANKING PERVERT FROM MECCA
    A marriage is engaged in by 2 consenting adults.
    Do you really believe a 6 year old child would desire to marry a 51 year old man?
    Do you think that is what she would choose?
    Do you think a 9 year old girl would desire to have sex with a 54 year old?
    The thought of an old man becoming aroused by a child is one of the most disturbing thoughts that makes us cringe as it reminds us of pedophilia and the most despicable people. It is difficult to accept that the “Holy Prophet” of Mecca married Aisha when she was 6-years-old and WANKED BETWEEN HER THIGHS FOR 3 YEARS and consummated/RAPED her when she was 9. He was then, 54 years old.
    MUHAMMAD: HIS SEX LIFE, SEX ABUSE & CHILD MOLESTING
    Muslims believe that the Koran is the eternal word/laws of god to acts as a divine guidance for mankind about how to live a moral, righteous life. Prophet Muhammad, the highest perfection of human life and the prototype of the most wonderful human conduct in Islamic belief, emulated the guidance of Allah perfectly. Let us investigate how did the prophet live Islam; how did the prophet apply the eternal teachings of God in his daily life? In this search for the historical Muhammad, we will utilize the Islam’s holy books, its own writings.
    MUHAMMAD’S MOLESTATION OF BABY AISHA
    Muhammad fantasized about baby Aisha before soliciting her from her father.
    Sahih Bukhari 9.140
    Narrated ‘Aisha:
    Allah’s apostle said to me, “you were shown to me twice (in my dream) before I married you. I saw an angel carrying you in a silken piece of cloth, and I said to him, ‘uncover (her),’ and behold, it was you. I said (to myself), ‘if this is from Allah, then it must happen.
    AISHA’S FATHER DID NOT APPROVE AT FIRST
    Aisha’s father, Abu Bakr, wasn’t on board at first, but Muhammad explained how the rules of their religion made it possible. This is similar to the way that present-day cult leaders manipulate their followers into similar concessions.
    Sahih Bukhari 7.18
    Narrated ‘Ursa:
    The prophet asked abu Bakr for ‘Aisha’s hand in marriage. Abu Bakr said “but I am your brother.” the prophet said, “you are my brother in Allah’s religion and his book, but she (Aisha) is lawful for me to marry.”
    MUHAMMAD WOULD THIGH WITH BABY AISHA
    HOW TO THIGH & GET HIGH
    Now let us see how thighing is practiced on a female child & who began this evil practice. According to an official Fatwa issued in Saudi Arabia, the prophet Muhammad began to practice thighing his child-bride, Aisha when she was 6 years old until she reached 9 years of age (Fatwa No. 31409). The hadith mentioned the prophet Muhammad started performing literal sex with Aisha ONLY when she reached the age of 9 (Sahih al-Bukhari, book 62, hadith No. 89).
    Muslim scholars collectively agree, a child becomes an adult, available for sexual intercourse as soon as she reaches the age of nine. Likewise, the Shari’a allows any of the faithful to marry a six-year-old child.
    According to the fatwa, the prophet Muhammad could not have sex with his fiancée, Aisha when she was six due to her small size & age. However, the fatwa said that at age six, he would put his penis between her thighs and massage it gently because he did not want to harm her.
    Imagine a man of 51 removing the clothes of a 6-year-old girl and slipping his erect penis between her thighs, rubbing her until he ejaculated and his semen ran down her thighs. To this day, this is considered a benevolent act on the part of the adult male “not wanting to harm her.” What harm could be inflicted upon a young girl mentally and emotionally if not a grown man showing her his penis and stripping her of her clothes and rubbing his male organ between her legs?
    Of course the twisted mind that does such an evil to a female child, would not hesitate to ejaculate on her body. And if this sexually perverted evil frame of mind committed such an act upon a child, the pedophile would not stop at ejaculating on her. His evil desire would go further and rape the child before she was a mature adult. This is exactly what Muhammad did to Aisha when she was yet a child of 9.
    Before she reached puberty, he began to have sex with her. Let us see what the fatwa said about the prophet of Islam and his child-bride, Aisha.”Praise be to Allah and peace be upon the one after whom there is no [further] prophet. After the permanent committee for the scientific research and fatwas (religious decrees) reviewed the question presented to the grand Mufti Abu Abdullah Muhammad Al-Shamari, with reference number 1809 issued on 3/8/1421(Islamic calendar).
    The inquirer asked the following: ‘It has become wide spread these days, and especially during weddings, the habit of mufakhathat of the children (mufakhathat literally translated means “placing between the thighs of children” which means placing the male erected penis between the thighs of a child). What is the opinion of scholars knowing full well that the prophet, the peace and prayers of Allah be upon him, also practiced the “thighing” of Aisha – the mother of believers ?’
    After the committee studied the issue, they gave the following reply: ‘It has not been the practice of the Muslims throughout the centuries to resort to this unlawful practice that has come to our countries from pornographic movies that the kofar (infidels) and enemies of Islam send. As for the Prophet, peace and prayers of Allah be upon him, thighing his fiancée Aisha. She was six years of age and he could not have intercourse with her due to her small age.
    That is why the prophet peace and prayers of Allah be upon him placed his penis between her thighs and massaged it lightly, as the apostle of Allah had control of his penis not like other believers’” (Fatwa No. 31409).
    Thighing of children is practiced in many Arab and Muslim countries, notably in Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Iran, and the Gulf countries. Also evil practices like altamatu’a bil almuka’aba (pleasure from sexual contact with her breasts), altamatu’a bil alsagirah (pleasure from sexual contact with a baby girl), altamatu’a bil alradi’ah, (pleasure from sexual contact with a suckling female infant), (Reported by Baharini Women’s Rights Activist, Ghada Jamshir)
    AISHA WASHING SEMEN FROM MUHAMMAD’S CLOTHES
    From the Hadith of Bukhari:
    Volume 1, Book 4, Number 229:
    Narrated ‘Aisha:
    I used to wash the traces of Janaba (semen) from the clothes of the Prophet and he used to go for prayers while traces of water were still on it (water spots were still visible).
    Volume 1, Book 4, Number 231:
    Narrated Sulaiman bin Yasar:
    I asked ‘Aisha about the clothes soiled with semen. She replied, “I used to wash it off the clothes of Allah’s Apostle and he would go for the prayer while water spots were still visible. ”
    MUHAMMAD WAS A CUCKSUCKING, WANKING CHILD MOLESTER!
    ALLAH & MOHAMMED SANCTIONED THE RAPE OF FEMALE CAPTIVES:
    RAPE JIHAD:
    Sahih Muslim Book 08. N 3371Marriage
    Chapter: Al-Azl (incomplete sexual intercourse): Coitus Interruptus.
    Abu Sirma said to Abu Sa’id al Khadri (Allah he pleased with him): O Abu Sa’id, did you hear Allah’s Messenger (May peace be upon him) mentioning al-’azl? He said: Yes, and added: We went out with Allah’s Messenger (May peace be upon him) on the expedition to the Bi’l-Mustaliq and took captive some excellent Arab women;
    and we desired them, for we were suffering from the absence of our wives, (but at the same time) we also desired ransom for them.
    So we decided to have sexual intercourse with them but by observing ‘azl (Withdrawing the male sexual organ before emission of semen to avoid conception). But we said: We are doing an act whereas Allah’s Messenger is amongst us; why not ask him?
    So we asked Allah’s Messenger (May peace be upon him), and he said: It does not matter if you do not do it, for every soul that is to be born up to the Day of Resurrection will be born.
    REMEMBER:
    ISLAM TEACHES THAT RAPE IS ORDAINED OF GOD
    ALLAH & MOHAMMED SANCTIONED RAPE
    Al-’AZL
    Al-’Azl, (العزل) also known as coitus interruptus, is the practice of having sexual intercourse with a woman but withdrawing the penis before ejaculation. Apparently al-’Azl with female captives and slaves was a pretty important topic for Muhammad and his companions as evidenced by the abundance of Hadith material on the subject.
    Practiced during Muhammad’s lifetime & ALL OVER EUROPE TODAY
    Narrated Jabir: We used to practice coitus interruptus during the lifetime of Allah’s Apostle .
    Sahih Bukhari 7:62:135
    Narrated Jabir: We used to practice coitus interrupt us while the Quran was being revealed. Jabir added: We used to practice coitus interruptus during the lifetime of Allah’s Apostle while the Quran was being Revealed.
    Sahih Bukhari 7:62:136
    Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri: that while he was sitting with Allah’s Apostle he said, “O Allah’s Apostle! We get female captives as our share of booty, and we are interested in their prices, what is your opinion about coitus interruptus(RAPE WITHOUT PREGNANCY)?” The Prophet said, “Do you really do that? It is better for you not to PULL OUT. No soul that which Allah has destined to exist, but will surely come into existence.”
    Sahih Bukhari 3:34:432
    Abu Said said, “We went with Allah’s Apostle, in the Ghazwa of Barli Al-Mustaliq and we captured some of the ‘Arabs as captives, and the long separation from our wives was pressing us hard and we wanted to practice coitus interruptus. We asked Allah’s Apostle (whether it was permissible). He said, “It is better for you not to do so. No soul, (that which Allah has) destined to exist, up to the Day of Resurrection, but will definitely come, into existence.”
    Sahih Bukhari 3:46:718

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