God is the above and beyond everything; God is the unmovable mover; God is the first and the last, …..God is the Married Bachelor. God is the living contradiction.
Too many times I have listened to people describe God as an irrelevant impossible contradiction.
When the laymen or the philosopher describes God as being Transcendent and Eternal; they are also describing God as being intangible, nontemporal, timeless, invisible and spiritual. Which to me means, God is impractical and useless. When reading this description of god I can’t help but conclude: What’s the difference between that and non-existing? Wouldn’t it just be easier to call God, a concept or a feeling? When we describe God as such, we reduce the existence of a transcendent eternal God to an inconsistent and incoherent concept. That God is really an incoherent explanation of nothing.
One of the final arguments I usually hear from theistic proponents of God is that God is unknowable. That in order for someone to say that God does not exist, they would have to know everything, because God is Unknown and Unknowable. For no one can know the mind of God.
I find this to be also a very obtuse description of a Transcendent-Eternal-Infinite God, because this argument only makes sense if a theist openly admits in the beginning of an argument, that they could also be absolutely wrong about all concepts of God, because God is unknowable.
It is really odd that a theist or a Christian will say that God is unknown/unknowable and claim that nobody can know the mind of God, but still make religious claims about the character and will of God. It’s just really out of place that a religion or a church will say that god is incomprehensible to man but believe with certainty and knowledge that they know and worship the one true God, but all others not just have no knowledge of God, but also worship the wrong god. Is it not contradictory that a person can say they know God and have a personal relationship with God, but in the same breath say God is Unknown and Unknowable? (Is God Eternal? Is God Transcendent?)
Over the centuries, the definition of God has dwindled, changed and evolved into something that is ultimately meaningless to the common man. As one YouTube blogger put it: Theist and Christians definitions of God have become so vague and meaningless, you could call God SNARF, and it would take nothing away from the conversation.
As one blog post implied, the idea and notion of believing in God is comparable to shopping to Walmart. That in believing in God it has disintegrated to the point that God is whatever you choose whom to be. You can pick your God, like you pick your groceries.
My personal favorite definitions of God are as follows:
God is nature…. Translation: God is a Tree.
God is beauty….. Translation: God is really my wife because she is smoking HOT!!!
God is love…..Translation: God is an emotional response to when my body produces Oxytocin causing me to feel a tingling feeling in my pants when I see
a pretty girl, I mean my wife.
God is Literature….. Translation: God is Harry Potter
God is everywhere…. Translation: God is either Air or DarkMatter. You pick.
God is within us……. Translation: God is the internal working of my organs and bodily fluids that will someday fail me in my old age.
“People create gods more or less exactly as they want them to be.” -(An Infinity of Gods, By Skeptical Avenger)
Then there are responses…. that say we can never know God. God is unknowable and unmeasurable. If this is so; then when a believer uses such a vague definition of God then they are just reassuring me of what I have already concluded about God….God is a vague concept of meaningless that changes at the whim of whoever I am talking to.
- Skeptical Christian
- Evaluating God
- What is God? Bittersweet End
- What is God? Atheist Rev