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Old 03-05-2004, 05:23 PM   #1
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What Is Your Source Of Truth About God?

In a couple of recent threads, discussions about God were sometimes supported by the Scriptures (the 66 books that comprise the Old and New Testament). Others pointed out that not everyone looks to the Scriptures as their source of Truth.

So, my question is: What is your source of Truth about God?
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Old 03-05-2004, 05:39 PM   #2
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A very good question.


I believe many are lost looking at the "Letter of the Law"

I think they want more than they need.

To believe the Scriptures are the "exact words of God" puts one in a perilous position.

At some point ration and science may cause them to accept that it is not possible that the earth is only 6000 years old. Noah gathered every species on earth, etc.


I believe the "Spirit of the teachings" are where it is at.


Worrying about eternal life suggest to me that one has not grasped that "Heaven" can be here on earth, with our loved ones, with God's presence radiating in our interactions with others.

What is eternal life? What are we saved from?
If we can not live at peace and with peace, we may need to be saved from ourselves. I do not want to spend an eternity with a self-obsessed person, especially if I am that person.


Simply, the truth of God is in selflessness.
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I look around me and from that I try to understand god. I think creation is a reflection of god.

I believe knowing truth about god is impossible, all experiences are subjective. The only truth is that we cannot know it.
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Or to deal with the inherent and illogical fear of death, a very human emotion to be sure. But if you think about it what was life like before you were born, its exatly the same for when you die, your concious is totally absent and nothing will ever effect you. That isnt to say that god doesnt exist but just a different way to dealing with ones mortality.
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I dont think there is any truth.
I dont think it is contained within a book.
I dont think there are any answers, only questions contained in everything around us.

'Tis a big old world and I dont reckon it 'just happened', I dont think any truth is something us mere humans will ever understand.
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'Tis a big old world and I dont reckon it 'just happened', I dont think any truth is something us mere humans will ever understand.

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My source of truth is from the Bible. But you probably already knew that
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Creation. God is EVERYWHERE.
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Originally posted by Angela Harlem
I dont think there is any truth.
I dont think it is contained within a book.
I dont think there are any answers, only questions contained in everything around us.

'Tis a big old world and I dont reckon it 'just happened', I dont think any truth is something us mere humans will ever understand.
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the truth is everywhere and nowhere , it is in me , in my brain , somewhere , maybe

we can't go into space , properly , earth is one big messy wild zoo
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I agree with Angela Harlem.

I most definitely don't believe the truth to be confined to any book. It is all around us.
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The Bible first and U2 second, naturally.
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some good quotes

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Whoever is without love does not know God, for God is love. 1 John 4:8
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Believe in love's infinite journey, for it is your own, for you are love. Love is life. Rumi (1207-1273)
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Deep in each one of us there is an inner pull toward some higher form of life, an underlying but insistent urge that prompts us like the flower which innately turns toward the sun to look toward something greater than ourselves. Roberto Assagioli (1888 - 1974)

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All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. Everything is, everything exists, only because I love. Everything is united by it alone. Love is God, and to die means that I, a particle of love, shall return to the general and eternal source. Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910), Russian novelist, philosopher.
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Another Good Quote

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The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. Proberbs 9:10
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I agree with Angela Harlem.

I most definitely don't believe the truth to be confined to any book. It is all around us.

So, in essence, Truth can be anything we want it to be? It is all relative?
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She didn't say Truth can be anything we want it to. She said she believes there are many sources of Truth.

I remind everyone that no one appreciates having words put in their respective mouths.

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Sorry, that is why I asked a question instead of making a statement. With many sources of Truth, what happens when you have conflicting sources? Is this a matter of finding the greatest common denominator of beliefs?
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Is this a matter of finding the greatest common denominator of beliefs?
No: it's a matter of respecting the fact that not everyone's "truth" is the same as yours.
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You can imply all you want with your statements. If you don't want to answer the question or pose another question - that's up to you. Making negative implications of my posts will not further the discussion.
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