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commented on Nov. 26, 2013
Wikipedia: "Ignosticism or igtheism is the theological position that every other theological position assumes too much about the concept of God and other theological concepts; including (but not limited to) concepts such as faith, spirituality, heaven, hell, afterlife, damnation, salvation, sin and the soul.
Ignosticism is the view that a coherent definition of a given religious term or theological concept must be presented before the question of the existence or nature of said term can be meaningfully discussed."
Some history I found on the etymology of the word "God": Gad was the name of the pan-Semitic god of fortune, and is attested in ancient records of Aram and Arabia. Gad is also mentioned by the Book of Isaiah (Isaiah 65:11 - some translations simply call him (the god of) Fortune), as having been worshipped by a number of Hebrews during the babylonian captivity. Gad apparently differed from the god of destiny, who was known as Meni. The root verb in Gad means cut or divide, and from this comes the idea of fate being meted out.
Seems the roots of the concept/word we use today began in anthropomorphic favoritism and polythiestic, divided "gods".
What is a functional concept of "The God" un-anthropomorphized? What was the original story before the beginning of the telephone game through man's history?
There are still preserved ideas of a Unified One God embedded in all the cultural stories. Who's nature is Infinite, Eternal, Almighty, Perfect, Ever-living. The Source of causation, the prime mover...these ideas predate all the religions. Religion comes from the word re-ligio which means to unify. And it would be funny if it weren't so tragic that religion is used in divisive ways and they use ideas of God not to unify but to fortify their elitism.
So what is the answer to our ignorance? What is the sharable, self evident Truth? It's a common enough euphemism but is Truth really self evident? Seems not...but how many places do people really look? Where is the evidence of the works of such a Being and why is it even important? What would happen if science proved the existence of a "The God"?
What was before the beginning?
I invite you to freely use your imaginations and think the biggest and most functional thoughts that you can, without fear to wrestle with "God"........this is not about being right but about painting the landscape and map so that we can see what we have to work with. If any body of skilled thinkers can come up with a correctly predictive universal process model, its you guys and gals!
At your service,
The New Guy. =)