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Old 19-06-2019, 08:34 AM
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Is Yahweh "outside"?

Is Yahweh a God who is "outside" of us? The OT never mentions the "God Within". Instead Yahweh came from above and spoke to people from the outside.

It is only indicative of todays spiritual climate that many people feel there is no God "outside". The outer world is barren. But I feel it has not always been so.
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Old 19-06-2019, 08:57 AM
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I don't know what it says in Judaism. But I think it's everywhere and everything, inside and outside. All that IS. Everything is One.
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Old 03-08-2019, 06:07 AM
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I don't know what it says in Judaism. But I think it's everywhere and everything, inside and outside. All that IS. Everything is One.

I think you are referring to Elohim.
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Old 19-06-2019, 10:33 AM
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Is Yahweh a God who is "outside" of us? The OT never mentions the "God Within". Instead Yahweh came from above and spoke to people from the outside.

It is only indicative of todays spiritual climate that many people feel there is no God "outside". The outer world is barren. But I feel it has not always been so.



Yahweh is wherever you percieve Yahweh to be.
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Old 19-06-2019, 11:02 AM
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The people who wrote the OT must have been hallucinating or under influence of some kind of narcotic substance. You either talk to god and are religious, or god talks to you and you are Psychotic. Truth is, he's nowhere except inside a fictional book called the bible.
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The people who wrote the OT must have been hallucinating or under influence of some kind of narcotic substance. You either talk to god and are religious, or god talks to you and you are Psychotic. Truth is, he's nowhere except inside a fictional book called the bible.

Are there any bits of the holy books that make sense you?
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Old 20-06-2019, 05:10 PM
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Are there any bits of the holy books that make sense you?

Let's see… Nope. The bible is only full of negativity from the OT to the NT. Can't fnd anything inspiring.
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Let's see… Nope. The bible is only full of negativity from the OT to the NT. Can't fnd anything inspiring.

I'm loathed to quote this in a way because by what you've written previously you've had Christianity and the bible quoted at you enough to last a lifetime already. But anyway, one example below. I think it's a hard thing to deny that the holy books have some beautiful words and poetry in. I'm not religious or a Christian btw.

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity - Timothy 4.12.
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I'm loathed to quote this in a way because by what you've written previously you've had Christianity and the bible quoted at you enough to last a lifetime already. But anyway, one example below. I think it's a hard thing to deny that the holy books have some beautiful words and poetry in. I'm not religious or a Christian btw.

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity - Timothy 4.12.

That quote sounds nice, but the few good stuff doesn't add up to all the overwhelming dark and negative stuff found throughout the bible. And on top of that, this quote only seems to be aimed at Christians.
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Are there any bits of the holy books that make sense you?


How deeply have you studied the Bible?
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