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Old 18-10-2019, 06:12 AM
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The thread originally was:

"Are you comfortable using the word G-d?
Do you use other names for G-d?"

What I really wanted to know was
Are you comfortable using the word G-d?
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Old 20-10-2019, 03:03 AM
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You should research where the word GOD comes from
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Old 20-10-2019, 05:17 AM
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You should research where the word GOD comes from
I have.

If you study Genesis 1:1(a) in Hebrew then how it got translated into Greek and
then finally how it got translated, you might have enough material for a book.

Back to the original question, do you feel comfortable using G-D?
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Old 22-10-2019, 03:23 AM
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I have.

If you study Genesis 1:1(a) in Hebrew then how it got translated into Greek and
then finally how it got translated, you might have enough material for a book.

Back to the original question, do you feel comfortable using G-D?
I'm going to assume based off of your reply that you have not researched the origins of the word GOD
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Old 22-10-2019, 04:17 AM
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I guess you did not read post #15.

I would like to hear your version.
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Old 23-10-2019, 10:56 AM
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I guess you did not read post #15.

I would like to hear your version.

Yeah I read it however if you had actually done your research on the name GOD you would have dismissed the validity of using it in the context of the abrahamic religion because of its multiple different Origins most of them predating the Jewish or Christian faith and so making the word God fallacious to even consider let alone ask a pointless question to others such as do you feel comfortable using it . Do you feel comfortable saying Tom? Would you say Tom I'm public?. See how pointless that was seeing as we both don't consider Tom to be a special name?.
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Old 25-10-2019, 07:43 AM
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Yeah I read it however if you had actually done your research on the name GOD you would have dismissed the validity of using it in the context of the abrahamic religion because of its multiple different Origins most of them predating the Jewish or Christian faith and so making the word God fallacious to even consider let alone ask a pointless question to others such as do you feel comfortable using it . Do you feel comfortable saying Tom? Would you say Tom I'm public?. See how pointless that was seeing as we both don't consider Tom to be a special name?.
Your statement has validity but, remember, this is the Jewish section.

Jews predominately use the expression G-D. I wanted
to have conversations with people who use G-D and wanted to know if they are comfortable with that expression.
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Old 26-10-2019, 04:04 AM
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Yes I know I went to a synagogue for over 7 years I am fully aware of the quirks habits and traditions
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Jews predominately use the expression G-D. I wanted to have conversations with people who use G-D and wanted to know if they are comfortable with that expression.
A quick note before Shabbat.

Writing “G-d” is a custom. It is not required under Jewish law. The “o” is pronounced in spoken conversation.

And, yes, for those who don’t know... or have forgotten.... I really am.
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Hello BigJ,
I might also use it in discussion of different ways of conceiving of the divine.
I don't use the term G-d but I may use the term God for example, when discussing traditional religion or traditional religious concepts "in situ" or in their historic or common context.

But I will definitely say that the "traditional" form of God as presented to us down through the ages by crusty cultures and crusty perspectives is horribly off-putting, heavy-handed, and patriarchal.
IMO we do any notion of the divine a severe disservice by any reference to "God" as some sort of uber-human or uber-father. That nearly kills it for me right there.

I would rather see the possibility for humanity to better love and care for one another...and to appreciate it when it happens, without making God over in our image.
I'd much rather allow for a Creator or One that is not limited in any way by our human shortfall, sin ("missing the mark"), and iniquity.
A concept of Divinity which, regardless if connecting personally with us, does not have to be human or be limited in any way by our mere humanity simply to connect with us in spirit and at centre.

"God the Father" or "God as man" (as in some other traditions) are terribly oppressive, brutally cruel, and fatally flawed concepts of God, and IMO should be binned ASAP.
It's long since past time to free God from our conceptual prison and shackles

Now God as Love, God as One and All and What Is, God as Self/self/selves in relationship, and many other permutations...well alrighty then

Peace & blessings
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