This is one concept many people don't want to talk about, because they claim it is Religion. Others don't want to, because it is controversial and do not want to be 'crucified'.
When one hears about God or is ask about the concept of God, the first thing that comes to mind is the Biblical God, as if the Bible is the 'only and true' authority about God. Even some of the atheists that I have spoken to who do not believe in God, believe that something is responsible for the creation of the world. Is that 'something' God?
So, who is God? Does God exist?
One may not agree with my opinion, but it is mine, just like every others that may comment on this blog. I will like it to be respected (same as others) and not rain the 'Armageddon' curse on any comments here.
Here is my view:
The concept of God is mostly seen from the Bible's perspective, which is a big error. The Bible is NOT a true account of creation or of God. Rather the Bible is nothing but a historical document of a tribe (the Hebrew). And the God in the Bible, is that created by the Hebrews to support their historical account. And the concept and rites were borrowed from the Egyptians. And most of the stories (Adam, Eve, the serpent and the apple, Noah's flood, the tower of Babel, All Egyptians first male sons being killed, etc) are just mythical. They are not true stories. The Biblical God is NOT the truine or true God. The believe in the Biblical God, to me, is responsible for all the current problems (hatred, revenge, etc) of the world today. The Biblical God is a Despotic, tyrannical, hateful, vengeful, jealous, never forgiving God, who must be appeased or whose anger must be curbed with costly sacrifices of the lives and blood of animals. Can one imagine the bleating and the pains of these creatures as they are roasted alive (whole burnt sacrifice) to appease an 'all powerful' and just God?
Or which righteous and sympathetic God will cause destruction of his creation (children) simply, because they disobeyed him. Will any parents do that?
Or which righteous and just God will order the killings of other tribes simply, because they are 'not his own'. 1st Samuel 15 (2-3) Thus says the Lord of hosts, "I will punish the Amalekites for what they did in opposing the Israelites when they came up out of Egypt. Now go and attack Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have; do not spare them, but kill both man and woman, child and infant, ox and sheep, camel and donkey."Now, imagine the women running away with their infants and being clubbed and speared to death on the orders of Biblical God. Today, we all cry for the head of a police commissioner if a policeman shoots and kills a victim running away. Yet this is a true God.
Believe me, if the Biblical God is alive today, he will be before the International Court of Justice for crimes against humanity.
This is not to say that the Bible is a complete trash. No. There are some writings in the Bible that society can benefit from. Books like Proverbs, Ecclesiates, and the mystical teachings of Jesus the Christ, are worth reading and very beneficial.
Does that mean there is no God? And does God exists?
There is God. The true God is the Creative Force or the Universal Breath that created the universe; the force that brought beings into existence. While the atheists may not believe in God, but by believing in something being responsible for creation, that something to me is God. This creative force is so powerful that it's vibrative protoplasts result in creation. It is the force existing in man that is referred to as the image of God.
Does God exist? Yes, in his vibrative force in us. Hence when Christ was asked about the Kingdom of God, he responded that the kingdom of God is in us. Luke 17 (21) "Neither shall they say, Lo here or lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is in you."