What is God ?

Is there a god? What is the meaning of life?
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Bsuds wrote: Jan 17th, 2024, 5:25 pm God is Dog spelled backwards.

I believe in my Dog.

:130: :up: exactly.
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steven lloyd wrote: Jan 30th, 2024, 4:48 am :topic:

Quantum physics says there exists a universal energy that has the attributes of God...Is this "God"?
Nope don't think so. Your question implying a misguided interpretation that's not entirely supported by mainstream science. Quantum mechanics displays signs of duality and non deterministic paradigms which some falsely attribute to 'quantum mysticism', or 'quantum consciousness'.

Give this podcast a listen for a current run down of our interpretation of quantum field theory. Lex ask's some dumb questions that are enjoyable.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdv7r2JSokI
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The search to put specifics to a "unifying field theory" has been going on in quantum physics circles for decades, but the search does go on. Religion dismisses any need to search for deeper meaning by invoking "faith".

I suspect that somewhere down the road it will be scientists that find "God", and it's likely that "He" will bear little resemblance to what is in circulation today.

I think it's important to be okay with not knowing one way or the other, and be open to possibilities. Embrace the mystery.
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fluffy wrote: May 23rd, 2024, 6:28 am I suspect that somewhere down the road it will be scientists that find "God", and it's likely that "He" will bear little resemblance to what is in circulation today.

I think it's important to be okay with not knowing one way or the other, and be open to possibilities. Embrace the mystery.
This puts my feelings on the matter into words quite nicely.

Though, we'd have to be willing to change our concept of god quite drastically to allow for science to find something that could be called "god".
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youjustcomplain wrote: May 23rd, 2024, 9:40 am Though, we'd have to be willing to change our concept of god quite drastically to allow for science to find something that could be called "god".
Concepts of "God" are many and varied already, a lot are not so specific as to just what constitutes "God". Some are deliberately vague, using names like "a higher power", which leaves a lot of leeway for personal interpretation and doesn't assign any level of consciousness.
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fluffy wrote: May 23rd, 2024, 3:41 pm Concepts of "God" are many and varied already, a lot are not so specific as to just what constitutes "God". Some are deliberately vague, using names like "a higher power", which leaves a lot of leeway for personal interpretation and doesn't assign any level of consciousness.
Absolutely. I'd wager that there are as many ideas of what god is, as there are people with idea's.
If science may, someday, find god, I think it would be completely unsatisfying to the faithful.
The ones I've talked to seem to feel that they'd be lost without their god. They pray to their god, have deep conversations with their god, are guided to make moral decisions by their god.
I doubt science will ever be able to find a god that would satisfy these needs.
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fluffy wrote: May 23rd, 2024, 3:41 pm
youjustcomplain wrote: May 23rd, 2024, 9:40 am Though, we'd have to be willing to change our concept of god quite drastically to allow for science to find something that could be called "god".
Concepts of "God" are many and varied already, a lot are not so specific as to just what constitutes "God". Some are deliberately vague, using names like "a higher power", which leaves a lot of leeway for personal interpretation and doesn't assign any level of consciousness.
Exactly. Lately I have been investigating Taoism. What I do like is that, like Buddhism, it is not a religion and it's ideas are consistent with the science in quantum physics. Tao translates literally as "the path" (referencing a spiritual way of thinking and living that is in harmony with nature and the universe) and is also used as a descriptor or label for an infinite universal force and/or presence that includes everything.


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There was something formless and perfect
before the universe was born.
It is serene. Empty.
Solitary. Unchanging.
Infinite. Eternally present.
It is the mother of the universe.
For lack of a better name,
I call it the Tao.

It flows through all things,
inside and outside, and returns
to the origin of all things.

The Tao is great.
The universe is great.
Earth is great.
Man is great.
These are the four great powers.

Man follows the earth.
Earth follows the universe.
The universe follows the Tao.
The Tao follows only itself.
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