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Concept of Diety

Started this discussion. Last reply by Forrest Curo 3rd month 20. 15 Replies

I haven’t been on in quite a while but I am hoping to get feedback on different Friends conceptions of God. I feel God is both male and female. Like ying and yang. The reason I embraced Quakerism was…Continue

 

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Forrest Curo replied to Thomas Maxwell's discussion 'Concept of Diety'
"If your concepts of God get underfoot, the best way forward is to pray for help in knowing God better."
3rd month 20
Wim Nusselder replied to Thomas Maxwell's discussion 'Concept of Diety'
"In "Secularization for the sake of religion" I pleaded to let go of concepts of ‘God’ in order to find divine experience and guidance."
3rd month 20
Keith Saylor replied to Thomas Maxwell's discussion 'Concept of Diety'
"Christ's living appearance within me has drawn me out of the reflective nature and the process of conceptualization and into the Spirit's living immanent presence itself in itself. This motion of immanent presence is discovered (and is…"
2nd month 26
Forrest Curo replied to Thomas Maxwell's discussion 'Concept of Diety'
"God is also more than anyone's experience of God. It's not that we can contain God in a concept, but that we can't contain God by eschewing concepts either. The concepts do not contain God, but like our various flavors of experiencing…"
2nd month 26
Keith Saylor replied to Thomas Maxwell's discussion 'Concept of Diety'
"Hello Thomas, Through the immanent appearance of eternal life itself inshining upon me, I am drawn out of the process of the reflective nature and conceptualization in relation to and correspondence with eternal Being or Life. Direct, unmediated, or…"
2nd month 26
Forrest Curo replied to Thomas Maxwell's discussion 'Concept of Diety'
"I'd rather encourage people to examine the Bible sympathetically than discourage them from doing so; however some ways of looking at it work better than others. As a stick for the blind, it should work as well as any, though seeing is better…"
2nd month 23
William F Rushby replied to Thomas Maxwell's discussion 'Concept of Diety'
"Instead of floundering and thrashing around to find a way to conceptualize God, Turn to the Bible for inspiration for your conceptual endeavors and as a measuring stick to assess how you are doing.  And stop worrying about whose toes you…"
2nd month 23
Forrest Curo replied to Thomas Maxwell's discussion 'Concept of Diety'
"Masculine _nouns_? A word like "Godd-ess" would imply that 'God's were normally male, except for some variant which happened to be female. But 'God' is a word for exactly one being, who doesn't need to…"
2nd month 22
Patty Quinn replied to Thomas Maxwell's discussion 'Concept of Diety'
"To hear God referred to in masculine nouns and pronouns feels to me like a slap in the face to the entire female half of humanity.  Moving on, my concept of God is that it is a profound mystery and an ultimate power for good. None of us…"
2nd month 22
Forrest Curo replied to Thomas Maxwell's discussion 'Concept of Diety'
"It's probably best to talk about many Biblical concepts of God. What they have in common is that they mean a real Being, a causally decisive Being, not a figment, not an image constructed by human beings (although people's images of God…"
2nd month 20
William F Rushby replied to Thomas Maxwell's discussion 'Concept of Diety'
"Some Christians try to stick closely to the Biblical concept of God.  Of course, we know that the Biblical understanding of God has changed over the centuries.  See James Kugel, *The Great…"
2nd month 19
Thomas Maxwell replied to Thomas Maxwell's discussion 'Concept of Diety'
"Yes I agree. I believe we can be fluid in our conception of our Higher Power. I love Kuan Yin but I also honor and love Jesus. Thank you for all your responses."
2nd month 19
Forrest Curo replied to Thomas Maxwell's discussion 'Concept of Diety'
"Mary Baker Eddy of the Christian Science theology. But I don't know of any Quakers making an issue of it, except for a few people who object to any idea of 'God', because, you know, He's a guy, allegedly. Pushy. Tougher than us,…"
2nd month 18
Thomas Maxwell replied to Thomas Maxwell's discussion 'Concept of Diety'
"I am curious about both I know from my many years of studies that Quakers have differing conceptions of God. I was also wondering if anyone else thought of a  Father/Mother God when they think of the diety."
2nd month 18
Forrest Curo replied to Thomas Maxwell's discussion 'Concept of Diety'
"So do you want to ask Quakers what they think about God? -- or ask God how your conception looks to God?"
2nd month 18
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"I came into Quakerism from a tradition that was elaborate. Silent worship is what works best for me."
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