So now you're either divining what I was thinking or you're calling me a liar.If you say it may or may not help then there is a question to its relevancy. No relevance, no help' It's as simple as that.
Perhaps I should have made that questioning part about being of help more pointed? Like, being of help TO YOU. Which is here that was directed, but I chose the more neutral catch all phrasing. Though I doubt it would have mattered one way on the other as by now it's quite evident your opening question of 'what is god' was not an honest question to begin with.
And so I made a mistake of your upbringing. You didn't qualify what sect you were raised in........did you.And so? I am correcting your mis- statement brother about me being raised in Catholicism.. As for your beliefs regarding the roots of all spiritual beliefs, This is something that you believe and as far as I am concerned beliefs are the hopes for something to be. Hope does not authenticate the belief.
And no, you don't get to once again divine and define what my beliefs entail whether it involves hope or after life or anything else.
Think maybe I was also including the secular faction of this country as well?As far as I am concerned this is no difference between the two. They are one and the same preaching the same doctrines and dogmas while fleecing the flock.
But you mentioned it in this thread otherwise I wouldn't have said anything bout it at all here.No disputing that but that is another thread..
See it any way you like.I don't see it as a question of origin as it is a question of existence. When you answer the question by saying god is a metaphor/ a mystical experience and not a thing to be held, then you are saying existence is only in thought/mind and it is not stating origin. Now if you ask how did it get into the mind or imagination, the answer would have to relate to a place of origin. What and where have two distinctly different reference points.
But I will say one thing, playing semantic word games won't help in whatever it is you're seeking.
So now we're going to weigh the differences between the words tie in, relevancy and related to. Hmmmmmm, eh, er, em, let me see. Nah they all seem pretty interchangeable to me.I didn't ask how does the vid relate, I said( As for the vid, I only watched a portion of the first but I still don't see the tie in to the initial question of the thread ( What Is God ?) nor any of the posts afterwards )... and after your explanation, I still don't see it.
Go play your semantic word games someplace else.
Or just as an after thought try finishing the vid you started, what was it maybe 10 minutes long? Golly! what a long time that is! Go ahead do it.....who knows? it may turn out to be the most important 10 minutes of your life.
But what of those who did find the vid had some TIE-IN to the opening question? What? no one else gets to discus it because you don't get it?
After the tenor of your last post............I wouldn't think of it.Nah man, there is no need to try it again.