The only good answer to all of the questions about God is a face to face encounter.
It is just that simple. Everything else is simply imagination and speculation.
This set of posts is about an unimaginable phenomenon that can only be described as God. It is not, however, about the "God" of scriptures, the "God" of religions, the "God" of believers, the "God" of dictionaries, or the "God" of atheists and agnostics. It is about the phenomenon that can be experienced face to face, but almost never is. It is about the phenomenon that dwarfs the most far reaching human imagination of transcendent divinity and perfection, but is almost never seen. It is about the radiance that floods like light at the surface of the sun, and the blinding beauty that is experienced as infinite and perfect love, but by only a few among billions.
Although it is one of our most revered symbols, the word "God", symbolizes something that almost no one has experienced. People may have feelings and ideas, or what seems like extraordinary internal experiences, but they haven't found themselves directly in front of and facing this phenomenon. It is even more amazing that so many people who have never truly been face to face with this phenomenon believe themselves to be authorities or experts on it, because of what they have thought, heard, felt, and read. And it is sad that the many ideologies ostensibly devoted to this phenomenon not only misrepresent it, they become barriers to the experiencing of it.
I do not have any beliefs regarding the subject of God, whatever you imagine that word means. I consider any form of belief, either positive or negative in regards to the unknown, to be a poor substitute for exploration and discovery.
When encountered, the truth negates all belief.
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