On God

On God

God is...

God is… (Photo credit: Darwin Bell)

God is one of the most influential words in the English language. Google reports that worldwide there are over 55.5 million searches per month including that word. That’s over 666 million per year!

I’ve published about 600 articles on this blog as of 9/12/2012, and at least 224 of them contain the word God. One of my favorites is an audio recording of  me performing a song I wrote. The lyrics and the audio link are at the bottom of this article.

English: HINDU SYMBOL FOR GOD NAME-OM-WHICH IN...

English: HINDU SYMBOL FOR GOD NAME-OM-WHICH IN BIBLE IS CALLED AMEN-WORD OF GOD-HOLY GHOST-AND-GOD LIGHT ARE TWO ASPECT OF GOD-JUST AS THUNDER AND LIGHTENING (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

First, I want to briefly emphasize that the English word God is related to some much older words in some much older languages, like Arabic, Hebrew and Sanskrit. The  image just below shows shapes that have been written to represent the concept that in English is represented with the three letter sequence g-o-d.

3 pre-english versions of the word god

 

Of course, some people may not recognize these forms of writing. Different people might pronounce those words differently or not even know how to say them at all. Further, different people could present different definitions of those words, even within their own life such as when they are age 3 or 13 or 33 or 66.

My own understanding of the word God has certainly shifted over time, though all of what you would find on this blog of me using the word God would likely be very consistent. Of course, other people may have other perceptions and comments on the word God or the much older words shown to the side. I detail the origins of the English word God in these two articles: https://jrfibonacci.wordpress.com/2012/03/19/a-dialog-on-god-definition-of-god/ &  https://jrfibonacci.wordpress.com/2012/03/26/the-origin-of-health-and-god/

In this next post, I detail the simplicity of the symbolic concept of an all-inclusive, all-permeating, all-powerful, always present, all-knowing unity (as in “the universe” or “reality” or “Brahman” or “Allah” or “God”): https://jrfibonacci.wordpress.com/2012/06/29/many-words-but-only-one-reality/

 

Before the link to the audio (with lyrics below), here are a few more of my favorite items relating to the word God, starting with this one “God: Be Ye Perfect. Moses: Well, what if it doesn’t resonate with me?”:

https://jrfibonacci.wordpress.com/2012/03/30/god-be-ye-perfect-moses-well-what-if-it-doesnt-resonate-with-me/

https://jrfibonacci.wordpress.com/2012/07/17/monotheism-and-the-god-of-words/

https://jrfibonacci.wordpress.com/2012/06/19/who-said-i-am-the-living-god/

https://jrfibonacci.wordpress.com/2012/06/28/many-names-but-only-one-god/

http://jrfibonacci.wordpress.com/2012/06/17/the-activity-of-god-including-the-activity-of-language/

The famous Greek word logos — “word, speech, a...

The famous Greek word logos — “word, speech, argument, ratio, etc.” — as SVG image. I don’t know if someone still needs such graphics in the times of Unicode, but if you like to use it here it is … (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 
You can find the other 200+ articles on this site containing the word God at this link: http://en.search.wordpress.com/?q=site%3Ajrfibonacci.wordpress.com++god&t=post

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