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I believe in God but God means different things to different people. My God is literal happiness. Whatever happiness means is what God means. No other God exists as far as I'm concerned.

Please provide any questions or arguments that you can think of. I have tried to live an open-minded life and will continue to do so, and it makes me happy to hear other people all reflecting on the same topic!
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For some, maybe.
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For some, maybe.
Please elaborate
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Please elaborate
Exactly what’s been said, not much that can be elaborated from it. God is not another word for happiness for everyone, but perhaps for some people it is.
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Exactly what’s been said, not much that can be elaborated from it. God is not another word for happiness for everyone, but perhaps for some people it is.
What is your argument? I already acknowledge that God means different things for different people. That's not to say that everyone is correct though...
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What is your argument? I already acknowledge that God means different things for different people. That's not to say that everyone is correct though...
There’s no argument, I just gave my opinion. Or actually expanded on what you said, because you also aknowledged that God means different things to different people. It’s great if he means literally happiness to you though
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There’s no argument, I just gave my opinion. Or actually expanded on what you said, because you also aknowledged that God means different things to different people. It’s great if he means literally happiness to you though
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It's like in primary school when people would call you gay but you would respond with. "gay means happy, so yh I'm happy"
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It's nice and all, and not a new theory either like I often hear people say "God is love" and "God is forgiveness"

The only kind of gripe I have with it is that, I think it's a lil silly to try and define what God is, God is a concept, of a higher being or power sure, but a concept nonetheless. Yeah, you may perceive him to be the embodiment of happiness (which is lovely don't get me wrong) but I personally think it's a bit too simple and doesn't really answer the whole "how has humanity come to be/what is our purpose" debate lol

Also, if God is another word for happiness then doesn't that mean you worship happiness? Worshiping an emotion is a bit weird imo
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Posting to subscribe, as the opening post is interesting to me. Can't say I entirely agree with it, but tiz food for thought
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It's nice and all, and not a new theory either like I often hear people say "God is love" and "God is forgiveness"

The only kind of gripe I have with it is that, I think it's a lil silly to try and define what God is, God is a concept, of a higher being or power sure, but a concept nonetheless. Yeah, you may perceive him to be the embodiment of happiness (which is lovely don't get me wrong) but I personally think it's a bit too simple and doesn't really answer the whole "how has humanity come to be/what is our purpose" debate lol

Also, if God is another word for happiness then doesn't that mean you worship happiness? Worshiping an emotion is a bit weird imo
There are many theories that explain how humanity came to be. I can't see how that's an argument against God being happiness.

You say happiness is an emotion, that is contradictory to my belief. Happiness is God. Pleasure and elation are the positive emotions some people mistake for happiness.
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Posting to subscribe, as the opening post is interesting to me. Can't say I entirely agree with it, but tiz food for thought
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God is another word for silly, ancient, outdated nonsense.

It’s not real. However much you want to believe that it is real, it’s simply not real.
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(Original post by xylas)
I believe in God but God means different things to different people. My God is literal happiness. Whatever happiness means is what God means. No other God exists as far as I'm concerned.

Please provide any questions or arguments that you can think of. I have tried to live an open-minded life and will continue to do so, and it makes me happy to hear other people all reflecting on the same topic!
Well personally I think god is just a made up fairytale for weak people to cling on to
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Out of all the mythical characters, I prefer the Easter Bunny.
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God is another word for silly, ancient, outdated nonsense.

It’s not real. However much you want to believe that it is real, it’s simply not real.
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Well personally I think god is just a made up fairytale for weak people to cling on to
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Out of all the mythical characters, I prefer the Easter Bunny.
Happiness isn't real? I suppose what you mean by God is nothing I am describing.
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(Original post by xylas)
There are many theories that explain how humanity came to be. I can't see how that's an argument against God being happiness.

You say happiness is an emotion, that is contradictory to my belief. Happiness is God. Pleasure and elation are the positive emotions some people mistake for happiness.
But... The whole idea of God is that there may be a higher being/power who created everything we know for a purpose. It's one of the many theories that people believe along with the big bang and other stuff.

To say God is then happiness is a bit too simplistic. Instead you could say you worship happiness, or God is the embodiment of happiness to you. But to say God is another word for happiness doesn't really make sense to me tbh.

And of course happiness is an emotion that's how we know what it is, because we experience it. We feel, and then we called those feelings happiness, excitement, anger, jealousy etc etc

Am I just taking things too literally or something? 😂
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This is an argument over definitions rather than anything meaningful. You cannot change reality just by playing around with words. In my view, happiness is able to exist without being defined as something else.
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another religious nut
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Happiness isn't real? I suppose what you mean by God is nothing I am describing.
God isn't real.
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