I got this idea from TheSecretAtheist and I thought I’d do something similar here.
The term “God” is used by everybody, but the individual definitions of “God” can vary from person to person, sometimes dramatically. When discussing religion with a person, you can spend hours talking about God, arguing points of faith, and only later realize that both of you are talking about different things when using the term “God.”
So my question to you is this: What is “God” to you? What are the properties of this being? What is he/she/it like? Do you identify with a particular sect? Are your views on God concurrent with this sect’s views? If not, how do you differ?
It is not my intent to attack your view of God in this post. I am simply curious. If you would like to discuss it further, I can create a separate post for that, but this is meant to be a neutral learning post.
I’ll start. For me, when I was a Methodist Christian “God” was the male God of the Bible. He preformed miracles, sent his son (himself) to die for us, he was jealous and wrathful, yet also a loving fatherly figure, he intervened in our daily lives, he had a plan, was all knowing, all powerful, and everywhere. He gave us free will and created everything (including evolution). That’s a rough picture, but you get the idea.