These are concerns that dominate the doctrinal landscape. If we can answer them in manner ins which anyone open up to reason can accept the religious concerns of the world will virtually disappear. However, can they be responded to in a meaningful way that individuals can decided upon?
At one level the word “god” is an useless noise that really signifies nothing concrete. Any word that can not be specified by pointing at some genuine thing or a process that everybody can agree on is called a high-level abstraction. Many preachers have answered the question is god real ? in a sweet way. Things we have seen or felt that other see and feel offers a typical structure for words. Everybody has actually felt anger or unhappiness sometimes, if somebody has actually never seen a tree we can show them one. But, to talk about God is to operate at one of the greatest levels of abstraction. Without a common structure of experience shared by the people interacting, discussing God stays an exercise in futility at finest. Gods are inferred not directly viewed by our (too fallible, undoubtedly) senses.
In the broadest sense, God can be specified as the eternal aspect/source/motive of anything we can not understand. The polytheistic pantheons of history may hold intuitive truths, but the humanistic shenanigans of the “Gods and Goddesses” revealed little bit more than the extensive lack of knowledge of humanity for how deep space ran. Their divine beings acted in very human ways and for really human factors.
Surprisingly enough to the modern-day mind though, a fantastic a number of the ancients did not believe in their gods in a literal method. Those images and tales were for the masses. Many faiths were organized into levels of teaching that held back the actual philosophical and doctrinal understandings from “lower” levels of starts. Doctrinal understanding was not viewed as something that might be exposed in a trice. Rather it was a knowing, a gaining of WISDOM instead of the acceptance and memorization of dogma and teaching without much deeper understanding. As an individual was trained and started, the allegorical nature of the myths was unfolded to the candidate. To be devout was WORK to the ancients, not a complimentary present for any who merely asked for it.
Later theologies, such as the Judeo-Christian branching, improved the concept of God to a much higher level but, in doing so also lost sight of the eventually allegorical nature of ALL myths. And they too paid insufficient attention to how understanding how the universe operated was the essential to understanding the nature of the Gods, if any.
However, something incredible has taken place in the last 100 years or two. Science has actually PROVEN a major tenet of a particular branch of religion to be VALID. Not that it should be, but that it might be. Only one principle of divine being passes the test. None of the others fit deep space we in fact SEE ourselves existing in.
The scientist approved theological idea is what, you ask? The idea is Monism. Exactly what is that you say? It is the concept that everything is something. Monism says that if you look carefully adequate ALL things in deep space are in fact ONE thing; deep space. The concept that God is all over and in everything is compatible with Monist idea. Many contemporary Jews, Muslims and Christians accept it unconsciously though doctrinal Judeo-Christianity and Islam actually postulate divine beings that are entirely separate entities from the “world” world.
Not just this but lots of, numerous Pagans who call themselves pantheists are actually Monists! ‘All is one and one is all.’ ‘All Gods and Goddesses are one’. How many times have you heard this from neo-Pagan types who CLAIM to follow religions that hold to gods and goddesses as unique and separate beings?
Well in this case, science has revealed with the mathematics of quantum theory, as well as proven in the lab, that if there is anything we can call God then, it MUST be of a Monist nature. It is actually quite easy.