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dev_sircar
Posted: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 12:01:27 PM

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Is God an autocrat or a democrat ?
ludic
Posted: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 12:08:54 PM

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Democrat, without doubt - by this definition from TFD : One who believes in social equality or discounts distinctions in rank.

More detailed and, in all probability, fervent answers are sure to follow

Peace :)
larry marvin
Posted: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 12:42:51 PM
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Benevolent Democratic Autocrat; without a doubt - A ruler with absolute power intending or showing kindness who believes in social equality .
ludic
Posted: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 12:48:50 PM

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Yeah, democratic autocrat is more precise, because we can't choose our own God (discounting all the religious contentions), and as larry said, God has absolute power too.
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 1:12:40 PM

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wercozy
Posted: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 5:36:29 PM
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Dev, your title doesn't match your content...grrr!

Is that what you call a hook?

Well, now that you've 'hooked' me, here is my answer to How Does God Rule?

Being that God is a idioillusoidolmortawitsabide, I'll have to say that IT is probably a Bizarrodictapublican.
Epiphileon
Posted: Wednesday, January 26, 2011 9:25:45 AM

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d'oh! DictatorBrick wall
wercozy
Posted: Wednesday, January 26, 2011 1:34:19 PM
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A figment of man's terrible imagination.
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I know what I know, and I know what I don't know. That is the difference between myself and a charlatan.
dev_sircar
Posted: Thursday, January 27, 2011 5:33:00 AM

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wercozy wrote:
A figment of man's terrible imagination.
______________________________________________________________________________________________________

I know what I know, and I know what I don't know. That is the difference between myself and a charlatan.


If, in your belief, GOD is a separate identity, who wields absolute power to rule His creation, then He is an Autocrat.
However, if you believe that GOD pervades his creation and resides in us all, then He is a Democrat.
Ray41
Posted: Thursday, January 27, 2011 6:16:19 AM

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Authoritative Socialist.

We should all obey and conform to the same standard according His command.

What a terribly bland and dull existence we would have.

Synonyms: authoritative, bureaucratic, central, commanding, controlling, deciding, decisive, departmental, directing, directive, directorial, executive, governing, governmental, in charge, in control, jurisdictional, legislative, managerial, official, organizational, policy-making, presiding, regulative, regulatory, ruling, superintending, ...
wercozy
Posted: Thursday, February 3, 2011 3:44:39 PM
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The same men who created God, also created religion. Religion obeys the laws of imagination; no boundaries, no limits, it can never stretch too far. No matter how contradictory, false, erroneous, ridiculous, stupid, unfair, or hateful, religionists will demand belief, and the masses will believe, blindly. Religionists will spend the final hours of life, billions of years from now, repairing the errors of the Bible so believers can believe.

So, to honor the creator of the thread, How Does God Rule? My educated answer is by the flimsy whims of man.
kitten
Posted: Thursday, February 3, 2011 3:49:37 PM
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Which god are you talking about?

peace out, >^,,^<
wercozy
Posted: Thursday, February 3, 2011 3:59:12 PM
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Does it matter? They ALL come from the mind of man. What's the difference?
kitten
Posted: Thursday, February 3, 2011 4:17:40 PM
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Not all came from the mind of man, there were some gods and goddesses worshiped by both men and women.

Indeed we or some of us refer to this spinning orb as 'Mother Earth.' Women have been revered and worshipped and as with everything this too will come to pass again.


peace out, >^,,^<
tootsie
Posted: Thursday, February 3, 2011 5:02:49 PM

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dev_sircar wrote:
Is God an autocrat or a democrat ?


oh, for evans sake, not another debate about whether there is a god or there isn't. I learned at 13 yrs old that there is not. We are a planet, we are evolving and no-one has any say in it, whatsoever. Sorry. I have total respect for your beliefs, I just hope you have some respect for mine too.
wercozy
Posted: Thursday, February 3, 2011 5:27:23 PM
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"Not all came from the mind of man" I know that. What I meant when I said "man" was human-kind. I guess I have to be more direct.

"oh, for evans sake" Calm down! I'm glad you found out the truth at an early age.

I have respect for everyone here, I just don't like cattiness, smugry, misogyne, and every excuse in the book to hate other people.
GreenSleeves
Posted: Thursday, February 3, 2011 5:38:56 PM
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[quote=dev_sircar]Is God an autocrat or a democrat ?


Pray For God's Sake. Futile boring question!
SORRY, and provocative.
GreenSleeves
Posted: Thursday, February 3, 2011 11:07:25 PM
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dev_sircar wrote:
wercozy wrote:
A figment of man's terrible imagination.
______________________________________________________________________________________________________

I know what I know, and I know what I don't know. That is the difference between myself and a charlatan.


If, in your belief, GOD is a separate identity, who wields absolute power to rule His creation, then He is an Autocrat.
However, if you believe that GOD pervades his creation and resides in us all, then He is a Democrat.


OKAY!
TOOTS
Posted: Friday, February 4, 2011 6:12:25 AM
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wercozy wrote:
"Not all came from the mind of man" I know that. What I meant when I said "man" was human-kind. I guess I have to be more direct.

"oh, for evans sake" Calm down! I'm glad you found out the truth at an early age.

I have respect for everyone here, I just don't like cattiness, smugry, misogyne, and every excuse in the book to hate other people.


I'm quite calm, thank you, but I do wish you wouldn't be so glad that I discovered it so early as it was in a particularly tragic way.
wercozy
Posted: Friday, February 4, 2011 2:03:11 PM
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Toots, sorry for your tragedy. PM me because I have tragedy also, and maybe we can talk and share.

An open forum isn't a place to heal.
kitten
Posted: Monday, February 7, 2011 6:44:41 PM
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This is one of my favourite movies......I shall place this clip here.


Bedazzled - Peter Cook and Dudley Moore



TYSON
Posted: Monday, February 7, 2011 8:09:41 PM
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dev_sircar wrote:
Is God an autocrat or a democrat ?


Neither. God is a concept.
wercozy
Posted: Monday, February 7, 2011 11:18:32 PM
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Bedazzled -- great kitten, thanks.

Tyson, a breath of fresh air. Thank you. Are concepts eternal? Do they have power? Do concepts evolve and improve themselves? Me thinks, if concepts are human driven, we can make fun of concepts all we want and never have to worry about being zapped by lightning and sent to hell.
kingfisher
Posted: Wednesday, February 9, 2011 5:39:22 PM
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Everytime I check out this forum I wonder why wercozy is so militant in her anti-theism. (It's not really just atheism, it's ANTI-theism. A true atheist wouldn't give a rat's butt about what other people think about God, but wercozy seems to interpet every believer's views as a personal insult.)
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Wednesday, February 9, 2011 6:10:00 PM

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Hit and sank, Kingfisher!
Epiphileon
Posted: Wednesday, February 9, 2011 7:16:07 PM

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kingfisher wrote:
A true atheist wouldn't give a rat's butt about what other people think about God...


Actually Kingfisher this assertion is not correct, many non-theists are very concerned about what people believe of god. Many of us see the belief sets of most major religions as inhibiting the maturation of society, and outright dangerous to the survival of the species.
wercozy
Posted: Wednesday, February 9, 2011 10:48:05 PM
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Hit and sank, Epiphileon!
TYSON
Posted: Wednesday, February 9, 2011 10:48:06 PM
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wercozy wrote:
Bedazzled -- great kitten, thanks.

Tyson, a breath of fresh air. Thank you. Are concepts eternal? Do they have power? Do concepts evolve and improve themselves? Me thinks, if concepts are human driven, we can make fun of concepts all we want and never have to worry about being zapped by lightning and sent to hell.


We wont worry about lightning, however we may be burnt alive as heretics by humans. The concept is one thing, the person with the drive behind it is another matter.
wercozy
Posted: Thursday, February 10, 2011 1:48:56 AM
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Yes, that's what worries me.
jacobusmaximus
Posted: Thursday, February 10, 2011 6:19:13 AM

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tootsie wrote:
dev_sircar wrote:
Is God an autocrat or a democrat ?


oh, for evans sake, not another debate about whether there is a god or there isn't. I learned at 13 yrs old that there is not. We are a planet, we are evolving and no-one has any say in it, whatsoever. Sorry. I have total respect for your beliefs, I just hope you have some respect for mine too.


It has to be said that the population of Earth does have some say in how it evolves. That is what being 'Green' is all about. We are contributing to the pollution and are being encouraged to contribute to the preservation of our Planet.
It also has to be said that it doesn't sound very much like you have 'total respect' for other's beliefs.
jacobusmaximus
Posted: Thursday, February 10, 2011 6:26:55 AM

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dev_sircar wrote:
Is God an autocrat or a democrat ?


If we are going to talk seriously about God we cannot ignore what the Bible teaches. Scripture says that God does not have absolute power as Satan is the 'Ruler of this World'.

God only has the power, during this Age, that his Disciples give to him. They live in the Kingdom of God - i.e., they have submitted to his authority.

In an Age to come, the Bible tell us, God will take absolute power and sweep away all the powers of darkness and all those who have not submitted to His authority.

So to answer the question -God is neither an Autocrat not a Democrat. He is God.
jacobusmaximus
Posted: Thursday, February 10, 2011 6:35:58 AM

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wercozy wrote:
Bedazzled -- great kitten, thanks.

Tyson, a breath of fresh air. Thank you. Are concepts eternal? Do they have power? Do concepts evolve and improve themselves? Me thinks, if concepts are human driven, we can make fun of concepts all we want and never have to worry about being zapped by lightning and sent to hell.


Wercozy, you must have witnessed many who make fun of concepts. Have you ever known any of them to be zapped by lightning? No? Then they must be human driven, Or we have a merciful God.
GabhSigenod
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We do not know the answer to that question until God shares his omniscience.
wercozy
Posted: Thursday, February 10, 2011 10:51:34 AM
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I'm having trouble with this pseudo-logic, all the way around.

"If we are going to talk seriously about God we cannot ignore what the Bible teaches. Scripture says that God does not have absolute power as Satan is the 'Ruler of this World'.

God only has the power, during this Age, that his Disciples give to him. They live in the Kingdom of God - i.e., they have submitted to his authority.

In an Age to come, the Bible tell us, God will take absolute power and sweep away all the powers of darkness and all those who have not submitted to His authority.

So to answer the question -God is neither an Autocrat not a Democrat. He is God."

This makes absolutely no sense to me what-so-ever.
jacobusmaximus
Posted: Thursday, February 10, 2011 1:30:43 PM

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wercozy wrote:
I'm having trouble with this pseudo-logic, all the way around.

"If we are going to talk seriously about God we cannot ignore what the Bible teaches. Scripture says that God does not have absolute power as Satan is the 'Ruler of this World'.

God only has the power, during this Age, that his Disciples give to him. They live in the Kingdom of God - i.e., they have submitted to his authority.

In an Age to come, the Bible tell us, God will take absolute power and sweep away all the powers of darkness and all those who have not submitted to His authority.

So to answer the question -God is neither an Autocrat not a Democrat. He is God."

This makes absolutely no sense to me what-so-ever.



I assure you it will make sense if you read the New Testament.
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