What God Is Not

Ontology of God - Religion Series

Copyright © 2005 Dorian Scott Cole

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Echoing through time are the voices of ancient people telling us about God. From Mesopotamia and Egypt 5000 years ago, often from even earlier oral traditions, every civilization has been inspired to tell us about God. Their voices vary widely and even conflict. Is there a common message that they thought was so important that they had to pass it on? In this book, the ancient voices speak.

This study follows the thread of the basic religious concepts of law, mercy, and love that are prominent in many religions. Major religions around the world are investigated up to the launch of the Common Era when most religions had been developed, including religions that later developed independently such as the Mayan.

These are messages refined by the fire of experience through the ages. The repeated messages collectively bear the tests of validity.

This study also looks at the many methods we use to try to understand God and religious literature. Is the nature of God reflected in what he asks of us? The premise is that it is.

By understanding the nature of God, perhaps we can filter out the many competing voices that tell us that God stands for such things as the murder of innocents and destruction.

The very nature of religion is illuminated in the light of the voices from the ages. But is ancient religion a path that we have lost, or does history hammer out newer voices to bear the truth of new experience as people try to understand their relationship with God?

About the author: Dorian Scott Cole is an independent, cross-disciplinary scholar with education and experience in psychology, philosophy, religion, language, visual semiotics, and technology. Other books and publications: How to Write a Screenplay, Writers Workshop Script Doctor, www.visualwriter.com, and www.onespiritresources.com.

Reading type: Mainstream Scholarly Specialist

The idea of change doesn't mean that God has somehow changed, or what God expects of us has changed. Human nature has always remained about the same. God expects us to love others. God has no needs. He doesn't need a temple or other house of worship, he doesn't need people to fast, or other forms of self-discipline. Man wasn't made for the Sabbath - the Sabbath was made for man. (These previous statements are all taken from OT and NT Scripture. However, the needs and situations of people do change. The above listed articles will show how religion has changed as a response to people's needs, situations, and ability to understand, and not just in the Judeo-Muslim-Christian world, but in other religions as well.

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