My God - The majority of religions talk in terms of My God. My God is ownership of God. My God invariably becomes a collective Our God, truth, and dogma. Our God dogma makes us right and you wrong. Or, us being saved and you being damned. Harris proposed, "the central tenant of every religious tradition is that all others are mere repositories of error or, at least, dangerously incomplete. Intolerance is thus intrinsic to every creed." (2004) Dogma makes our religion having an exclusive knowledge of God, and that makes us superior. Religions have views of reality documented in their dogma. Religious dogma supports a theology of separation. Separation theology divides the superior from the inferior. For Eldredge, "cultural ideas seem deeply embedded in human life that other people are inferior." (2004) Wilson said, “religious exclusion and bigotry arise from tribalism, and the belief in the innate superiority and special status of the in-group.” (1998) I argue that the belief that others are inferior is especially pronounced for religion ---> our faith makes us special with our God. And, let me point out that My/Our God has led to holocaustic behaviors of annihilation, purification, and genocide to those who have the audacity to dare-to-differ from my/our truth. Question: “How much of this My God mentality has contributed to the instability of the world we live in?”

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Comment by Joan Denoo on December 22, 2018 at 2:35pm

If there were a god/s he/she/it would not be a god of crucifixion by the most barbaric method imaginable, nor would it be a god of sacrifice, judgment, reward, punishment, redemption, or a savior. 

God would be a god of communication of all races, from every continent on the Earth. God would give instruction on active listening, assertion, conflict resolution, problem-solving, negotiation, compromise, team building, leadership, 

A god with those attributes would be more wonderful than virgin birth, resurrection, or second coming.

Comment by Michael Penn on December 22, 2018 at 8:21am

It is even argued by many that "god" is the name of god. They are so upset that you do not believe in god. It becomes "my god" and gets personalized. Then we find out that god has many names. The wise fool smiles and says "his god" is the real name of that many named god. This is used to justify the fact of all worshipping the same god anyway.



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