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Where are you supposed to look for God? How are you to look for God, and does it help to decide what sort of thing you are looking for first? What kind of thing is God?

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Looking for God Where are you supposed to look for God? How are you to look for God, and does it help to decide what sort of thing you are looking for first? What kind of thing is God? Looking from the perspective of someone with no previous faith, looking for general revelation, I would have to say you have to perceive what you think is God-like first. If you ask the majority of people with a faith what God is like, they would probably say 'all good and all-powerful'. So are you looking for general signs of goodness, beauty, power and awe? If you are then you can rule out finding God in evil, ugliness, weakness and un-impressiveness. Or can you? ...read more.

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If you are solely looking for good, you can still find it in atrocities. In Sept. 11 you could find God in the 'power' and 'awe' of it all, but also in those brave people whose spirit never wavered, in those volunteers determined to help, in those fore-fighters who gave their life to save others, those selfless rescuers, counsellors, vicars, children. Osama tried to devastate American spirit and attitude as well as massacre, but he failed in crushing the love and goodness in people's heats and minds. You could argue that God was acting in every fire-fighter that tragic day, helping to put lives back together, but Muslims would say God (or Allah - also all-good and all-powerful) ...read more.

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So what is a life? Is a tree any more than just a bunch of leaves and wood? Yes and no. Yes - it has a life, it can feel stuff. No - leaves and wood is all it is made of physically. So if personal feelings govern what is good, beautiful, miraculous, etc..., then does God love in feelings, actually IN us? Is God everything, good and bad? Pantheism? Finally, Here is the opinion or 'feeling' of Ace of Base (which I was listening to whilst writing this essay). 'Life Is A Flower' #We live in a free world, I whistle down the wind, #Carry on smiling and the world will smile with you. #Life is a flower, so precious in your hand, #Carry on smiling and the world will smile with you. Matthew Friend 10PY Hwrk 08/05/07 ...read more.

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