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  DEITY FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
A deity or a god, is a postulated preternatural being, usually, but not always, of significant power, worshipped, thought holy, divine, or sacred, held in high regard, or respected by human beings.
Some deities are asserted to be the directors of time and fate itself, to be the givers of human law and morality, to be the ultimate judges of human worth and behavior, and to be the designers and creators of the Earth or the universe.
In Buddhism gods are the beings in God realm of Samsara, these beings are mortal, numerous and are not worshipped; it is also common for Yidams to be called deities, although the nature of Yidams are distinct from what is normally meant by the term.
www.gottagetflowers.com /deity   (1300 words)

 The Deity of God, Part 6, God and Satan, by John H Essex   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
IN THIS SERIES of studies upon the Deity of God, we have endeavored to show that we have a God Who is Supreme at all times, never for one moment giving up the glory of His supremacy to another.
Our God is a God Who is operating all in accord with the counsel of His own will, progressing in stately and unfaltering steps towards the consummation of a purpose conceived in the depths of His own heart and mind before the eons began.
This action of God is used by Paul as an illustration of the way He shines in our hearts, replacing the innate darkness by "an illumination of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ" (2 Cor.3:6).
www.godstruthfortoday.org /Library/essex/TheDeityOfGod06.htm   (2691 words)

 psychology of ritual
The God and Goddess are seen as either mother and son or lovers, depending on the time of year, but each of these relationships is symbolic, not literal.
In the winter (specifically, at Yule), the Goddess is the mother of the God and gives birth to him; in the spring, they are young and growing into adulthood; in the summer they become lovers and inspire the fertility of nature; in autumn they become elders, approaching death as nature declines and daytime becomes shorter.
Gods and Goddesses are not literal, but are otherwise very real — their characteristics, personalities, abilities, gifts, and insights exist and are encompassed within Universal energy, which cannot be limited or deficient.
members.cox.net /zyphurse/bos/concept_of_deity.htm   (967 words)

 21ma.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Often characterized as a male figure, he is believed variously to be the sole omnipotent creator, or at least the sustainer, of the universe.
God is often viewed as like a force of nature — or rather as a consciousness which can be manifest as a natural aspect.
God, as a humanized figure, usually taking the form of a man, has often appeared as a character in various works of fiction such as movies, books, and television shows.
www.21ma.com /mod3.php?title=God   (3972 words)

 God - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
God is the deity believed by monotheists to be the supreme reality.
The concept of God as a singular patriarchal "Father [of all creation]" is common in Western culture (Abrahamic) monotheism.
In philosophical terminology, existence of God arguments concern schools of thought on the epistemology of the ontology of God.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/God   (3953 words)

 God (male deity) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
God, as a male deity, contrasts with female deities, or "goddesses".
War gods were, like the rulers of the pantheon, typically male, too; Ares/Mars and Toutatis are obvious examples.
Woden was both king of the gods and a god of war.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/God_(male_deity)   (238 words)

The Goddess is a female version of God; although followers of the Goddess are not necessarily monotheist.
Although Goddess appears to mirror monotheism, the term is frequently used for an inclusive spirituality that may embrace the God, gods, goddesses, ancestral spirits, faerie etc. When Goddess is spoken of as a personal guardian, as in 'my Goddess' it means 'my worldview in Goddess spirituality.' The Goddess is also followed by Wiccans and Discordants.
The yoni or vulva is revered as a symbol of the Goddess, together with the cowrie shell, the (Moon) Crescent, the Earth, the Serpent, the Tree, the five pointed Pentagram and the Eight Pointed Star, the Quartered Circle (cf Celtic Cross), and many animals and birds.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/go/Goddess.html   (2979 words)

 god - Search Results - MSN Encarta
God, the center and focus of religious faith, a holy being or ultimate reality to whom worship and prayer are addressed.
Atheism, the denial of or lack of belief in the existence of a god or gods.
Pantheism, doctrine that identifies the universe (Greek pan, “all”) with God (Greek theos).
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/search.aspx?q=god   (196 words)

 War Goddess.net - Minor Deities
Hellenes believed that there was a deity for nearly everything, although many of these deities were essentially human traits or goals personified.
Alpheus~ God of the River Alpheus, son of Oceanus and Tethys.
Spercheius~ God of the Spercheius River, Achilles' brother-in-law, and son of Oceanus and Tethys.
www.wargoddess.net /greek/minordeity.php   (1183 words)

 The ordination of women in the Roman Catholic Church
The development of the male and female embryos are parallel, with the differentiation organised by the appropriate hormones.
It is a commonplace of modern knowledge that some males are more male than others, and that the degree of what we call femininity, which itself changes according to historical development in fashion and geographical variations in taste, is present in differing degrees in different women.
God is not father in the fully human sense, but some of the effects of God which we experience and can comprehend are similar to the activities of fatherhood in humankind.
www.womenpriests.org /classic/lake_03.asp   (3394 words)

 The development of the concept of God through the ages
The theistic God was also presumed to be the explanation for that which was beyond rational understanding, a being capable of miraculous power who therefore needed to be supplicated, praised, obeyed and pleased.
They see their own view of God as true; he was the creator of mankind and the rest of the universe.
God as a being -- supernatural or otherwise.
www.religioustolerance.org /god_devel.htm   (3548 words)

 About The Universal Love Feminist Church
Of course God was spoken of in reverence as our "Father"...to have referred to God as anything but male would have been tantamount to blasphemy.
We must understand that God's love is not reserved only for those who blindly obey what we have been taught from infancy to adulthood...it is given freely and lovingly to all God's children, regardless of race, creed, sex, or color.
Anyone who believes in God, in any form or language, may enter the kingdom of the God they believe in...and no one shall be excluded from salvation simply because she or he does not submit to the biases and prejudices which bear so heavily upon her or him.
www.angelfire.com /realm/feministchurch/about.html   (1271 words)

 Gods and Mythology (Religion) of Ancient Egypt - Main Menu
They were gods to be feared yes, as all gods are, but they were also gods to be loved.
It was comforting to hear that the gods also wept for those they had lost, to hear about the gods laughing, to learn that the gods faced many of the same problems that the people did, albeit on a grander scale.
Sah and Sopdet (Sothis) The Astral God and Goddess
touregypt.net /godsofegypt   (605 words)

 Apologetics Press - Is God Male?
God’s “gender” has been a hot topic for approximately the last two decades, owing in large part to the impact of the women’s liberation movement and the sexual revolution.
In 1 Samuel 15:29, God Himself announced: “The Strength of Israel...is not a man.” Moses wrote in Numbers 23:19: “God is not a man...neither the son of man.” Hosea repeated that affirmation: “I am God, and not man” (11:9).
The masculine pronoun safeguards (1) the transcendence of God against the illusion that nature is born from God as a mother rather than created and (2) the grace of God against the illusion that we can somehow save ourselves—two illusions ubiquitous and inevitable in the history of religion (1994, p.
www.apologeticspress.org /articles/2167   (2172 words)

 Meeting God - I26_093M   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
She rises to save a doomed world after all the male Gods have been defeated by evil.
A male deity's strength is derived from his feminine consort.
A devotee may choose to pray to only the masculine or only the feminine manifestation of the Divine; but she or he will always be aware that the other half is of equal importance to the existence of all creation.
kaladarshan.arts.ohio-state.edu /exhib/meetgod/temple/pgs/I26_093M.htm   (224 words)

 Basic Theology, Part One
Life and Death are simply two sides of the same coin, even as male and female are two sides of the coin of life, and life, by nature, is neither intrinsically good nor evil.
The majority of the Light/Dark god cycles are taken up by the never-ending battle of the gods, wherein one must kill or otherwise vanquish his opponent (usually his brother, son, or father) in order to gain his own ascendancy.
However, these deities were the ones responsible for the seasonal rains, the safety of the crops, and continuing supplies of good waters and the fertility of the land.
nemedcuculatii.org /essays/basic_theology.htm   (1776 words)

 Etymology of word god
The word God is a relatively new European invention, which was never used in any of the ancient Judaeo-Christian scripture manuscripts that were written in Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek or Latin.
A being conceived of as possessing supernatural power, and to be propitiated by sacrifice, worship, etc.; a divinity; a deity; an object of worship; an idol.
Thus the word god is used generically by many different religions to refer to their deity or “invoked one.”
wahiduddin.net /words/name_god.htm   (738 words)

 GOD : The deity from Middle-Eastern Mythology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
JESUS was born — and not only was he a nice guy with stunning revelations, he was also the first religious figure to really understand the importance of psychology, love and a good photo-opportunity.
After the rise of Christianity, JEHOVAH enjoyed Top God status for a while — until Muhammad came along with a whole new slant and explained that YAHWEH and JEHOVAH were really just alternative versions of ALLAH, and Blessed Be His Name.
There are so many different views of the One True God, it sometimes seems to us that all those schisms and sects are really a desperate yearning for the good old days of polytheism.
www.godchecker.com /pantheon/middle-eastern-mythology.php?deity=GOD   (503 words)

 biblical studies: The Deity of God, Part 6, God and Satan
Job must learn from God alone, and the result of it all is shown in chapter 42, verses 5 and 6, “Verily with the ear I heard Thee, yet now my eyes see Thee.
But no! Again God had, provided for this—nay more, He had intended this, for in creating humanity He had placed within it those very tendencies which would be unable to resist outside adverse pressures, and thus man would sin (miss the mark) when these pressures were applied.
That was what he was created to do—to oppose God at every turn of His purpose, for he must carry out the functions of his office.
www.concordant.org /expohtml/GodAndChrist/TheDeityOfGod6.html   (2703 words)

English orthography was dominated by Christian texts, the capitalization (hence ''personalization and personal name'') continues to represent a distinction between monotheistic "God" and the "gods" of pagan polytheism.
In the context of comparative religion, "God" is also often related to concepts of universal deity in Dharmic religions, in spite of the historical distinctions which separate ''monotheism from polytheism'' — a distinction which some, such as Max Müller and Joseph Campbell, have characterised as a ''bias'' within Western culture and theology.
Arab Christians will often also use "Allah" (the noun for "God" in Arabic) to refer to God.oga, names used for God include ''Anami Purush'' (nameless power) and ''Radha Swami'' (lord of the soul, symbolized as Radha).
www.artistopia.com /god   (951 words)

It is said that it was only when humanity discovered man's role in procreation that male gods began to be worshipped.
There is no reason to doubt, though, that male gods were worshipped before the mystery of birth was fully known.
That there was some insecurity on the part of the supplanter god and his worshippers is seen in the mythological birth of Athena from Zeus's head--as if to say that the sky god could do anything any Great Goddess could do.
www.mythweb.com /gods/Hera.html   (821 words)

 God, as viewed by Christianity and other monotheistic religons
This website's internal search facility, shows that "God" is one of the most common topics for which our visitors search.
In this section, we will discuss the full range of deities recognized by various theologians and religions, including a single indivisible (commonly perceived and referred to as male) God; the Christian Trinity, the Goddess; a Goddess/God pair; pantheons of Gods, and/or Goddesses, etc. Individual deities number in the thousands.
For specific beliefs about God as taught by various religions, see our world religion menu.
www.religioustolerance.org /chr_god.htm   (331 words)

 Meeting God | American Museum of Natural History
She prays to the first rays of the Sun, seen as a God.
Daily acknowledgement of the two honors the absolute balance of existence: male and female, wrong and right, fl and white, good and evil.
This college professor of engineering strikes a dancer's pose each morning when he prays to the rising sun, viewed as a male deity.
www.amnh.org /exhibitions/meeting_god/intro/morning.html   (193 words)

 God - OneLook Dictionary Search
God, god : LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
Phrases that include God: son of god, lamb of god, honest to god, man of god, city of god, more...
Words similar to God: deity, divinity, godded, godding, goding, idol, immortal, graven image, maker, supreme being, more...
www.onelook.com /cgi-bin/cgiwrap/bware/dofind.cgi?word=God   (425 words)

 Ancient Egyptian Gods
Depiction: The male deity Sobek was depicted as a crocodile or as a man with the head of a crocodile.
Mythology: As told in the Book of the Dead, Horus the Elder enlisted the help of Sobek to kill his uncle Seth.
The importance of crocodiles to ancient Egyptian culture is demonstrated by the numerous mummified crocs that have been found in tombs.
ablemedia.com /ctcweb/consortium/ancientegyptiangodssobek.html   (113 words)

) one of several deities, esp. a male deity, presiding over some portion of worldly affairs.
) to regard or treat as a god; deify; idolize.
God, do we have to listen to this nonsense?
www.infoplease.com /dictionary/God   (120 words)

 NEW AGE SEARCH - G - Goddess Worship
NEW AGE SEARCH - G - Goddess Worship
New Agers, as well as Wiccans, believe in a female deity as opposed to the Christian belief in a male deity.
There are many different goddesses that they worship, not just one.
home.comcast.net /~newagesearch/goddessworship.html   (66 words)

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