Whether we call him God, Elohim, Jehovah, Allah, The Creator, The Great Spirit, etc etc. We are all talking about the same God. There is only one God and despite what "white" people with their stereotypical views of us say. Most "Native Americans" only believed in one "god". And we only pray to one God. We may hold other "spirits" in high regard but we don't pray to them.
People have forgotten that everything around us is a part of The Creator and that every tree, animal, rock, stream, etc. has a spirit because when The Creator made them he gave them a part of himself. People have forgotten to stop and listen to a rock tell its story of how the water and wind eat away at the stone to make it a part of the sand that it is resting on. They no longer hear the water talking to them as they sit next to a stream and the stream is trying to tell them of the many places it has flowed over. I was asked one time if I go to church and my answer was yes. They asked me where and I said I am in church this minute because The Creator made everything around me and I was standing in the greatest church that was ever created. That person never did understand what I was saying and told me that I would go to hell for thinking like that and that the only way was to go to the church and asked to be saved!! I truly believe that person is blind and lost and can't see the joy and love that The Creator put into his greatest work.
So if our beliefs offend "Christians" then it's their problem not ours, after all did not Jesus teach to be tolerant of others. Didn't the parable of the Samaritan teach them anything....
I won't even go into the many travesties that we suffered at the hands of Christians in the name of religion. We don't have that long or that much space....
enrolled tribal member