What is the operational definition of "God" to start the process of validating its existence once and for all?

How much longer are we going to allow this hollow term, "God", to remain undefined and a dysfunctional thorn in the psyche of humanity?

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Note: A dictionary definition is not an operational definition. Here is the "dictionary" definition of an operational definition (from Wikipedia):

"An operational definition defines something (e.g. a variable, term, or object) in terms of the specific process or set of validation tests used to determine its presence and quantity."

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
    Best Answer

    See, that's the problem - God believers cannot even come up with a definition they can all agree on. So, the process never begins.

    Asking the question, "Does God exist" is like asking the question, "Does X exist?" See? Neither makes any sense, until you define the term.

    Great question!

  • 9 years ago

    Well, yer a little late, it's already a defined word....

    1. a supernatural being, who is worshipped as the controller of some part of the universe or some aspect of life in the world or is the personification of some forceRelated: divine

    2. an image, idol, or symbolic representation of such a deity

    3. any person or thing to which excessive attention is given: money was his god

    4. a man who has qualities regarded as making him superior to other men

    5. ( in plural ) the gallery of a theatre

    Related: divine

    [Old English god; related to Old Norse goth, Old High German got, Old Irish guth voice]

    God (ɡɒd) [Click for IPA pronunciation guide]

    — n

    1. theol the sole Supreme Being, eternal, spiritual, and transcendent, who is the Creator and ruler of all and is infinite in all attributes; the object of worship in monotheistic religions

    2. play God to behave in an imperious or superior manner

    — interj

    3. an oath or exclamation used to indicate surprise, annoyance, etc (and in such expressions as My God! or God Almighty! )

  • 9 years ago

    Your question implies we have to wait for something, when in fact everything is in front of us.

    It is us who have to validate the "definition of God", we have to research reality and ourselves until we arrive to conclusions.

    "God" is not some kind of a mystical entity, an old man with white beard, or a crazy, angry tyrant killing and destroying, but this term "God" means a specific force, quality we have to find, reveal inside ourselves.

    And nobody is stopping you or anyone else in this process.

    This whole revelation happens through a practical step by step process, when we start examining ourselves and the system we live in, and we simply try to place ourselves back into this system in a balanced, harmonious way.

    This system, or reality is operated, sustained by this specific quality/force, and in order for us to fit into the system in harmony we have to take on ourselves the same quality according to the law of "equivalence of form".

    The thorn that is in humanity at present is all the misunderstanding and misconception related to "God" or the "Torah/Bible as literal book", but by succeeding in the practical scientific approach would make that "thorn" obsolete.

    http://www.laitman.com/2009/11/its-time-to-remove-...

    http://www.laitman.com/2009/11/a-practical-method-...

    http://www.perceivingreality.com

    I hope you find this helpful, all the best.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Omnipotent entity who loves us or who wants the world to be all Muslim. Life sucks and the world isn't all Muslim. Therefore, there is no 'God'. That was easy. Unfortunately, that's just evidence plus reason. And those hold no water with these poor, faith-afflicted theozombies.

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  • 9 years ago

    God:

    "That of which the essence is "to be""

    Rephrased:

    "That whose essence is existence"

    Rephrased again:

    "Whichever existing thing there is that has within itself the full explanation to the question of why and how it exists without reference to other things"

    Rephrased one final time, for clarity:

    "Noncontingency"

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    How about if all you children of mine just seen me as your friend.hears a blessing and a our father prayed just for you all. Practice the holy rosary,practice makes perfect. We love you all,the holy family.

    Source(s): Jesus Christ
  • 9 years ago

    The dysfunctional mind already shows itself when it start to babble about what it knows not.

  • 9 years ago

    You don't define God. You describe your experience of God.

  • 9 years ago

    you just made my head hurt

  • 9 years ago

    It's called "freedom of speech"; get over yourself.

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