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Is God energy?

Hi, I was raised a christian but now that i'm 16/17 i'm questioning that religion. I could never understand how a big guy with a huge white beard could be 'everywhere' at once. that got me thinking there's only one thing that is everywhere in the universe and that's energy. Energy is everywhere but cannot be created or destroyed also the first line of the bible is " In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." but science tells us it was a big bang filled with energy. the priests say that "God is inside all of us" he's not but energy is... The bible also says "And God said "Let there be light. and there was light" without energy light couldn't exist and God created light so surely that makes God energy? Just one more thing if you feel really ill and down you don't have that much energy, but when you feel better you have huge amounts of energy so Do you get ill when you've sinned? I'm not saying that is what i believe i'm just asking for your opinion on it. thanks! :)


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  • Jan 23 2013: The term God it seems to me, has always been used when we as humans can't explain what we are observing. So, enter rational thought the explanation of phenomena through physical properties IE. math the basis of all science. but science is constantly being reinvented through further understanding and research. QM observations fly in the face of Newtonian conclusions. Such as, a quantum leap. I may have this wrong as well but in quantum physics isn't it said that the observation of a phenomena (on that scale) in and of itself, has an effect on that thing being observed. Therefore changing that phenomena being observed. Isn't all matter just energy vibrating at different frequencies?
    It seems that when this argument comes up we inevitably start with a priory on both sides. Faith does not explain or really consider the conclusions of math/science or what we would call common sense. And, math/science does not condone abstract beliefs without a physical or common sense representation.
    I'm reminded of a Zen story.
    A university professor went to visit a famous Zen master. While the master quietly served tea, the professor talked about Zen. The master poured the visitor's cup to the brim, and then kept pouring.
    The professor watched the overflowing cup until he could no longer restrain himself.
    "It's overfull! No more will go in!" the professor blurted.
    "You are like this cup," the master replied, "How can I show you Zen unless you first empty your cup."
    I was brought up to believe in Christ but around age nine I began to wonder about the teachings through those who taught it
    and from the studies they had taught it from. they believed in Jesus but refuted all studies that did not originate from the the from the King James version. which said Jesus was the only man ever conceived of a virgin healed the sick, started his teachings at thirty and so on. But older with very similar almost exact attributes had already come and gone from belief systems. Oh too many characters.

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