How do you Know There is Only one God as Opposed to Many?

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Re: How do you Know There is Only one God as Opposed to Many

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Post by DannyM » Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:54 am

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Jonouchi Katsuya wrote:Why can't their be one awesome female in the bible?
15 August... You picked the right day. :ewink:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assumption_of_Mary

"The feast of the Assumption on August 15 is a public holiday in many countries, including Austria, Belgium, Chile, Ecuador, France, Greece, Lebanon, Italy, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Senegal and Spain"

Including mine as well. :D
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Re: How do you Know There is Only one God as Opposed to Many

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Post by Reactionary » Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:00 am

DannyM wrote:Part of the Prod in me just wants to lay in to this...But I'm learning to be restrained and non judgemental…learning to appreciate the common ground is more important than the differences…

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I understand, colleague. Respect from a Catholic. yB-)2
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Re: How do you Know There is Only one God as Opposed to Many

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Post by Byblos » Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:08 am

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DannyM wrote:Part of the Prod in me just wants to lay in to this...But I'm learning to be restrained and non judgemental…learning to appreciate the common ground is more important than the differences…

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I understand, colleague. Respect from a Catholic. yB-)2
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Re: How do you Know There is Only one God as Opposed to Many

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Post by Seraph » Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:47 am

The universe has uniformity and has laws that work in union with each other like clockwork. Plus, pretty much everything in the universe can be traced back to a single moment of creation at the big bang. I think this suggests that it all was designed by a single designer rather than several. If there were multiple gods, you would think some parts of the universe would be seperate and independent from each other.

From a philosophical standpoint, it also makes more sense that there would only be a single transcendent uncaused cause rather than multiple.
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Re: How do you Know There is Only one God as Opposed to Many

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Post by Byblos » Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:19 pm

Seraph wrote:From a philosophical standpoint, it also makes more sense that there would only be a single transcendent uncaused cause rather than multiple.
From a logical standpoint it is impossible that there be multiple maximally great beings for the simple reason that that would lead to countless violations of the law of non-contradiction. The simplest example is if one MGB decides to create and another decides to prevent creation. There can be only one omnipotent, omniscient God.
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Re: How do you Know There is Only one God as Opposed to Many

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Post by DannyM » Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:40 pm

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DannyM wrote:Part of the Prod in me just wants to lay in to this...But I'm learning to be restrained and non judgemental…learning to appreciate the common ground is more important than the differences…

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I understand, colleague. Respect from a Catholic. yB-)2
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