What does “God is One” mean?

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Reference: Viewpoint & Objectivity

The statement “God is one” is true only from an objective viewpoint.

Most people see God from a human-centric or self-centric viewpoint. They do not have an objective view of God. They think that their subjective idea of God is the only true God. But there are as many “subjective gods” as there are people.

This is a dangerous situation. People may agree broadly on one idea of God. But an idea is neither objective nor true just because lot of people agree to it.

People of a religion group around a subjective idea of God. “Jehovah”, “Christian God” and “Allah” are three subjective ideas of God.  People of these three religions have been fighting each other since ages to prove superiority of their God, which seems to constitute their way of living.

The truth is that all subjective views of God are incomplete. People who are trying to defend “one God” are defending an incomplete subjective idea of God.

Before one can truly talk about “One God” one needs to understand God in an objective sense. That means understanding God in a universal context, and not just in the context of one’s group, denomination, religion or culture.

The “personal god” is not the true God. It is a self-centric notion of God. Even a human-centric notion of God is not totally objective.

Judaism, Christianity and Islam are flawed because their notion of God is culture-centric.

Any religion that does not see God in a universal context is limited and flawed to that degree.

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Comments

  • vinaire  On December 25, 2015 at 2:34 PM

    One can objectively view a part only from the reference of the whole. Any lesser context introduces subjectivity.

    The objective observer is simply the viewpoint. There is no viewpoint if there is nothing to view. The viewpoint lies on the “Objective-Subjective” scale.

    The viewpoint is totally objective when it is as broad as the whole universe. It is subjective to the degree it gets narrower.

    God, to me is the totally objective viewpoint.

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