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Which god?

The “G-word” is everywhere today. People from very different religions, no religions, and atheists use it every day – as if they are all talking about the same god. Even people that self-identify with the same religion aren’t always talking about the same god. How important is it for us to know which god we are talking about?

If someone said, “Do you want food?”; would you ask “What kind of food?”

How about if your doctor called and said, “You need an operation.” Would you ask, “What kind of operation?”

Based on the impact the “G-word” has on our lives today in America, doesn’t that make knowing which is very important? But when people use the “G-word,” most people never ask, “Which god?” – not even professional reporters that work for large media corporations, newspapers and magazines!

Christianity, Judaism and Islam are monotheistic religions that teach that there is only one god -- but their memes about their “God” are very different. Jewish and Christian Scriptures contain stories about multiple gods – and a god named “God” isn’t one of them.

So, when the “G-word” comes up in a conversation, ask a couple of basic questions, beginning with these:

1. Which god?

2. What is the name of the god?

Two short questions create transparency and transform “G-word” conversations into opportunities forConsciously Co-Creating Better & Safer Realities.”  

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