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 for “Consciously Co-Creating Better & Safer Realities.”
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