We’ve all likely contemplated that question at some point in our lives. Peter Rodger took it a step further and took that question to the far corners of the earth in his documentary Oh My God. He asked people what they thought about God. He asked celebrities, children, rich and poor, people of all religions, atheists. A multitude of belief systems were represented. As someone who balks at organized religion, it was hard (sometimes wildly uncomfortable) for me to hear some of the religious fundamentalists speak about what they believe God is and what is right or wrong. In my mind, God is inexplicable, a concept you can’t put into words. I don’t believe God is an all-mighty man in the sky who will strike you down for being a bad person –fear mongering and God just don’t go hand-in-hand. I like to think of ‘god’ as an infinite energy. I tend to think in terms of the ‘Universe’ – a positive, loving energy that is in everyone and everything. Some of my favorite quotes from the movie were:
“The heart of man is really the heart of god.”
“No matter what religion you are, I feel that God is the same to everyone. It’s just the leaders who seem to lose sight of the true God consciousness through gaining power.”
“When I think of God I like to think he’s created one race. And that race is the human race.”
“Is the God that your club worships the same as another club worships?”
“If you feel that you can name it, you haven’t understood it at all.”
“We need to feel God, not to understand God.”
“God is like an energy that gives love. And happiness.”
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At the end of the day, there are as many different beliefs out there as there are people on this earth. My favorite quote in the movie was:
“We should each do one kind act to one person each day. If we did this, the world would be a much better place.”
Who or what is God to you? Do you have a personal relationship with God or believe God dwells within all of us? Share your thoughts here!