A question to my theist readers
I’m just curious, what god do you believe in? And I don’t just want to know if you believe in God (aka I Am, YHWH, the Judeo-Christian God) or Shiva or Cthulhu, and I’m mainly aiming this at the Christian theists who read this, I want to know what sort of god you believe in. Is it the god we read in the Old Testament, creator of the world, protector of Israel, etc.? Do you believe in some other idea of God?
I’m just curious. I know what my vision of God was as a Christian; He was all powerful, all knowing, and infinitely good. He was infinitely merciful and just. He physically exists and he exists as spirit. He exists as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and he created the world from nothing and rules over it, and cares about our eternal salvation.
What do you believe about God? Do you hold a similar belief, or is it maybe more along the lines of the Deists (Deists basically believe that there is a creator god, but that it has left creation to run on its own since the beginning)? Does your God allow us “free-will” or does He control everything?
Atheists, please feel free to answer, if you once believed in god, what you believed.
I’m not looking for some kind of ammo to refute your claims, just curious about what sort of variety of views I have reading this. As always, the comments here are moderated so if anyone gets out of hand they will remain out of the public eye. :D