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What is God? Show more Show less
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When people refer to god what do they mean exactly? Is it a super natural power? An energy? A substance? A spiritual father? Or some combination of the above?

God is a thought form Show more Show less

When people refer to god they are referring to the accumulation of such belief
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The powers held by religion are social

The powers held by organized religion relate to their socio-economic influence rather then to any supernatural power
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The Argument

When we discus the powers held by institutionalized religion these powers are best understood in the same terms as we understand any other social institution. There is nothing particularly unique about god, it is just another idea that holds sway within the border battle of ideas. This is not to say it is not powerful as the idea of god has, and still does, controlled entire societies. When people reference the power of god, know it or not, they are referencing the power wielded by these institutions.

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