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The Mighty God or Allah

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Submitted by Claire (United States), Apr 21, 2008 at 14:34

Whether it's God, Allah, the Roman, Greek, or Norse gods and goddesses, or any others, they all are just metaphors. They don't actually exist. So all books: the Bible, Koran, etc. are referring to a metaphor when they call something by a name like "God" or "Allah."

And metaphors tend to be associated with cultures, so a particular god, goddess, animal totem, or whatever a group of people believe has supernatural power is generally based on the culture, and the culture is generally based on geographical location.

I don't think studying the bible or some other sacred writing is hopeless--there is a lot of wisdom there. But some people think there is a supernatural being, and some call it Jesus or Allah, etc. But all the evidence we have suggests no such being actually exists. It's just a metaphor.

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