What Is God?
Saturday April 24th 2010, 2:22 pm
Filed under: Slices of Life

Recently received the following request on a rabbis’ listserv:

If you’d like to be included in the book, I’d invite you to submit an essay of up to 500 words explaining your God concept.

I am especially interested in the following: (Don’t feel you have to answer them all)
- Do you believe God either intervenes or intercedes in our lives?
- Do you believe that we can interact with God through prayer, ritual, conversation or otherwise?
- If there is a well known theologian with whom you align or disagree, feel free to reference them.
- Are you comfortable sharing your God concept with congregants or do you tend to keep quiet about it?

So. Here’s mine:

G*d is the power that moves and animates the universe.

The Big Bang occurred 13.9 billion years ago; the Bet that begins the Torah. At that moment everything was an undifferentiated colloid of infinite density and temperature. (more…)