I was talking with a friend of mine and we were discussing the topic of what we mean by the word “relationship.” She said, “I think it means,” and I had to agree, “love.” And in the same fashion, I would like to say that God is my “relationship” to him.
In terms of the definition of relationship, there is really only one right way to think about it. I would say that it is a relationship that is based either on mutual love or reciprocal trust. This can be in any area of life, but one of the more common examples is a parent-child relationship.
Like my sisters, I think that the term “relationship” can be used in two different ways. I would call it a “friendship.” In this case, I would say it is a relationship that is based on mutual love instead of trust.
In theory, this is true of any two people, but in practice many relationships don’t work that way. You can’t just be friends with someone and call both of them by the same name. Instead, you have to call them by the same name but with the second person in the relationship being a different person.
In the same way, god is a different person than we are. So, if you call him by the same name, but he is a different person than me, then you are still not friends with each other. Rather, you are not friends with him at all. But if you make the same mistake with me, then you are friends with me.
I don’t really see the harm in this but it is the way I’ve always seen it. For example, I can see how it makes sense if the gods are separate from human beings because we are just a small part of them, but that doesn’t mean that they are separate from us because they are just a part of us.
The problem with this is the separation between man and god is so vast that we’d be able to find the boundaries of what is and isn’t a part of us. I think this is why I’m not friends with Christians, since theirs is clearly a different relationship, and I cannot see the harm in that at all.
That’s a great question. I can also see how it makes sense if we have a relationship with god that is completely separate from us. I can also see how it would be wrong if we had a relationship with god that was just a part of us. What I can’t understand is how this separation from god makes it any less possible for us to know what god wants, or what our relationship with god should be.
I have to guess that we’re talking about what is wrong with our relationship with god, not with a relationship with our fellow humans. Our relationship with god is simply a matter of us being able to know what it is we need to know, and what god is doing in our lives. If that relationship is totally severed, then god can simply be whatever god wants.
I can see what you mean, but the problem is that there are so many things out there that we don’t know about what god wants for us. I don’t mean to tell you how to live your life, but to say that god wants you to be a millionaire, or that he wants to kill you because you’re not, is not exactly true. If you’ve never heard of the idea of “the afterlife,” I’m not sure what you’d know.