Morphing God25 February, 2008
I am an atheist. That is easy to define. I do not believe in any god (goddess, spirit, kachina, etc.). That is the simple definition of atheist.
What is God? I would bet dollars to donuts that if I asked 10 theists (no WAY would I go through the pain of asking 100) I would get 10 different answers. Some answers would be complementary, some would be mutually exclusive.
Could this be one reason why the concept of “god” has lasted as long as it has? “God” can be all things to all people. “God” is such a flexible concept that it can morph to meet the needs of any society. “God” can also be used to explain away any action no matter how antisocial.