God usually refers to the single deity in monotheism or the monist deity in pantheism. God is often conceived of as the supernatural creator and overseer of humans and the universe. Theologians have ascribed a variety of attributes to the many different conceptions of God. The most common among these include omniscience (infinite knowledge), omnipotence (unlimited power), omnipresence (present everywhere), omnibenevolence (perfect goodness), divine simplicity, and eternal and necessary existence.
God has also been conceived as being incorporeal (immaterial), a personal being, the source of all moral obligation, and the "greatest conceivable existent". These attributes were supported to varying degrees by the early Jewish, Christian and Muslim theologian philosophers. Many notable medieval philosophers and modern philosophers have developed arguments for and against the existence of God.
I only use Wiki as an extended definition of a generally agreed upon definition. I am sure everyone has their own way of defining it but if we are to use language to debate then we have to start somewhere. The bold emphasis is mine.
I cannot logically conflate the supernatural creator and overseer of humans and the universe and the source of all moral obligation into one subject, being, or belief system. To me these two issues have absolutely nothing to do with on another. So by these terms I am a strong atheist.
I dare say that Jesus called for the bringing hither of those mine[his] enemy, which would not that he should reign over them, to be slayed before him. Luke 19:27 There are far too many inconsistencies in the New Testament and obviously the Torah for me to understand the hype and allegiance to these texts. And, dear Mohamed did spread his message by the sword according to the Koran, from village to village, follow in line or die. It is in the foreword history of the Koran. Perhaps I do not know how these should be translated or interpreted but I have not received any responses challenging these allegations.
In that way I would best be described as an Pagan who uses natural law as my moral compass. I like the idea of using the sun as the ultimate symbol of the giver of life. It is. And it is good to give thanks now and again. I am not aware of any supernatural stuff going on but I have trusted sources that claim they have been on or seen the dark side and have interacted with ghosts and all the like. So I do not doubt that there is a dark side so perhaps there is also a light side. I have a friend who provides service to contact the light side or other side?!. I have never had any supernatural experience so I would be classified as agnostic in this area.
I wish I could see what all the fuss was about with these old books. I must be missing something. I truly believe that folks like to feel special. Life is a lonely place. You come here alone and you leave alone. Since humans can use logic they are able to see that life is sometimes short, unfair, cruel, or untenable. Life is not the happy fairy tales we were read as children. So it is easy and addictive to grab onto an unconditionally loving guardian angel that cares about what you think and what you do. It helps give meaning to lives. Whether it is there or not makes no difference. If it helps to make life less cruel than great. I am just too much of a realist to do it.
So there we have it. dw, you are a fantastic writer. I wish you would get into some of these old Rothbard works and write about them. This religious stuff is not my favorite subject. It offends too many and there is never any solution.
Here's a great one. Anatomy of the State.