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Thursday, 9 April 2015

God

God's name in Hebrew was written YHWH, as originally there were no vowels in the language. Jews used Adonai (Lord) instead for fear of taking God's name in vain. The vowels AOA were inserted in YHWH in time, and so He became YAHOWAH .

One of the earliest western men to write about God in a monotheistic way was the Greek philosopher Aristotle, who described god as the Supreme Cause.

The word for God in Aramaic, the language Jesus spoke, is “Elaw.”

The Bible's New Testament, explains that there are three beings who are God in different forms: the Father, the Son (Jesus) and the Holy Spirit (also known as the Holy Ghost).

There are different names for the Supreme Being in different religions. Some examples are Allah in Islam, Yahweh or Elohim in Judaism, Baha in Baha'i Faith, Waheguru in Sikhism, and Ahura Mazda in Zoroastrianism.

Pope Gregory the Great was elected to the papacy in 590 at a time when the plague was consuming Rome. It is said that Pope Gregory originated the usage of the phrase “God Bless You”, when someone sneezed, as sneezing was at the time a mortal symptom because of the plague. ( The Romans used to cry “absit omen!” (flee, omen!)).

Saint Anslem (1033-1109) argued in his theological classic Prologion that God's existence can be argued for by our capacity to conceive of a perfect being.

The word "Goodbye" originated from the phrase, "God be with ye."

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