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    What can we say about an intelligent designer (or a god who created us)? We can't say that the designer had to have a head and arms, and an opposing thumb, but we can say that a designer needed words... can't we? No being can design without words. Well, not unless all of this is the creation of a designed robot. But whoever designed the first designing robot had to have a language I would suggest.

    A language must be learned from others. Languages evolve, and an intelligent designer of our world would have to be the product of a language more sophisticated than ours is at this time.

    Is it logical to give an intelligent designer these attributes? Could an intelligent designer be intelligent without language?
    Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness. ~Seneca~

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    Re: Does God have a language?

    It depends on how you define intelligence?
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    The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end; there it is.
    "3 stages of Truth, 1st, it is ridiculed. 2nd it is violently opposed. 3rd, it is accepted as being self-evident."
    Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful

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    • #3
      Re: Does God have a language?

      <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: franksterr</div><div class="ubbcode-body">It depends on how you define intelligence? </div></div>
      <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Spelled Pronunciation [in-tel-i-juhns] Show IPA Pronunciation
      –noun
      1. capacity for learning, reasoning, understanding, and similar forms of mental activity; aptitude in grasping truths, relationships, facts, meanings, etc.
      2. manifestation of a high mental capacity: He writes with intelligence and wit.
      3. the faculty of understanding.
      4. knowledge of an event, circumstance, etc., received or imparted; news; information.
      5. the gathering or distribution of information, esp. secret information.
      6. Government.
      a. information about an enemy or a potential enemy.
      b. the evaluated conclusions drawn from such information.
      c. an organization or agency engaged in gathering such information: military intelligence; naval intelligence.
      7. interchange of information: They have been maintaining intelligence with foreign agents for years.
      8. Christian Science. a fundamental attribute of God, or infinite Mind.
      9. (often initial capital letter) an intelligent being or spirit, esp. an incorporeal one, as an angel.
      Origin:
      1350–1400; ME &lt; L intelligentia. See intelligent, -ence
      </div></div>
      Perhaps Im mistaken, but it seems that all of these definitions of intelligence would require words? The Christian god speaks to Adam and Eve. So, that god does have words. Can we speculate about how the Christian god got words? He is omniscient, and omnipotent, omnipresent. I'm wondering how any being could get words independently of a culture?

      Adam and Eve for example were created as walking talking people. There is no infancy, no culture to inherit a language from in their story. I think that is impossible because a language is a cultural expression, and not a thing that people have like a head and hands.
      Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness. ~Seneca~

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      • #4
        Re: Does God have a language?

        I would say from where we stay, he is mute, but his action / creation speaks to us loudly enuff. Still some ppl have taken it upon themeselves to translate the silence and act as his mouthpiece.
        When law abiding citizens can no longer go about their business in peace, then it is time for criminals, State approved or otherwise, to rest in peace.

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        • #5
          Re: Does God have a language?

          <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: f0rTyLeGz</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: franksterr</div><div class="ubbcode-body">It depends on how you define intelligence? </div></div>
          <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Spelled Pronunciation [in-tel-i-juhns] Show IPA Pronunciation
          –noun
          1. capacity for learning, reasoning, understanding, and similar forms of mental activity; aptitude in grasping truths, relationships, facts, meanings, etc.
          2. manifestation of a high mental capacity: He writes with intelligence and wit.
          3. the faculty of understanding.
          4. knowledge of an event, circumstance, etc., received or imparted; news; information.
          5. the gathering or distribution of information, esp. secret information.
          6. Government.
          a. information about an enemy or a potential enemy.
          b. the evaluated conclusions drawn from such information.
          c. an organization or agency engaged in gathering such information: military intelligence; naval intelligence.
          7. interchange of information: They have been maintaining intelligence with foreign agents for years.
          8. Christian Science. a fundamental attribute of God, or infinite Mind.
          9. (often initial capital letter) an intelligent being or spirit, esp. an incorporeal one, as an angel.
          Origin:
          1350–1400; ME &lt; L intelligentia. See intelligent, -ence
          </div></div>
          Perhaps Im mistaken, but it seems that all of these definitions of intelligence would require words? The Christian god speaks to Adam and Eve. So, that god does have words. Can we speculate about how the Christian god got words? He is omniscient, and omnipotent, omnipresent. I'm wondering how any being could get words independently of a culture?

          Adam and Eve for example were created as walking talking people. There is no infancy, no culture to inherit a language from in their story. I think that is impossible because a language is a cultural expression, and not a thing that people have like a head and hands. </div></div>

          One does not need words in order to communicate or design. According to Judaism and its many off shoots God did have companions in the form of angels or some similiar beings. So there is the possibility that culture existed pre-Adam in Heaven.
          Aid is Imperialism.
          All that is necessary for evil to triumph, is for good to do nothing.
          Legalize weed
          The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end; there it is.
          "3 stages of Truth, 1st, it is ridiculed. 2nd it is violently opposed. 3rd, it is accepted as being self-evident."
          Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful

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          • #6
            Re: Does God have a language?

            <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: franksterr</div><div class="ubbcode-body">
            One does not need words in order to communicate or design.</div></div>
            I try to understand how one can communicate without words, but I just can't see how that would work? Sign language, body language? But those are words too. When the Christian god speaks to Moses, he uses words. Moses wrote it down to get it right. You must be taught to write.

            <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: franksterr</div><div class="ubbcode-body">
            According to Judaism and its many off shoots God did have companions in the form of angels or some similiar beings. So there is the possibility that culture existed pre-Adam in Heaven. </div></div>
            So perhaps the angels and God had developed a language? Maybe... yet culture implies a place, environment, things,conditions, and life and death.

            One of language's interesting properties is that a person must get their language early. If a child isn't spoken to when they are an infant thru five years old, then that kid won't ever get language. That is what happens to feral children. Sometimes feral children can be taught some words, but they never get the great organization and integration of words and consciousness that the rest of us achieve naturally.
            Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness. ~Seneca~

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            • #7
              Re: Does God have a language?

              I believe that we created God and not the other way around. Therefore he is so powerful to be able to speak every single language on earth so long as that language supports him. He speaks through signs, events, appearances like angels which alone suggest body language. Handwritting appear on walls and everything that a human can conceive is the work of God.

              In other words, if in a language the word &quot;God&quot; does not exist, there is no God.

              let it burn, let it burn, let it burn

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              • #8
                Re: Does God have a language?

                f0rTyLeGz

                <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">One does not need words in order to communicate or design.
                I try to understand how one can communicate without words, but I just can't see how that would work? Sign language, body language? But those are words too. When the Christian god speaks to Moses, he uses words. Moses wrote it down to get it right. You must be taught to write.</div></div>

                Exactly.
                Their have been Native American Nations that never knew how to speak.
                Sign and body languages are not words, but like words they are used to convey ideas.
                Bees ants etc..

                <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">
                According to Judaism and its many off shoots God did have companions in the form of angels or some similiar beings. So there is the possibility that culture existed pre-Adam in Heaven.
                So perhaps the angels and God had developed a language? Maybe... yet culture implies a place, environment, things,conditions, and life and death.</div></div>

                I tend to consider Heaven(the Kingdom of God) a place of a spiritual sort.
                Where ever beings co-exist culture is:-
                Environment - spiritual
                Things - Gods Throne etc..
                Life - angels, cherubins
                Conditions - war and peace.
                Death - unknown(cast out or down)

                <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">One of language's interesting properties is that a person must get their language early. If a child isn't spoken to when they are an infant thru five years old, then that kid won't ever get language. That is what happens to feral children. Sometimes feral children can be taught some words, but they never get the great organization and integration of words and consciousness that the rest of us achieve naturally. </div></div>

                Nevertheless when in the pack that provided them with succor or aid they now how to communicate or be understood.
                Aid is Imperialism.
                All that is necessary for evil to triumph, is for good to do nothing.
                Legalize weed
                The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end; there it is.
                "3 stages of Truth, 1st, it is ridiculed. 2nd it is violently opposed. 3rd, it is accepted as being self-evident."
                Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful

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                • #9
                  Re: Does God have a language?

                  <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: sukuna</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I believe that we created God and not the other way around. Therefore he is so powerful to be able to speak every single language on earth so long as that language supports him. He speaks through signs, events, appearances like angels which alone suggest body language. Handwritting appear on walls and everything that a human can conceive is the work of God.

                  In other words, if in a language the word &quot;God&quot; does not exist, there is no God.

                  </div></div>

                  DEEP
                  Its a pity more people do not realize this simply truism
                  Aid is Imperialism.
                  All that is necessary for evil to triumph, is for good to do nothing.
                  Legalize weed
                  The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end; there it is.
                  "3 stages of Truth, 1st, it is ridiculed. 2nd it is violently opposed. 3rd, it is accepted as being self-evident."
                  Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Re: Does God have a language?

                    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: f0rTyLeGz</div><div class="ubbcode-body">What can we say about an intelligent designer (or a god who created us)? We can't say that the designer had to have a head and arms, and an opposing thumb, but we can say that a designer needed words... can't we? No being can design without words. Well, not unless all of this is the creation of a designed robot. But whoever designed the first designing robot had to have a language I would suggest.

                    A language must be learned from others. Languages evolve, and an intelligent designer of our world would have to be the product of a language more sophisticated than ours is at this time.

                    Is it logical to give an intelligent designer these attributes? Could an intelligent designer be intelligent without language? </div></div>

                    In comic books, whenever the story involved some super super beyond reckoning powerful being, they always put symbols in the talk bubbles, and bold them.

                    Perhaps God's language is math, which would explain the Qabbala and a ton of other esotericisms. I evolved that word out of esoteric, in case anyone was watching.
                    a noble stroke he lifted high that hung not but swift with tempest fell On Satan's proud crest- no sight nor swift thought, less could his shield such ruin intercept; 10 paces huge he back recoil'd...

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                    • #11
                      Re: Does God have a language?

                      <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: sukuna</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I believe that we created God and not the other way around. Therefore he is so powerful to be able to speak every single language on earth so long as that language supports him. He speaks through signs, events, appearances like angels which alone suggest body language. Handwritting appear on walls and everything that a human can conceive is the work of God.

                      In other words, if in a language the word &quot;God&quot; does not exist, there is no God.</div></div>

                      Interesting, I like how you express it, that &quot;We created God, not the other way around.&quot; I think we agree that gods are cultural artifacts? They don't exist without people talking about them? The word &quot;god&quot; could exist in one's vocabulary, but if you never think about gods as real, or doing something, then you never experience &quot;god&quot;? While people who see Jesus in on a piece of toast, or see him in every little thing, are using &quot;god&quot; and his story in a very active way. So, God, or gods, exist in that person's life in a very active way?
                      Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness. ~Seneca~

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                      • #12
                        Re: Does God have a language?

                        <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: monk</div><div class="ubbcode-body">
                        In comic books, whenever the story involved some super super beyond reckoning powerful being, they always put symbols in the talk bubbles, and bold them.</div></div>
                        My little point is that someBODY had to teach Him those words er symbols.

                        <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: monk</div><div class="ubbcode-body">
                        Perhaps God's language is math, which would explain the Qabbala and a ton of other esotericisms. I evolved that word out of esoteric, in case anyone was watching. </div></div>
                        <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">esotericisms - 1 dictionary result
                        es·o·ter·i·cism (&amp;#283;s'&amp;#601;-t&amp;#283;r'&amp;#301;-s&amp;#301;z'&amp;#601;m) Pronunciation Key
                        n.

                        1. Esoteric teachings or practices.
                        2. The quality or condition of being esoteric.

                        <span style="font-size: 8pt">The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
                        Copyright © 2006 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
                        Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.</span> </div></div>
                        Hmmm, someone beat you to the evoluting of &quot;esoteric,&quot; but even so, if any god out there is speaking math, he/she first had to learn words. No one can learn math without words like &quot;<span style="font-weight: bold">WRONG</span>,&quot; &quot;blockhead,&quot; and &quot;try again.&quot;
                        Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness. ~Seneca~

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                        • #13
                          Re: Does God have a language?

                          <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: f0rTyLeGz</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: monk</div><div class="ubbcode-body">
                          In comic books, whenever the story involved some super super beyond reckoning powerful being, they always put symbols in the talk bubbles, and bold them.</div></div>
                          My little point is that someBODY had to teach Him those words er symbols.

                          <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: monk</div><div class="ubbcode-body">
                          Perhaps God's language is math, which would explain the Qabbala and a ton of other esotericisms. I evolved that word out of esoteric, in case anyone was watching. </div></div>
                          <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">esotericisms - 1 dictionary result
                          es·o·ter·i·cism (&amp;#283;s'&amp;#601;-t&amp;#283;r'&amp;#301;-s&amp;#301;z'&amp;#601;m) Pronunciation Key
                          n.

                          1. Esoteric teachings or practices.
                          2. The quality or condition of being esoteric.

                          <span style="font-size: 8pt">The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
                          Copyright © 2006 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
                          Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.</span> </div></div>
                          Hmmm, someone beat you to the evoluting of &quot;esoteric,&quot; but even so, if any god out there is speaking math, he/she first had to learn words. No one can learn math without words like &quot;<span style="font-weight: bold">WRONG</span>,&quot; &quot;blockhead,&quot; and &quot;try again.&quot;

                          </div></div>

                          DAMN! Can I claim independent arising.

                          Well I happen to agree with you that any argument about creation poses a rather inescapable conundrum to any believer that they were, by fact of their existence, created. First cause requires a cause, and one of the fatal arguments to those of design, is of course naturally, who designed the designer ad infinitum.
                          a noble stroke he lifted high that hung not but swift with tempest fell On Satan's proud crest- no sight nor swift thought, less could his shield such ruin intercept; 10 paces huge he back recoil'd...

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                            Re: Does God have a language?

                            <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: monk</div><div class="ubbcode-body">
                            Well I happen to agree with you that any argument about creation poses a rather inescapable conundrum to any believer that they were, by fact of their existence, created. First cause requires a cause, and one of the fatal arguments to those of design, is of course naturally, who designed the designer ad infinitum.</div></div>
                            Sure, I agree about the first cause, Prime Mover. I figure that existing in-and-of itself implies an infinite amount of Big Bangs, and therefore infinite existences exactly like this one. But anyway...

                            ... the super super All and Everything is supposed to have existed forever, some say. I'm wondering if He/She existed forever, then how did this god get language, because language is an artifact of culture?
                            Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness. ~Seneca~

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                            • #15
                              Re: Does God have a language?

                              yes, that would imply more than one being.

                              curious as it just reminded me of something in the gospel about wherever there are more than one of you gathered, there am I.
                              a noble stroke he lifted high that hung not but swift with tempest fell On Satan's proud crest- no sight nor swift thought, less could his shield such ruin intercept; 10 paces huge he back recoil'd...

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