A couple years ago, my friend and I decided to take a break from our usual religious obligations and head to the mall for a quick trip to the thrift store.
We got there, grabbed some items and headed home.
A couple minutes later, we were confronted by a man in the mall’s back lot, who had apparently just seen us.
I’m sure he was flustered and angry.
The two of us got into an argument about the use of “human rights” and the idea of God, and the argument soon escalated into a physical altercation.
After a few minutes of arguing, the man was forced to leave the mall, telling me that “God is the one who has made the universe.”
He then threw the items we were carrying on the ground, leaving us confused.
“What happened to human rights?”
I asked, realizing that we had never even heard of the word.
“I can’t believe you are calling God a God,” he replied, adding that “I don’t even know what that word means.”
When I tried to explain that the phrase was a religious metaphor, he didn’t understand, saying that the term “God” is just a fancy way of saying “Allah” or “Allahu Akbar.”
I also pointed out that the word “God,” while very important in Islam, is not an abstract concept that can be easily understood and understood by anyone.
Instead, it’s a concept that’s often understood in relation to the people and places that it refers to.
The word “Allah,” for example, refers to the creator God, while “Allah”—the same word that is used to refer to God—is a concept used to describe all living beings.
And yet, this man decided to use the phrase “God, man, and all things” to refer not only to God, but to every single living being, not just Muslims, but Christians and Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs, Hindus and Muslims.
After all, we are the only ones who can see, hear, touch, taste, smell, and even taste the human body and breath.
He then told me that he didn, indeed, “call God a god” and that “every human being is God.”
He continued, “But you are the reason why the universe is so large and you know it.”
I had never heard of “God”—not even as a religious term—until he told me so.
And I was curious to see how he knew about it.
So I asked him to explain why he was using “God.”
It’s easy to understand why people use the term in religious contexts, but I thought it might be more useful to use it as a political term, such as “the law,” “the constitution,” “law,” “political correctness,” “religious tolerance,” or even just “God/God’s laws.”
And so I decided that I’d ask the man if he could tell me the meaning of the phrase and why.
He told me it was a “religious metaphor,” so I thought that I could try to get a sense of what he meant by the term.
I explained that, as a person, I’m always called God and that I should use that term only when referring to God.
I explained that I believe that “human beings” should be respected for the dignity of their lives, their thoughts, their experiences, and for their capacity to create the world we live in.
I pointed out the importance of human rights, human rights for all people, and human rights as the basis for the right to life.
And I also explained that God exists in the universe, not in the human realm, that the universe and all of its inhabitants are one and the same, that there is a Creator God, not a God created by a human.
I was able to clearly understand that “god” is not a word or a concept.
Rather, it refers both to God and to everything that is.
So I asked the man why he had chosen the phrase, “God the creator.”
“Well, that’s because I think it’s the best way to get people to understand the existence of God and the relationship between God and humanity,” he said.
“I believe that all humans should have the right not to be offended by any act or word of another human being.”
Now, it may seem like a bit of a stretch to say that “the universe is made out of God” and yet, in the context of the argument, it was quite clear that “everything that exists in this universe is God,” since we can observe the universe from afar, see its events, and understand its events.
So this man was clearly explaining that the entire universe is one and just as important as the universe itself.
My friend and me were shocked by his explanation, so we decided to investigate further.
I went to the Internet, searched for “god,” “human,” and “human right,” and