firstly to Failures, you said that I am bypassing language? How would that be possible exactly? By using God in the singular rather then the plural, and also describing Him in the masculine rather then the feminine, is paying homage to the traditions of spoken English which we as a community follow. It is true that there are female Gods/desses, as I have already described, but that is besides the point. So you are arguiing that God in general does not exist? Hold on, you are NOT arguiing that because you have already told me that you believe in some kind of deity? Oh boy, I am confused.
Let's start again shall we? You want me to ask 'Can any god exist?' Well can they? But I think that this is a question which we have to each come to terms with on our own. And so because I believe in God, the merit of this is what? But surely isn't that the thing about the holy spirit.... It is largely undefinable as much as it is pure.... And Sophisticated as it is good... Something both beyond the reach of man, and simulatenously manmade. Now there's a contentious issue, and please don't try to trip me up over that one. That is just my own personal view.
Sometimes analogies can be useful failures in describing a complex idea to somebody you is having trouble with grasping the full significance of the issue. However they can be -overdone- so to speak.
But the thing about Judeo-Christian mythology, is that they ARE a collection of stories. Even the good reverend who I know admits this. They were originally handed down by the oral tradition, and do have significance beyond the immediate literral and often understood apparent meanings to them. This is where the phrase God is love comes in. Kinda like an original and obtusely brilliant right angle to Nietzsches maxim 'God is dead', only without the reference to pain and annihilation, and instead in its place a warmth and fuzzy feeling, much like you get after reading a good book.
So where is this unconditional love we are talking about? Between friends, neighbours, family or partners even? Perhaps a little bit of all of them. I don't claim to be an expert in this issue, I am only playing with the spectrums as it were.