I'm not interested in whether the use of the term is correct or incorrect according to him or her, I am interested in reducing confusion. If you do not want people to understand exactly what you are saying, that's fine by me, but it seems to contradict the aim of communication.
Back to the point of the thread:
Lhug-pa wrote:Also, I just said that Abrahamic Gods/Angels could possibly exist in, for example, Deva or Asura dimensions; that is IF Abrahamic Gods/Angels are not mere mental fabrications.
I have no doubt that all gods of all religions are beings that belong to the Deva and Asura realms
(well, okay, some may actually be hungry ghosts or hell beings that are perceived of as gods due to their, for us, unearthly capacities). None whatsoever! But really, and this may be the crux of the entire thread:
Ultimately is not all (samsaric) phenomenal existence merely a mental fabrication? Does this not then render the whole atheist-theist debate ultimately irrelevant?
With the eye of wisdom we discover a lot of anger in us, any amount of jealousy, resentment, ignorance, desire - mountains of emotion whose existence we would never have suspected in ourselves... We recognize that most of the faults we perceive in others are only the mirror of our own negativity, the reflection of our own disturbed feelings... At the same time, we relieve the world around us of the burden of our own negative judgements."
Gendun Rinpoche Heart Advice from a Mahamudra Master