His name appears on the dollar bill. Hundreds of millions speak to Him daily. He's the CEO of everything. Yet who can really describe God?
The Greek philosopher Empedocles defined God as "a circle whose center is everywhere, and its circumference nowhere."
The Roman orator Cicero defined God by a question: "There is something in the nature of things which the mind of man, which reason, which human power cannot effect," he said. "And certainly that which produces this must be better than man. What can this be but God?"
Buckminster Fuller, the 20th century innovator and inventor, said simply, "God is a verb; not a noun."
In her 1990 book, What Do We Mean When We Say God?, writer-editor Deidre Sullivan entered the fray by asking Americans of all ages, creeds, and occupations to submit their own ideas about the mysterious man upstairs. She also included …