And to respond to twalt, the God described in the Bible has no actual name: the various things we say as his name, including "God", are merely titles that reflect his various attributes. Jehovah is a latinization of a hebrew word meaning "One who saves". "I am who I am" reflects his self-existence: the fact that he can act, and not merely react, as I proposed in another post.
timdiprose, I take offense at your characterization of religious zealots: I am one myself, and I think that I am a rational and practical person.
tlhintog: I think you should study a bit more. Nothing can act: it can only react. That is, if the law of cause and effect does, in fact, exist, which it must, or everything we think we know may perhaps be false. According to the Second Law of Thermodynamics, the world is running out of usable energy. If the Universe has been around forever, we would have run out of usable energy long ago. Unless there is an infinite amount of energy, which directly contradicts the First Law of Thermodynamics, then our Universe must have, at some point, started. But how: nothing cannot become something; we cannot have an effect without a cause. In which case we require some sort of, as Aristotle put it quite aptly, an "Unmoved Mover" or "Uncaused Cause." Any such a being would be a god.
LORDY LORD! go here. this says God's real name is "I AM WHO I AM". www.yhwh.com/GINGN/gingn.htm and that makes it even stranger cause i thought his "Real" name was jehova? But still the fact remains... Lord is a title.... and i believe popeye used the phrase "I YAM WHAT I YAM AND THAT'S ALL THAT I YAM" maybe that cartoonist was the real blasphemer?
So this year its 'Lord' and years before it was YHWH, and before that it was Zeus, and years before that it was a symbol painted on a cave wall in berry juice. Regardless what the politically correct and popular name being used this year it is still just a name for a fictional being.
I can't belive we have not as a society grown past the need to create these stories used to make us feel better in our caves over events beyond our control or understanding. The rain has stopped, sacrifce a goat. The crops are bad, sacrifice a virgin. My life sucks, sacrifice some money in a plate. Your god is differen than my god so I blow up your buildings and kill your people.
Enough of the god thing - hasn't there been enough killing and fighting over it in the last several hundred years? Now you guys have to bring your reglious struggle into a comic strip setting. Seek some medical help.