[quote="billcu1, post:1, topic:318151"]
Is god pure intelligence will, mind, feeling or what? Does he have a soul and if so anything like ours? Any philosophers welcome or course from the church would be good but I'm willing to seek all for this answer.
Before I look at the other answers, I wanted to give this a shot myself.
You did not capitalize the word, 'god,' I notice, and I wonder about your intent. To my mind, the questions, "what is a god?" and "what is God?" are two very different questions. The first is much more definite, so I will take it on first.
Etymologically, the word, 'god' means, the receiver of the sacrifices, or the one invoked. The idea is of a superior or supreme being, to whom human worship is properly directed. The idea evokes myriad images in the human mind, images of gods, ideas about what a god is. For the most part, gods per se are to a degree anthropomorphic. To that degree, the gods are considered to have intelligence, will, feeling, even human traits like jealousy, anger, and caprice. I am thinking mainly of the pagan pantheons from the various cultures of the world. Most thinkers of any depth these days shy away from a literal interpretation of these ideas as reality.
The God of Israel purportedly commanded the Israelites not to worship any images. Now we are getting more into a discussion of 'God' rather than 'god.'
What is God? God is Love. It is incomprehensible to us how a being could literally be Love, but that is how Saint John defined God. That is the only proper definition of which I am aware, and indeed, if it is true, then it is the only proper definition possible. I hold it to be true, so I accept as simple fact, that God is Love. Love is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God as Father is the sublime, mysterious Origin of all. God the Father is the Origin of all without exception, including God the Son. God the Son is the creative Word of the Father. He is the Manifestation of the Father. He is God as God is known to Himself, and also as He is revealed to us. God the Holy Spirit is the infinite mutual Love of God the Father and the Son. He is the Gift of Love. He is Love.