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    Quote Originally Posted by INTP View Post
    Man created God in his own image.

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    Assume, for the sake of argument, there is a God. Assume, also, that he is as omniponent and wonderful and transcendent and infinite as most believers claim him to be. How are we simple, limited mortals to comprehend this magnificence? We can't, of course, at least not in our earthly lives. In our attempt to understand something, to relate to something, to describe something in our human languages and symbols, we resort to what we know best: ourselves. We necessarily anthropomorphize deity, thus creating God in our own image. Male and female we create them, just as the God of the Bible created us.
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    If there is a God I know exactly how he/she/whatever tracks everything.

    I got the idea from video games (shocker). Video game creators use movements of real people (with little balls around them), rack them and record them. Well my theory is god does the same but with atoms! (Stand back! I'm prepared to do science!!!)

    You ever hear of God's plan being the equivalent of a person telling an ant their plan. Well in a sense that's what this is. -*This next part requires everyone’s imagination hat*-

    God tracks every atom on the planet as if it were a vector/data point or little ball. God then tracks and does very little interfering, just like a computer program. Hence god creation of free will to man.

    Alright that's enough of crazy 'ol Lucid! It's like the matrix but more organic, which ironically non-organic materials share a lot of the same components as organic materials.

    These statements are very broad and lack in any logic, it was merely a thought I had that might actually go somewhere. Any thoughts from you guys would be awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coriolis View Post
    Assume, for the sake of argument, there is a God. Assume, also, that he is as omniponent and wonderful and transcendent and infinite as most believers claim him to be. How are we simple, limited mortals to comprehend this magnificence? We can't, of course, at least not in our earthly lives. In our attempt to understand something, to relate to something, to describe something in our human languages and symbols, we resort to what we know best: ourselves. We necessarily anthropomorphize deity, thus creating God in our own image. Male and female we create them, just as the God of the Bible created us.


    i find it somewhat bizarre that people seriously attempt to conceptualize what may come after death or what may be larger than us, much less the largest thing in the universe. even if there is a magnificent divine being, what makes us think we have proper facilities to really even begin to understand it? i think it's reasonable to try to understand via concepts we know but we ought to be aware it's not the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skylights View Post
    i find it somewhat bizarre that people seriously attempt to conceptualize what may come after death or what may be larger than us, much less the largest thing in the universe. even if there is a magnificent divine being, what makes us think we have proper facilities to really even begin to understand it? i think it's reasonable to try to understand via concepts we know but we ought to be aware it's not the same.
    This part is critical. Once we think our image of God really is God in his entirety, it makes it easy if not essential to discount other perspectives. Each believer has some idea of what God is like, but this idea is not God, and probably has much less fidelity than Magritte's painting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerd Girl View Post
    It sounds like something an atheist might say.

    The Bible says man was created in God's image.
    Spiritually in his image, and we have no ideal what his image is or looks like.
    (an add on, not a disagreement) and directed to the Christian God.

    As far as other gods are viewed (form present and past faiths), some would appear in the image of man and some partially or not in his image.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coriolis View Post
    Assume, for the sake of argument, there is a God. Assume, also, that he is as omniponent and wonderful and transcendent and infinite as most believers claim him to be. How are we simple, limited mortals to comprehend this magnificence? We can't, of course, at least not in our earthly lives. In our attempt to understand something, to relate to something, to describe something in our human languages and symbols, we resort to what we know best: ourselves. We necessarily anthropomorphize deity, thus creating God in our own image. Male and female we create them, just as the God of the Bible created us.
    Of course, but this just shows how unlikely the all knowing bearded guy over the clouds is
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerd Girl View Post
    It sounds like something an atheist might say.

    The Bible says man was created in God's image.
    Its actually something "man" does. Man tends to give God all these "manly" qualities unknowingly by judging other people. Easy example..."dont question god"...why not? If he is all knowing he has all the answers...he doesnt fear being "questioned" like a normal man may. Basically, "man" takes there own insecurities and place them on the image of god. God also has all the time in the world. Not saying all people do this, but its done, and eseentially man is creating "God" in his own image...but the question becomes...is it mans place to create God? Pretty simple question to answer

    I am sure this is not abstract enough, as its grounded in what people actually do and how it relates
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    We could never understand an all encompassing God without having some kind of an Earthly reference... Putting a God in our image happens to be the most convenient one of these references. Trying to quantify everything in the universe using mathematics is not totally different from that. We want to understand and unify everything and we need to use some kind of a human accessible form to do that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coriolis View Post
    Assume, for the sake of argument, there is a God. Assume, also, that he is as omniponent and wonderful and transcendent and infinite as most believers claim him to be. How are we simple, limited mortals to comprehend this magnificence? We can't, of course, at least not in our earthly lives. In our attempt to understand something, to relate to something, to describe something in our human languages and symbols, we resort to what we know best: ourselves. We necessarily anthropomorphize deity, thus creating God in our own image. Male and female we create them, just as the God of the Bible created us.
    Easily, we understand ourselves and our shortcomings as God would have those But we must first understand ourselves to understand God...kinda back asswards...but forward thinking apparently doesnt work
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    Thatz zo wrong dood, God is the one haz superpowahz.

    New proposition:
    It takes one man's rib to make a woman.
    Humans have 24 ribs.
    Is one man worth 24 women?
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    A man creates. A parasite says, 'What will the neighbors think?'
    A man invents. A parasite says, 'Watch out, or you might tread on the toes of God... '


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