" like I said belowJune 15 2008 at 8:53 AM
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Response to like I said below
man is, has and will continue TO CREATE GOD IN HIS OWN IMAGE AND LIKENESS "
When the Bible is to be taken as truth, and the RCC and millions of "Christians" world wide insist it should, then the Bible itself is the best truth against an omnipotent, perfect invisible deity.
Gods R Us
We can be fairly sure we created "God" in our own image since "God" seems to like and dislike the same things we do.
Or is it mere coincidence that "God's directives" always seem to coincide with our own preferences and desires?
To a child its parents are all-powerful, all-knowing, all-present perfect beings who will love the child no matter what.
Our deepest, darkest fear is that we cannot be loved; that we are unloveable, because being loved is the most important thing to us since our instinct tells us our parents should love us unconditionally. Then, when our parents punish us; condition us, to turn us into 'civilised' human beings, the unconditional love cognition is damaged and our greatest pain and fear is born.
We thus create substitutes and alternative ways to obtain unconditional love. Worship is one of those ways. The dissonant reasoning behind it is if we worship, i.e. love, something, a substitute, unconditionally enough, it'll unconditionally love us back. That's why "a God to be loved - but also to be feared for punisment and therefore to be worshipped to avoid pain" - came to pass; created in our own image, hence its many human traits.
"God" - the substitute who will take care of us and everything - is a coping strategie, a defence mechanism, known as 'the repression response'.
An assertion involving the biblical God proposition is reification; hypostatization. This means it is,
wittingly or unwittingly, aknowleged the proposition cannot stand on its own, rendering the assertion invalid.
- so then - y on Jun 15, 2008, 8:58 AM
- " so then - ___mn__(^ ¿ ^)__nm___ on Jun 15, 2008, 9:05 AM
- The "argument"... - Pope Reverend I, BV on Jun 15, 2008, 9:58 AM
- dang - y on Jun 15, 2008, 12:53 PM