Monday, May 30, 2005

My God is a living man

A lot of religions are rooted in anthropomorphic thought basically states that God is a man. Oh yeah, a lot of them ‘explain’ this away by saying that primitive man in order to explain the ‘majesty’ of an ‘invisible’ being utilized imagery that was related to human attributes. Over time, they say, ‘primitive’ man removed the human attributes and was able to express God as fully abstract as he (notice all of the main monotheistic religions refer to him as he) was ‘beyond’ (wherever that is) ‘mere’ human expression.

Another explanation, that they hardly mention, is that the ‘God’ mentioned in all of the scriptures was originally just cast as a man and latter authors ‘spooked him up’.

With the above in mind here are a few of my favorite ‘religious’ quotes straight from religious books or religious men:

“As man is, God once was; as God is, man may become.”
Fifth Latter Day Saints President Lorenzo Snow

“And the king said unto her, Be not afraid: for what sawest thou? And the woman said unto Saul, I saw gods ascending out of the earth.”
I Samuel 28:13

“Man is always the master, even in his weakest and most abandoned state; but in his weakness and degradation he is the foolish master who misgoverns his "household." When he begins to reflect upon his condition, and to search diligently for the Law upon which his being is established, he then becomes the wise master, directing his energies with intelligence, and fashioning his thoughts to fruitful issues. Such is the conscious master, and man can only thus become by discovering within himself the laws of thought; which discovery is totally a matter of application, self-analysis, and experience.”
‘As a Man Thinketh’ by John Allen


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