Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Creating a "god" who is like us?

The topic on Ray Comfort's blog, Atheist Central, today was about man's creating a god out of his own imagination. The following is taken from the comment page. It has been edited for this post.

Ray Comfort:
"...Man has always gravitated towards making a god in his own image. He does this because he doesn’t want moral accountability..."

Lurker:
“Or, because the concept of ‘God’ is one of projected personification onto the Universe. That would explain why bigots believe in bigoted Gods, why feminists believe in feminist Gods, and why X's believe in X Gods. Fill in the blank.”

Stranger:
But Lurker, what amazes me is how God, the One whose very essence is the sum of moral perfection, whose chief attribute is holiness, indicating that He is completely separate from all that is sinful, impure, or morally imperfect, draws men and women to Himself whose characteristics are so unlike His own, and they know it.

The most perfect representation of God is in the person of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Do you want to know what God is like? Look at Jesus Christ. See what he does and hear what he says.

Look at how the "sinners and publicans" flocked to him (Luke 15:1-2), someone who was totally unlike themselves. And the woman who was a notorious sinner who was drawn to the holy Jesus, and washed his feet with her tears, and dried them with her hair. (Luke 7:37-50 Read the entire passage. It is fantastic.)

Nowadays folks are being drawn to God and worshipping Him because He saved them from their sins, people whose qualities and attributes are anything but God-like. These Christians are certainly not imaging a "god" after their own likes, bigotry or prejudices. In fact, the whole of salvation is God's forming us into His likeness and image.

_________Craig Boyd

1 comment:

Man vs. Suburbs Guy said...

When you read this post, then compare it to the photos in the May 3 post, the irony should give even the most cynical athiest pause.