My point with this thread, is to hopefully raise your awareness level to see that your god is merely man’s extension of his own characteristics onto a god/father figure.
The following verses from the bible, and subsequent quotes ought to display this.
Isn't it interesting that physical human characteristics are placed upon the Abrahamic god?
Exodus 15:8 The valleys of the sea were exposed, and the foundations of the earth laid bare at your rebuke, Lord, at the blast of breath from your nostrils.
Isaiah 40:11 He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young.
Deuteronomy 12:28 Be careful to obey all these regulations I am giving you, so that it may always go well with you and your children after you, because you will be doing what is good and right in the eyes of the LORD your God.
Job 33:26 …then that person can pray to God and find favor with him, they will see God’s face and shout for joy; he will restore them to full well-being.
Exodus 32:11 But Moses sought the favor of the LORD his God. “LORD,” he said, “why should your anger burn against your people, whom you brought out of Egypt with great power and a mighty hand?
Genesis 6:6 The Lord regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled.
Job 9:13 God does not restrain his anger; even the cohorts of Rahab cowered at his feet.
Job 15:30 He will not escape the darkness; a flame will wither his shoots, and the breath of God’s mouth will carry him away.
Job 16:9 God assails me and tears me in his anger and gnashes his teeth at me; my opponent fastens on me his piercing eyes.
Exodus 19:19 As the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder, Moses spoke and the voice of God answered him.
If triangles made a god, they would give him three sides. (Montesquieu)
If horses had gods, they would look like horses. (Xenophanes)
The idea of god was not a lie but a device of the unconscious which needed to be decoded by psychology. A personal god was nothing more than an exalted father-figure. Desire for such a deity sprang from infantile yearnings for a powerful, protective father; for justice and fairness and for life to go on forever. God is simply a projection of these desires, feared and worshipped by human beings out of an abiding sense of helplessness. Religion belonged to the infancy of the human race; it had been a necessary stage in the transition from childhood to maturity. It had promoted ethical values which were essential to society. Now that humanity had come of age, however, it should be left behind. (Sigmund Freud)
Man is, and always has been, a maker of gods. (John Burroughs)
Open for discussion.............