Thursday, October 16, 2014

Made in the image of me

What I saw was that great and powerful nations shape God into their own image; great and powerful nations conscript God to do their bidding. Great and powerful nations use the idea and vocabulary of God to legitimize their own agenda. Great and powerful nations project God as a personification of their own national interests. And for the most part, they don’t know they are doing it.— A Farewell to Mars: An Evangelical Pastor's Journey Toward the Biblical Gospel of Peace

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Well, if you are great and powerful, you must be God, right? So therefore God looks like you...doesn't he?

And we certainly aren't exempt from doing this today. Look at the civil religion in the U.S. and then look for that god in the Bible. Bet you won't find it in YHWH! But I bet you will find it in Baal or Molek or Asherah...
</idle musing>

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