reply to post by reasonable
I welcome people expressing their opinions, even yours.
proof definition (from your dictionary.com
1. the act or process of proving; a testing or trying of something
anything serving or tending to establish the truth of something, or to convince one of its truth; conclusive evidence
2. the establishment of the truth of something to work on the proof of a theory
3. a test or trial of the truth, worth, quality, etc. of something the proof of the pudding is in the eating
4. he quality or condition of having been tested or proved
5. Obsolete tested or proved strength, as of armor
6. the relative strength of an alcoholic liquor with reference to the arbitrary standard for proof spirit
this standard, taken as 100 proof
7. Engraving a trial impression taken from a plate, block, or stone
8. Law all the facts, admissions, and conclusions drawn from evidence which together operate to determine a verdict or judgment
9. Math. a process for checking the correctness of a computation, as, in a subtraction problem, by adding the difference to the subtrahend to get the
10. Numismatics any of a limited number of coins of a new issue, struck with special care
11. Photog. a trial print of a negative
12. Printing an impression of composed type taken for checking errors and making changes
You make the statement in your OP that this PROVES someone[']s God is nothing more than one's own image. This wasn't the title of the article
about the study, thus it is yours.
Aside from perhaps #6 above, there is nothing relative to proof contained within this study. The researcher himself doesn't even say so. There
is evidence that a person's conception of a Godhead or diety fluxuates in tune with the person's own beliefs. So what?? This is news, that
people's faith is defined by their beliefs?
Now, this might've been an interesting thread -- a study and/or discussion of human psychology, symbology, dogma and how those ideals have manifested
themselves, particularly in interpretation of various religious writings.
But no......... your attitude, which seems derisive and churlish to me, pretty much prevents any insightful discussion. It comes off as little more
than a reflection of your desire to impugn other's beliefs in God, a God or a Godhead. Okay, mission accomplished. We all recognize that you look
down on those with any self-imposed identification with any diety or spirituality.
I think it's very unfortunate that you were the one who posted this thread, as it can't be reposted by anyone else, and you've ruined nearly all
opportunity for a good discussion. Way to go, ego.