exactly! but we're also suposed to view him as a father figure..if he is all powerful and all knowing why then goes god need our worship. what good is it doing him. if he is the unconditional lover we learn of why does it matter. actually theres a obvious answer. maybe its not so much as the glory of god that religion seeks to praise, but the invention of men.
religion around the world is but an invention of men. only a fool would side by the argument that any religious teaching is the sole teaching of an
all powerful god (im not saying that a particular religion is wrong) but rather that it has been subjected to the imperfections of men. religious
ideas are passed on through men and due to the nature of man they have been altered and corrupted. And if these religious ideas are the result of man
perception of a god which has been changed over the years, can we say that religion is the praise of god, or of mans idea of god, his perception.
surely then it a human invention, even if only partly...
so then this praise is not for the purpose of exhalting god but rather giving support to the invention of man. it is this praise that ensures the
continuation of the idea of god, lest people forget, and religious authorities loose control of their follows..
(please excuse the connection between these ideas to all religions, its obvious to which religions i was applying to,.and if my ideas do not relate to
a particular religion, well then i wasnt applying my ideas to those particular example. christianity is probably the best example where the church
uses peoples ideas of god to ensure that they return every week, and so keep the religion going.)
good post by the way. i dont think many people think about this when they spend there entire lives worshiping, when there should be no reason for
there god to require it. i think it makes people feel safe and more in control of their own spiritual path.