posted on Jan, 7 2014 @ 09:05 AM
Personification can be a rich device; it allows us to assign human properties/characteristics to non-human beings/entities/objects, which can be very
useful in terms of literature, poetry and philosophy. But what happens when one attempts to personify something that is beyond their comprehension?
Remember, all the knowledge we possess is limited by our human perceptions; we cannot technically imagine everything and anything, only that which is
within our framework of knowledge and experience.
Perhaps this is one of the biggest mistakes we make about the Source. When you ask most followers of monotheistic religions how they view God, it is
very likely they will describe God using human
physical/psychological attributes, moral reasoning, emotions and behaviours. They will transform
the concept of a non-comprehensible force into an anthropomorphism such as an invisible, old, man dressed in glowing white attire whom watches over
people to see that they uphold his commandments and follow his rules.
Perhaps it is due to our own frustrations and insecurities at being unable to properly comprehend 'God' that we turn to personification. That combined
with the fact that it is easier to control and manipulate humans through the characterisation of God as a jealous, vindictive and wrathful entity
might help explain our misconceptions.
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For those curious, I regard myself as an irreligious agnostic. I was raised under a monotheistic religious tradition but no longer attend a
building of worship, pray or take part in festivals/holidays. I am still undecided about whether or not God exists, but firmly believe that if a
Creator were to exist, most of our modern interpretations about God are probably misconceptions.
edit on 7/1/2014 by Dark Ghost because: added paragraph