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Anthropomorphic God

Re-imagining God In The 21st Century

Jeffrey Small | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jeffrey Small

What symbols or metaphors might we use to open our minds to a new way of thinking about God that works in the 21st century?

Moving Beyond A Human Image Of God

Jeffrey Small | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jeffrey Small

The view of God as a supernatural being like us, only more powerful, is one of the principal reasons behind the rise of atheism in the Western world and the spiritual apathy of many people today.

God's Emotions: What Are Emotions Anyway? (Part 4)

Valerie Tarico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Valerie Tarico

The Bible writers spoke as if God has emotions, and most Christians through history have spoken and behaved as if this were true. But to understand what that means you have to understand what emotions are.

Do Christians Really Believe God Has Emotions?

Valerie Tarico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Valerie Tarico

Christian apologists argue for the possibility of the existence of a God that exists beyond the realm of human reason. But what they usually want is to create intellectual space for their belief in the person-god of the Bible.

What An Inquiry Into God's Emotions Can (And Can't) Offer Us

Valerie Tarico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Valerie Tarico

Many believers never outgrow their childhood concept of God as a kind or mean daddy in the sky, one who needs our admiration, can be cajoled for special favors, and covers or beats our backs when we get ourselves into trouble.

God's Emotions: Why the Biblical God Is So Human

Valerie Tarico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Valerie Tarico

The idea that God has emotions seems so natural that most people who believe in gods never question it. The God of the Bible gets angry, has regrets, gets lonely, loves, has loyalties, is jealous, feels compassion, and is vindictive.