A God in Our Own Image

Then Man said: "Let us make God in our own image, after our likeness. Let him have dominion over that which we cannot justify or refuse to accept." *
* Based on Genesis, 1, 26. – "Then God said: 'Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. Let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and the cattle, and over all the wild animals and all the creatures that crawl on the ground.' "

Without getting into religious debate or theological discussion, regardless of beliefs or faiths, the gods which are worshipped are all in our heads. Maybe there is a supernatural force overseeing all (personally I highly doubt it, but I respect the choice faith of others where and when it does not interfere with facts, which science brings us through acceptance of failure, willingness to reconsider, and celebration of proven successes), but whether such a force exists or not, the gods of our religions cannot exist outside our own minds.
The power of our imagination is great yet limited by our own experience.

Every divinity is based on a series of characters drawn from somewhere else in the world, usually reflecting the very essence of human nature in itself.

Religion arose in the same way science did, in an attempt to answer what we could not. But the true image of god is a reflection of humanity, the need to see ourselves in the mirror and bestow upon the image glaring back at us the powers and attributes our species so longs for.

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