People create their Gods in their own image and likeness. This is not an argument that God does or does not exist. It’s merely an observation that what people claim to know about God is always a projection.
This thought that God is a projection occurred to me when looking at numerous delightful manger scenes crafted by artists from around the world at a store called Plowsharing Crafts in University City Missouri. “Plowshares,” a non-profit store that promotes “fair trade” is run by the Mennonite Church.
Here is a sampling of the creche scenes I viewed. They clearly can’t all be physiologically accurate.
For a related post, see “What did Jesus Look Like?”
About the Author (Author Profile)Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich and his wife, Anne Jay, live in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where they are raising their two extraordinary daughters.
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