Deus Ex Machina

"This is the generation of the great LEVIATHAN, or rather, to speak more reverently of that mortal god, to which we own under the immortal God, our peace and defense." -Thomas Hobbes: Leviathan

Making God after our own Image

Whether or not we made God in our own image is debatable, but what is certain is this:

If we made God in our image, we must have made the devil as well, and that possibility frightens me more than the former…

Perhaps we believe in God, not so much because we fear living in an indifferent universe, but because of the more horrible possibility, that we maybe the creator of the Father of lies himself, and we made him after our own image, and that we are the source of evil…

Maybe this is why I prefer the more nihilistic Lutheran theology that we have lost the image of God postlapsarian, nothing more than amoral rocks from whom God can raise children of Abraham. In the neutrality of an amoral human condition and reality lies the possibility of redemption beyond the conflict of good and evil, and through possibility, the transcendent breaks through by a divine fiat  and through possibility, the transcendent breaks through by a divine fiat, the true act of creation beyond the impulses and drives of a wish fulfilment or desire for good. For with God, all things are possible…

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This entry was posted on January 3, 2014 by in Uncategorized.
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