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2007-11-01 11:16:37
2007-11-01 11:16:37

The answer to this is complicated. I should also say I'm a Christian but the holy writings of Jews, the Torah, is the same or similar to the Old Testament of The Bible which I have read.

In Genesis 1:26 it says "And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness..."

Also in Exodus 33:23 Moses is talking to God on a mountain after leading the slaves from Egypt and asks to see God's face, his answer: "And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen."

So I guess one could deduce that God and humans have some similarities but nothing that I have read describes God directly as having a human form.

My own opinion is that religious texts are "dumbed down" so much so that we humans can understand and glean something from divine wisdom, at the sacrifice of losing some details in the translation. For example the image of God could mean anything from exact form all the way through to something so basic in that we both have free will over our destiny.

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