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What does "literal" mean?
« on: January 06, 2011, 11:57:49 PM »
Are we literally created in God's image?

What would that mean, for that to be 'literal'?

See, I think literally, we are created in God's image. I've always felt that way.  However, "our image" is far more than the quarks whizzing around in the general vicinity of our bodies.  When we get to what the image really looks like, we can see that we literally were created in God's image.  It's just like a self-similar fractal or a set of blueprints.  One could say that God is the blueprints and the physical universe is the edifice. 
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Re: What does "literal" mean?
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2011, 05:30:59 AM »
This self-centered pseudo-religious quackery belong in Religions, Cults, & Sects. Try posting in the correct area, Ravening. There's more to this site than just the two boards you seem to frequent.

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Re: What does "literal" mean?
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2011, 08:01:04 AM »
Thanks for the tip.

Now..do you have anything to contribute?
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Re: What does "literal" mean?
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2011, 08:07:56 AM »
You're welcome.

Nah, you'd just turn it into a Math problem, which is a problem in itself.

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Re: What does "literal" mean?
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2011, 08:24:13 AM »
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Re: What does "literal" mean?
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2011, 11:08:48 AM »
Image is subjective to the one looking.


We obviously have similarities to each other, but what is the one thing that we all have in common?


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Re: What does "literal" mean?
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2011, 11:10:43 AM »
Well existence for one thing.
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Re: What does "literal" mean?
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2011, 12:59:19 PM »
Lady featherclaw, I'm sure despite the christian overtones of this discussion you can surely contribute something worthwhile without outright bashing the subject matter.

He never does state that the Abrahamanic religious were the only ones relevant. Just that the teachings shared this in common and that it might be interesting to search for what they meant when they said that

MAN IS MADE IN GOD'S IMAGE!


Besides. When seen from a different context, we are all spirits anyway, and the ancient Greeks believed that the consciousness resided within the soul thus, we are like the original in that we are spirits. Souls inside shells, waiting to mature.
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Re: What does "literal" mean?
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2011, 04:51:10 PM »
  God made man in his own image.

  This is simply man being egotistical once again.  The real question is "Does God even have an image we mortals would be able to recognize/comprehend".  Let's look at it this way, has anyone ever seen the physical presence of God?  Even when you are before Gods throne are you able to see God?  This being said how can we make the statement that we are Gods image and have that statement be correct?
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Re: What does "literal" mean?
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2011, 05:34:56 PM »
I don't take it literally, in the usual sense of the word.

But it's not ego or vanity or arrogance if it is true.

If we are made in God's image, then that would lend itself to a form of polytheism.

Or one could say that GOD is the collective of everything that is a god.
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Re: What does "literal" mean?
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2011, 06:44:15 PM »
And what if the idea that god was so inebriated that he decided to make us in his image were true? That's a cruel joke to play on anyone, man. Whiiiiich is probably why I find it so amusing.

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Re: What does "literal" mean?
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2011, 06:50:28 PM »
Cruel jokes are amusing, aren't they?
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Re: What does "literal" mean?
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2011, 07:16:37 PM »
Cruel jokes are amusing, aren't they?

Yeah. Too bad you aren't.

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Re: What does "literal" mean?
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2011, 07:18:24 PM »
Too bad I don't amuse you?

Well, I'm afraid that that is fine with me.

Got anything to add to this discussion or are you just going to continue trolling with spam?
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Re: What does "literal" mean?
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2011, 01:36:52 PM »
  Let me try another question.  Why has no man ever seen the true image of God?  Why come in the form of a burning bush or a disembodied voice?
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