I posted elsewhere about Dr. James Tabor's take on the book of Revelation as re-write of an earlier non-Christian document. But in browsing his site I was reminded of an early biblical story in Genesis that essentially throws so much Jewish and subsequent Christian thinking out of the window.
Can your mind handle the concept of Yahweh standing in front of you, with a human body like yours, eating, drinking. chatting? Yes, I know that all kinds of explanations are offered to get around the word images implicit in the story, but if the Bible is literal, so then is the story.
The story begins in Genesis 18:1:
Yahweh appears to Abraham. Abraham was sitting in his tent, and sees three men nearby approaching. He runs to them, bows down, and says (in the NWT),
"Jehovah, if now, I have found favour in your eyes, please do not pass by your servant."
You can read through the remainder of the story, but note verse 18, which states that when the other two men left (presumably imagined as on their way to Sodom), Jehovah kept standing before Abraham.
And, full marks to the WTBTS for retaining the sense of the original text, which states that Yahweh was standing before Abraham, whereas most other translations reverse that order, following the example of the KJV, which states:
"but Abraham stood yet before the LORD."
May I suggest to read on through Ch 19, then have a read of Dr Tabor's blog entry at: http://jamestabor.com/2013/10/19/an-eating-drinking-walking-talking-jehovah/
And, see what conclusion you reach.