Anthropomorphism in the Scriptures

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  • iconoclastic

    Since all our conceptualisations are limited by our human condition, our images of God are often anthropomorphic; hence Bible writers presented God as:

    1) working six days and taking rest on the seventh day [which is not required for one who is omnipotent]

    2) grand-father whose “eyes are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good“ (Proverbs 15:3) [which is redundant as Law of Cause and Consequence are already in place and does a wonderful job]

    3) envying human ability to build skyscraper city [which is too is unnecessary as it is in no way a threat to God] and spoiling it confusing language of the builders.

    Though all the anthropomorphic presentations of God could be understood simply as piece of human imagination, presenting God as going to the extent of resorting to confusing the language of builders as to thwart construction program defies all the logic. Confusing the language would mean that God could manipulate man’s thinking and memory processing—something that God will never do with His children endowed with free-will [especially so using “power of reason” is referred to as true worship in Romans 12:1, 2]

    Story of God confusing the language may have had its origin in a writer who found it a problem to explain the existence of numerous languages. Answer could be discerned from the name given to one of the ancient script—Devanagari [combination of two words devas = gods + nagari + civilized] which means script that was used by humans whose behavior was like civilized gods. This means there was a time when everything was perfect with humans till they fell into the trap of ego [symbolized by Satan] which meant that each one began to feel self-important, and divisiveness started with each group migrating in all directions (leaving behind whatever was perfect—including their language) which gave rise to various man-made systems—religious, political, social, lingual, economic …..etc

    This explains why we find in many languages same words with different meaning and variations or evolution of same word in many languages. The word for gold in one language is suvarna (literally, “that which is of best quality and color”); then we find its evolution into swornam, or, oro, ouro, aurum, altın, zlato, gull, guld, gold. Thus the first word has no resemblance with the final evolute!

    This shows confusion of language has nothing to do with God, but it is the work of human mind. Situation is like what happens in a dream. Suppose you went to a shop in the evening, and are having a dream of it later in the night. If you try to remember the name-boards of nearby shops, you will note that some names are correct and others do not match! This means mind simply recalled what it could and supplied its own information where it could not recall. It seems something similar happened with regard to languages too. Thus we have the present situation with languages in which some things look similar and other things different!

  • fukitol

    Interesting, although your point is unclear. It goes without saying that the story that 'God' intervened to thwart the construction of the Tower of Babel by creating multiple languages is mostly just so much silly Jewish fable.

    Nonetheless, the ideal epitomised by the Tower of Babel of a globally united human family all working together for some common goal speaking the same language is the hidden Masonic agenda. To bring about a new world order of the ages through a one world government (a good thing.)

    Unfinished Tower of Babel = uncapped pyramid on the US dollar bill.

    Image result for US dollar bill seclorum

  • iconoclastic


    These are the certain questions house-holders put to me which I found it difficult to explain when I was a Witness. Those days, I never thought these were the anthropomorphism.

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