I found myself relating to what he was saying. Is this how other people feel? Is it only narcissists that enjoy constant praise and adulation? If so, what does this day about Gods personality given that he not only accepts constant adulation, but commands it? If we were truly created in His image, would he also not find it tiresome and disquieting? Wouldn't it make him uncomfortable? For me this is just one more thing that leads me to reject the Biblical idea of God. My guess, however, is that Christians would say that in God's case its not a problem because he is, well, God! He deserves constant praise and worship because ehe is the creator, so it would not be uncomfortable for him. It is only uncomfortable for us because as humans we recognise we do not deserve it.
That still doesn't make sense to me. I do not have children, but if I did I would not require their daily devotion got me for giving them life. Sure, I would expect a level of appreciation for me as the parent and provider and I would hope they love me. But I would expect this affection to be expressed spontaneously. I would not demand that they ritually praise me or give thanks to me every day, or every time I serve a meal. (like we are expected to do in prayer)
The only conclusion I can come to is God is the ultimate narcissist and/or that we were not created in His image. What are your thoughts? Especially interested to hear what what those who still claim to be Christian think?