God! Lesson Two (2)
The Limits of Human Perception
From our limited, human point of view what can we really say about God? Our religions have applied to God all kinds of human characteristics. God is love. God is just. God is merciful. God is good. These attributes have such human significance. Yet, we forget one very basic, and essential point. God is not human!
While religious literature may make God sound human, we must never forget that our religious literature was specifically written for us here on Earth. In no way does any of our religious literature address how (or what) God is, when “He” (It) is not involved with interacting with us.
We tend to forget that God has a whole universe out there jam-packed with multiple life-forms (angels, daemons, and more) each having their own needs, interests, and purposes. We know nothing about them, their purposes, or how God interacts with them. We only know what we believe about how God interacts with us.
Logically, we must conclude that we know little, if anything about what God is really like. Of course, each of us has our own individual beliefs. Yet, some people also believe in Santa Claus, and the Easter Bunny. Their beliefs in a thing do not make that thing to be real. Just because we believe something about God does not mean that God is committed to be just like we picture “Him” (It), or expect “Him” (It) to be. Wisely did the prophet Isaiah (55:8-9) quote YHWH as saying, “My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways.” We know precious little about God.