Have you noticed that people are just like the god they worship?
Hateful people have a hateful god.
Violent people have a violent god.
Angry people have an angry god.
But peaceful people have a peaceful god.
And loving people have a loving god.
One of the most traumatic moments of my life was when I suddenly realized that my god was a fanciful projection of my own fears and fantasies, a kind of idealized version of myself.
Calvin said the mind is an endless factory of idols.
When I saw that the word "god" and the idea of "god" is not the thing, everything flipped.