Whether or not we made God in our own image is debatable, but what is certain is this:

If we made God in our image, we must have made the devil as well, and that possibility frightens me more than the former…

Perhaps we believe in God, not so much because we fear living in an indifferent universe, but because of the more horrible possibility, that we maybe the creator of the Father of lies himself, and we made him after our own image, and that we are the source of evil…

Maybe this is why I prefer the more nihilistic Lutheran theology that we have lost the image of God postlapsarian, nothing more than amoral rocks from whom God can raise children of Abraham. In the neutrality of an amoral human condition and reality lies the possibility of redemption beyond the conflict of good and evil, and through possibility, the transcendent breaks through by a divine fiat ¬†and through possibility, the transcendent breaks through by a divine fiat, the true act of creation beyond the impulses and drives of a wish fulfilment or desire for good. For with God, all things are possible…

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