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deadrising | Student | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 22, 2009 at 12:17 PM via web

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Write a reflection (how does GOD look like) on your image.

This reflection should contain 1. an explanation of the image that you have on your mind 2. the meaning behind the image 3. explain why you see God in this way. (if you find an image on google that is similar to yours you can send me the link to that picture)

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amy-lepore | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted September 29, 2009 at 8:06 AM (Answer #2)

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The Bible says that we are made in God's image.  Therefore, my picture of God is a spiritual being capable of kindness as well as anger.  He is a good God, and he has given us the gift of free will.  This means he is a just God since he wants us to be able to choose Him instead of evil.  This is also why we have both good and evil tendencies within us...why we must struggle to always choose to do the right thing.

When God is given a "body" I assume that His body looks like the one He has given to us as humans.  He has a head, a body, two arms, two legs, and probably no sexual organs since He is the beginning, the middle and the end--all things at once.  Perhaps He is most like the Willow Tree angel sculptures...no facial features...nothing to determine a gender, but a graceful, peaceful, loving body.

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elfgirl | Student, Undergraduate | Salutatorian

Posted September 30, 2009 at 11:39 PM (Answer #3)

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Sigmund Freud said that the psychoanalysis for God is that he is the manifestation of our Father from infancy. In other words, when we are very very small we believe our parents are the omnipotent rulers of everything and that they will always protect us and tell us what to do. This childish certainty, though false, is extremely comforting and lovely.

Later in life, when we grow up and discover that nothing is certain or safe, we seek to rebuild our all-loving, controlling Father by creating a God in his image. All religions are ultimately the search for the perfect security of infancy. So if you wish to look at an image of God, look at a photograph of your father.

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alohaspirit | Middle School Teacher | (Level 2) Assistant Educator

Posted October 11, 2009 at 12:08 PM (Answer #4)

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My picture of God is not really a human image, but a spiritual entity that is all powerful, but yet graceful and forgiven.  I see God in this way because I do not have faith in any one religion, and I consider myself to find a closer connection to God when I have found a closer connection to myself.  Even though I grew up Catholic, I cannot see God as a human like entity, but just an all emcompassing entity that is within all of us all the time, but its just up to us to hone into that energy and feel the power, strength, and love.

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cemiltarhan | College Teacher | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 17, 2009 at 11:50 AM (Answer #5)

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Lord has no impressionable or definable existence and this is wisely depicted in the famous "I am what I am" answer given to Moses atop the mountain.

But people can perceive God in any way they want since God is personal. The believers agree that Universe is God's make so any existence within "our" Universe, whether conceptual or tangible, is a good bet for God's appearance.

As for the other universes? Well anything iss up to your imagination but don't forget that your imagination is bound by the givens of this Universe.

So that's why God wisely advised Moses that he should not seek any ezplanation or definition or depiction of God's image. All is in one's heart God told him, which in turn was translated to Moses as "I am what I am" (Ehyeh asher ehyeh).

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linda-allen | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted November 17, 2009 at 3:06 PM (Answer #6)

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Jesus called God "Abba," which means "father." That's how I look at God. As a father, he wants what is best for us, and he wants us to live the kind of life that will make him proud. He doesn't give us what we want all the time; he lets us learn from our mistakes, and he rejoices with us when we achieve success.

Although I see him as a father, I do not visualize him as a human being. He is spirit, and when the Bible says that God created us in his image, I believe it means that God gave us a spirit, a soul, that will transcend human existence.

"He works in mysterious ways, his wonders to perform."

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donghaelover96 | Student, Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted November 17, 2009 at 3:08 PM (Answer #7)

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The bible had said that we are made as his image means that we look exactly like him we have 2 legs 2 armas 1 mouth 2 ears 2 eyes and 1 nose and Etc.......

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enotechris | College Teacher | (Level 2) Senior Educator

Posted November 25, 2009 at 12:06 PM (Answer #8)

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And lo, as Mankind first perceived himself, and then first perceived the world, and used his eyes to absorb the fiery mountains, and stormy seas, and vast jungles, and wide deserts, and stars and moons, he said unto himself, "I don't have the faintest idea what I'm looking at."  And Mankind became afeard, and watched his children and brethren be devoured by beasts of the land.  And as Mankind was helpless, he said unto himself, "It's not my fault." And Mankind pondered, "Something must have willed this to be."  And since Mankind didn't cause the beasts to eat his stock, nor cause the motion of moon and stars, nor blow the sand amongst the wide desert, nor grow the plants within the vast jungle, nor whitecap the stormy seas, nor spew hellfire from within the mountain, he said unto himself, "This must be the work of.....a god." And he thought, "It's all his fault."  And so, Mankind created god in his own image. Better, faster, stronger.  And immortal. And Mankind said unto himself, "It is good." All the things that mankind could not do, nor did not cause, he blamed upon the almighty. And Mankind felt a great relief and said unto himself,  "Let us build temples to our gods to show our devotion, for we both fear and revere them." And when such places of worship were built, mankind said unto himself, "We are comforted."

"The fault.....lies not in our stars, but in ourselves."

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besure77 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

Posted June 30, 2010 at 5:02 PM (Answer #9)

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My vision of God is a very nurturing and understanding God. I guess I also see Him as being very loving, yet disappointed in the sins that we commit. I see Him wanting good relationships with us and this includes communication through prayer.

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floodoflight | Student | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 16, 2012 at 2:30 PM (Answer #10)

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God is light. God is life. God is love.

Reflect light. Live life. Be love.

Know that you are made in God's Image and that His Word animates you.

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ilovemusic1225 | Student, Grade 11 | Honors

Posted April 15, 2012 at 2:48 AM (Answer #11)

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No one knows what God looks like. There have been people who try to portray him in pictures but no one exactly knows what he looks like. I guess we'll have to wait until we make it to heaven and finally get to see him with our own eyes! Can't wait for that day :D

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musicislife0220 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 16, 2012 at 2:45 PM (Answer #12)

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No one knows what God looks like. There have been people who try to portray him in pictures but no one exactly knows what he looks like. I guess we'll have to wait until we make it to heaven and finally get to see him with our own eyes! Can't wait for that day :D

That is so true what you said!! And I also can't wait until that day that I'll. . . we'll meet our heavenly father!! :D

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