"And God said, 'Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.' So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them" (Genesis 1:26-27).

 

So, do I read this right, we are created in gods "image" and god is always refered to in the masculine.

Doesnt that mean that god is a living, breathing MAN with internal organs and human body functions, a physical, touchable guy who bleeds, eats, poops?

 

So then, now I really AM confused.

God created the universe, right? So, what did he do before? What all "life supports" did he have? Must he not have had lungs, a heart, a penis, a stomach?

 

What all stuff is on gods diet?

Does he avoid high sodium and excess fat?

 

Where did his "schematic" for a human female come from?

Was there a "Mrs God" to pattern Eve from?

 

Also, according to the bible, no one has ever seen god (the "father') up close and personal. So, how come he needed to come to earth in the living human form of Jesus

since he already was just a regular dude?

 

What am I missing?

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Human projection of our image onto a "god."

But what exactly does that mean Travis?

I'm just a heathen, this needs to be explained to me ;)

Sounds a bit narcissistic (spelling!! :\) to me, but what do I know :)

 

I know its really the other way around, we invented god in our image, but what is the

theist explaination?

 

If you want a theist's explanation, I think you're on the wrong site.  I can't speak for a theist, as I am not one.

Granted that, but there are atheists on this forum who have a good working knowledge of the bible.

Maybe some of these folks can offer some help!?

Certainly, he was made in our we were made in his image. He has a belly button, he farts, he's jealous, he likes meat-topped pizzas, he covets your significant other. The Bible is absolutely true as recognized by all real Americans. 
If god is perfect in form and we are created in that image, why does he command that the tip of the dick be lopped off - does god still have a foreskin?
And how come unadorned photos of us (that image) are labeled "pornography"?

So, what is it they say, the earth and the whole universe is what, 10,000 years old?

So, does god ever take a bath, shave, get his hair cut?

If so, who does god's hair? :)

Just as he avoids aging, all his needs are met through simple commands. His ass is wiped, his lawn is mowed, etc. He is Lord of the Universe.

You ask too many unprofitable questions.

"You ask too many unprofitable questions."

LOL!! I know it.
Talk about ass, I am a pain in one :)

However, this is a really glarring problem which I would assume christians have some elaborate scriptural answer for.

Do ya think I should join one of the christian web forums and ask them? ;)
I first heard the "unprofitable questions" reply from a JW decades ago. It stuck with me. How the hell do you communicate with someone who keeps invoking this asinine device? The religious are, simply, willfully stupid.

Phil,

Faith requires willfull stupidity to survive and multiply.

You can, however, make some people "snap out of it" with a nice dose of science and logic.

It is very incouraging to hear from christian folks who have challenged their own faith and opened their minds to listen to reason, read one of the many very excellent books by Dawkins, Hitchens, Harris, etc.

This can be very tramatic for them. They were raised to believe in their parents religion. It is woven into their way of life and gave them comfort.

 

I think, it is very important to help them to understand that just because there is no god, does not mean all is lost.

There needs to be a good replacement phiosophy to fill the missing god gap so these people will not feel lost.

 

And instead of ad hominems, and sometimes insensitive treatment they get from over zelous atheists, we need to have more compassion and understanding for them.

 

It helps no one to call them gullable, brainwashed morons (though it's fun among ourselves :)

 

This is why I like, and suggest Dan Dennett to them.

 

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