Anne Lamott on God.


Anne Lamott
You can safely assume you've created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.
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  • Tom Hanks

    How can you create god?

    • Same way Tolkien created Frodo.

      • Tom Hanks

        So Tolkien hates Orcs, evil wizards and all seeing eyes. Sounds like a fight against evil. Maybe that was what God was for.

        • dpfrd

          Your perspective is so small it’s impossible to argue with you. That person who responded to you made a bad metaphor. This quote really refers to the fact that if what you believe in as “God” shares the exact same opinions as you do, you can safely say you are projecting yourself onto it. Also, once you actually stand back and realize that the idea of “God” is more of a cultural construct thrust upon a person in some way, shape or form, but lacking of any real designation, you will see what the core of this quote is aiming at. Debunking people that claim a claim isn’t true does not validate the claim. The burden of proof lies in the person or people who make that claim, as it is impossible to prove something isn’t real.

          • Tom Hanks

            Well my perspective is not small because I don’t believe in a God. Shame on you for assuming I thought atheists were smart lol. But I have the ability to believe that other people believe in a God. So maybe you should open your mind and imagine not everyone defending religion is religious.
            Also no shit God is a cultural construct to keep communities together, help people grow spiritually, recover from difficult times and have something that makes them feel more significant. Im sorry if religion was “thrust” upon you. That must have hurt your asshole

          • dpfrd

            Wow, you are diluted my friend. I was just trying to help you see the quote’s author’s perspective, as your comments did nothing to say whether you did or not. You are the one now assuming things. Don’t get on comment threads unless you want people reading into your shit. Your comments did nothing to illustrate anything about what you believe which is why my comment was aimed at clarification. You are now the one that has taken to the task of assuming and also insulting. Learn how to play the game before you grab a ball.

          • Tom Hanks

            You tried to force your non religious views on someone. Bad atheist bad. And what did I assume buddy?

          • dpfrd

            First of all read your response post… you assumed that I assumed and then cast judgment, Next, don’t be a troll… I never forced anything on anyone.

          • Tom Hanks

            You assumed my perspective was small sir. Your first sentence was rude, judgmental and quite forceful. Im just defending religion not trolling. May seem like trolling to someone with such a small perspective. You talk of a ball in this game of life. There is no game and there is no ball just physics, politics and the unknown (sometimes referred to as God)

  • northierthanthou.com

    Always liked this quote.