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What does God look like?
buffra's post with the groovy cover of the Reach Out edition of the New Testament reminded of how as a kid I was traumatized by a 1970's-era kids' Bible comic book. Somehow I got an idea from this book that God is a very tan cartoon guy in a headband a la John McEnroe. I think it was a picture of an angel, but somehow I got the idea that it was God, and now whenever I think of God I think of a cartoon guy with a cloud of dark hair, wearing a far-out blue headband. Thanks a lot, well-meaning Christian hippie types.

This got me wondering what mental images other people have of God. So I created a poll:

What does God look like?

an old man on a throne with a beard and a scepter
a light behind a cloud
what is this God of which you speak?
Other (please explain in comments)

Current Mood: thoughtful inquisitive
Current Music: Feist, "I Feel It All"

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kairon13 From: kairon13 Date: June 17th, 2007 11:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
She changes - Maiden, Mother, Crone.
florafloraflora From: florafloraflora Date: June 17th, 2007 11:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
I answered my own poll just so I could see how it's going without having to click three times.
inkognitoh From: inkognitoh Date: June 17th, 2007 11:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't know what God looks but Jesus is the spitting image of Che Guevara.
florafloraflora From: florafloraflora Date: June 17th, 2007 11:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
You mean like in this poster?
myopicmeringue From: myopicmeringue Date: June 18th, 2007 12:27 am (UTC) (Link)
When I was three years old, I had two very big cardboard boxes under my bed. One was bigger then the other, and they were the biggest things I possessed, so I decided the bigger one was God and the smaller one was Jesus, and I would take them out every night and talk to them. However, one day I took them downstairs to show my mum (I was so proud of having God and Jesus living under my bed!) and she got angry and took them away from me, because she said I was making false idols! Haha!

Now I don't imagine God to look like anything. I think sight is a human sense with which we perceive this world, but I think God is in a different plane that is not perceived by human senses, so I imagine him as a personality, not a visible body. Although Jesus took a visible body - but I see that as separate and only for when he was on earth. Hmm... although I do miss seeing them as two huge cardboard boxes - that was definitely more fun! :-)
zz_neena From: zz_neena Date: June 18th, 2007 10:50 am (UTC) (Link)
Great story!
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