16 Apr '15 12:22>4 edits
That may be so, since we already created a god in our image, so a machine would be next.- sonhouse
I propose that it is not likely that God as revealed in the Holy Bible was an invention of man. Sonhouse has claimed that we created God in our image.
I do not hesitate to think that in thousands of cases we wanted any god to be like us. I agree that the creation of idols in man's imagination is often a kind of man making a god in his / her image.
I will propose that that is not realistic a possibility in the case of God as the whole Bible reveals or of Jesus Christ as the New Testament documents.
My First contention:
Man would not create a "god" as perplexing, as counter intuitive, as mind boggling and difficult to explain as the Triune God - simultaneously Father, Son , Holy Spirit yet one God.
1 + 1 + 1 CANNOT equal 1. So I think any god invented by human beings would avoid the perplexity of a Three-One Supreme Being.
Man would not invent a God so righteous as one who would not accept anything less than perfect human living as a requirement for eternal fellowship.
No one would make it and there would be no need for a PERFECT Son of God as a Savior.
Man would not concoct such a Person as Jesus Christ.
Not for political reasons.
Not for gender reasons.
Not for religious reasons.
Not for racial reasons.
Not even for moral reasons.
I don't believe man would imagine up such a person as Jesus and put fictitious words into that imaginary mouth such as the Gospels record, even if man was able to do so.
I would say that MAN would invent embellishments, add ons, additional imaginary tales, additional superstitious concepts to such a Person once Jesus really lived. That is possible.
IE. Apocryphal legends,
Added on mythology,
Slanted presentations with selfish motivations.
That is different from making God in human image.
That is trying to cash in on utilizing God with imagined embellishments.