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Single Idea 6923

[catalogued under 28. God / C. Attitudes to God / 4. God Reflects Humanity]

Full Idea

God is what man would like to be.

Gist of Idea

God is what man would like to be

Source

Ludwig Feuerbach (Principles of Philosophy of the Future [1843], 29)

Book Reference

Feuerbach,Ludwig: 'Principles of the Philosophy of the Future', ed/tr. Vogel,M [Hackett 1986], p.48


A Reaction

It is hard to see how even the most devout person could deny the truth of this. Perhaps the essential hallmark of humanity is a desire to be different from the way we are.