Here’s for you, once again an old post from Oct. 2015. It is a nice short post, yet packing meaning and direction. Thanks, and hope you like it.
Our understanding of God…
Someone who will take up all our causes.
The above (talisman) generally is accompanied by a charm. A medallion we might wear about our neck. It could be a sculpture we carry with us, perhaps fits our pocket. The Talisman and our God become fused together. We think of them as one. The Talisman solidifies our belief in the god of the Talisman. Interchangable.
If our God is always for us, then the opposing party (ies) are the bad guys. This however implies that we are special, and “god” discriminates in our favor. This implies that we forge our god. Therefore it is a small “g” god.
Dressing God up with our preferences, disqualifies him as God, but qualifies Him as a god (small “g”). Therefore this god becomes a Superstition.
The best way to think of superstion is to see it as hedging…
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