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The different forms of anthropocentric God

  God's existence is definitely part of human thinking. At the same time, when we look around in the world, we do not see that God is a...

 God's existence is definitely part of human thinking. At the same time, when we look around in the world, we do not see that God is an obvious, undeniable part of the universe. And as we come to understand more and more about how the universe works, we increasingly come to understand the world without the supposed divine involvement.

But obviously God is still part of human thinking. A large part of humanity believes in the existence of a divine intelligence, which, in fact, rational reasoning cannot exclude. God's existence, whether real or not, is most conspicuously not tied to the outside world, but tied to humanity itself. Why?

An obvious possible answer to the anthropocentric God is that mankind actually invented God. We, humans, want to find explanations for everything, and God's activity is capable of explaining any cause and effect relationship that is not naturally recognized and understood at the time. 

Of course, this is one possible answer to the special connection between humans and God. It is possible that the existence of God is merely a substitute for human understanding, which is constantly seeking to know. However, the assumption of God's existence is not obviously irrational, and therefore not necessarily wrong, even if God's existence is entirely the product of human imagination, since the existence of a being with divine faculties is potentially possible. For example, even the growth of human knowledge, if we honestly consider it, increasingly endows us with faculties previously attributed exclusively to God.

But perhaps God's existence can be so anthropocentric because in some way God really did create humankind, and God somehow made His existence part of human thinking. Perhaps it is possible that when humanity searches for answers, and the existence of God is one of the possible explanations, it is the result of God's creative work, the divine work of being part of the Universe, helping us to fully know the world, allowing us to know the Existent Himself, that we experience as the phenomenon of the anthropocentric God.

However, as we gain a better understanding of the fundamentals of how life works, as we gain a better understanding of the mechanisms of genetics, and as we gain a better understanding of the different levels of evolutionary functions, we are also gaining a clearer view of how human beings naturally came to be. We are seeing better and better what biological and social evolutionary steps led to the emergence of humanity, and we are gaining a more thorough understanding of how this could have happened naturally, through the natural functioning of life.

However, in addition to the many different lifeforms of evolutionary solutions that do not presuppose God, there is still one form of being for which the existence of God is considered. Obviously, the existence of an intelligent being that presupposes the possible existence of God is not a necessary consequence of evolution, nor is the fact that God seeking humans an obvious proof of the existence of God.

But perhaps the reason God's existence can be so anthropocentric is because human beings exist in some kind of resemblance to God.

Virtually all religions identify similarities between God and human beings, which is most often interpreted by religions to mean that God created humankind in the likeness of Himself.

But the meaning of resemblance not only can mean that humankind was created in the likeness of God. The similarity, which is difficult to connect with a direct likeness anyway, can also mean that human beings exist for the role similar that God has. Human beings, intelligent minds, can exist in the resemblance of God in such a way that the possible goal of their existence is the attainment of divine likeness. Therefore, the human resemblance may not manifest itself in the form or its origin, but it may manifest itself in the existence of purpose.

Perhaps God's existence is anthropocentric because the intelligent mind has to attain the divine level. Perhaps God is part of human thinking because human existence, like the existence of all intelligent minds, is destined to reach the divine level.

It is obvious that we are seeking God, we are seeking the divine form, perhaps because humanity is similar to God in such a way that humanity is destined for divine existence.

Can it be true? Could we really achieve this? Can we fulfill our destiny and live up to our similarity? And do we have enough time to reach the divine level of humanity when we can join to the existing Gods, join to a superior society? 

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