Wednesday, 21 December 2016

God in one's image

After a really long and boring self-proclaimed holiday, sat up to read something. That's when I remembered that besides the assignments due in the second week of January when the Spring term commences, I had also signed up for a course on Coursera.  Commenced the latter today to start off my study with.

Reading the suggested text for the same, I came across the following quote
But if cattle or lions had hands, so as to paint with their hands and produce works of art as men do, they would paint their gods and give them bodies in form like their own - horses likes horses, cattle like cattle. (Clement, Miscellanies 5.110)
True indeed. Surely the ox would have a Christmas with a little ox at the centre in the crib. The sheep would have a kid at the centre of the crib; just like we humans have a baby at the centre of the crib.

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