I need to learn to use the “save as draft” function more. I found I had been way to harsh in something I wrote last night. (This ain’t the first time.)
The “personal” God is invariably a projection of the person’s ideals.
What I meant (and have changed it to) is that
The motives of the ‘personal’ God presented in quick answers are invariably a projection of the person’s ideals.
While I consider everything we can say of God as metaphor, including “person-ality,” for millions, the “personal” metaphor of God is an essential conduit of divine love. The next step, of course, is to love everyone as though they are also that embodiment of God. Challenging, especially when they don’t act like it!