Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Anthropomorphizing Deities?

I've been thinking a lot about the different ways people conceptualize deities. We've been talking quite a bit lately about how people develop relationships with deities and communicate with them -- or not.

I'm interested in whether and how folks conceptualize gods and goddesses in anthropomorphic form.

I know this question is wrapped up a lot in whether you are hard polytheist, soft polytheist, somewhere in between, or something else entirely.

Me, I'm just a flake. Sometimes I'm hard polytheist, sometimes soft (I believe Sunflower referred to this as being a scrambled polytheist), and sometimes I think of deities (or mine, at least) more as energies or ideals or something, rather than in anthropomorphic form.

So, in my never ending quest to clarify my own thinking, I'd love to hear other people's thoughts on this.

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