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Single Idea 6959

[catalogued under 28. God / A. Divine Nature / 3. Divine Perfections]

Full Idea

But let us beware, lest we think, that our ideas anywise correspond to his perfections, or that his attributes have any resemblance to these qualities among men.

Gist of Idea

We can't assume God's perfections are like our ideas or like human attributes


David Hume (Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion [1751], Part 2)

Book Reference

Hume,David: 'Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion' [Penguin], p.53