Single Idea 2802

[catalogued under 28. God / C. Attitudes to God / 4. God Reflects Humanity]

Full Idea

Just as men imagine gods in human shape, so they imagine their way of life to be like that of men.

Gist of Idea

Men imagine gods to be of human shape, with a human lifestyle

Source

Aristotle (Politics [c.332 BCE], 1252b26)

Book Reference

Aristotle: 'The Politics', ed/tr. Sinclair,T.A. /Saunders,T. [Penguin 1992], p.59