Anthropomorphic Quotes (2 quotes)
Common to all these types is the anthropomorphic character of their conception of God. In general, only individuals of exceptional endowments, and exceptionally high-minded communities, rise to any considerable extent above this level. But there is a third stage of religious experience which belongs to all of them, even though it is rarely found in a pure form: I shall call it cosmic religious feeling. It is very difficult to elucidate this feeling to anyone who is entirely without it, especially as there is no anthropomorphic conception of God corresponding to it.
Our enmity to the serpent, which often exists together with a mythic and anthropomorphic belief in the serpents enmity to us, might be regarded as purely traditional, having its origin in the Scriptural narrative of mans disobedience and expulsion from Paradise.