According to Louis Berkhof, someone called Shailer Mathews said that God is:
Our conception, born of social experience, of the personality-evolving, personally responsive elements of our cosmic environment with which we are organically related.
Say, what?You might need to read that twice. Mathews, evidently, is one of those who holds to a view of God that he’s nothing more than “the personification of a mere abstract idea”. Cool phrase. Not one I can buy into, though, it has to be said. Next time I talk to God I’ll ask Him what it’s like personifying abstract ideas all day and whether it gets a bit boring. Meantime, feel free to flip to page 25 of Berkhof’s Systematic Theology for more on this. Enjoy!