How can an imperfect man(woman) interpret a perfect God?

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    We all agree that man is imperfect. Man's imperfection is exemplified in his attempt to definitively define God.
    In the process too many people deny their imperfections and feel their interpretaion is exactly correct. It is my way or the highway.

    Our imperfection should make us humble.

    I feel a humble, open mind belief is the way to the true God.

    Not an arrogant and unbending belief.
     
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    Imperfections ? naaaaaaa How about limitations ?
     
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    Define:perfect
     
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    I don't think I can adequately define perfect but I can define imperfect.

    Imperfect is exemplified by the human characteristics of greed and egocentricity. Both of those characteristics drive bad behavior.

    I also agree with the post above. Man is limited God is unlimited.
     
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    My definition of imperfect? Comes from what I'd heard from a person in AA once. They said it was somewhere in the 12 Steps and 12 Traditions book.

    Never forgot it either, because truth is truth, no matter where you find it.............

    "When we willfully demand more pleasures than are possible or are due us is the measure of our imperfections, or, if you will, of our sins".

    Our imperfections, or our sins, are actually our desire to look at ourselves more than we look at others, and, noticing only ourselves, think that everything is for us.

    Greed comes quite quickly on the heels of that.

    Should an imperfect human interpret a perfect God?

    Yes.

    But, they should only interpret for THEMSELVES, and let others interpret their understanding of God for themselves. When 1 person who finds something that works really well for them tries to force that thing on others, they find it doesn't always work.

    One man's meat is another man's poison. One man's trash is another man's treasure.

    Same thing for religion.
     
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    I basically agree with all that you say.
     
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    You can'
    t define imperfection if you can't define perfection or at least certain traits of a perfedt thing, since imperfection is deviation from perfection.
     
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    I feel humble as well, and always try to take that approach...

    Also, eventually....ALL will be revealed to us, as it states in the book of Revelation...it is the "Revealing" period....
     
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    Imperfectly, of course! :lol:
     
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    Exactly, and of course there may be limitations to the definition as well. :lol:
     
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