What is the next thing I find in this creed?
“We believe that man was made in the image of God, that he
might know, love, and obey God, and enjoy him forever.”
I do not believe that anybody ever did love God, because
nobody ever knew anything about him. We love each other. We love
something that we know. We love something that our experience tells
us is good and great and beautiful. We cannot by any possibility
love the unknown. We can love truth, because truth adds to human
happiness. We can love justice, because it preserves human joy. We
can love charity. We can love every form of goodness that we know,
or of which we can conceive, but we cannot love the infinitely
unknown. And how can we be made in the image of something that has
neither body, parts, nor passions?
Robert Green Ingersoll – “Orthodoxy”(1884)