Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Xenophanes: the first non-anthropocentric theist (quote of the day)

"Mortals suppose that the gods are born and have clothes and voices and shapes like their own. But if oxen, horses, and lions had hands or could paint, horses would paint horse-like images of gods and oxen ox-like ones, each would fashion bodies like their own...There is one god, among gods and men the greatest, but it is not at all like mortals in body or mind."

- Xenophanes (478 B.C.)