In God's image

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Are we created in God's image? What does this mean? In what way are we like God?
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it could mean many things I guess, it could mean how he "imagined" we should look like for instance.
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Are we created in God's image?
Only in that we are thinking, conscious, creative aware beings that have our own will.... conscious thinking as in higher than the state of awareness of the animal and plant kingdom. Not that we were literally created in the image of God as in we "look" like God but more in the way of our indirect nature. A lot of people get hung up on the figurative and literal language of the Bible, when in fact it is pretty simple to get.
 What does this mean?
There's a literal element and a figurative one here, not meaning we "look" like God, but that we can articulate and create like God in our individual environments whereas God can create our own environments. We are basically little creators in God's environment. Hence created in "His image".
In what way are we like God?
Not literally in the sense we have God's looks...but rather God's desires or creative abilities on a smaller scale.

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Are we created in God's image? What does this mean? In what way are we like God?

A better way to look at it is God made man in his image. So God looks like man.

We are told:
God made man in his own image.
Genesis 1:27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

But the ancestors of man were monkeys. So God looked like a monkey.

So while man evolved God still remained a monkey. The scriptures portray God as a genocidal lunatic. The flood, Slaughter of Canaanites etc. Etc.


That would make  God a crazy monkey!!!

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Do you believe in God? If so, why do you mock God?
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I wasn't think ing of looks more of attributes. Like, does God feel all the emotions we do? 
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Do you mean, like an ideal person?
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I wasn't think ing of looks more of attributes.

Excellent, because there are some dum dums that think it was a literal statement, like God has a physical form or a gender....

Like, does God feel all the emotions we do? 

Well God has access to all cannels of awareness so at one level God does. You, I and all other souls are just individualizations and expressions of God, so everything you experience God experiences through you. That's the whole point, from going to God's state of awareness from the whole to an individual state of awareness within creation, this of course makes it fun for God, if you could imagine being and having nothing besides being one singular Reality. 
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I wonder if emotions are only experienced in the material reality. It being based on duality etc.
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does God feel all the emotions we do? 

This is a very dynamic question, it has many angles so I'll address it more than once....God exists in many states of conscious activity not just one. Like energy the Creator pervades all of creation, all channels of energy or awareness. 
This is hard to imagine because we are used to observing from a little, frail form we call the physical body. But if you could imagine that your state of consciousness exists at more than just the physical form but many layers of isolated forms. Like electricity, the Creator has excess to both the form and the formless, this is possible because of the nature of consciousness. 
This is the investment that God has in creation, that the individual soul can become an individual creator yet is still linked to the Singular outlet, this is genius of course. Think about it, God can experience the all, then experience everything little thing within creation. It's quite bad azz really. 
--> @janesix
I wonder if emotions are only experienced in the material reality. It being based on duality etc.

Ohhh very observant of you!! Emotions are not just experienced in the material reality because emotions are of a higher nature. They don't rely on the physical brain or nervous system, it relies on a whole separate body or form in creation. The emotional body is linked to the emotional layer which corresponds to the emotional world which would be the astral plane. 
Creation is set up like our experience as a physical body, you have the physical form, the emotional form and the mental form. These are all separate layers from one another and can be experienced in practice. 
So yes, emotions, which transcend the physical layer still appear in the astral form. Once you get beyond the mind though, both mind and emotion become irrelevant. The soul exists as pure intuition and consciousness. Above the worlds of duality you have several worlds of pure consciousness that rely not on emotion OR the mind, very interesting indeed!
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This might sound strange, but once consciousness enters the lower half of creation it enters the mind, from the universal mind. Above duality there is no mind or emotions. So every time you experience the mind or emotions you are still within duality. Duality struggles with two opposing forces, good bad, negative and positive, light and darkness. This need be to experience life apart from a singular Reality of course, which creates separation. But the singular light of God exists as a balanced force, you have to operate within that balanced nature to find that light. God resides in the balance of both negative and positive. In other words the more you strive for the positive side the more you deal with the negative side. This can be good or bad, depending on your perceptions.
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If I could use this chart as an illustration you can see what I mean. As the consciousness of God enters duality below the pure conscious worlds this is where the mind begins and ends. It begins at the center of the God worlds and ends at the physical form. This is the mind of God, where it oscillates between what we perceive as evil and good. 
Below the pure conscious realms is where the mind and emotions become relevant, this is where the soul emerges and this is where we struggle between two forces of reality. These are opposing forces because this is what makes creation. This takes place at all levels including natural opposing forces..

The etheric plane is the final plane of duality, or the mind and emotions. Once you get beyond that you are beyond thought and emotion which means you can experience true freedom. 
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Are we created in God's image?
imagine God is an artist, human was the image he had and made into reality, maybe a sculptor would be better

--> @Harikrish
No, humans evolved from tiny microspopic specs in the iddle of the ocean, so accroding to you, God is a bacteria
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Did you know that there is a process of creating things? that process includes what we label "evolved"....it's how the Creator puts together from and embodiments. They don't just poof into existence lol. There is a process of creating things, forms and environments. 
--> @EtrnlVw
I agree
We created God in our image. 

It's pretty obvious if you care to think about it.
--> @janesix
Have you considered the idea God is made in OUR image, because we made him  up?