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The Accessibility of God

by John Henson

flowersun3.jpgWhat kind of God would be inaccessible, so that when we need him, he is so far away and disinterested as to be unconcerned?

Yet, when one thinks about the gods of the Greeks, isn’t this the picture? The Greeks often refused to pray to the gods of Olympus because they believed they didn’t care. Because the characteristics of gods were considered almost identical to humans, people had little respect.

Homer wrote in the Iliad: