Many people have a hard time not sticking a deity into a white robe, making him male, and giving him a white beard, gentle eyes, and a big voice. But we know we shouldn’t get too Michelangelo about the idea of a god since that’s so limiting. It rules out women, omnipresence, and omnipotence. So fatherly. It’s such a nice wish to have the ultimate father, but tossing in gender makes you wonder—boxers or briefs? We don’t want to go there. Ultimate realities are so tricky.
So how about a nice demi-god? Let’s bring on the angels, give them special but not ultimate powers. Man angels or lady angels. Conjure them up in your imagination and show us what they’re doing.