In this letter I distinguish between “belief” and “worship”.
Would you agree that “worship” is not “accepting a certain creed as true”? I imagine that you acknowledge that worship is not an exercise of the intellect. I propose to define worship as “submission towards” – could you agree to that definition?
I will proceed with my argument assuming that you accept that definition.
“Submitting towards” could be done in an outward act of bowing in submission or bringing an offering to – without any feelings of the heart involved. These would be idolatrous if done towards another entity aside from the God of Israel – but that is not the idolatry I am talking of here. The submission I am talking is “the surrendering of the heart towards”.
Feelings of submission towards God that are triggered of by physical images – such as the beauty of a mountain that I recognize…
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