I like the ancient Babylonian concept of a personal God.
As per tradition, I would have a personal god whom I would have cultivated with prayers and offerings and invocations, instead of an inattentive God or a pantheon of unreliable Gods,
who I would have to petition constantly in times of crises or for general aid.
I’m OK with metaphorical self sacrifices, but not OK with sacrificing actual suckling pigs or goat kids to appease my personal God.
Why I’m comfortable with the concept of a personal God is because of its familiarity with bhakti yoga, a way of life and a line of philosophy from ancient India, followed by millions even today.
-thoughts from reading ‘The Pain Chronicles’