None Other

That is the noblest prayer a man can pray when he
Becometh one with Him to Whom he bends his knee.

-- Angelus Silesius

Theologians insist on the absolute otherness of God, believing this will serve as a bulwark against idolatry.  But they've got it exactly backwards.  In imagining that God exists apart from ourselves, we are driven to bow down to some fanciful Other.  It hardly matters whether this idol consists of an object, an image or an idea.   Once the otherness of God disappears, we discover there is no longer anything to bow down to -- nor anyone to bow down to it.

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