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When I visualize God, I picture

By Observer Staff

“Feminine images, amorphous images, in nature. I don’t really need an image because I just feel God/Goddess.” —Female (65-74), Ontario

“A glowing presence.” —Female (65-74), Manitoba

“A God that cannot be visualized.” —Female (50-64), Manitoba

“Warm light.” —Male (50-64), British Columbia

“A swirling cloud.” —Female (75+), Manitoba

“A radiance way beyond imagination — strong, kind and powerful.” —Female (50-64), Ontario

“All creation as one.” —Male (75+), Ontario

“The Trinity. Father, Son and Holy Spirit.” —Male minister (35-49), Ontario

“Air — above me, below me, around me a through me.” —Female (50-64), Ontario

“A 60-ish man in profile, bearded, with a kindly aspect.” —Male (50-64), Ontario

“I picture God in a rainbow, a beautiful seascape, the face of a child, etc.” —Male (75+), Nova Scotia

“Him only as His Son Jesus Christ.” —Female (50-64), Ontario

“The Sunday school picture of an old paternal man in a white robe with angels around him.” —Male (75+), Quebec

“An older person — wiser, patient, chuckling often at my foolishness.” —Female (35-49), Ontario

“Morgan Freeman in that movie [Bruce Almighty].” —Female (18-24), Manitoba

“Michelangelo’s painting of God on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.” —Male (25-34), Ontario

“Nothingness.” —Male (25-34), Ontario

“A bird.” —Female (25-34), Nova Scotia

“Everything there ever was, is and will be.” —Male (12-17), Ontario

“A lighthouse in a heavy fog.” —Female (75+), Ontario

“A man from the Middle East, not a white man that is usually depicted.” —Female (35-49), Ontario

“A kindly man with a white beard that looks like an older, wiser, kinder version of myself.” —Male minister (35-49), New Brunswick

“I don’t visualize God.” —Female (35-49), Newfoundland and Labrador


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