Why is it common for religious people to think that God is “up there”? Why is God associated with the sky?

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Why is it common for religious people to think that God is “up there”? Why is God associated with the sky?

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A lot of it comes from the language. “As above, so below” (paraphrasing Matt 6:10).

Cast ‘down’ to hell. Raised ‘up’ to heaven.

It’s spiritual, not physical, but the imagery sticks.

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