A good many people nowadays say “I believe in a God but not in a personal God.” They feel that the mysterious something which is behind all other things must be more than a person. Now the Christians quite agree but the Christians are the only people who offer any idea of what a being that is beyond personality could be like. All the other people, though they say that God is beyond personality, really think of him as something impersonal, that is as something less than personal. If you’re looking for something super-personal, something more than a person, then it is not a question of choosing between the Christian idea and the other ideas. The Christian idea is the only one on the market. Again some people think that after this life or perhaps after several lives, human souls will be absorbed into God but when they try to explain what they mean, they seem to be thinking of our being absorbed into God as one material thing is absorbed into another. They say it is like a drop of water slipping into the sea but of course that is the end of the drop. If that is what happens to us, then being absorbed is the same as ceasing to exist. It is only the Christians who have any idea of how human souls can be taken into the life of God and yet remain themselves. In fact be very much more themselves than they were before.