In response to Daas Hedyot's recent post, where he asks "What persona was your god?," he gave me pause to recall how I conceived of God as a child, and this is what I pictured:
I can't remember a time when I ever considered God to be any kind of person. Even as a child if I tried to picture God, I thought of a black misty cloud against a dark backdrop or of my standing before a focused yet endless expanse of white presence. God was the moral imperative that without words communicated approval or disappointment for my behavior.
In retrospect, I guess I had a different kind of picture than most people. This may be instructive.