Now all religious terms seem in this sense to be used as similes or allegorically. For when we speak of God & that he sees & hears everything & when we kneel & pray to him it is|seems obvious that all our terms & actions are part of a big|great & elaborate allegory which represents him as a human being of great power whose grace we try to win etc. etc. Now this simile also extends over the two experiences which I have described above in fact the first of them wondering at the existence of the world is I believe exactly what people were referring to when they said that God had created the world & the experience of absolute safety is described by saying that we are safe under God's protection. A third experience which belongs to this realm is the experience of feeling guilty & again that was described

by the phrase that God disapproves of our conduct.