XENOPHANES 570- 475 B.C
Greek religious thinker and reputed precursor of the Eleatic school of philosophy.
Xenophanes discuss theology, cosmology,and epistemology.
"There is one God, "he wrote, "greatest among gods and man, who neither in shape
nor in thought resembles mortals....Yet men imagine gods to be born and to have raiment
and voice and body, like themselves. "Carrying his criticism of such anthropomorphism
a step further, he asserted that "oxen, lions, and horses, if they had hands wherewith
to grave images, would fashion gods after their own shapes and make them bodies like to their own. Xenophanes' teaching in the formula "That all is one and the one is God,"