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Maker

a title given to God (as Creator)
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Do you mean that there is no such maker or creator, or that in one sense there might be a maker of all these things but in another not?
Then if he does not make that which exists he cannot make true existence, but only some semblance of existence; and if any one were to say that the work of the maker of the bed, or of any other workman, has real existence, he could hardly be supposed to be speaking the truth.
Well then, here are three beds: one existing in nature, which is made by God, as I think that we may say--for no one else can be the maker?
Beds, then, are of three kinds, and there are three artists who superintend them: God, the maker of the bed, and the painter?
God knew this, and He desired to be the real maker of a real bed, not a particular maker of a particular bed, and therefore He created a bed which is essentially and by nature one only.
Shall we, then, speak of Him as the natural author or maker of the bed?
And what shall we say of the carpenter--is not he also the maker of the bed?
But would you call the painter a creator and maker?
Yet if he is not the maker, what is he in relation to the bed?
`Friend Homer,' then we say to him, `if you are only in the second remove from truth in what you say of virtue, and not in the third-- not an image maker or imitator--and if you are able to discern what pursuits make men better or worse in private or public life, tell us what State was ever better governed by your help?
Here is another point: The imitator or maker of the image knows nothing of true existence; he knows appearances only.
'Arthur,' continued I, relaxing my hold of his arm, 'you don't love me half as much as I do you; and yet, if you loved me far less than you do, I would not complain, provided you loved your Maker more.