When I was a little girl, I used to think God was the Scotch Tape logo.
I don't know what year we're talking...1979? 1980? Something like that. And at Christmastime, there were commercials featuring "invisible tape" by 3M (what we all know as Scotch tape), and the main character was an invisible man. He had a top hat and a cane, both adorned with the familiar Scotch-tape tartan patterns. And the invisible man wore white gloves and used the tape to wrap Christmas presents.
And really, I think it's totally reasonable that I'd get my wires crossed. I -- quite obviously -- did not grow up in a religious household, and was rather fuzzy on the whole God-Jesus-Santa-Christmas thing. Meanwhile, my mom had explained to me (as best she could) that God was invisible.
So...you put it all together and the invisible man in the commercial wrapping gifts? Must be God.
Just a little insight into my young, confused mind.
For what it's worth, I also thought the man on the Quaker Oats canister was Benjamin Franklin.