More than once I've run into people who are dead convinced that God and gods were originally conceived as entirely physical beings, and they only became 'non-physical' in reaction to modern scientific developments.
Literally, people who think that the Uncaused Cause or God as transcendent to the universe are very modern ideas which were hastily assembled after powerful telescopes were made and no one was able to find God in the sky or in the clouds.
Are people really that ill-informed? I know, I know - of course they are. But it's still surprising.