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Greatest I am 08-13-2016 03:26 PM

Why did we stop inventing gods?
 
Why did we stop inventing gods?

The ancients were quite good at inventing new gods. The bible shows that the Jews invented many gods before deciding that god could not be defined and settled for I am, as the greatest expression of god. I am as spoken as a man.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJkNs512Lsk

Jews, in their oral tradition, gave man the last word in what god and his policies were to be. They accepted that the man they chose as head Rabbi of their Divine council had the power to overrule their written tradition. Mans words, not an imaginary god, had the final say on policy. Man was supreme and not one of the imaginary gods.

Christianity then changed much of the morals and policies of their newly invented god, Yahweh, and also transferred the power of god to a man. Jesus. Jesus was now placed at the power seat at the right hand of his newly invented god and placed Yahweh in the right hemisphere of the brain, as shown in the art of the day as depicted by Michelangelo in his creation painting in the Vatican.

Islam then invented Allah, and so far, rightfully named him the last god to be invented. Foolish but true to date.

I see that search for a god as a search for the best laws and rules to live life by. After all, we cannot follow an imaginary god and can only follow the laws and rules that those imaginary gods has spoken, recognizing of course, that only a person can speak those laws and rules and that it was really a wise person who was uttering those words.

Gnostic Christians always saw those invented gods, specifically Yahweh, Jesus and Allah, as immoral and not worthy of us and that is why they named those gods as immoral and vile demiurges. This is not to say that those demiurges did not have some good policies but only says that a better god could and should be invented. Gnostic Christianity lost the god wars and was decimated the moment Christianity gained political power which they used to end freedom of religion.

Are immoral demiurges like Yahweh, Jesus and Allah, the best that mankind can come up with?

Why do you think we stopped inventing gods and settled for demonstrably immoral ones?

Regards
DL

P.S. Gods are the opium of the people.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6uEMOeDZsA

ericredbeard 08-16-2016 01:44 AM

Godhood is inseparably linked to power. A god deity is a god specifically because it possesses power. Otherwise it would merely be a spirit, a ghost, or a lower magical being such as a sprite, a pan, or a monster. Polytheist religions distribute power among more than one god, each god usually having specific powers within certain delineated functions: the god of fertility/the harvest, the god of beauty/love, the god of war, the god of the oceans, the lightning & thunder god, the god who brings rain, the sun god....etc.

Once you posit one all powerful all knowing creator of everything, you're done. Everything else is second rate, and thus unworthy of being a god. The previous gods become either false gods or higher beings explainable through science fiction which might become science fact in the future....but they cannot remain gods.

What kind of god do you want/propose?

SHUTUPANDTHINK 08-17-2016 05:26 PM

People that spoke with god used to be called prophets.

People that now claim to speak with god are called nuts!

The creation of Gods tends to rely on people believing a improvable claim. Natural Phenomenon formally attributed to God where once proof enough for most people, scientific explanations made those events unable to be used as proof of new claims.

BurntBulb 08-18-2016 01:16 AM

In polytheism there is always a superior god.
If you'll pardon the pun, a godfather to all the other gods.
A good example of this is the American Indian, all through North and South America, they had the "Great Creator", while all the other gods were the wind the rain the lighting the heat/cold the fire the diseases. Different animals had different spirits, what we call today demi-gods. This is well documented all the way back to the 1500's beginning with the Spanish.
Monotheism took this one step further, to say there is only one God worthy of worship, and there are no other gods, while still recognizing the demi-gods and spirits as angels and demons or jinn.
sort of a unique dichotomy, isn't it!
Even atheism has theologic/religious origins and pre-logic foundations that can be called god-like. It's called Scientific Communism/Socialism.
It's obvious we humans now worship ourselves and what we think we create.
Prostrating ourselves before our very own creation, that we no longer have any control over.
Welcome to the machine......



You are now a slave to the collective creation.

gerryowen 08-18-2016 01:32 AM

you and katsung should get married.

3rd3y3 08-18-2016 02:53 AM

I give birth to new ghods every morning

Spudmonkey 08-18-2016 11:37 AM

Because I haven't passed away yet

Only then will you all realise, God posted amongst you

Tinbuk3 08-18-2016 12:26 PM

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Why did we stop inventing gods?
Obama tried but lets face it, pulling excuses out of his ass instead of lightning bolts didn't wow us.

Private-Parts 08-18-2016 01:01 PM

Haven't you people already invented enough of these parody religions to mock The One True Monster?! :rolleye:

His Noodliness, the Flying Spaghetti Monster is the ultimate truth in the universe! :worthy: :worthy: :worthy:

Greatest I am 08-25-2016 01:11 AM

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Originally Posted by ericredbeard (Post 2240455)
Godhood is inseparably linked to power. A god deity is a god specifically because it possesses power. Otherwise it would merely be a spirit, a ghost, or a lower magical being such as a sprite, a pan, or a monster. Polytheist religions distribute power among more than one god, each god usually having specific powers within certain delineated functions: the god of fertility/the harvest, the god of beauty/love, the god of war, the god of the oceans, the lightning & thunder god, the god who brings rain, the sun god....etc.

Once you posit one all powerful all knowing creator of everything, you're done. Everything else is second rate, and thus unworthy of being a god. The previous gods become either false gods or higher beings explainable through science fiction which might become science fact in the future....but they cannot remain gods.

What kind of god do you want/propose?

One whose policies are demonstrably moral.

That eliminates Yahweh and Allah whose policies are demonstrably immoral.

I know this as a fact because Christians and Muslims always run from discussions on the morality of their gods.

Regards
DL


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