So Many Gods
What drives all this. What are the priorities.
Humans’ Primary drive is self preservation. ‘ME’ before all else.
It’s a mandatory part of our evolution.
The human needs to stay alive in order to fulfil any other requirements
The secondary drive is race preservation. Mother Nature – who has been known as ‘God’s Mother’ installed this in the most pleasant of ways known as “kissin,’ cuddlin’ and connubial felicitation”
Kind of, “me first, then the women, then anybody who agrees with me”.
But then what?
The essence of the human psyche is group togetherness and tribalism.
The early human cave-man could not survive alone and had to live and roam in a tribe for sheer protection against wild animals.
In quieter times, when others were not so close, that inside voice was asking questions……..
Why, What, Where, How.
To avoid that alone-ness and to get somebody to answer those questions, the early Homo Sapiens had to create in their mind (where else ?), another person that they could ‘converse’ with, think with, relate to and hopefully was much cleverer, in fact was just so clever, so much more superior, that he maybe even created everything…..(in the cave-man’s mind).
The fact that this magical ‘person’ never existed, in fact NEVER NEEDED TO EXIST indeed ONLY EVER NEEDED TO EXIST AS A CONCEPT (as a mind buddy, to avoid the human aloneness), has escaped the mind of most people.
The god concept was created to satisfy a NEED of evolving Homo Sapiens….
God never needed to actually exist, but the god concept was mandatory
This tribal mindset (a need for another person) was enhanced and built upon by wiser humans in those early centuries so that down through the ages some thousands of gods were thought up by the ‘wise men’ the witch doctors, the medicine men, the snake oil salesmen who then re-named themselves as priests etc: and told the tribes that they (the priests) were “closer to god”
So it was, in the way that the mind works, that this belief grew in the human consciousness (or more to the point, the SUBconsciousness) and became known as religion – all of this fantasy based around nothing more
than a human emotion known as fear – fear of being alone.
But do get this right. It’s not that a god exists (or doesn’t exist). It’s a concept – which is no more than a belief in the mind – that exists, and it’s a very real, deadly fantasy, a deadly belief, that has caused normal humans
to brainlessly murder countless billions of fellow humans simply because their mum told them what her ancestors had told her.
Let’s go through that again: Our dreamed up gods are just that.
Dreamed up in the subconscious mind and could not possibly exist.
But the concept of them very much exists. It has to.
Homo Sapien psyche evolved so that it became mandatory for them (us) to keep within the tribe for sheer survival.
The concept of something else apart from the ME had to be created.
Concepts can be created ONLY in the mind. There is nowhere else.
If a concept (belief) is repeated so many times to the subconscious mind, it becomes a belief.
Christians have to (or are TOLD by senile old men -the snake oil salesmen-that they have to) pray every night and attend church every Sunday.
Muslims have to (or are told by other old men that they have to) pray to their particular concept five times a day. That rule was dreamed up by another human mind that had a childhood you wouldn’t wish on anybody.
So on throughout the millenia of human civilisation.
All fantasy stuff from the human mind. A concept. Just dreamed up.
Which is HOW THE MIND WORKS.
For instance: The Scandinavian Gods (Thor and others), have blue eyes and blonde hair. The Jewish God (of Jesus) needed to be circumcised.
The Middle East God does not attract any comment.
Do his creators need him to be circumcised or is that someone else’s dream
The Filipino god (who is the Roman Catholic god, not the Jewish god) has that fabulous golden skin and almond shaped eyes. Of course, there were lots of Filipino gods before the Roman Catholic god.
Then there’s all the other thousands of dreamed-up gods according to whatever culture NEEDED them and created them and passed them along to the children of the children of the children…..
Father Christmas and also the Tooth Fairy do not actually exist, but the concept is deeply engraved in the belief patterns of our collective subconscious minds. But nowhere else.
Yes, the concept exists. But only as a deadly belief – and the world is not flat.
Do be aware that the human brain is arguably the most powerful collection of connections in the universe. The mind is AWARE.
Now you’re going to have to start thinking, aren’t you. Worry worry
Of course, you could remain as one of the 98 percenters
– it’s said only 2% of the human race are AWARE