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Of Gods and Myth

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« on: April 07, 2007, 07:25:03 am »

Not necessarily, Tom.  They may or maynot have known the sun was our source of life. 

Think about it this way:  You're one of the first humans and you can't quite understand why the sun rises every day, but it does rise.  You don't know yet that you're even on a planet revolving around a star because you don't know that the earth beneath you is a planet or round for that matter.  Humans have a way of adding human aspects to innanimate objects.  So you label the earth beneath your feet.  She is called earth, ever beneath your feet.  Then you name the ball of fire that rises each morning.  Now you have two distinct labels for each element, but its only because humans feel the need to give human attributes to them.  You now have a mother beneath your feet called earth because that's where you live and you have the father, who rises every day because he makes things grow.  Now you start to think about why these things are here and you come up with a mythology.  You figure you have to mate male/female to have children and so the sun and earth must have to do the same.  AT this point you have created the basics of a mythological story.  You build this mythology up over a couple of generations and then some smart ass comes along and says "The Father who rises in the morning has come to me in a dream" or whatever.  This ONE person, with this claim of the divine, then creates a religion with laws based on this mythology. 

Humans must have something to have faith in.  It's just our nature.  I don't know if you get what I'm trying to say, but maybe it will help.

Blessed be,
Lynn
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