So, What Are These Myths All About, Anyway?
(Top Posts - Distance From Belief
in theism - 071100)

Sit down, grab a pen, and write as if God was speaking ...

Go ahead, pontificate ...

And as you do, relate to what it would be like to be reaching
up to absolute irrefutable authority in days gone by ...

Cool, isn't it? ...

AND GOD SAID ...

AND GOD SMITETH ...

AND IN THE BEGINNING WAS GOD ...

AND GOD THIS ...

AND GOD THAT ...

AND GOD COMMANDS ...

AND GOD DEMANDS ...

AND GOD CONDEMNS ...

...

Heck, if I was writing and unencumbered by my desire
to seek truth and meaning in this world, I'd be gung-ho
about some kind of absolute authority figure who, merely
by invoking his name, would endorse anything and
everything I could come up with as to how humankind
should live out their lives ...

Now, if kings and queens were in the neighborhood,
I suppose it would be in my best interest to satisfy
their whims and desires, wouldn't it?

. . . . . . . . .

HELLO, PEOPLE, anyone out there with a clue as
to what it was like to live in a pre-scientific day and
age when any call to ultimate authority would ring with
absolute admiration from authorities in power at the
time given that said authorities were the primary
BENEFACTORS from said adoration?

YOU - HUMAN

ME - HUMAN

That's it, but that's what acted as all of the source
for the myths which humans follow to this very day
regarding super-beings/gods ... all the relevance of
myth ... myth, myth, myth, repeat after me, humans
created myth for the manipulation of their fellow
humans, no more, no less ... the claim of truth is
but a lie in disguise ... a deception ... a devious
act to deceive ... a ruse ... a falsehood ... a journey
to nowhere being that HUMANS created the whole
falsehood to manipulate humans for human-desired
ends ...

Suffice to say, ALL OF IT, every last ounce, is
M --- Y --- T --- H ... How can I get it through to
y'all that y'all are following nothing more than
human-created stories, myths, delusions leading
to nothing but absurdity, lies, falsehoods, deceptions,
dead ends?

T-H-I-N-K ... T-H-I-N-K ... about how easy it would
to be to pass off myths to people without a clue about
science and logic and reason and the way that things
in the real world existed.

Truth? No. Myths, one and all. But yet, humans to this
very day seek to deny their knowledge of that which it
is to be a natural entity in a natural world ...

Well, face up folks, a natural world is NEWS to those
steeped in the myth ... even now, even after all of the
scientific discoveries ... many humans deny the NEWS
of their natural world ...

... and so, if I were writing the absolute authority
myths of the present day and age ... my take on it
would be ...

God 1:1 Love but love not to harm.

God 1:2 Be kind and gentle and caring and sharing
but know not of the slavery which those who care
not would force you to submit to.

God 1:3 You can fantasize all you want about such
a thing as a mythical fantasy overseer looking and
acting in your best interest, but face up to it, folks,
what's best for humankind is solely and undeniably
up to humans to determine, for the best and most
hopeful attributes of goodness humankind possesses.

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Oh well, my short take on the god myth scene. Maybe,
some day, humans will be willing to admit humans can
create a profound and most pro-human document
without the need to inject mythical fantasy authority
figures into the picture . . . yes, some day . . .