reply to post by Sailor Sam
I think that we as a species have arrived in the century of a new consciousnes. The times of out-dated and stuborn darwinisms and the "truth" that the
church has been teaching us is over.
It is plausible to assume that there were other worldly beings at the beginning of our abillity to think rational. In our limited way of understanding
we looked up to these beings because they were not like us and seemed to have abillities we could not comprehand.
What is the definition of a God? Webster dictonairy has this definition for us.
1. The supernatural being conceived as the perfect and omnipotent and omniscient originator and ruler of the universe; the object of worship in
2. A man of such superior qualities that he seems like a deity to other people; "he was a god among men".[Wordnet]
3. A material effigy that is worshipped as a god; "thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image"; "money was his god".[Wordnet]
4. Any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force.[Wordnet]
5. A being conceived of as possessing supernatural power, and to be propitiated by sacrifice, worship, etc.; a divinity; a deity; an object of
worship; an idol.[Websters]
6. The Supreme Being; the eternal and infinite Spirit, the Creator, and the Sovereign of the universe; Jehovah.[Websters]
7. A person or thing deified and honored as the chief good; an object of supreme regard.[Websters]
8. Figuratively applied to one who wields great or despotic power.[Websters].
The thing I miss in this definition is the fact that a god wants to be worshipped by his worshippers. I think this is important to answer your
So when did man first decide that there were gods...?
My answer....When the god(s) told man to worship them.
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