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Originally posted by Unity_99
The myths are based on real people, beings, ET actually, entities and some dark hats.
However, there is a huge amount of metaphor in them as well for inner processes.
Originally posted by dave_welch
I once read a book about that. I think it may have been Terry Prachett, but I don't remember now. The whole premise of the book was about a couple choosing a god to follow. All of the different gods would have advertisements on TV to recruit followers. It was a pretty great book and had some hilarious moments. One of the Couple's friends was a woman who would only date gods.
On 8 June 2008, news reports indicated that Pratchett had an experience, which he described as: "It is just possible that once you have got past all the gods that we have created with big beards and many human traits, just beyond all that, on the other side of physics, there just may be the ordered structure from which everything flows" and "I don't actually believe in anyone who could have put that in my head". He went into further detail on Front Row, in which he was asked if this was a shift in his beliefs: "A shift in me in the sense I heard my father talk to me when I was in the garden one day. But I'm absolutely certain that what I heard was my memories of my father. An engram, or something in my head...This is not about God, but somewhere around there is where gods come from."