People and their gods
by, 7th December 2011 at 04:36 PM (1839 Views)
People pray to gods because sometimes we need to talk to someone and often no one wants to listen to us, and talking to yourself is considered odd.
People ask the gods for forgiveness because it's so much harder to forgive ourselves for failing to live up to our own expectations, and truly forgiving others isn't much easier.
People ask the gods for guidance because we mistrust our own intelligence and don't think to highly of other people's advice, either. We know we can't see "the whole picture" and want to believe someone does.
People ask the gods to bless others because we don't value our own good will.
People thank the gods for every good thing because we consider ourselves unworthy of a decent life.
People expect the gods to judge us and punish us because we can't believe that humans have any innate worth, goodness or decency.
People ask the gods for mercy because even though we believe we deserve to be punished, we want to believe we can somehow be spared. Some people even act horribly expecting to be forgiven later by the gods, thus avoiding any penalty for their behavior, believing only the gods can judge them.
People ask the gods for enlightenment because they distrust natural wisdom.
People ask the gods for love because we find it difficult to love ourselves and others, and since we believe only the gods can truly love, we never even make the effort.
People invented the gods to free us from having to face and accept our humanity.0 Thanks, 0 Likes, 0 Dislikes
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