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Oh, that dates you, Anne. Everyone together now:
Anne is a GEEEEEEEEEZER.
About this time last year, Anne was watching a lecture on t.v.
It was this atheist, and he was speaking in a Jewish synagogue.
Yeah, I know. I'm not making this up.
The guy was pinning all the world's ills on religion, all the wars and such. And you can make a case for that, until you remember that both Mao and Stalin didn't have any religion.
Then the guy said: "If you want to know how foolish the idea of God is, just substitute the name 'Zeus' for 'God.' Remember, generations and generations of people worshipped Zeus. They built big temples to him and his family. They had elaborate worship services and high holy days."
Then he said: "Now listen to this. 'In Zeus We Trust.' 'One Nation under Zeus.' Doesn't it sound stupid? Because of course Zeus is a myth, and so is God."
Food for thought.
Anne thought about it long and hard.
Anne decided that poor Zeus wasn't a myth at all. He's just a laid-off god. Anne used to call Zeus the victim of a hostile takeover, but hey, he was no Prince among Gods. He was ripe for a buyout.
The better analogy (that is, comparison) is with a guy making a fortune building expensive horse-drawn carriages in 1910. Along comes Henry Ford and the Model T, and the horse carriage guy is out of a job.
Zeus is bored out of his gourd. So is Chondanga. So is Sedna. So is Tiki. And Queen Brighid the Bright wasn't doing too great either until just recently. She's making a comeback big time! Yippeeee!
So this post is dedicated to all the bored gods out there. Because why should they be on welfare and collecting food stamps when they can be busy?
And that One God guy is just too busy. He can't keep track of his praise and worship team, and the fringe elements of it are running amok. He's way overbooked.
Hey, it's His fault, if you believe that he sat down and created the universe in six days. Most people can't even build a treehouse in that amount of time. He should have thought about getting a corporate structure in place. (And about those pesky mutating viruses.)
So we give respect to the bored gods from every culture and every place. And we are Equal Opportunity Polytheists, so we try not to disrespect any religion (or fairy tale, for that matter).
I mean, blaming Jesus for the mess the world in is like blaming The Who for the putz who got blitzed at a concert and plowed into a tree on the way home.
We are a species that needs a little more evolution, some geological tweaking.
In the meantime, all hail the bored gods!
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