Creation Series for Dummies #2: Hold the Pepto
Welcome to "The Gods Are Bored," where we honor your deities, and our deities, and every single deity who can refrain from staining the furniture!
If you're just joining us, we're looking at The Varieties of Religious Experience. From the perspective of a goat judge, not a great philosopher.
So, how came we to be here, on this blue-green planet? Were we made, or did we just happen?
As luck would have it, my daughter The Heir stumbled on a pantheon that has her very excited. And no wonder! Chonganda -- yes, the bored god Chonganda of the Congolese people, is a prominent member of this pantheon!
We just love Chonganda here. We're trying to make up for all the members of his praise and worship team that were bound in chains, shipped to America in appalling conditions, and turned over to Christianity, never to revere old Chonganda again.
Anyway, on to today's Creation of the Universe:
Once there was nothing but an entity, existing in pitch-black darkness. The specific gender of this entity was unknown. Over a long period of time, the entity became lonelier and lonelier, more and more depressed.
That kind of stress produced dire symptoms in the entity. Its stomach churned.
Then it vomited.
With the first heave, out came the sun, moon, and stars. With the second, nine animals and nine humans splatted onto the planet. When they picked themselves up and had a nice, cleansing swim, the humans and animals found a lot to like on the planet. They were so happy that they began to evolve into all sorts of creatures. Hence, the variety of life we are so hell-bent on reducing, species by species, today.
The grateful humans called their creator Bumba. And Bumba was overjoyed. He decided to be a man, and to reside in the sky where he could enjoy the show with a good seat. Somewhere he found himself a loving Goddess (probably from another pantheon, eh girls?).
Bumba and his Goddess had three sons. One of them was Chonganda. Praise and honor be to Chonganda, from whom blessings flow as from the swift, fragrant waters of the Congo!
Now we get to the hard science behind this creation.
There isn't any. Accept it as a matter of faith and move on.
THE MERLIN OF BERKELEY SPRINGS
AREA 14, STAR 14
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