Welcome to "The Gods Are Bored!"
We hold these truths to be self-evident.
Just as the human race is varied, so is the grand, vast world of deities, sprites, celestial beings, and non-human doers of dastardly deeds.
The afterlife is like Florida. Some folks drive down crowded I-95 and head for Disney World. They're welcome to it. Others meander down the byways and wind up on Sanibel Island or in the Everglades. Hail, Osceola! Others choose Miami Beach. Key West. Naples. Sarasota. An unnamed orange grove. A mangrove swamp with ghost orchids. Tallahassee. (Is that in Florida, and did we spell it right?)
It is fundamentally wrong to feel that one's religion is the only true religion, and to espouse that view in any forum, public or private.
It is fundamentally wrong to craft public policy or to create a temporal state based on any religious dogma or set of religiously-motivated laws.
It is incumbent upon all people, religious and non-religious, to harm no one and to keep the furniture clean.
It is unwise to disrespect ancient deities of any culture. Some day your deity might be equally disrespected or relegated to the realm of "myth."
Some deities re-invent themselves in order to remain active during times of dogma and persecution:
"It's not nice to fool Mother Nature."
"Clap if you believe in fairies."
"Defense Against the Dark Arts."
Some religions resist even the most aggressive attempts to undermine them. Ayahuasca, anyone?
Some gods are bored because they have no followers. If you pray to these gods, they will answer you quickly because they have so little to do.
Join us at "The Gods Are Bored!" Disney World is wonderful, but it's not for every taste.
Really! My name is Anne Johnson. Some people call me A.J.