Why I Am Not Divine
Welcome to "The Gods Are Bored," where we're having trouble with our headline machine. If anyone knows how to fix it so we can title these things again, please advise.
There are any number of religions out there, and not a few atheists, who think each of us has a spark of divinity within. Do you feel god and/or goddess impulses flowing around inside of you?
Conversely, there are many pantheons that are brimming to the plimsol line with gods and/or goddesses with human traits. Pulling one out of the hat here, I get "I am a jealous God." A jealous God? Aren't gods supposed to be above and beyond jealousy?
We at "The Gods Are Bored" decided to take a poll. First we present ourselves as Exhibit A, and the bored gods/goddesses as Exhibit B. Let's see what we have in common:
EXHIBIT A: ANNE
Athlete's foot? YES
Bad Hair Days? YES
Inflamed Gums? YES
Constantly Living with the Good of Humankind at Heart? NO
Fairly Nice, but Not Perfect YES
Good Parent? NOT CONSISTENTLY
Jealous? NO (pretend to be sometimes to make Mr. Johnson feel good.)
Okay, that's Anne. Now I pose the same questions to a random sampling of bored gods and goddesses from multiple pantheons across the globe. (They were thrilled to be asked to fill out a questionnaire. It was a welcome break from finding needles in the amber waves of grain.)
Athlete's Foot? NO
Bad Hair Days? NO
Inflamed Gums? NO
Constantly Living with the Good of Humankind at Heart? YES
Fairly Nice, but Not Perfect? NO
Good Parent? YES
Time did not permit us to conduct a statistically significant survey, so the only conclusion we can draw from this little experiment is that Anne is human and the bored gods don't experience flatulence or inflamed gums.