Which gods to you believe in

Discussion in 'Religion' started by Slartibartfast, Aug 9, 2018.

  1. Slartibartfast Registered Member

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    Is there some relevance to this question?
     
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  3. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    did you wanna be the snake in dusk till dawn?
     
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  5. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    It seems that many of the old gods were essentially nature gods. Passing on the stories of the gods as metaphor may then have been a way of passing on knowledge.

    old gods
    perhaps
    if one of the old gods is still on earth
    that god took up residence in the driftless area well over 3 glacial cycles ago---perhaps over 1 million years ago
    over time, there were glaciers to the north of it, glaciers to the south of it, glaciers to the east of it, and glaciers to the west of it
    and none visited the driftless area
    coincidence?
    or evidence of the presence of a god?

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  7. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    You would think that if he was really a god he would have gotten some decent waterfront property.
     
  8. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    he?
    why he?
     
  9. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    I'm saying imagination has as much relevance as does any other thought. It's all maya.
     
  10. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    Oh please. All the cool gods were guys.
     
  11. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    Billvon is right, the Gods were guys as that is the way it has been for centuries so surely there must be something to it. Male Gods have influenced our society, how else would we know to smite our enemies? We don't hug our enemies do we? No female Gods.
     
  12. river

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    Since the bible
     
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  13. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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  14. river

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    Before the bible , goddesses
     
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  15. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    It seems that pre-agriculture the goddess was the dominant religious icon.
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    meanwhile

    Throughout the Pleistocene, a significant area of the US Midwest was periodically covered by a glacial ice sheet (up to 3,000 feet thick in the Chicago area) that obliterated every living organism. The last of these episodes, known as the Last Glacial Maximum, ended just about 18,000 years ago, leaving behind bare glacial sediments (known as “drift” or “till”). This means that virtually all the forests, prairies and native ecosystems we can see today in the area are the result of the colonization of plants and animals after the retreat of the ice sheet. Glaciations are compared to an ecological “reset button”.

    There is a region in the upper Mississippi basin without deposits of glacial sediments known as the Driftless Area (DA); it encompasses part of the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois. Geological evidence suggests that the DA was indeed not covered by ice during the most recent glacial episodes; it was, to a certain extent, like an island in an ocean of ice. The DA was what we call a glacial refugium where the populations of some species of plants and animals could survive during the glaciations. This explains why, today, we can find there several very unique species that are absent in the rest of the region or that only re-appear many miles up in the north. Some of those relictual populations have survived until the present; they represent an invaluable component of the natural heritage of the American Midwest.
     
  16. Dr_Toad It's green! Valued Senior Member

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    Hel, yes. Nice art.

    Nice post. Thank you.
     

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