And on the Fifth Day, Man Created God

Voltaire once said “If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.” I hereby second that thought with a heartfelt dy-no-mite, for this is born out by modern understanding of the human mind.

The human default, in the absence of knowing the cause of something, often falls into assuming some semblance of volition and intent. Primitive people, when beset by an act of nature such as a hurricaine, were often quick to make assumptions such as the sky is mad at them. The reason the default assumption goes to assuming volition and intent is that this default carries a biological advantage. If caveman heard something rustling in the leaves and merely presumed it was the wind, he was more liable than his wary neighbor to suffer a sneak attack from a predator. Assuming volition then made primitive man more likely to address his behaviors in order to deal with threats which were not completely understood.

This same tendency that served man well in dealing with things that go bump in the night has actually hindered man in his attempt to understand more complex phenemenon. A bad attack of the weather, a blight, or an eclipse would cause man to presume the existence of an Actor who was putting the above said actions in motion. It is for this reason that man created the “existence” of god. It is for psychological and social reasons that man has maintained this idea.

It is significant to note that although the concept of god varies from culture to culture, a nearly universal trait is that he’s an Angry Mofo who constantly needs to be appeased.  As soon as mankind discovered how the weather works, the idea of god should have become superflous.   Also, if there really was a god, Miami wouldn’t have lost to the Chicago Bulls in game one. Period! (crossing arms Run DMC style)

3 Responses to “And on the Fifth Day, Man Created God”

  1. Phelps says:

    If you keep that up, Moss Def is going to sucker punch you and then run.

  2. Mexigogue says:

    Well that wouldn’t be very sporting. What kind of idiot does that?

  3. Dan Stowell says:

    It took you all those words to say that people are f’n retards.

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