Do creation myths reflect the landscape of the creators of the myth?
In his book The Grand Design Stephen Hawking talks of the Boshongo people of central Africa who vomited up the universe after a really good lunch. And the Mayan gods who made different versions of Man before hitting on a model they liked.
Instead of these great stories the Christians settle for a god who is a deadly dull goody two shoes with zero personality. I wonder if this reflects the dull environment of the barren desert land that the inventors of Christianity inhabited. Far more boring than the exciting rainforests of Central Africa which led to such an infinitely more imaginative creation myth.
What does pwnd by Ray Balthazar mean? I have not come across that expression. Is he an american politician?
@Ariel I am sure the people of Central Africa have just as much faith in their vomiting god as you have in your dull god.
@Acid Zebra. Sadly not a pirate – just a humble atheist trying to make sense of a world corrupted for thousands of years by thoughts of gods. These easy-way-out godthoughts are so ingrained that it is difficult to erase them from our thinking in order to get at the truth. Fortunately the scientific method has shown us a way out of the mess we created.
@Gunter. The finest mind who ever lived was in my opinion Richard Feynman. A towering genius who added so much to the way we look at the world. I’m afraid your 2,000 year old desert amateur philosophers cannot hold a candle to the wisdom of present day scientists.
@MC2=E. If you are referencing Darwinian evolution I would point out that it says nothing about creation so your comment is meaningless. Thanks for attempting the question though.