Gods ‘r’ Us (part 3)

THE MAYA

In the beginning, were only Tepeu and Gucumatz. These two sat together and thought, and whatever they thought, came into being. They thought, Earth, and there it was. They thought, mountains, and there they were. They thought, trees and sky and animals, and each came into being.

Because none of these creatures could praise them, they formed more advanced beings of clay, but the clay beings fell apart when wet. Then they made beings out of wood, but the wooden beings caused trouble on the earth, so they sent a great flood to wipe out these beings so they could start over.
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Gods ‘r’ Us (part 1)

Before examining in detail the zany antics of the god of the Judeo-Christian Bible, it might be beneficial to establish a little perspective by taking at least a cursory glance at other gods that Man has created for Himself, though not always in His own image.
Before the reader smirks at the obviously ridiculous claims of these various antiquated beliefs, it should be realized that each was as real to the believer of the time as those you may well hold today. Possibly even more so, as you have the benefit of modern science ready and willing to demonstrate the impossibility of many of the claims made by whatever religion you currently practice, whereas those ancient peoples did not.
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