The Existence of Gods
There are several stories that try to explain how gods exist. Not necessarily how they are born. That can be explained in the stories of the realities those gods exist in. They go into how entire pantheons exist, or why they exist. Usually, it’s human belief that keeps them alive. These, of course, are fictional stories.
But they are based on some truth. Certain pantheons need the belief, some need the worship, some like the Greco-Roman and Norse realities need the popularity of their stories. There are a few who simply need a culture to belong to, even if no one in that culture believes they exist or even heard of them. Some are truly week because they can’t get any of these. Several, sadly, are no more.
We of the Judeo-Christian reality need none of these. We do require something to be here, but that something will always be here as long as humans are here. Well, any intelligent being. A while back, I listed the human aspects that we are gods of. As long as they exist, we exist. As long as people create things, Dad will exist. As long as people are aggressive (and with testosterone and adrenaline…), my brother will exist. As long as people are curious, having the drive to know things, I’ll exist. I like to think that that is a comforting thought.
Next week, I’ll try to explain how the different realities can co-exist and affect the same aspect of the same world, despite technically not being able to do so. Unfortunately, it involves a lot of stuff that humans just don’t have the capability to know. This will make the explanation difficult to understand. But you should be able to get the jist.
See you then.