God is Illegitimate

You may notice I rarely refer to God. I usually say the god Yahweh or a god or, if I am feeling particularly contemptuous, Yahweh the god. I want my Christian readers to understand I consider their god just another run of the mill god, nothing special, without any claim be being the only god.

I think it highly unlikely any god exists, but if one did, the ones most plausible are: Giant, Minerva Sulis, Krishna, Ganesh, Pan, Allah, Freyja, Wotan, Demeter, Indra. Yahweh does not even make it into my top ten.

If Christians were to read the literature of other religions, they would soon discover how embarrassingly pedestrian, petty and juvenile the Christian literature is. Listen to Joseph Campbell tell stories about the god Indra. Now there is imagination worthy of a god.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)