God is the people
God loves and holds sacred the people, their country, and everything in it.
God loves and holds sacred the land and sky around the people.
God loves and holds sacred their beloved constructions.
God loves and holds sacred everything the people cherish.
But, above all, God loves and holds sacred anything for which people will sacrifice their life.
To understand how God can be the people, we must first understand homozygous peoples. Homozygous people look alike. The mother looks like the father, looks like the child, looks like the grandfather. Today, some Asian people are homozygous.
The parents of these students look identical to these students.
The ancient Greeks were another homozygous people.
To explain how God can be the people, we will use the ancient Greeks and Identical Twins research.
To begin, Greek gods looked like people (anthropomorphic).
If you went anywhere in Greece, the statues of the Gods all looked alike. That is because the Greeks all looked alike (homozygous). If you asked a Greek citizen what God looked like, he could say, "God looks like me". In fact, if you wanted to know what a handsome man or beautiful woman looked like in ancient Greece, just look at their statues of Gods. The sculptor used only the best models for their Gods. Therefore, to the Greeks
God was the people idealized
If we look closely at pictures of Zeus and Menelaus below, we see that they are different from their forehead down to their upper lip.
Zeus King Menelaus
That is no accident. The Greeks believed that a prominent forehead was a sign of intelligence and nobility. So, they made the facial angle of Zeus 1000 and Menelaus 900.
The actual facial angle of the average Greek was 800. The Greeks idealized both Zeus and their king.
Interestingly, 2000 years later, we now know the Greeks were right. Science indicates that the frontal lobe of the brain is the place where forethought is processed in human intelligence.
It is the place where the thing that makes you You is located.
So, fasten your seat belts and don't smash your forehead on the windshield because you won't be You anymore.
Therefore, we can say that God is the people. And, He holds sacred the people's churches, priests, altars, prayers, services, shrines, symbols, land and sky, their mountains, rivers, lakes, deserts, forests, moon and sun, their government, bridges, buildings, monuments, memorials, courts, and leaders. And, that is just a few of the things that God hold's sacred, or holy.
God is everywhere
God knows everything
God is all powerful
These 3 attributes of God operated in Greek society, somewhat like this:
If God is the people, and the people looked like their Gods, then the Greeks had a powerful feeling of God's presence every day. To them God was everywhere. They even believed that a stranger could be God because the Greeks believed that Gods sometimes walked among them.
Identical Twins research indicates that 80% of human behavior is genetic. For that reason, Identical Twins not only look very much alike, but they also behave very much alike. They also appear to know what each other is thinking or doing, even though they are miles apart. The ability of Synchronous Twins to anticipate each other is astounding. In fact, some research suggests that Identical Twins have telepathic abilities. If that were true, then we can easily explain God's omniscience in a homozygous society.
Thus, in homozygous society, the community (God) is aware of the individual, and the individual is aware of the community. Even one threatened Spartan in a far off land could cause the Greeks to go to war to protect him. At least, that's what the Helen of Troy story tells us. Helen was not a Trojan, she was a Spartan whom a Trojan prince kidnapped. Her husband, King Menelaus, went to war. And, all of Greece went with him.
Perhaps, the Joan of Arc story is actually about a 17 year old, illiterate, peasant girl who could feel the collective soul of her homozygous fellow countrymen. How else can science explain her amazing and very well documented history?
Notably, on March 12, 1431, during her Trial Of Condemnation, Joan of Arc said these remarkable words in response to a line of questioning from her judges about her voices and angels, "They often come unseen among Christian people. Often, I have seen them among Christian people."
If telepathic ability exists in homozygous societies, can you imagine the feeling of God's presence, the feeling of community, the feeling of brotherhood, the feeling of God's power, and the sharing of information that a monozygous (clone) people will experience in the future? And, don't even think about laying a hand on one of them.
To express the idea another way, think of a closely knit family in primeval times. Think how the family feels about the individual. Think how the individual feels about the family. Would the family fight to the death for the individual? Would the individual lay down his life for the family? Thus, the members of the family are very much aware of each other. They are omniscient. They have a tremendous feeling for each other, a feeling that perhaps can be telepathic.
To use another example, think about early Native American tribes. Think how the tribe felt about the individual. Think how the individual felt about the tribe. They were extremely aware of each other.
Or, finally, think about Killer Bees (Apis mellifera scutellata). Think about the hive's response to one of its members being attacked.
The Greeks did not believe their Gods were all powerful. Possibly, the Greeks were realists. They realized that God (the community) can't do everything for us. They realized that sometimes when people pray to God, they still get sick or die. So, the Greeks created the Fates to explain this weirdness of life. They believed that Fate transformed rich men into paupers and healthy men into invalids, or vice versa. Perhaps, the Greeks are the ones who said, "God helps those who help themselves".
Therefore, the Greeks believed that God was very powerful and could help them, but sometimes Fate intervened and God was powerless to change what was predestined to happen to them. They could not change their fate.
Interestingly, the Germans had a similar God named, Wyrd. And, when life didn't go the way they hoped or expected, the Germans would say, that's Wyrd.
Nevertheless, the homozygous Greeks helped each other immensely, very much like the Amish or Hutterites do today.
We offend God
We are sinful
We are evil
We are bad
We are disrespectful
We are irreverent
We are immoral when we
profane God, government established by the people, religious and state traditions and institutions.
desecrate public (government) and religious property, buildings, or monuments.
dishonor or disrespect friends, family, neighbors, and government (public) or religious officials.
The following are sacred to the people and therefore sacred to God. Anyone who desecrates, dishonors, or is irreverent to them offends God.
Brooklyn and Golden Gate Bridges
Hoover Dam and Holland Tunnel
Empire State building and Old Sequoia
Pennsylvania Turnpike and Erie Canal
mighty Mississippi and the Great Lakes
Rocky Mountains and Grand Canyon
Liberty Bell and American Flag
Independence Hall and Capitol Hill
Mount Rushmore and Lincoln Memorial
The memory and image of George Washington, Governor Al Smith, Sheriff Wyatt Earp, Stephan Foster, Gutzon Borglum, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Charles Lindbergh, and....
Today, the ancient Greeks are gone, and technology unites people from all over the world, each with their own religion. If God is the people, but the people are diverse, how do we know which God to worship? Or,
Can God exist in a diverse, multicultural society?
Yes, God exists in any society that has heroes.
Evolution has discovered that a species can survive better if its members subordinate themselves to the species. For that reason, individuals within the species are genetically programmed to sacrifice their life for their family, for their neighbor, for their country. These individuals are called Heroes. To understand the strength of heroism, think of the honey bee's instinct to sacrifice its life for the hive. Humans have that same instinct. Therefore, if God is the people, then
Heroes can and will worship their country as a God.
Heroes do not separate church and state. God and country are one.
Every country that has Heroes has God.
Without Heroes, God does not exist.
No Heroes, no God
Without Heroes, no country exists
Heroes sacrifice themselves for the good of us all.
Heroes are very much aware of their community and the people in it.
And, the community is very much aware of them.
No Heroes, no country
Without Heroes, no family exists.
Parents must sacrifice themselves for their children.
And, heroic children will sacrifice themselves for their parents.
No Heroes, no family
Ask yourself this question, If your children were trapped in the upstairs room of a burning house, would you risk your own life to save them?
Would you protect your mother and father from danger?
To sum it all up, the collective consciousness and will of a heroic people is our God, is our country, and is the heart and soul of the family. This consciousness, this self-awareness, is, to an extent, All Knowing, Omnipresent, and All Powerful. It is the only intelligent entity in the universe that watches over us, can help us, and influence our life.
Therefore, we can worship, pray to, and be loyal to this concept of God, family, and country.
And, God, the nation, the community, the people, the family will do everything in its power to watch over us, help us, and protect us.
Remember, Helen of Troy, the face that launched a thousand ships was not a Trojan. Helen was a Spartan, the wife of King Menelaus. And, the Greeks were her people come to rescue her.
Now, if all this is true, if God is the people, the community, the species, then we can understand our need for God and for piety. Piety is our innate, our instinctive, our inborn, our genetic predisposition to completely subordinate ourselves to the community, to our country, to our family, to our God.
God is an abstraction of the people.
God and piety are not mankind's delusion.
God and piety are mankind's strategy for survival.
Joan of Arc
|Zeus||Jupiter, Jove||King of the Gods, Lord of the Sky, Thunder, and Rain|
|Hera||Juno||Protector of Marriage|
|Poseidon||Neptune||Ruler of the Sea|
|Hades, Polydectes||Pluto||God of the Underworld and Precious Metals|
|Libitina||Goddess of the Underworld|
|Pallas Athena||Minerva||Goddess of the City, Education/Science, and War|
|Phoebus Apollo||Apollo||God of Sun, Truth, Music, Healing|
|Artemis, Orthia, Phoebe||Diana||Goddess of Wild Things, Hunter-in-Chief|
|Aphrodite, Anadyomene||Venus||Goddess of Love and Beauty|
|Hermes, Pyschopompus||Mercury||God of Commerce and Market, Zeus' Messenger|
|Ares||Mars||God of War|
|Enyo||Bellona||Lesser Goddess of War|
|Hephaestus||Vulcan, Mulciber||God of the Forge and Fire, Workman to the immortals|
|Hestia||Vesta||Goddess of the Hearth and Home; also Fertility(Greek only)|
|Priapus||God of Fertility|
|Eros||Cupid, Amor||God of Love|
|Hymen||God of the Wedding Feast|
|Hebe||Goddess of Youth|
|Juventus||God of Youth|
|Iris||Goddess of the Rainbow|
|Persephone, Kora||Persipina, Libera||Goddess of Spring [Season], Underworld through Hades|
|Demeter||Ceres||Goddess of the Corn, Earth, Harvest|
|Dionysus, Lycaeus||Bacchus, Liber||God of the Vine, Wine, Merriment|
|Pan||Inuus,Faunus||God of Flocks, Sheep|
|Selene||Luna||Goddess of the Moon|
|Helios||Sol||God of the Sun|
|Terminus||Guardian of Boundaries|
|Priapus||Cause of Fertility|
|Pales||Strengthener of Cattle|
|Sylvanus||Helper of Plowmen and Woodcutters|
|Saturn||Protector of the Sowers and the Seed|
|Janus||God of good beginnings|
|Eileithyia, Ilithyia||Lucina||Goddess of Childbirth|
|Pomona & Vertumnus||Powers Protecting Orchards and Gardens|
|Aether||God of Light|
|Eos||Aurora, Mater Matuta||Goddess of the Dawn|
|Asklepios||Aesculapius||God of Health and Medicine|
|Hygea||Goddess of Health|
|Aeolus||King of the Winds|
|Pontus||God of the Deep Sea|
|Nereus||"Old Man of the Sea"|
|Triton||Trumpeter of the Sea|
|Ate||Goddess of Mischief|
|Eris||Discordia||Goddess of Discord|
|Maia||Fauna, Bono Dea||Goddess of Fields, "Good Goddess"|
|Flora||Goddess of Flowers|
|Hypnos||Somnus||God of Sleep|
|Juturna||Goddess of Springs [Water]|
|Nike||Victoria||Goddess of Victory|
|Peitha||Suadela||Goddess of Persuasion|
|Hecate||Trivia||Goddess of the Crossways, Dark Side of the Moon, and Magic|
|Tyche||Fortuna||Goddess of Fortune|
|Voluptas||Goddess of Pleasure|
|Poena||Goddess of Punishment|
|Nemesis||Goddess of Revenge|
|Hespera||Goddess of Dusk|
|Morpheus||God of Dreams|
|Phosphor||Lucifer||Light-bearer, Star that brings in the day|
|Fama||God of fame, rumor|
The Fates were three goddesses who spun the thread of human life.
Every person received one thread at the beginning of life.
Each goddess took her turn in preparing this thread.
Lachesis measured the thread
Atropos cut the thread to the length of the person's life
The Greeks believed that we are predestined. Fate determines the kind of life we have. We win Lotto because that is our fate, that is the kind of thread that Clotho selected for us. People who are fatalists are not surprised by life's sudden twists and turns. They accept them as their destiny, their fate.
Perhaps, the Greeks said, "Pray like everything depended upon God. Work like everything depended upon you."
God bless you and keep you
May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live.
May your home always be too small to hold all of your friends.
May you have warm words on a cold morning,
May your neighbors respect you,
May you dance as if no one were watching,
If God is the people and everything they cherish, then we can answer 3 ancient questions:
What is good?
What is truth?
What is beauty?
Good, truth, and beauty are everything the people cherish.
if the people will die for those things, then those things represent
God is the hero's idealization and anthropomorphic abstraction of his people's physical and cultural traits
God is an idealized human with a scientific world view
Final important Comment:
Heroic societies must be composed of Heroes.
Heroes are genetic Givers. They contribute freely to the commonwealth.
Unfortunately, in today's chaotic world, Heroes are being exploited by The Takers
The undetected Takers misdirect the unwitting Heroes piety to cults which The Takers control.
With scientific development, Heroes will detect The Takers and remove them.
These New Scientific Heroic Societies will destroy cults with one sentence,
"Prove it, or be prosecuted for fraud."
When society is composed of The Givers, people can worship God, family, and country.
In this Society Of Givers, people will trust their government, their businesses, their neighbors.