Actually the idea of a single God is only a few thousand years old. Like the Greeks and Romans and peoples that came before them, humans loved the idea of multiple Gods. Gods based on physical objects like mountains, rivers, oceans, stars and situations of good and evil.

Even more modern religions like Christianity had a hard time sticking with a single God concept, they just had to add semi-God saints and of course God’s righthand messenger, Jesus, a sort of half God have man concept, very confusing.

So, yes, it’s about time we humans outgrow our divisive superstitions.

When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I acted as a child; but when I grew up, I put away childish things. A real sense of right and wrong (morality) comes naturally from within. We don’t need to pray to some nonentity for guidance.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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