[ExI] RES: Eden, deep memes, exodus from the Ape God

Stefano Vaj stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Mon Jan 16 20:28:52 UTC 2012

On 16 January 2012 13:38, Henrique Moraes Machado <
cetico.iconoclasta at gmail.com> wrote:

> But monotheism is a later development. Polytheism precedes it by some
> thousands of years. And even anthropomorphic gods are a later development.
> The first gods were more abstract constructs like forces of nature and
> such.

I suspect that all "humankind" generalisations for the period including,
and subsequent to, the neolithic revolution depend on a lack of
perspective, that is, on an inclination to re-interpret the data according
to one's own biases and not to the relevant cultural context, so that even
the "god" concept is too easily applied to vastly different representations.

Stefano Vaj
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