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On the relationship between the modern man and the divinity

Gods are you? Asked Jesus Christ 2000 years ago, questioning the selfrighteousness of the Jewish leaders. And to this question, the modern man is very determined and one might say also unaware of the implications to give a clear answer: yes. Throughout the long history of gods, the attitude of man has changed multiple times, along with the change of divinity worshipped. From complete obedience to the ancient gods to trust and love for the God worshipped by Christianity, for instance, Homo sapiens has now reached the point of proclaiming his own divinity and pledging complete allegiance to this new deus: himself. Trying to shirk from the responsibility of such a radical statement, one could invoke a certain degree of softening in Gods attitude towards people, a humanization of God. What most of the people dont realize though is that it was in no case God the one that changed, but man himself. Thousands of years ago, when he considered animals and natural phenomena as gods, he either bowed to them or fought them for supremacy. As such, his vision of the divine could only be violent on one side and extremely obedient on the other side. Later on, he realized that those gods could only outmatch him in terms of physical strength, as the animals did, or surpass his capability of understanding, as it was the case of certain natural phenomena. And so, he started to extend his range of view towards something unexplored up to that point: the spirit. A number of ideas that still stand appeared then: the soul, the infinite power of Someone above all, the complete knowledge of oneself and the universe and so on. And it was from these ideas that, for instance, a Buddha was born: the incarnation of hope that through the aforementioned knowledge, one could transcend the human condition and reach divinity. Further on, after acknowledging this possibility, a somehow logical question started to torment the mind of philosophers: if basically any man is able to become a god, and one could consider that some actually did, who was the first one? Who was the creator of all others? Couldnt it be possible that we created ourselves, as part of a never ending cycle? These philosophers started thus doubting the existence of a unique God, and eventually questioning and denying the existence of any god. Man is the product of man and this cannot be denied, concluded the same philosophers. It isnt denied by the vast majority. But at the end of all science, now the replacement of God as the origin of creation, nothing comprehensible can be found. And this stimulates the innate curiosity of man: let us know our beginning, let us learn what is beyond nothingness. This, in the end, is behind the desperate act of self-deification. The need to understand God has misled the humanity into identifying Him with the most evolved being that man could comprehend, as well as the being that man considers closest to divinity: the man himself.

A God explains all the mysteries of the creation, and raises other unanswerable questions through the simple fact of not being created. Who is God, then? we ask, this being nothing more than an interrogation addressed to a brick wall. We simply dont know. And as far as our quarrel with God is concerned, life will always prove Him right. Should a new Nietzsche rise and say God is dead, at a later point and as the ultimate sarcasm God would only be right to say Nietzsche is dead.