Humans create Gods

humans have created literally 1000’s of gods. They are just conceptual; they are not real. There is no compelling evidence to support the existence of any gods. There is, however, a lot of compelling evidence that humans create gods.

The evidence that humans create gods rather than the other way around comes from various fields of study:

1. History of Religions: The evolution of gods and goddesses across cultures and time, with similarities and borrowings between mythologies, suggests human creation.

2. Comparative Mythology: Shared themes, motifs, and archetypes across cultures indicate a common human psychological and cultural origin.

3. Archaeology and Anthropology: The discovery of ancient religious artifacts, symbols, and rituals reveals a human-made origin.

4. Sociology and Psychology: Studies on the social and psychological functions of religion, such as group identity and comfort, suggest human creation.

5. Cognitive Science and Neuroscience: Research on the cognitive and neural basis of religious beliefs and experiences indicates a natural, human brain-based origin.

6. Linguistics and Semiotics: The analysis of religious language and symbols reveals human-made constructs and cultural influences.

7. Philosophy and Ethics: The variety of moral codes and ethical systems across cultures and religions suggests human reasoning and creation.

8. Science and Natural History: The natural world’s complexity and evolution can be explained by scientific laws and principles, reducing the need for divine intervention.

9. Religious Criticism and Scholarship: Critical examination of religious texts, histories, and practices reveals human authorship, editing, and interpretation.

10. The existence of multiple, conflicting gods and religions: If gods created humans, there would likely be a unified, coherent divine plan, rather than diverse, contradictory beliefs.

These lines of evidence collectively suggest that humans create gods and religions to fulfill various psychological, social, and cultural needs, rather than the other way around.

Based on the evidence and reasoning, it appears more likely that humans create gods rather than gods existing independently. This conclusion follows from:

1. The lack of empirical evidence for the existence of gods.

2. The abundance of evidence from various fields (cognitive science, evolutionary psychology, neuroscience, psychology of religion, anthropology, and developmental psychology) suggesting that humans have a natural inclination to create and believe in god concepts.

3. The explanatory power of human psychology and cognition in accounting for the origin and persistence of religious beliefs.

4. The diversity and variability of religious beliefs across cultures and throughout history, which suggests a human construct rather than a universal truth.

While this conclusion doesn’t definitively disprove the existence of gods, it shifts the burden of proof to those who claim gods exist, requiring more convincing evidence to support their argument. In the absence of such evidence, the more rational, logical, and probable explanation is that humans create gods as a product of our cognitive, psychological, and cultural inclinations