Grim Tidings
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Grim Tidings

The Theistic Priming of Oligarchy

Why theocracy is inescapable

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Euhemerism and astrotheology are both strange hypotheses about the origin of our belief in gods. Both say that the gods are real, but that the gods aren’t what we presume they are.

The one idea is that the gods were originally just heroic or powerful humans and that their exploits were blown out of proportion in the retelling until…

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