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Author Topic: Working on Behalf of the Gods?  (Read 10971 times)
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« Reply #17: March 01, 2009, 09:48:54 am »

Sure, though I suppose them "offering" to us is not exactly the right word. It would be more correct to say we offer to them in the knowledge that they will give us blessings in turn. These blessings may be insight, inspiration, courage, or just plain old "easy feelin'" and many more.

Ah.  I understand what you mean.  "Blessings" makes sense to me.

But I'm still intrigued by the idea of the gods making offerings to humans...

Do you feel that the gods bestow ever blessings as a way to persuade us to do what they want?  IOW, do the gods ever "make offerings" to humans the way humans sometimes make offerings to gods to persuade them to help us?

Or would that just be bribery?  Or maybe extortion...?  Wink

(That question isn't directed specifically at JamieG.  It's just a follow-up thought for whoever wants to answer.)
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