On 31 May, 2018, Joan Denoo posted a most excellent quote from David Hume:
That quote was well deserving of a response, which is the following:
The most preposterous notion that H. sapiens has ever dreamed up is that the Lord God of Creation, Shaper and Ruler of all the Universes, wants the saccharine adoration of His creatures, can be swayed by their prayers, and becomes petulant if He does not receive this flattery. Yet this absurd fantasy, without a shred of evidence to bolster it, pays all the expenses of the oldest, largest, and least productive industry in all history.
-- Robert A. Heinlein
The above shows up in a couple other places around A|N, including this group, but I thought it deserved a replay for some of the very points Joan's citation expresses:
Such a god is far less god than it is just an enhanced human, vulnerable to the same kinds of crap that we are and about as worthy of worship as a hole in the head.
I'd much rather try to do something myself.
Further thought: what kind of god needs the boot-licking and obsequious attentions associated with worship? That'd be all we'd need: a god with an inferiority complex!