Is this yukkuri slavery I am seeing here?
I thought the same thing. Although why they're building what appears to be as squat toilet is beyond me...
Ramses, let my people take it easy!
Why did we build giant pointy piles? Actually, I've been wondering why there haven't been any stories of yukkuri forming cults worshiping humans; I've seen a lot of parallels between this and Greek mythology, where humans are like Greek gods, and yukkuri are like humans.
They don't worship humans because they're too busy worshipping themselves and their babies. Also because the ones who don't know humans are too stupid and arrogant to see them as a threat, and the ones who do know humans think we "can't take it easy" because we don't like it when they take it easy at our expense.
That didn't stop the ancient Greeks...
The ancient Greeks weren't obsessed with taking it easy, tho'.
>>The ancient Greeks weren't obsessed with taking it easy, tho'.Hedonism, Epicureanism?
@Tinweasel How is that different then how humans treat the gods?Most humans only worship gods when they feel that they get something out of it. Most of the time humans are to busy praising themselves and the offspring.I can not get through a week without being told that a good life awaits believers and non believers will be punished in hell.
^Well, obviously, the people telling you about believers and nonbelievers actually do believe. And/or are in a position to benefit when people go to their church.
If they didn't believe and didn't have something to gain from getting you to (at least act like you) believe, they wouldn't be lecturing you.
>>Most of the time humans are to busy praising themselves and the offspring.
Most of the time they manage to get crap done, as well. Rather than just sitting around, doing nothing else and occasionally demanding other beings to be their slaves.
We're not going to jump into the whole yukkuri vs human thing again. You are entitled to your own opinion but don't expect people to agree with you.
@PostItEaseWell you obviously have a very, very low opinion of humans.Humans worship gods usually because of hardships in their lives. The idea of a god watching over you tends to be a comfort to people who are going through hard times, and there is a lot of that in the world.And there aren't only self-centered people in the world.Religious people will tell you things like that, but they're not the only type of people in the world. Atheists don't give a damn about stuff like that. A large majority of religions don't feel the need to preach and pull people in. It's really mostly Christians that do such things.
Actually, I think there are only a handful of religions which *don't* actively proselytize. (The only one I can think of off the top of my head is Judaism.) It's likely the only reason you only see Christians doing it is that you live in a country populated mostly by Christians. Go to a majority Muslim or Hindu or Buddhist or etc. country and you'd say the same about them.