So the other day me and my friend were having a conversation. We began talking about science, spirituality, religion, metaphysics, and philosophy, and how they are intertwined. He explained to me that humans created their religions and deities to explain natural phenomena that they observed, but lacked the understanding to explain. An example of this being how lightning was formed. To understand this happening they said it was Thor striking his hammer, because they didn't have the ability to observe contrasting electronic charges between the sky and the ground.
They used their gods to better understand the science of their world, which got me to thinking: Can we now use science of our world to better understand our gods? Are natural, scientific occurrences ways our gods present themselves in our physical world?
That is up for you to think about and decide on your own, but I believe yes. Our world was created and influenced by them, why would it be so crazy that they created science or, to bring it one step further, were aspects of science?
My example I can give are supernovas. Large, astronomical explosive clouds of pure energy, literally destroying atoms abd creating new ones in a huge ball of chaos. I believe that is the spirit of Loki, using chaos to make change, to create something new from existing means.
Thank you for reading this, and I would like to know your thoughts, do you agree, can you give more examples of the gods presenting themselves physically, do you disagree, why?
Godly Forms of Our World