Lord Of The Flies: The Vision Of God



As mankind has progressed throughout history, his idea of god has
changed with his domination of nature and nature's elements. When man made
the transition from a Paleolithic to a Neolithic lifestyle, his mastery of
nature attained a higher level because of the bow and arrow. With the bow
and arrow, man could now control animals, because the bow became an
extremely efficient way of dealing with animals before they could come
close enough to kill. The gods of the Paleolithic tribesmen, and even gods
of the first primitive civilizations were animals. As mankind mastered the
animals, however, his idea of god changed to become people, as is showed in
the Greek and Roman myths. These ...

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place in the sky, and still was thought to be in the shape of a
man.
This idea was challenged by another Hebrew prophet, Jeremiah. He
was the first to convey the message that god was holy, apart from the world,
and did not meddle in mortals lives. This change was brought about by the
change in morality by the monotheistic Hebrews. With the ascension of
David's son Soloman to the throne, the Hebrews became a very moral people.
After the Hebrews had mastered temptation and sin, their god could not be
an immoral being. The change in that god did not care about his people,
and was above them was brought about because the Assyrians destroyed Israel.
The natural reaction of the people was that their god had abandoned them.

Jeremiah was challenged by a third prophet, Jesus of Nazareth
(Christ) . He taught the people to master the part of them that would
think god to proud to help them. After overcoming their pride (mastering
it) that was brought on by losing ...

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