Originally posted by ahosyney
Not all civilizations or religions used GOD or other demons to explain how world works. And actually most of the religions deal with moral or spritual maters that has nothing to do with sun, and planets. The concept of worship has nothing to do with how the solar system works.
True, but these are elaborations on the initial stories.
Let's say I've figured out an explanation for how the Sun god - let's call him MANNAS - rises and sets every day.
Now I could just tell everyone my explanation - sort of like a scientist talking about his latest theory. Or, I could wrap the whole thing up in a story - make it interesting, funny, sad, scary, whatever. This'll get people interested since what we love even more than a good explanation is a good story.
So I make my story interesting.
Now I add more to it.
Let's include a moral I think, since I might even be able to get some power out of it.
If I make myself important in some way - say the High Priest of Mannas - and I add rules and regulations for the way people have to act, now I have some real power. (I might even pull a nice girl or two.)