*I think I was 13 in this pic above*

The measure of a person is not the absence of fear it is the mastering of it as it comes.

I wish to show fortitude of character, trying to stand when many others sit down.

I feel my life came from a hard seed of hate, but through an earnest willingness to change, I grew into a sturdy tree of love and integrity.

Can I expose my “self” further to all of you?

Do you want to see “ME.”

And I am not talking like that, get your mind out of the gutter; your blocking my view.. lol

I had grown up in a broken home or actually two homes both trying to push their tired follow the rules morals and brand of the Christian religion on me. My father from a Christian religious cult and my mom’s Christian church was pentecostal evangelical that danced in the isles flailing arms around in the air and doing chanting. All that to me was embracing and weird and seemed far removed from any idea of love and respect. BOTH parents like there faiths, said they believed in loved but more often just gave hate. All I heard was that I could not do what I wanted, they could keep God I wanted fun. Then in my late teens, I got sober and again tried on this god thing staying Christian until I was 36. Then in college, I was educated in science and religions and turned atheist. I choose to leave god and my parents other bullshit behind.

Let’s get back to my messed up childhood and these people that were suppose to love and care for me, mostly did nothing of the sort. My father and mother abused me to put it bluntly in several different ways.

My father physically with excessive paddling with oak pastels, tree branches and one time my father used a cut piece of  2 x 4 breaking my tailbone, my father was a terror much worse then my mother ever could have been, he was evil abuser for years. My father was very mentally abusive with belittling and humiliation. My mother sexually abused me with enemas and her finger. My mother when I was seven abandoned us kids (I have a younger brother and sister) she had too much of my abusive father he would belittle and abuse her too. She left and saved herself leaving us young kids alone with the monster.. I remember drawing straws to see which kid would have to stay with my father. I was so happy I did not draw the shortest straw. However, this was just high hopes of stupid kids we ignorantly thought she would not leave us, but she did it was not for years the age 11 ½ or 12 ½ I can’t exactly remember, that I would leave my father. She did try to get us back in the court before that but a court figured what kind of mother could she be she left three kids.

Here is a few of the things my father did: he chopped the christmas tree up with an ax and burned it in the fireplace with presents under it on christmas eve. He shot my sisters cat in the back yard in front of us because my sister made him mad. He smashed the TV in the living room with a sledge hammer. I was locked out of the house and had to eat dog food and break into houses to eat. I had to go to the bathroom on the lawn like a dog. He made me stand outside the house and look in the window to watch the family eat. Etc. etc etc. no fun..

I learned to hate to hurt to kill. I became a rebel No one is going to tell me anything where was this god as my parents put me through hell. I felt the world asked too much from me and gave too little. I had a hard heart toward everything people, society, religion and their good for nothing god. I was angered as any notion that anyone had charge over my life but me.

My mom and step dad showed me somewhat of a better life with less trauma than before but the seed of hate was already planted. I became bigger as I grew I was young big and tough. I could do any thing I thought and fuck every one who fucked up me.

At 13 I was drunk for the first time.

At 14 my first arrest one of 3 to follow before 17 (though my arrest file is closed)

At age 15 my heart stopped for a long second from smoking crack and I thought I was going to die. I started to see an inkling of me I thought what a wasted if I die now my selfish life had been I was just hurting me like everyone else had.

However, it was only a moment of grieving then the old underground movement from a life of abuse came rushing back with my renewed pulse. I had not had enough pain yet to become willing. I quit and restarted going further down and down into the black hole with no light at the end of the tunnel called addiction. Still I did not want to quit for good. I couldn’t even think I was out of control and merely on for the ride I still thought I was in control of my life. What a lie that was. I started looking in the mirror and hating the person looking back. I still just wouldn’t quit, I thought, I will never stop.

No one is going to tell me what to do. I would go to school high Use drugs alcohol whatever to fill the ever widening hold in my emotional being. I would use before during and after school I used to live and lived to use. I used it and it used me. One day I was 17 then my school called my mom because I was high and out of control as school so she picked me up and took me to a rehab.

I was admitted there beyond my will. I can’t and won’t tell all the profanity I spouted that broke my mom’s heart. But I will say I hurt her most of all with I will never again love you mom for betraying me like this. I hated everyone even myself. My hole just kept getting bigger I tried to fill it with anger. I was not going to quit I was no quitter. I started getting sick then stopped eating then got a 103 temperature. Doctors said it was the drinking and using I did that made me sick.

I heard none of it I was strong I could handle anything I was not going to stop using if only I can get out of the rehab sick or not.

Then after a week of not eating and still a 103 temp most would see how bad they were but not yours truly I was not impressed I still wanted to go use to try and fill my dark hole in my heart. Then I started to spit and cough up blood and did that for two weeks.

Then I could no longer go to the bathroom and was so weak that I couldn’t stand and my sheets and bed linens were changed for me I had alcoholic hepatitis and my liver was saying farewell. I stopped being able to drink water for 3 ½ days all the while still spitting up blood having a 103 temp and I still had not eaten. I did not eat for a total of 23 days. I was dehydrated so bad that my eyelids were sticking to my eyes, still your boy here just could not concede that he needed to give in I would use again when I got out of here and got better.

Nevertheless on that last half day of me not drinking the doctor said we keep checking your liver and your liver count keeps dropping if you keep this up you will not have long to live.

You need a liver transplant and even if you got on the list you would probably die before to soon. I took the news hard it was my hard life, which was to blame for my addiction it was my family, m y school, my town, my country maybe the world anyone but me. Then I realized I am 17 and I am big and strong and know it all that’s way I am dyeing it is me only I can change this.

My best thinking had put my in this hospital bed no one else. What a realization to finally see I had chosen to fail, I had chosen to use and now was about used up.

It was like a wave rolled over me and I saw I had it wrong the things I hated could help me and the things I loved could kill me.

I wanted to cry like I had never cried in my life I felt like a dam had broken and I would burst out in tears.

But nothing happened not even a watering of the eyes. I was so dehydrated I could not cry.

This was so profound I realized I was not in control. If I was not in control then who was?

I instantly knew I needed to take my life back and stop blaming everyone for my continued failure.

Then I had to face my fear the thing that had to be over come for me to move on.

I pondered, was I worth it?

Was it too late?

I cried out in the darkness of my mind and a pleaded please “Rescue me.”

I won’t to believe in me, “help me try!”

I don’t know if my hope is real or if I deserve love because of who I had become.

But save me from this, lend me the courage to try! Help me be ok to not be ok.

The strong me I had lost please come in to me! Save my life make me whole again. Or let me go for ever and let me die I can’t stand this anymore.

I realized I needed to know myself, love myself, be myself.. And doing that has been a life’s journey to see beyond what’s seen. In addition, embrace change to be better and help others.

Now I desire to improve the world around me and be the person I would be proud of.

Here is some thinking on the art of know yourself, love yourself, be yourself

The art of knowing yourself: this involves getting to the place of knowing oneself they, which they must first understand why knowing one’s self is important, as well as how to comprehend they don’t already know them self or that most people don’t know themselves even if they think they do.

The art of loving yourself: this involves getting to the place of knowing oneself they, which they must first understand why knowing one’s self is important, as well as how to comprehend they don’t already know them self or that most people don’t know themselves even if they think they do. First one must think about what love looks like wouldn’t it be a growth producing or would it build self enlightenment and self truth? Do you feel I or any one can define your truth?

If someone defined truth for you would you really own it? Wouldn’t it make more sense instead for me to broaden your ability to see the question? First would you think a question like this of such a personal relevance has right answers? To start thinking on what love is would we look at are fallible behavior or some philosophical definition? If we look at are relations with others could we be convicted of loving? If we wish for a philosophical definition of love what realities does it hold in our real lives? Is love a feeling or a behavior? If we look at love as feeling what emotional substance does it stem from? If we look at love as behavior is it fixed in the behaviors of others?

The art of being your self: this involves getting to the place of being oneself they, which they must first understand why knowing one’s self is important, as well as how to comprehend they don’t already know themself or that most people don’t know themselves even if they think they do. Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. Being yourself is celebrating you, as an individual – learning to express yourself and be happy with who you are. Define yourself by your self: You can’t be yourself if you don’t know, understand, and accept yourself first. It should be your primary goal to find this out. Be YOU authentically: don’t put to much care about how other people perceive you including your parents or family. The fact is, it really doesn’t matter in the long run and lf love must be bought bartered for or molded to be received, is it a love worth having. It’s impossible to be yourself when you’re caught up in wondering “Do they like or accept me?” To be yourself, you’ve got to let go of these concerns and just let your behavior flow, with only your consideration of others as a lens to reference with not own as your own.

Don’t Hide: every one is unique has quirks as well as imperfections; we are all at different stages in life. Be honest with yourself, but don’t be to hard on yourself; apply this philosophy to others, as well. There is a difference between being critical and being honest; learn to watch the way you say things to yourself and others. Own who you are: if you’re always working to be someone you’re not, you’ll never be a happy person. Be yourself and show the world you’re proud of the way you are! Nobody knows you better than you and that’s how it should be. You deserve to be your own best friend, so start trying to figure out how you can do that. If you had to hang out with yourself for a day, what is the most fun type of person you could be, while still being yourself? What is the best version of you? Believe in this idea and use that as your starting point.

I wish all who read this well and hope you learn to know yourself, love yourself, and be yourself. 🙂

Here is why my name is: “Damien Marie AtHope”
I legally changed my first before I was an atheist. Then I legally changed my middle, and last name after I was an atheist.
I chose the first name Damien because it means one who tames, protects, or subdues. Also, I have family from Hawaii and there was a priest Damien who had originally had the first name jozef translated in English as Joseph but changed it just like me. Father Damien or Saint Damien of Molokai (1840 – 1889), defied the Catholic church and spent his life caring for the ones people stopped caring for as they were doomed to die, he never stopped seeing them as people of value and I too wish to never stop seeing the value in people or of human life. Although I am not saying he was a saint he still pushed religion and I do realize we should always question believed historic accounts of people like Damien as they can involve biases of Europeans and Americans (religion bias, ethnocentrism, racism, and colonialism, and imperialism), as such is “greatness” may be inflated as well as discount the real experiences or roles of the native residents on Molokaʻi. However, Mahatma Gandhi, the important political leader of India, said that Father Damien’s work had inspired his own social campaigns in India, and Father Damien Day is celebrated statewide in Hawaii on April 15.
I chose Marie to honor my gender diversity, is that I am mildly intersexed and genderqueer in my mental gender persuasion and I outwardly present as male. This gender difference is not to be confused as in my sexuality I am heterosexual or with my gender actually termed gynosexual meaning I am only sexually into women (cis women) and thus not bisexual or gay. Another reason I chose Marie is my wife’s middle name is Marie so we are even more connected by our middle names.
I chose AtHope to mean “At” “Hope” a state of being I live in and I wish for others. Another reason I chose AtHope is I didn’t want my wife to have to give up her last name just to take my original last name as is traditional as we are not traditional. so instead we came up with AtHope as a last name put together, to honor our shared equal status union.
I think the secret of who I am is I am still becoming who I am, which is the ever-thoughtful and caring humanistic me.

My personality is ENTJ-A (ENTJ Personality Type – “Chief” Profile):

Extraverted (E), Intuitive (N), Thinking (T) and Judging (J) – A (assertive)

While ENTJs 16personalities.com takes this typing a step further with a hyphenated suffix at the end of the 4-letter code, either the letter A (assertive) or T (turbulent).  Guess which one this ENTJ got?  A, of course.  ENTJ-A.  

My personality is ENTJ-A (ENTJ Personality Type – “Chief” Profile):
Extraverted (E), Intuitive (N), Thinking (T) and Judging (J) – A (assertive)
The ENTJ personality type is nicknamed the “Chief” and belongs to the NT Intellectual temperament. ENTJs are natural and decisive leaders. They are analytical, efficient and hardworking. They live in the world of ideas and have a great ability to debate. Their goal-oriented and self-confident nature enables them to take charge. They thrive on achievement. ENTJs direct their energy outward. They are gregarious, talkative and very assertive. They are enthusiastic and expressive. Chiefs are Intuitive and future-oriented. They are imaginative, complex and abstract in their thinking. ENTJs are Thinkers. They are logical and objective. They make decisions with their head rather than their heart. ENTJs are rational, impersonal and critical in thought. They are firm with people and are thick-skinned. ENTJs are decisive, enjoy finishing tasks and seek closure. They like structure and schedules. They are disciplined and responsible. ENTJs are independent. They seek autonomous and productive relationships. They are competitive and interested in what other people know. They turn most of their relationships into opportunities to teach or mentor. Although very career oriented when they are committed to a relationship they put a lot of effort into it. Chiefs are often avid learners and voracious readers. They have unlimited curiosity and desire to gain knowledge and mastery. They do well in school as long as they are engaged. They are self-motivated and can learn very well on their own. They can have a hard time relaxing. Chiefs do not like to waste time. ENTJs make up 4% of all 16 personality types. ENTJs are one of the least common personality types. Of the Extraverted types, ENTJs are the rarest (along with ENFJs). 1 in every 18 males is an ENTJ (5.5% of all males). 1 in every 40 females is an ENTJ (2.5% of all females). Female ENTJs are one of the rarest type-gender combinations. There are significantly more male ENTJs than there are female ENTJs, with males outnumbering females more than 2 to 1. One reason there are more male ENTJs is that males tend to be Thinkers (T) while females are more often Feelers (F). ref

I am a positive kind person and work to improve myself and others if I can. As I have schooling in psychology as well as I am an atheist/humanist writer. I am currently about to publish an atheist book called: “The Tree Of Lies and Its Hidden Roots, exposing the evolution of religion and removing the rationale of faith.” My wife does not play or date on her own but I have had flings and dated women on my own. As well as we have had threesome occasionally with women. This lifestyle is not new to us and we have had an open relationship for many years now. I am easy going with people and enjoy have fun and play well with others but remember it will almost always be about me, even if there is a threesome with my wife. The main interaction will be with me as my wife is not as into playing with others like I am. I am a nonbeliever (out atheist) so if religion is a big deal for you that may cause conflict. I do not care what you believe as long as you respect how I don’t believe. I am a caring  firebrand atheist as well as antireligionist.

My wife supports me getting my needs filled and will always be aware of what is going on, she is a part of me.

I like all races of women, am into different sizes from thick to arrange, and styles from casual or conservative to Goth. I tend to like equalitarian or me as more of the dominant. I never would be into being dominated. This lifestyle is not new to us we have had an open relationship for many years now. I am a nonbeliever so if religion is a big deal for you that may cause conflict. We do not care what you believe as long as you respect how I believe. My wife Shayna knows and supports me getting my sexual and love needs to be filled externally to my wife and Shayna will always be aware of what is going on, she is a part of me. Shayna is bisexual, more laid back than sensitive but fun to be around and she follows my lead in all we do. For the Love of Value… I wish to be a person of value and live a value-driven life!

Where did the seeds of hate come from you may ask: well, “That is only mine”, “only they are me”, “they are only allowed there” “only they are allowed this/that” or “only I matter”, all of which have quite often sent a seed of hate in the world and we have been responding to them for years on end. Who is wrong? Once I was wrong. And then wrong again. In fact, I have been wrong all my life. One has not found truth if they believe that they are never wrong. I am sure this plague of my side bias is a fantastic way of not learning new truth, if that matters to you? Dear thinkers welcome your being completely shown to be wrong, as who wants to spend another second believing a lie. You don’t honestly want to believe lies or half-truths do you?

I strive to be a good human ethical in both my thinking and behaviors thus I strive to be:

Anti-racist, Anti-sexist, Anti-homophobic, Anti-biphobic. Anti-transphobic, Anti-classist, Anti-ablest, Anti-ageist, and as Always Antifascist 

In fact, I want to strive to avoid as much as I can bigoted thinking towards others based on their perceived membership or classification based on that person’s perceived political affiliation (Well: within reason, justice, and ethics), sex/gender, beliefs (Well: within reason, justice, and ethics), social class (Well: within reason, justice, and ethics), age, disability, religion (Well: within reason, justice, and ethics), sexuality (Well: within reason, justice, and ethics), race, ethnicity, language (Well: within reason, justice, and ethics), nationality, beauty, height, occupation (Well: within reason, justice, and ethics), wealth (Well: within reason, justice, and ethics), education, sport-team affiliation, music tastes or other personal characteristics (Well: within reason, justice, and ethics).

Although, I am a “very”, yes, VERY strong atheist, antitheist as well as

antireligionist, My humanity is just as strong and I value it above my disbeliefs.

My kind of people are those who champion humanity, the one’s who value

kindness, love justice, and support universal empowerment for all humans, we are

all equal in dignity, and all deserve human rights, due self-sovereignty.

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While hallucinogens are associated with shamanism, it is alcohol that is associated with paganism.

The Atheist-Humanist-Leftist Revolutionaries Shows in the prehistory series:

Show one: Prehistory: related to “Anarchism and Socialism” the division of labor, power, rights, and recourses.

Show two: Pre-animism 300,000 years old and animism 100,000 years old: related to “Anarchism and Socialism”

Show tree: Totemism 50,000 years old: related to “Anarchism and Socialism”

Show four: Shamanism 30,000 years old: related to “Anarchism and Socialism”

Show five: Paganism 12,000 years old: related to “Anarchism and Socialism”

Show six: Emergence of hierarchy, sexism, slavery, and the new male god dominance: Paganism 7,000-5,000 years old: related to “Anarchism and Socialism” (Capitalism) (World War 0) Elite and their slaves!

Show seven: Paganism 5,000 years old: progressed organized religion and the state: related to “Anarchism and Socialism” (Kings and the Rise of the State)

Show eight: Paganism 4,000 years old: Moralistic gods after the rise of Statism and often support Statism/Kings: related to “Anarchism and Socialism” (First Moralistic gods, then the Origin time of Monotheism)

Prehistory: related to “Anarchism and Socialism” the division of labor, power, rights, and recourses: VIDEO

Pre-animism 300,000 years old and animism 100,000 years old: related to “Anarchism and Socialism”: VIDEO

Totemism 50,000 years old: related to “Anarchism and Socialism”: VIDEO

Shamanism 30,000 years old: related to “Anarchism and Socialism”: VIDEO

Paganism 12,000 years old: related to “Anarchism and Socialism” (Pre-Capitalism): VIDEO

Paganism 7,000-5,000 years old: related to “Anarchism and Socialism” (Capitalism) (World War 0) Elite and their slaves: VIEDO

Paganism 5,000 years old: progressed organized religion and the state: related to “Anarchism and Socialism” (Kings and the Rise of the State): VIEDO

Paganism 4,000 years old: related to “Anarchism and Socialism” (First Moralistic gods, then the Origin time of Monotheism): VIEDO

I do not hate simply because I challenge and expose myths or lies any more than others being thought of as loving simply because of the protection and hiding from challenge their favored myths or lies.

The truth is best championed in the sunlight of challenge.

An archaeologist once said to me “Damien religion and culture are very different”

My response, So are you saying that was always that way, such as would you say Native Americans’ cultures are separate from their religions? And do you think it always was the way you believe?

I had said that religion was a cultural product. That is still how I see it and there are other archaeologists that think close to me as well. Gods too are the myths of cultures that did not understand science or the world around them, seeing magic/supernatural everywhere.

I personally think there is a goddess and not enough evidence to support a male god at Çatalhöyük but if there was both a male and female god and goddess then I know the kind of gods they were like Proto-Indo-European mythology.

This series idea was addressed in, Anarchist Teaching as Free Public Education or Free Education in the Public: VIDEO

Our 12 video series: Organized Oppression: Mesopotamian State Force and the Politics of power (9,000-4,000 years ago), is adapted from: The Complete and Concise History of the Sumerians and Early Bronze Age Mesopotamia (7000-2000 BC): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szFjxmY7jQA by “History with Cy

Show #1: Mesopotamian State Force and the Politics of Power (Samarra, Halaf, Ubaid)

Show #2: Mesopotamian State Force and the Politics of Power (Eridu: First City of Power)

Show #3: Mesopotamian State Force and the Politics of Power (Uruk and the First Cities)

Show #4: Mesopotamian State Force and the Politics of Power (First Kings)

Show #5: Mesopotamian State Force and the Politics of Power (Early Dynastic Period)

Show #6: Mesopotamian State Force and the Politics of Power (King Lugalzagesi and the First Empire)

Show #7: Mesopotamian State Force and the Politics of Power (Sargon and Akkadian Rule)

Show #8: Mesopotamian State Force and the Politics of Power (Naram-Sin, Post-Akkadian Rule, and the Gutians)

Show #9: Mesopotamian State Force and the Politics of Power (Gudea of Lagash and Utu-hegal)

Show #10: Mesopotamian State Force and the Politics of Power (Third Dynasty of Ur / Neo-Sumerian Empire)

Show #11: Mesopotamian State Force and the Politics of Power (Amorites, Elamites, and the End of an Era)

Show #12: Mesopotamian State Force and the Politics of Power (Aftermath and Legacy of Sumer)

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The “Atheist-Humanist-Leftist Revolutionaries”

Cory Johnston ☭ Ⓐ Atheist Leftist @Skepticallefty & I (Damien Marie AtHope) @AthopeMarie (my YouTube & related blog) are working jointly in atheist, antitheist, antireligionist, antifascist, anarchist, socialist, and humanist endeavors in our videos together, generally, every other Saturday.

Why Does Power Bring Responsibility?

Think, how often is it the powerless that start wars, oppress others, or commit genocide? So, I guess the question is to us all, to ask, how can power not carry responsibility in a humanity concept? I know I see the deep ethical responsibility that if there is power their must be a humanistic responsibility of ethical and empathic stewardship of that power. Will I be brave enough to be kind? Will I possess enough courage to be compassionate? Will my valor reach its height of empathy? I as everyone, earns our justified respect by our actions, that are good, ethical, just, protecting, and kind. Do I have enough self-respect to put my love for humanity’s flushing, over being brought down by some of its bad actors? May we all be the ones doing good actions in the world, to help human flourishing.

I create the world I want to live in, striving for flourishing. Which is not a place but a positive potential involvement and promotion; a life of humanist goal precision. To master oneself, also means mastering positive prosocial behaviors needed for human flourishing. I may have lost a god myth as an atheist, but I am happy to tell you, my friend, it is exactly because of that, leaving the mental terrorizer, god belief, that I truly regained my connected ethical as well as kind humanity.

Cory and I will talk about prehistory and theism, addressing the relevance to atheism, anarchism, and socialism.

At the same time as the rise of the male god, 7,000 years ago, there was also the very time there was the rise of violence, war, and clans to kingdoms, then empires, then states. It is all connected back to 7,000 years ago, and it moved across the world.

Cory Johnston: https://damienmarieathope.com/2021/04/cory-johnston-mind-of-a-skeptical-leftist/?v=32aec8db952d  

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Damien Marie AtHope (“At Hope”) Axiological Atheist, Anti-theist, Anti-religionist, Secular Humanist. Rationalist, Writer, Artist, Poet, Philosopher, Advocate, Activist, Psychology, and Armchair Archaeology/Anthropology/Historian.

Damien is interested in: Freedom, Liberty, Justice, Equality, Ethics, Humanism, Science, Atheism, Antiteism, Antireligionism, Ignosticism, Left-Libertarianism, Anarchism, Socialism, Mutualism, Axiology, Metaphysics, LGBTQI, Philosophy, Advocacy, Activism, Mental Health, Psychology, Archaeology, Social Work, Sexual Rights, Marriage Rights, Woman’s Rights, Gender Rights, Child Rights, Secular Rights, Race Equality, Ageism/Disability Equality, Etc. And a far-leftist, “Anarcho-Humanist.”

I am not a good fit in the atheist movement that is mostly pro-capitalist, I am anti-capitalist. Mostly pro-skeptic, I am a rationalist not valuing skepticism. Mostly pro-agnostic, I am anti-agnostic. Mostly limited to anti-Abrahamic religions, I am an anti-religionist.

To me, the “male god” seems to have either emerged or become prominent around 7,000 years ago, whereas the now favored monotheism “male god” is more like 4,000 years ago or so. To me, the “female goddess” seems to have either emerged or become prominent around 11,000-10,000 years ago or so, losing the majority of its once prominence around 2,000 years ago due largely to the now favored monotheism “male god” that grow in prominence after 4,000 years ago or so.

My Thought on the Evolution of Gods?

Animal protector deities from old totems/spirit animal beliefs come first to me, 13,000/12,000 years ago, then women as deities 11,000/10,000 years ago, then male gods around 7,000/8,000 years ago. Moralistic gods around 5,000/4,000 years ago, and monotheistic gods around 4,000/3,000 years ago. 

To me, animal gods were likely first related to totemism animals around 13,000 to 12,000 years ago or older. Female as goddesses was next to me, 11,000 to 10,000 years ago or so with the emergence of agriculture. Then male gods come about 8,000 to 7,000 years ago with clan wars. Many monotheism-themed religions started in henotheism, emerging out of polytheism/paganism.

“Animism” is needed to begin supernatural thinking.
“Totemism” is needed for supernatural thinking connecting human actions & related to clan/tribe.
“Shamanism” is needed for supernatural thinking to be controllable/changeable by special persons.
Together = Gods/paganism

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Damien Marie AtHope (Said as “At” “Hope”)/(Autodidact Polymath but not good at math):

Axiological Atheist, Anti-theist, Anti-religionist, Secular Humanist, Rationalist, Writer, Artist, Jeweler, Poet, “autodidact” Philosopher, schooled in Psychology, and “autodidact” Armchair Archaeology/Anthropology/Pre-Historian (Knowledgeable in the range of: 1 million to 5,000/4,000 years ago). I am an anarchist socialist politically. Reasons for or Types of Atheism

My Website, My Blog, & Short-writing or QuotesMy YouTube, Twitter: @AthopeMarie, and My Email: damien.marie.athope@gmail.com

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