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Why would a God of Murder be worshipped by a society?

I'm currently writing up a world where every thing and concept imaginable is represented by an immortal Being/God. Assuming Gods don't grant powers to their worshipers, but may interact with them; ...
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Anatomically Correct Gods

This question may seem like an impossible challenge. What I'm talking about here is a biological explanation for limited (or, for bonus marks, unlimited) form shifting, immortality (at least in age) ...
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Teaching people not to ask gods for help

(For my own needs) I write stories that are primarily fantasy, but with very strong touch of modern technologies (modern technologies converted to magic world, for example magic bomb that behaves like ...
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How would the Abrahamic God reveal himself to people to convince them that He is the Abrahamic God?

Given the state of our world today, and the scriptures and the beliefs of the three major Abrahamic religions; Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, let us assume that the "truth" is some variant of the ...
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How can there be different religions in a world where gods have been proven to exist?

In a world where gods can be seen by the inhabitants of that world, how can multiple religions even hope to form? If the gods choose to show people that they exist, regardless of area or person, I ...
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Why do deities need to gain belief?

I've read many posts discussing the method of creating a religion, or the way that a god gains the belief of people (Here's an example). These discussions have caused me to wonder the why of gaining ...
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Duplicating people to expand a civilization

Context "God games" are organised, in which a hundred immortals participate. Each "God" are given an alternate dimension. These dimensions are all identical and contain an Earth where Humans didn't ...
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What makes a god a god? [closed]

In my world there are a race of god-like beings (don't age but can be killed, very powerful mages) but they are not intended to actually be gods. Despite this they are worshipped as gods by many of ...
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Why would gods decide to teach people to not rely upon gods?

Everything starts somewhere ... and intention of gods (from my fantasy world) to teach people to not ask them for help should start somewhere too. Something, some kind of accident or event, should ...
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How will a god gain belief?

Assume a medieval magic world, where Gods are worshipped and the most popular God is the most worshipped. The Gods gain their power from the belief & prayers that comes from the believers, and ...
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What can god(s) be afraid of? [closed]

People are afraid of (probably) everything you can think (animals, open spaces, closed spaces, death, and so on). Of course that not everyone is afraid of everything, but generally it is. But is ...
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Every now and again God puts us on pause. Can we detect this?

Imagine that God has many universes to deal with or just needs a break sometimes. He has a pause control. What plausible mechanism does God use to perform the pause without breaking the laws of ...
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A corrupted religion

This is a religion i am creating for a possible book in progress. It takes place in a world created by gods. This is a world of humans, dwarves, elves, and magic. I would like to create a religion ...
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How would a fantasy civilization with Napoleonic technology, survive against an uprising of gods such as H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu? [closed]

During an uprising known as "The Awakening" gods begin to appear seemingly out of nowhere all along an empire with a whole continent under its power. They are not gods, per say, but rather immortal ...
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What is exclusive property of god? [closed]

Questions Gods of Sufficiently Advanced Aliens and What can gods be afraid of? together with Robert Merle's book Le propre de l'homme (I beg your pardon, I did not find English name) brought me to ...