You Are A Demi-God

Yes, you. All reasonably healthy humans are demi-gods.

I apologize for hitting you with a concept that may feel foreign, dangerous and ridiculous, but it needs to be said. And regardless that we lack proper definitions for such concepts, it’s true.

I’ll also remind you that there’s nothing sacrilegious about saying this: David, the great Psalmist, was bolder than I, flatly stating, “You are gods.” He even used the Hebrew word elohim, the same word used in “God created the heaven and the earth.” And Jesus repeated the line without reservation.

Two Reasons Why

#1: All of Earth’s creatures have innate abilities; humans have the ability to create abilities.

We can’t fly like the birds, but we’ve created and built flying machines that go orders of magnitude higher and faster. We can’t run like a deer, but we have machines that convey us far faster and for far greater distances, safely and reliably. More than that, we are creatures who create willfully; and to this creative ability there seems to be no fundamental limit.

So, yes, demi-gods.

#2: Aside from a few sociopaths, humans don’t openly do evil. Normal humans must be confused and seduced into doing evil. Something in human nature resonates against openly evil actions. So much so that the first and irreplaceable action of our abusers must be to portray their plans as servicing goodness.

To operate successfully in humans, evil must be disguised as good. Among the vast majority of us, evil is unable to win a straight-up comparison with goodness. (You can find more in The Epoch of Confusion.) 

And so again, yes, demi-gods.

How This Can Feel So Wrong

So, if we’re really these noble creatures, why does the idea of being demi-gods strike nearly all of us as wrong and dangerous… as something we must put down?

There are several reasons, but we’ll start with this: It paints a target on your back. Calling yourself a demi-god is like calling yourself righteous: Say such a thing and a large number of people will start coming after you right away, because they don’t want to feel less. Envy, after all, is a powerful and dangerous thing. 

Then, of course, conceiving of yourself as a demi-god is deeply threatening to power. To rule humans effectively, you need to keep them frightened, confused and needy. Demi-gods are not such beings. Getting them to follow an edict would require properly convincing them, and no ruler is equipped to do that.

So, between these and other factors, the term is frightening. But it’s true all the same.

We Are Creators

In nearly every productive we thing we do, we show ourselves to be creative beings. And every act of creation, small or large, draws upon primal substance: counter-entropic, fathomless and unrestrained. We may lack the ability to speak of these things precisely, but that makes them no less true. 

And so the person who creates willfully and benevolently is fairly described as a type of divinity… a demi-god. This is in our very structure and every healthy human has experienced it, at least in part.

Humans are born creators. This is the light we shine into the world; elevating and cleansing it by innumerable small acts. We are, whether we feel like it or not, magnificent creatures.

The noble beings in our universe are waiting for us – we young demi-gods – to open our eyes, to recognize our unlimited nature, and to believe what we see.


Paul Rosenberg

6 thoughts on “You Are A Demi-God”

  1. Paul- You are magnificent! This is a bombshell of joy. “Mankind is asleep in the cradle of infancy, dreaming away the hours.” But not you, thank God. -and I guess that means thank Us.

  2. So the fallen angels are gods Just as Jesus said:
    Book of John, 10, 34-39: Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your law, ‘I said, “You are gods” ’? 35If He called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be broken), 36do you say of Him whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’?
    We are defined by our own acts what gods we are whether of the evil or offspring of God:
    “If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me; 38but if I do, though you do not believe Me, believe the works, that you may know and [f]believe that the Father is in Me, and I in Him.””

    The danger it was life threatening due to such claim:

    39Therefore they sought again to seize Him, but He escaped out of their hand.”

    How about an earlier source: Psalm 82 where the condition of being a god is on who is the source of such outcome with an added consequence resulting from the disconnection from that source:

    6.I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.

    7. But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.

    How about this that encompasses all above:
    A Question about David’s Son

    41 While the Pharisees were still[v] gathered, Jesus asked them, 42 “What do you think about the Messiah?[w] Whose son is he?”

    They told him, “David’s.”

    43 He asked them, “Then how can David by the Spirit call him ‘Lord’ when he says,

    ‘The Lord[x] told my Lord,
    “Sit at my right hand,
    until I put your enemies under your feet.”’?[y]

    45 If David calls him ‘Lord’, how can he be his son?”

    46 No one could answer him at all,[z] and from that day on no one dared to ask him another question.

    There you have the condition of remaining as such and the vivid state of remaining a god.
    I let that to you to understand what better resonates with yourself.

    For a desert: Psalm nr. 8 underlines on which level in relation to the gods, the angels, God created us.

    1. Your comment is on topic and welcome, Anon. But it would probably be more useful if it were more succinct.

  3. I understand why you preface these thoughts with concerns about how avant-garde they are, Paul, but for what its worth, I also see these ideas as fundamental and foundational. Thank you for promulgating them. =)

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