This article merely repeats the same tired tropes that religionists always trot out because they fail to comprehend the fundamental point. Gods and goblins are unnecessary elaborations that actually solve no problem whatsoever. It's no good saying "god made something" because then one must ask, "from whence come these gods?" In other words, gods are a pointless regression. Even more pertinently, however, Truzzi's dictum is clear: extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. As there is no evidence whatsoever for any of the gods & goblins people have invented over the millennia, there's no value in crediting them with existence. From an aesthetic point of view, the sheer tedious banality of gods & goblins makes them uninteresting even as anthropological artifacts.

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