} Actually, supplicant, God did not invent religion. He started out with
} a few good ideas, which got all twisted up in was is probably the very
} first example of the game "Telephone".
} He would say something like "Hey guys, how about some nice fresh lamb
} for dinner?" to his prophets, who would say to the people "God wants
} some fresh lamb" who would then interpret this as "God demands we
} slaughter and burn our best animals in his honor", and then proceed to
} make the whole country side smell like burned veal.
} Eventually, God got fed up with this sort of behavior and lost his
} temper. Being God, this was very noticable to the people, who cowered
} and groveled and made up all sorts of silly rituals and practices to
} try and make God happy. They never really succeeded, of course, but
} eventually God cooled down a bit and decided to take a nice long
} vacation. The people decided that this was due to their current set of
} rituals, so they wrote them all down and have been inflicting them on
} the world ever since.
} Anyway, the basic idea is more or less "Try to be nice to each other".
} Please don't repeat it to your friends, they will tell their friends,
} etc, and eventually we might end up with an even wierder set of rules
} than we currently have.
} You owe the oracle a philosophy of life of 50 words or less, carved in
} granite in large, block letters, containing no words longer than 2