If truth is the language of the gods, as it must be, then why is not bias, wishful thinking, suggestion, and deceit blasphemy?
—“There might be a god archetype, in some pantheon, for almost every significant human behavioral pattern. I think that’s a helpful learning utility.”—Alex Houchens
Exactly. But that is Myth and literature, for purpose of teaching by analogy. And it is not only important but necessary.
Why? Because the western man uses HYPERBOLE to exaggerate, in order to show the consequence of ‘if everyone did this then..’. Kant restates this as the categorical imperative.
But it is just the western method of using exaggeration of traits of individuals in order to force every living soul to ask “what if everyone did this” or “what are the consequences of this behavior over time”.
Gods help us create general rules of decidability within a context by means of hyperbole (isolation of causal properties.)
This is why we need myths, stated hyperbolically, and literature stated analogically: to create general rules, easily employed in a wide variety of circumstances, so that we may, through the thousands of little decisions every day, guide our civilization into that which we seek: parity with the gods.