First, a little background.....
Mention the deities of the ancient Romans and Greeks, and some people may recognize a few of the names -- Zeus, Apollo, Venus, Mars, and Artemis are some that seem to be familiar among others with the names of a few associated with planets in our solar system. The gods and goddesses of those cultures were a very diverse group -- but then, is not diversity the thing these days? In our culture we hear it referred to both politically and religiously quite frequently.
What isn't commonly recognized is the invasion of our culture by a rather diverse group of "alien" deities thoughout the last century in particular! As noted in the Presidential Inheritance area, there has been a widespread abandonment of basic Judeo/Christian values over decades past. No, there has not been the employment of unionized labor to fashion and fabricate a variety of images with identifying labels in order that we may visualize the "deities" which have successfully invaded the ranks of American culture. They have come into our lives by means of a kind of Trojan horse strategy! We became distracted and attracted to something, and as it settled in and made itself at home, we found that it (or they) made more demands upon us, and with little objection, we cooperated! Millions of citizens of all ages have become victimized by the alien deities! For you see, anything that captures our affections, and to which we give our devotion, easily becomes a god or goddess, replacing the true and living God Who created this mighty universe and all who dwell within it.
That this is a very common problem in any culture is seen by merely looking at historical records of past civilizations and empires. For the best insight into this, one must check the historical portions of the holy Scriptures, particularly the Old Testament portions of Kings, Chronicles, and the Prophets. The constant tendency of those who were identified as God's people was to stray from the clear commands and standards established by the living God and adopt the practice of worshipping heathen deities! The end result was always the same -- judgment and disaster!
Hey, you've made it this far -- now take the plunge and take a look at these U.S.A. deities which are individually identified below:
Popular Deities of American Culture!
The Convenience god! The Money god! The Pleasure god! The Perverted Sexuality goddess! The Instant Gratification goddess! The Pro Sports god! The TV god! The TV Talk Show Host/Hostess god/goddess! The Materialism god! The Science/Technology god! The Secular Humanism god! The Government god! The Rock Music god! The Religious Establishment god! The Self god! The HillBilly goddess/god!
For a second option in viewing the gods & goddesses of American culture -- go to Other Option for a look at the U.S.A. deities of another kind!
Two important things to remember......
First, what the true and living God says about the false deities:
"You shall have no other gods before Me."
-- Deuteronomy 5:7 (NKJV)
"You shall not go after other gods, the gods of the peoples who are all around you..."
-- Deuteronomy 6:14 (NKJV)
And second, there are times when He brings judgment on the false gods that a culture has fashioned for itself. Notice the following statements by the Creator and Sustainer of the universe:
Exo 12:12 -- "For I will pass through the land of Egypt on that night, and will strike all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD."
Zeph 2:11-- The LORD will be awesome to them, for He will reduce to nothing all the gods of the earth; people shall worship Him, each one from his place, indeed all the shores of the nations.
Now then, a question to ponder...
Will the U.S.A. totally REPENT and get rid of its false deities
or go the same route and suffer the same fate
as past cultures such as ancient Egypt?
For more on this subject, go to:
Lessons of Past History Go Unlearned!
The Other Option: If you prefer, you may go to areas where the alien deities are grouped together. These areas are the older "versions" and do not contain some information found above. Also, the Instant Gratification goddess is not in any of these groupings yet -- it took a while to get her properly identified and to obtain the appropriate symbols which confirm her identity! However, please be advised by our friend, Sammie Snail:
"I ask you to be patient as it takes me a while to download some of these alien gods and goddesses of the USA variety!"
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