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...hat they favor, it is more common for them to simply inform or command people in general, and refuse to listen to them.
Based on these four texts, it is clear that the primary role of the gods in each text’s respective culture is to determine what is acceptable and what isn’t. They create a moral code, or doctrine, that humans are expected to follow to the letter, in order to avoid falling out of the favor of the gods and being punished. While there are some people, such as Odysseus, Atrahasis, Abraham, and Job, who are able to address the gods, their divine relationships are solely exclusive to them and no one else. The only way to get a beneficial result out of addressing the gods is to be a “Chosen One”, like these four protagonists. Therefore, a majority of the human race is condemned to obey the doctrine of the gods, out of fear of the consequences that follow.
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