home :: wordsSun, 23 Nov 2003
For all practically purposes the sun is God(dess). We've made up many motivations for our beliefs, from our guilt in killing animals to the cold hard fact of death. But if you trace our words for God back to their beginnings you have Jove, Jupiter, Zeus, Tiu, and Deus all deriving from the same Indo-European root meaning "to shine," "sky," "heaven," and "god." So it seems the sun is the shining sky and what shines brighter than the sun?
If one where to make a religion or philosophy of this etymology its simplest most direct manifestation would be like the sun rising in the east and setting in the west --- to live one day at a time, to live in the moment.