A god as the alpha male

And so, once again, God readily emerges as the idealised harem-master. There is no need to distinguish between God-as-alpha-male and God-as-parent. Both considerations work in much the same way and point in the same direction. In psycho-speak, the outcome is ‘over-determined’.

Fascinating read in how the model for a god evolved from our primal tendencies to follow the alpha male.

◎ How monotheists modelled god on a harem-keeping alpha male