So, I was supposed to post on human origins and religion but I had thought. What about all those animal analogies in the Judeo-Christian texts? Is there a basis for the animal comparisons in regards to human circumstances? Lion=leadership, Lamb=pacifist, Dove=peace, Wolf=liar, Snake=evil, Flock=followers. In reality do these animals really display these human values or is there some sentiment towards animal worship? When the Israelites made a golden calf Moses melted it to ashes, then mixed the ashes with water, and made the people drink it but god is cited as being the lion and Jesus the lamb (Lion of Judah, Lamb of god) and both have been represented this way visually in artistic works. Were the people during the time that the Judeo-Christian texts were being written influenced by nature as Native American culture was? Alternatively, is it possible that it is intrinsic to want to find commonality within another species because we share a common ancestry?