Once upon a time, in the not so distant past, in the land of Euwessovay,
a huge island far off the coast of ancient Greece, there lived a great sculptor, who came from a long line of great sculptors descended from PygmalionA. This sculptor was commissioned to create a statue for the leaders of the Scotus Society,
and as you’d expect, he did an outstanding job. The Scotus Society was a powerful group of old men, who were considered to be the wisest in the land, and as many of you know, “statue” is an ancient Greek word for corporation. Everybody in ancient Greece knew that a statue, although created by humans for the benefit and enjoyment of humans, was not really human; even Pygmalion knew that. Unlike the famous work of this sculptor’s ancestor, this statue was not in the form of a beautiful woman. To ensure his commission, the sculptor took a lesson from another compatriot of the old country, NarcissusA, and made the statue in the likeness of the society elders. When they received the statue, the members of the society each saw himself in the statue and immediately fell in love. They loved the statue so much that they unanimously decreed that it would thereafter be considered human with all of the rights and privileges thereof. And thus was the law of the land. Not quite satisfied, they later decreed unanimously that this statue would be granted the highest honor and privilege in the land, specifically the right to completely disregard the “Life, Liberty, and pursuit of Happiness”
of all lesser humans, namely women, and to ignore all of their needs and individual religious beliefs, as his gods commanded him.”
Nobody yet knows how this story will turn out. Although it was born from the mind of men, this statue is no AthenaA. And in this version of the Incarnation, it is the mother’s role that is missing instead of the father’s; maybe this new human will be the atheists’ answer to Jesus Christ. Nonetheless, this statue is now a proper and natural citizen of the great island state of Euwessovay, which means that because it is male, this statue could well be declared the country’s next Grand Commander. And because statues never die, we could all be serving this great leader for years to come.