Over the past 400 millennia, human beings have imagined into reality a variety of supernatural beings to assume a variety of roles, including creator, covenant-maker, savior, rule-maker, judge, parent, tribal champion, and benefactor. If you were to ascribe primary importance to a particular one of these roles, or a similar role, which one would you choose?
You are standing in a debris field where your house once stood, before Hurricane Zebedia, a category-5 storm, swept away every structure in your neighborhood, and every person, except you. You are alone. There is no one else. How much aloneness could you thereafter endure, do you think, without imagining into reality a supernatural being to be ever present with you?