I, The Pirate King of Cars (TPKoC for short) set forth the establishment of the gods of the pirates.
Much like humanity, I don’t have a clear reason why I needed to create gods other that it seemed like a good idea at the time.
These gods are contemporary people (for the most part) whom have contributed to humanity in some unique fashion. Their treasures are buried often in books and video than in the dirt in the ground, me hearties and far more valuable as well. These are people that we should emulate and become god-like. The precedent for aspiring to be god-like is from the Mormon religion – as detailed here – except while we are living corporeal forms.
On whose authority does The Pirate King of Cars (TPKoC) create gods? Well, the historical precedent is there – in good King Henry the VIII among others. If a person happens to be king they have the right to control religion, doctrine interpretation and the gods themselves. It is done today wherever you see religious leaders make determinations on what their god tells the followers to do. Indeed, science fiction authors have become the authors of religions as Scientology.
Now, people are weak and sometimes do bad things, but that doesn’t cancel out the good things. However, just like the gods of all the religious texts we are going to choose to emphasize the good things this new pantheon of gods and ignore or bemoan the poor behaviors.
Moreover, should a god create a commandment that The Pirate King of Cars objects to, well, it be safely ignored and relegated to the deeps. In fact, to all the pantheon of gods, pirates in general are going to pick an’ choose the best things for the gods and tell ’em piss off about any objectionable bits.
In this section The Pirate King of Cars (TPKoC) and his crew will be detailing the reasons why these people will be our gods.
Should ye pirates visiting have recommendations for gods, TPKoc will consider your submissions, but no guarantees! Arg, Mateys, and have ye a good day.