Why Do We Elevate Very Human People to God-Like Status?

Former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi leaves a Toronto courthouse following day six of his trial on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi leaves a Toronto courthouse following day six of his trial on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Ancient Greek mythology is full of stories about the exploits of Greek Gods and Goddesses. While these beings are powerful and immortal, they are also imbued...

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  • Cee Jai Julian, an aboriginal woman who escaped mass murderer Robert Pickton's farm, sings at the People's Gathering for Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls at Carleton University in Ottawa on Feb. 27, 2015. Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett recently met with the families of missing and murdered aboriginal women in Winnipeg, and said she noticed a different tone from similar meetings in other cities. (The Canadian Press/ Patrick Doyle)

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  • British Columbia's Lieutenant-Governor Judith Guichon delivers the Throne Speech in the B.C. Legislature in Victoria on Feb. 9, 2016. B.C. ministers say comments made during the throne speech about Alberta’s economy weren’t meant to insult. (The Canadian Press/Jonathan Hayward)

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  • U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter (L) shakes hands with Canadian Defense Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan prior to a bilateral meeting at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Feb. 10, 2016.  (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, Pool)

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  • Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau answers a question as he is joined by (L-R) Minister of National Defense Harjit Sajjan, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie Marie-Claude Bibeau and Minister of Foreign Affairs Stephane Dion at a news conference at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa on Feb. 8, 2016. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)

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  • International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland answers a question in the House of Commons on Dec. 7, 2015. The federal government has confirmed that it intends to sign the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal this week in New Zealand—but that doesn't necessarily mean Canada will ultimately ratify it, Freeland said Feb. 1, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

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  • Former CBC Radio host Jian Ghomeshi leaves a Toronto courthouse with his lawyer Marie Henein after the first day of his sexual assault trial on Feb. 1, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Frank Gunn)

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  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley meet in Edmonton on Feb. 3, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Jason Franson)

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  • Lobbying commissioner Karen Shepherd appears at a Commons ethics committee on Parliament Hill, May 1, 2012. Shepherd’s new guidance on the section of the lobbyists' code of conduct that deals with gifts has startled the government relations world. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

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  • David Lutz, lawyer for Justin Bourque, leaves Moncton Law Courts on Oct. 27, 2014. Bourque used a semi-automatic rifle to kill three RCMP officers and wound two others.  Ron Davis, whose daughter was gunned down in a robbery, wants a renewed debate on firearm control and the federal long-gun registry. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)

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  • Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the opening day of the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le Bourget, on the outskirts of Paris, on Nov. 30, 2015. (Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Democratic Progressive Party leader Tsai Ing-wen waves to supporters in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, on Jan. 9, 2016, a week before winning the presidential election. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

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