I have been wondering. Do all religious explanations of Creation of the world necessarily involve narcissism and incest? If everything comes from god, Creation is an act of incest beginning with god’s own self. Is that why Thomas Aquinas and St Augustine invoke god’s dignity in disallowing sexual conception of Christ? If logic leads to blasphemy, fuck logic, says the religious mind. Right?
We should note that the Vedas take a more interesting approach to this impasse. They take a shock-and-awe approach. (If you can’t beat them, eat them and make them a part of yourself. Hinduism’s evidently successful assimilation of diverse religious views owes a lot to this.) In Vedic literature, Prajapathi, the Creator, pushes the envelope on acceptable behavior. He is in carnal love with his own daughter (she arrives via a cut on his side). Creation starts from there.
The perversity of religion is in the choice it forces people to make. Logic, faith, incest: Choose any two. Is it any wonder why religious fanatics go crazy?