Gods are not born, they are created. A God is born when living creatures require an outlet for their faith. All creatures want to believe in something bigger than themselves. They cannot live without blind obedience. And to escape the pressure of that trust, those in whom faith is placed in turn look for someone higher than themselves. And then those people in turn look for someone even stronger. That is how all kings are born. That is how all Gods are born. This rule of life applies not just to humans, but to all species. But living creatures are strange. They are made in such a way that they can actualize only what their minuscule minds wish for. Gods are, simply put, figureheads. People visualize a recipient for their trust and then, once they are revered, they are accepted as 'truth' while all other opinions are labeled as 'lies'. And yet, there are no such things as 'truths' or 'lies' in this world; there never has been. There are only plain, hard facts. And yet, all beings who exist in this world take only those 'facts' that are convenient to them, and take them to be the 'truth'. They do so because they know no other way to live. However, for those powerless beings that make up the majority of this world it is those 'facts' that are inconvenient for their own self-affirmation that make up the real 'truth'. Religions have always fought with each other, sometimes with words, sometimes with swords, and always with each other. And yet, all religions are not so different from each other; they all require faith. Having faith requires leaps of faith, cerebral acceptance of miracles-immaculate conceptions and divine interventions. And then there are the codes of conduct. The Bible, the Koran, Buddhist scripture... they all carry similar requirements-and similar penalties. They all claim that if I don't live by a specific code they enforce, then I will go to hell. No true God would ever rule in that way. Religion is like a language or a dress, we gravitate towards the practices with which we were raised. In the end, though, we are all proclaiming the same thing: That life has meaning. That we are grateful for the power that created us. Some people say faith is random. I say that faith is universal. Our specific methods for understanding it are arbitrary. Some of us pray to Jesus, some of us go to the Mecca, and some of us study subatomic particles. In the end, we are all just searching for the truth, that which is greater than ourselves. And yet, does God truly exist? Science tells me God must exist. My mind tells me I will never understand God. And my heart tells me I am not meant to. But then, what is a God? What guidelines constitute the definition of being a God? A God is not defined by its age, its power, or even its existence. A God is defined by the faith placed into it by others. What is unique about a God, what separates one from kings and rulers is its faith. Gods have no one above them. For a God, there is no one to place their faith into. By this way, anyone can become a God-you need only place faith in yourself. Each of us is a God. Each of us knows all. We need only open our minds to listen to our heart's wisdom.