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34897Y183 Today, corporations are fictional legal

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ENTITIES
THAT OWN PROPERTY,
LEND MONEY, HIRE EMPLOYEES & INITIATE
ECONOMIC ENTERPRISES. IN THE ANCIENT CITIES OF URUK,
LAGASH & SHURUPAK THE GODS FUNCTIONED AS LEGAL ENTITIES
THAT COULD OWN FIELDS AND SLAVES, GIVE & RECEIVE LOANS, PAY SALARIES
AND BUILD DAMS AND CANALS. SINCE THE GODS NEVER DIED, AND SINCE THEY HAD NO CHILDREN YET
TO QUARREL OVER THEIR INHERITANCE, THEY GATHERED MORE & MORE PROPERTY & POWER. An increasing number of Sumerians
found themselves employed by the gods, taking loans from the gods, tilling the god's Lànds & owing them taxes & tithes. Just as in our present-day San Francisco John is employed by Google while Mary works for Microsof, so in ancient URUK one person was employed by the great God ENKI while his NEIGHBOUR worked for the goddess INANNA! The temples of Enki and INANNA were as real as Google and Microsoft are real for us. Compared to their predecessors - the ghosts AND spirits of the Stone Age - the SUMERIAN GODS WERE VERY POWERFUL entities! It goes without saying that the gods didn't actually rùn their central businesses, for the simple reason that they did not exist anywhere at all except in the fruitful human imagination! Day-to-day activities were managed by the temple-priests
(just as Google & Microsoft need to hire flesh-&-blood humans to manage their affairs)! However,
as the gods acquired more & more property & power, the priests
could not
cope?!