“Now hush,” the man said. “Listen to the fire. Its power is yours. Its warmth is yours. It’ll keep you safe, it’ll keep you warm. Listen to it, listen.” And he looked into the fire hypnotized. “This is the energy, the power, LIFE,” he screamed in ecstasy.
The woman sitting on the other side of the bonfire listened quietly, motionless.
“The God of Fire loves you all,” he continued in a low whisper. “He loves you.”
The woman stood up.
“The God of Fire will destroy anything and anyone, mercilessly,” she picked up a branch on fire and threw it at the man.
There were screams of terror, gasps of horror, while the man was eaten alive by his god.
“See,” said the woman, and walked away.