I am an animal. You are an animal. This isn't a bad thing. It's just the nature of who we are. All striving and suffering on a long path of burning desires, laughing, crying, smiling, fighting, joyous with the wonder of life, maddened with self consciousness.
I want love. I want sex. I want security. I want companionship. I want joy. This is our human nature. Because when we talk about gods we are not talking about gods. We are talking about the truth of mankind, all united in their common need to find meaning in the world they live in.