In SERMONS #5, the Yahweh Elohim decide to destroy mankind — or do they? Noah and his family are spared, plus enough other creatures to repopulate the planet, so what was the point? Noah is grateful, however, so he builds an altar and barbecues some of the surplus clean beasts so the Elohim can enjoy the sweet savour. This becomes a tradition, even after the gods are no longer physically present. Occasionally the offering is consumed via long distance, as in the contest between Elijah and the Prophets of Baal, with its highly disturbing denouement.