Elementism BeliefsFor those of you out there who believe that the Earth started naturally, without a higher power, you know that the four natural elements helped. They really can't be considered gods, because of paradoxes (which I have explained in numerous posts, and they are not relevant to explain now) and also because they're natural. Earth includes rocks, trees, plants, and animals, and there is no arguing that before humans, there were plants, bacteria, animals, rocks, and such. Fire includes, well, flames, blazes, forest fires, campfires, lava... it's self-explanatory.
Also, before any life was on Earth, there were volcanoes everywhere, spewing lava and poisonous gases. Which leads us to Air. Air includes air, wind, clouds... those types of things. Once the lava calmed down and it rained for millions of years, the air allowed for simple life forms. And about the rain, that was Water. Water includes rain, lakes, oceans, rivers, seas, streams, ponds... you name it. Water also includes Ice. Ice is a secondary element associated with Water. Light is connected to Air, Darkness is connected to Fire, and Healing is connected to Earth. But that's not relevant now.
Anyway, we can all agree that Earth, Fire, Water, and Air played major roles in the history of the Earth. That is why Elementaries (followers of Elementism) connect with the four natural elements. We don't necessarily believe that they are gods, just that they have been here much longer than us. We appreciate the beauty of nature, and never disturb the elements. Also, we specifically connect with our element.