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July 19, 2009

god evolves

Ok take the old testament, we have a jealous god, vengeful and almost just plain mean to any who wont do what he wants. This is the Jewish god of old.  Still got to wonder how the first two people did wrong and the the first two kids did wrong and the world fills with wrong thinking people, even after god kills almost every human on Earth with a flood and the ones who popluate the world after that also do wrong again. Somehow god did not make his creation right it would seem. So after giving up and saying he wont kill us all again with another flood, he for some reason evolves into a loving god who forgives all by having his son killed by a slow tortuous death. Hell of a way to get people to follow the new idea. Lets kill just one more painfully and then we will not to that anymore. Does anyone really think that word of mouth is the best way to spread a new religion? Well it did work very well, I guess. But still to this day we have people who wanted a different message than the one Christ put forth, so alongs come Muhammad and another version of god and what god wants is born. We have another evloution of god, strange how mankind keeps making the idea of a god fit just what they want. In every religion god is as mankind  thinks he should be. God just keeps evolving to fit everybody, to bad people can’t evolve to fit everybody.

So now we have three religions that all believe in the same one god. Or at least the same basic one god and we have hatred between the different religions who want to believe that their version is the right and only true religion. And they will kill to prove it is true, fight wars over the so called truth. Hell even within each religion they cannot get one real version that they will all agree on. So just why would one single god let so many different version of itself exist? If it really wanted people to know the truth it would let all mankind know at once and put a stop to all the fighting and killing it its name. Unless of course it enjoys the fighting and killing. Making the whole world a joke for its amusement. Not a hard thought to have seeing what has and is going on in the world. But that is not the thought I came here to present.

Back to peoples views of god and gods. Seems most people have a very narrow space in which their gods exists, no room for other views. Why do they think that their view is right and all others are wrong? Would a god who gave the choice of free will to its creation really be mad if the people used what god gave them? Would it not be against god to not use that free will and go where it led them? After all if we are supposed to be made in gods image and I dont think that includes the bodies we have (if god is a male entity, what use would he have for sexual organs if there is only one of him?)  but the mind we have is that image. An all knowing god would expect its creation to grow and learn. After all people say we are his children, do we not expect our children to grow and learn? Should we expect less of a god than we do of ourselves? It would seem that god and gods are always just the what the narrow minded people make them to be. Not the other way around. God and gods are make in the image of mankind. It would seem a simple thought to make to me. I made it, why cannot others do the same. Why can’t all mankind make this same simple thought and out grow their fairytale stories? Why because mankind is still thinking and behaving like children and need their bogeyman to keep them in line. Be bad and the bogyman will get you. God and gods are just that, bogymen. Do wrong in gods eye and you will go to Hell. God and gods were created by simple minded people back mankind did not what the world was or how it worked, We do now, so now is the time to evolve god and gods into the history books that tell of what we as people belived in the old days. Just like we do and did with all the old god and gods we once had all over the world.

Just start thinking and it all falls into place. It is not a hard concept to follow. It just take some bravey to say no, I will not blindly follow without thinking. I am not a sheep, I am a human being and have a mind and I will use it. Do you have a mind? Do you use it or are you one of the sheep who doesn’t need to think and be a grown up?

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  1. His character explodes around us every day. To know God. If I would ever sign up to teach a class on God, what they called the rites of initiation in the church I belonged, I would have a fairly simple syllabus. It would be an introduction to God. And it would involve a combination of a literature with a theology class.

    Class, read just the Book of Genesis. Acquire 3 books. We will begin with one chapter from Writers on Writing. The first assignment involves the one chapter in this book called “reading” written by Richard Ford. Yes, he is the Ford who later wrote Independence Day and won the Pulitzer Prize. Writers on Writing was written in 1991 and was published by Bread Loaf Anthology. Ford begins by stating that he really learned to read at the age of 25 as he prepared to teach English in college. He had to teach and explain to his students, who demanded relevancy in everything, how to read carefully. After all, young people are in the relevancy business. Ford’s problem was teaching about character, point of view, to a bunch of people who were as excited to be in his class as they might be visiting the dentist. Such is the challenge of a theology professor.

    That syllabus, class, also includes God: A Biography. The author is Jack Miles. He too won a Pulitzer Prize, but for this book. He approaches God, as presented in those 30 foot scrolls of the Torah, the Old Testament, as one developing character. He shows the growth and change of the character, God, from the story in the Book of Genesis through the Book of Job. Both of the cited authors present characters by having you answer for yourselves the questions: How did he affect you? Did he frighten you? Did you love him? What was he after? Did he change much during the time that you knew him? What most impressed you about him?

    And maybe, class, you will have to have had a bit of Hamlet by William Shakespeare, or seen the movie, to appreciate the dilemma of the famous soliloquy, “To be, or not to be,” the conflict between a public life and a personal life.

    And finally, in the final weeks we will concentrate on the story of Noah, in the days before God becomes half conscious of the goings on in the world. You will need to acquire the book Sages and Dreamers by Elie Wiesal. Yes. Wiesal. He, too, a winner of a Pulitzer Prize for the novel, Night, and a Nobel Prize winner. Yes. Noah, swimming in the polluted air of the earth that had occurred over 10 generations. This is the account of the second creation. Ford, Miles, and Wiesal will show that it is not so much the answers as the questions that help lead you to God in your personal life.

    Noah, living in wicked times. Noah, who is all that others are not. All others die, yet he lives. The crimes of humanity, the corruption, which Noah was above, are never explained in the lines. Who did what to whom? Not one crime is cited, not one criminal. It was like reading ancient history, the story of Noah, and kids have little interest in ancient history. But the mystery was, the questions were between the lines. How could God resent the lack of faith when it had yet to have been passed down? It was thought that Noah was the just man of his generation. Jewish commentary often cites the Just Man. If Noah lived in other times, would he have attained this leadership role? What did he do to deserve this role? Little is ever said. All that the Good Book says is that Noah submits to God’s will and nothing more. God has chosen to talk to him. Creation had become chaos.

    Rachel Naomi Remen, MD, wrote that an unanswered question is a fine traveling companion which sharpens the eye for a journey. Too often an answer is an invitation to stop thinking about something, to stop wondering. The mystery was in the questions. The mystery of the Torah was to be found in the questions between the lines, much like in the lives you set off to live. The Torah, where the past is connected to the present and to the future life as a process whose every event is connected to the moment that just went by, has no such stopping places.

    Comment by Mattie — July 20, 2009 @ 2:36 pm

    • Just what are you trying to say? It made no sense to me.

      Comment by dansideas — July 20, 2009 @ 8:41 pm


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