Smudge Pot's take on the bible.Submitted by Smudge Pot on Wed, 03/13/2013 - 01:45
In the beginning was the word and the word was with God and the word was God.
Now if we could just stop everything, I mean everything right there we might be all right in this universe but from that very point....hold on
The Word was one single word but in English it breaks down to two words: I AM.
I AM. I EXIST. I AM A SINGULARITY. I think that was God's moment of self-realization: I AM. I EXIST. AND I AM SUPREME. I AM THE ULTIMATE DEFINITION OF REALITY JUST BY SAYING SO. SHEBANG.
And again if we could just have stopped it right there but no....
In the beginning was the word and the word was with God and the word was God and the face of God was hovering above the waters.
Ok natch that at this point, God had not said let there be light, he had not yet said let there be firmament, he had not created his first human being, for all we are supposed to know GOD CREATED ALL THINGS VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE FROM THAT MOMENT SO....
where did the water come from? Are we to accept that before all materiality, even before God created a planet for water to be on and clouds to make it happen, WATER EXISTED?
And apparently the water was held together by some gravitational force because THE FACE OF GOD WAS HOVERING ABOVE IT. WATER APPARENTLY PRE-EXISTED EXISTENCE AS WE KNOW IT.
WATER WAS WITH GOD BEFORE GOD EVEN CREATED US OR EVEN THOUGHT ABOUT IT.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
I have absolutely not even the first idea of a clue. I got some friends who think they know exactly what it means but all I really know is there's a lot more that we don't know than we do and people that tell you they know everything are usually running a game.
By the power vested in me as a holy man of a great spiritual tradition, honey darlings, we really don't have much of a clue what's going on here, we just think we know it's nature. We know that you are essentially good and we feel that somehow we are alienated from this source of goodness and since all people in the whole world have this inner sense of right and wrong, well, that good part, the unifying force, that's INDICATIVE OF GOD.
Honestly I find it so much easier to see the good in you people than I do myself so for me I see God almost every time I walk out the door and BINGO there's you smiling at me. Or God. If God is live I see him right there manifested by your smiling mug. Howdy God, I mean Bill, how are you today? Bill, God, God, Bill, I get them mixed up. Can't really tell which is which anymore. And like I care, not my problem, God created me to be me and that's my lookout, if God is God he can take care of most problems by himself. Doesn't stop me from being profoundly impressed that HE LOVES US.
I have no idea why but it's said that our creator, this huge cosmic being, "for God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son". Can you imagiene this? Because I still can't hardly. Dude. You loved us so much, you wanted to get our attention so much that you did what? You let us kill your son?
What are you crazy? I mean are you PHREAKING INSANE? Why would you do that? For us? You traded your beloved son for...us?
How in the hell or heaven is that supposed to be worth it? I dunno, I can remotely see it for you guys but for a Smudge Pot? I'm not worth it. For my part I wish God had just kept his son and watched him grow up and play baseball and be the coolest guy in school. Father God, how about instead of letting us nail your son to a cross we had just bought him a Camaro for his graduation?
Father, we are told in the book that he asked you to lift this burden from him. That was your son bro. And I think I understand. You want relationship with us. You want to be loved. You are love. I guess some of us see how negleted you feel. You aren't just the God in this universe, you CREATED this universe and I suspect you have created others but what I can realate to is if you are this supreme being, you know everything that has ever existed, you know everything that does exist and you know everything that will exist, you are IMNISCIENT AND OMNIPRESENT and all I can say from my human perspective is father God, you must be mind-numbingly bored and very very eternally lonely.
For you are the only one. You created us humans to have peers and relationships and families, you allow us to have relationships with the animals and the trees, you put us in a magical place where we can have TOGETHEHRNESS but how are we to make a seat for you oh God? You are the only one of your kind, so we are told.
But we are sneaky. In the beginning. Your face was hovering above the waters. So. must have been something pretty important about those waters eh God?
Hey God, one of these days, no rush, I can wait until I die but one of these days you are gonna have to tell me about the waters. And who was she Big Man?
D'OH! Hey it's OK big guy, we know, you created us in your image. And there's only one way to hurt a man as big as you. Takes a woman.
One day when you are ready big guy. When you are ready you can tell us.
the bible according to Smudge. And we're not even close to the end of Genesis.