Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Interview with God (part 1)

Interviewer: How are you these days?
God: Same as always, I never change

Interviewer: There are many questions I'd like to ask but first, what do you think about the many religions humans have created?
God: They're a mystery to me.

Interviewer: Do you think that any particular religion is better than the others?
God: No. They all try to read my mind and that's impossible.

Interviewer: Are you saying that all religions are presumptuous?
God: That's right. They all attempt to put words into my mouth.

Interviewer: So what do you want to say to humanity?
God: I speak to human race through their hearts, not their minds. I do not use words as words can be misinterpreted and misunderstood.

Interviewer: How do you feel about those who say they have spoken to you and pass on your message to mankind?
God: They're all fraudsters. I speak to each individual person on a one to one basis, I don't need spokesman or a rep for me. After all, I am God, I am omnipotent.

Interviewer: How do you feel about people who justify their actions by saying they're doing God's work?
God: They really piss me off. If I want to do something I do it myself. I don't need humans to do my dirty work.

Interviewer: What is the meaning of life?
God: My gift to you

Interviewer: What is the meaning of death?
God: To have made life infinite would have made it devoid of any significance, of any purpose. Life is there to experience and each person must make the most of that experience because all people know that they will eventually die. Death makes life purposeful because it is finite.

Interviewer: Did you create evil?
God: There is no such thing as evil. There is no opposing for to me as in the devil. If he existed I would destroy him. What people think of evil is in fact the lack of compassion and empathy for others.

Interviewer: Is there life after death?
God: That would contradict the whole concept of life being finite. NO.

Interviewer: Did you create "man" in your own image?
God: No, I can create anything but I cannot create myself. I am singular, I exist but if I made man in my image, man would have qualities of God and that cannot be possible.


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Anonymous said...

Let's try that again. LOL!

beamish said...

Holy Brahma cow, Batman! It must be theology day on the blogosphere.

I'm gonna turn you on to Aldous Huxley, Lexcen (don't worry, you don't have to eat copious amounts of LSD like Huxley did if you don't want to)

Check out Huxley's intro to an English translation to the Bhagavad Gita where he summarizes his "Perennial Philosophy," then tackle his book by the same name where he explores those concepts in depth, finding the common theme, or perennial philosophy, that forms the structure of ALL religions.

Huxley glommed onto Hinduism, but even if you don't, you'll find things there that enhance your own path of faith or at least helps you understand the paths of others.

Lexcen said...

Thanks beamish. From what little I understand, Hinduism started out as a philosophy and then turned into a religion.

Anonymous said...

Interesting, Lex.
But no life after death?
I see death as part of life. I see it as a transition, something not to be feared.
Yep. Life on earth is infinite, and that does make it meaningful.

beamish said...

That's pretty much it, Lexcen.

Anonymous said...

Hey FJ, good...oh nevermind.


Has that joke run its course?

Lexcen said...

Life after death? Isn't that an oxymoron?

Anonymous said...

What about someone who walks around on earth in a state of spiritual death? The living dead?
spiritual death = neglecting the soul and living by the ego alone. Westerners live in a state of spiritual starvation, constantly seeking instant gratification in every way. Just slap a band-aid on all pain in the form of addiction or escapism.
I'm not judging, I'm 100% Western.

Some oxymorons just make sense. I sense that there are so many things beyond what my mind can comprehend. (Like 99.9% of life and spirituality.)

Lexcen said...

Jen, thinking about life after death, I conclude that if it were so, then death wouldn't be such a big deal. Getting murdered would be just a fast track to the next life. In fact, not satisfied with this life, then why not suicide and move on to the next? Mourning the dead? Why bother?

Anonymous said...

Lex, it's not death that so many people fear, it's the suffering that leads up to death.

If I could have thought of a painless/fearless way to end my life after my daughter died, I would have. The only thing that stopped me was knowing that my first born daughter still needed me, and the fact that someone would have to find my body.

I mourned her despite that fact that I believed she lived on in another realm. I mourned her because I could not be with her.

(No worries. It doesn't upset me to talk about this. I love to hear what others think and feel. :-)

Lexcen said...

Jen, I feel like I've trampled all over your grief. I'm so sorry. I know the loss of a child must be the worst kind of grief to have to suffer. I think even the religious minister would have a difficult time consoling you on you loss. In fact the death of a child might be enough to shake the foundations of belief for even the most ardent Christian.
It's no surprise that the need for an explanation as to why the innocent must die is one of the most pressing questions for any theologian. I will leave this subject alone because I don't want to intrude any more on your suffering.

nanc said...

so, God - tell me - how DO You annihilate the spirit/soul?

Lexcen said...

nanc, interview part II coming.

Anonymous said...

Lex, you have not at all trampled on my grief. Not one bit. I'm not at all upset by what you've said. I truly like to hear how others believe and feel on these issues.

She died 7 years ago.

Losing Angel did indeed shake my faith down. In fact, I think I started from scratch. I had the image of a santa clause God, one who rewards us for good behavior and punishes us when we're bad (or even marks us off the list entirely).

When she died (by no fault of mine), I was paralyzed with confusion over how God could turn his back on me, or even punish me for things I hadn't confessed. I felt like surely if I had just been a better christian, this wouldn't have happened. (Heavy burden to bear.)

Anyway, I've come a long way. When I see unjust things happen, I don't blame God now. I know that innocent children and elderly are abused every day. I don't know how to explain it other than to say that I have a sense now that God never promised us it would be easy. He just promised not to leave me when it gets difficult. I've gone from saying "Why me?" to "why not me?".

But Lex, please don't fear hurting me by sharing your opinions (even the strong ones). I don't take it personally. Your faith / beliefs are your own. Mine are mine.

It's all good. :-)

And yes, my pastor was out of town when Angel died. He didn't cut his vacation short to come home. He had no answers for me. He tried to cover his lack of answers with pseudo-answers. I would have preferred a listening ear and shoulder to cry on.

I'm currently looking for a new place to worship with others. I feel much closer to God now that I'm not bound by guilt and legalism.

gosh, that was long and rambling...