that's a heavy opening post.
I'm a deeply religious person,
and yet I find myself in agreement
with both the feeling and issues in the post.
Let me take it even further, If I may.
What about Abel, the brother that was killed by Cain.
Where are his children, his generations, his inventions and contributions.
How is justice going to be served by any kind of resurrection or restoration.
Do all of us have to live on Cain's half of the planet and Able gets a hemisphere alone?
And what about 'perfect plans?'
The Creator labors for 6 days straight without rest,
raises some help and says "tend the garden, I'm going for a nap"
and when he gets back they are into the hard stuff and hooked, so
he fires them. Now, I ask, who tends the garden. Does that sound like a plan.
Where is the plan in that. Sounds like a catastrophe to me. And yes, just like
it's written in the opening post, we humans seem to still be addicted to murder and sin.
But all of that overlooks something.
What if the bible is a contest.
And the winner is the one who figures out
how to time travel, go back and paramedic Jesus.
Film it live,
Bring him back to the present and say "See, he is real."
I look at it this way.
(Please excuse the computer analogy it's my current field of research)
Something interesting happened in the online experience with the first Diablo Game by Blizzard.
Hackers found the 'kill' command and wrote a script to use it, in game, on any player they wanted.
A character with full health, full armor, and in town (where combat didn't even work) could be slain from the depths of hell by typing a simple
command with the characters name.
Things are coded a little differently by Diablo 2. It's complicated and nuanced to go into, but basically if a programmer doesn't want a hacker to
access something then that function cannot appear in the code, or THEY WILL FIND IT.
I figure the same principle applies to reality. There are no super powers because, if there were, someone would have found them by now. And we'd
have people flying around shooting lightning bolts, and killing people with a word. Or worse, resurrecting them so they could kill them over and
So what does that mean.
Where does that leave us.
What about all the hopes of the faithful.
Well... I can see a way out of it... believe it or not.
And that is tied up in the use of 'past tense' when describing the actions of The Creator in Genesis 1. Why is it that most of the quotes in the
Bible use the phrase "thus sayeth" when talking about The Creator; as though his word is eternal, something he continually says/ stands for/ endorses
/what ever, but in Genesis everything is written in the 'past tense?' Created, Said, divided, etcetera.
I mean has the sun gone out?
Did the stars last for only a day?
Do the seas swallow the land before any trees can grow?
It just doesn't add up... unless...
unless... it's all prophecy, and
it hasn't happened yet.
What if everything prior to Genesis 2 is prophecy and hasn't happened yet, but everything from Genesis 2 onward is history. So that the phrase...
"In the beginning, God created the Heaven and the Earth" is a prediction,
that he will create such, but hasn't yet. The Masons like to describe The Creator as "The Great Architect" so lets look at it from that
An architect makes a pencil sketch first,
Erases stuff and makes corrections,
then when it's all accurate, and only then,
they ink it in or run it through a process to make a blueprint.
And from that blue print the final building can be made.
That and the blue print is reusable.
What if the entire reality we know is still in the drafting phase.
And erasures like Abel, or everyone other than Noah, are corrections in a plan still being made.
What if Jesus represents the start of the inking phase,
and what if (just maybe) we haven't really been built yet.
Well, that would mean that what we call "The End of The World"
would actually be the rolling up and putting away of the blueprints,
because actual construction was complete, and those who cling to this world
lose out, but those willing to let go the past and move on become part of the permanent future.
Let's take this even deeper.
I figure if I can design a computer program to build a 3D model for me, from a 2D sketch (which thing I've done) then The Creator can design pencils
that draft and erase entire designs on their own, which thing we are. So the answer to the timeless question that The Creator asked Job of "where
were you when I told the eagles where to nest" would be "In the future waiting in eager anticipation to hear your every word."
p.s. Thanks for giving me the inspiration to write all this.
TLDR: Denying The Creator is equal to denying one's own capacity to create a better future.
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