From I-God to the Missing Link
Filmmakers sometimes make multiple endings to their movies. Then they test market one of the endings to see if the audience likes it. Based on the responses they get, they might possibly substitute in one of the other endings. Well, with respect to my last post “So Who Created God?,” I’ll give you a chance for an alternative ending. Maybe one of these will fit better with your own perspective.
Alternative ending #1
Fast forward to today. Our daughter is now in college and recently won an award for an innovative software application. She calls it I-God. It’s for people who are in need for a more direct relationship with God. You just click a button and talk to God!
P.S. She doesn’t ask (or care) anymore who created God.
Alternative ending #2
The god of Genesis is hardly the ideal role model that most people associate with a supreme being. He/they/it doesn’t even meet the basic requirements of some church dogma. If you wanted a God who is omnipresent, you didn’t get it because God did not know where Adam was hiding (Genesis 3:9). If you wanted a God who was omniscient, you didn’t get that either because otherwise God would have known in advance that the humans would eat from the Tree of Knowledge. If you wanted a God that was omnipotent, well strike three. If God was all-powerful, he could have created a more perfect being that could have acted the way he wanted and he would have insured that evil didn’t exist in the world.
The Bible tells us that mankind was created for one purpose – to tend to the Garden of Eden (Genesis 2:15). Having eaten the apple from the Tree of Knowledge, man became like God, to know good and evil (Genesis 3:22). By obtaining the knowledge of good and evil, man was awakened to his true reality. He (man) saw that he was naked and God was clothed. Adam was ashamed (Genesis 3:10 ) because he realized that God was the master and his slaves were naked. Even the Ten Commandments (see specifically the Tenth Commandment), said that it was morally okay to have slaves. Slavery runs very deep in mankind’s history – all the way back to the god of Genesis.
So if you didn’t get a god who was omniscient, omnipresent or omnipotent, what exactly did you get? If you’ve read some of my past posts, you probably know that I would answer that by saying the God Below God. However, the Vatican I believe has a different theory, one that they don’t discuss in church. You see, they’ve recently built a new, powerful telescope in Arizona named Lucifer. What or who do you suppose that they are looking for and why did they name the telescope Lucifer (of all things)? They wouldn’t be anticipating the Second Coming, would they?
Alternative ending #3
The gods created man in his own image. Of course, most scientists would agree that life is mostly created in Nature through DNA. That implies that our creator(s) have DNA themselves, as for that matter do all life forms. It’s interesting to speculate exactly where the first man (Adam, if you will) got his X and Y chromosomes from since men inherit their Y chromosome from their father and their X chromosome from their mother. Similarly, women (who have two X chromosomes but no Y chromosome) inherit one of their X chromosomes from their mother and the other from their father. So where do you suppose that Eve get her maternal X chromosome from?
Scientific research into mitochondrial DNA has led scientists to conclude that all living humans descended from one woman who they have labeled as Mitochondrial Eve. Unfortunately, they have never been able to pin down the exact origins of Eve (out of Africa?) or explain where the original Eve got her chromosomes from. The solution to this seeming paradox is that the gods of Genesis were both men and women and they genetically mixed their DNA with the DNA of then-existing earth hominids to produce a hybrid – homo sapiens sapiens (modern man).
In the original post, I didn’t choose alternative ending #1 because I thought that it might be inappropriate for the subject matter, although I’m sure some would disagree with that sentiment. I didn’t choose ending #2 because I had recently posted about the Vatican and their Lucifer telescope. As for the third ending, I felt that it was too scientific and that my conclusions rightfully required a much fuller explanation. You see, Mitochondrial Eve was actually one of the gods of Genesis and nothing less than the so-called missing link in evolution!