Ten Things I Know About God

01/12/2015

The Pascal Wager states that, “If there is a God, He is infinitely incomprehensible.” However, I think that it is possible to deduce some things about God through the use of logic and negative inference. So with apologies to deists everywhere, here are ten things that I know about God:

10. God is not a man. After all, men wrote the Bible and so, of course, God is always described as Him.  One does have to wonder, though, where the first X and Y chromosomes came from.

9. God doesn’t get migraines or have a bad-hair day. However, God might be bi-polar since he did destroy his own creation.

8. God is not omniscient. God didn’t know that his own “perfect” creation would turn out to be imperfect and have to be destroyed. It actually sounds more like an experiment gone terribly awry. In hindsight, though, we should have guessed as much since after creating man, God saw that “it was good”. Really, don’t you think that he should have known that his creation would have been good in advance (before he created it)? Even then, he was wrong about it being good, wasn’t he?

7. God isn’t a very good parent. In the Genesis story, God told his children not to eat from the Tree of Knowledge. When they did, he punished them severely (life in prison, so to speak). Of course, since God didn’t teach them right from wrong, there was no way for them to comprehend the concepts of good and evil; in short, they didn’t understand that disobedience was bad. If something similar would have happened today, the parent would certainly have been charged with child abuse, wouldn’t they? In any event, I think that God qualifies as an absentee parent since he hasn’t visited his children in 3,000 years, give or take.

6. God was an “Indian giver.”  First, God gave man the Tree of Knowledge (i.e. Genesis 1:29  says, “Then God said, ‘I give you… every tree that has fruit and seed in it.  They will be yours for food.’”). Then later, God took the gift back (i.e. Genesis 2:16,17 says, “And the Lord God commanded the man…’you must not eat from the Tree of Knowledge…for when you eat from it you will surely die.’” ). Of course, God lied about the dying part, now didn’t he?

          5. See the end of #6.

4. God is the source of evil. For this one a little background is required. That is, in the beginning all there was was God. Nothing else; God and only God. By definition, then, evil could have only come from God, notwithstanding the church’s absurd dogma of “creation out of nothing.” Creation out of nothing was the church’s rationalization as to how something that is evil (man) could have come from something that is perfect (God). However, as Roman philosopher Lucretius said, “Nothing comes from nothing.”

Regardless of whether or not God created man out of nothing, he certainly intended to   create evil, as he is presumably all-powerful and all-knowing. The Bible actually confirms this (e.g.“I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.” – Isaiah 45:7).

3. The god of the Bible has a split personality. The god of the Old Testament acts totally different from the god of the New Testament. Further, the god of the Old Testament walked and talked with Adam and Eve, Abraham and Moses. He even wrestled with Jacob. To prove his godhood, he would kill innocent men, women and children. People feared him, obviously for good reason. As opposed to that, the god of the New Testament was considered to be spirit only, according to Paul and the Book of John. It is not surprising, then, that John said that no man had ever seen God. I guess one can infer from what he said that the Old Testament stories were not true and, therefore, not the Word of God.

 … or could it just simply be that the god of the Old Testament and the god of the New Testament refer to two different entities.

2. God has never interfered in the affairs of man. If he had, it would be a violation of man’s free will. You can’t have it both ways. Either man has free will or he is merely some form of artificial intelligence. For sure, God never ordered up any tsunamis.

1. The god of the bible is not God, the Prime Creator.  See prior posts for details.

The great French philosopher Voltaire said it best when he said that, “ If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent Him.” I believe that Voltaire was correct, although there’s more to the story. To be more precise, God does exist but man invented him anyway.  As John said, no one has ever seen God; so man created God in his own image.

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9 Responses to “Ten Things I Know About God”

  1. Nan said

    Ahhhh yes. The X & Y chromosomes. The question that has yet to be answered …

    • chicagoja said

      Exactly. Perhaps God created the X and Y chromosomes out of “nothing”???

      • Nan said

        Well, of course! Why didn’t I think of that? After all, everything else was created out of “nothing.” Except perhaps Eve. 😉

      • chicagoja said

        The problem with Eve is that there is no biblical explanation as to where Eve got her X chromosome from. Certainly not from Adam. The answer, though, can be found in the Sumerian texts.

      • Nan said

        Don’t leave me/us hanging! What do the Sumerian texts say?

      • chicagoja said

        The Sumerian texts state that man was created by an extraterrestrial race called the Anunnaki who were related to the Nephilim and the Watchers of ancient texts, including the Bible. Genesis 3:20 says that God created man and woman and called “their” name Adam (which was not a name, but rather meant mankind). Eve was not taken from Adam’s rib (that’s a mistranslation from the Sumerian language). Adam and Eve (collectively homo sapiens sapiens) were genetically engineered using Anunnaki sperm and human ova, with the ova placed in a surrogate Anunnaki female. You can find parts of the backstory in some of my older posts (e.g. The Gods That Never Were which was posted on 12/2/14 and Reinterpretating the Word of God which was posted on 11/12/14).

  2. Good post. But what i Got from Genesis 2:16-17 is that once we were immortal but when they ate of the tree of knowledge came death. And reading Genesis I don’t think it’s fruit that they ate.(just focusing on text in the bible) That’s my next blog.

    • chicagoja said

      Thank you for your comments. You’re right, it wasn’t fruit that they ate as the story is an allegory. Man was, at one point, a dumb slave race (which is the origins of why slavery was acceptable). Then, homo sapiens was created with an upgrade courtesy of an infusion of the gods’ DNA. When that happened, man became a thinking species, with awareness, and then understood the meaning of his nakedness – mainly, that he was a slave, since slaves were naked while the gods were clothed. When man rebelled, the gods made the Tree of Knowledge off-limits (i.e. the subsequent versions of homo sapiens had their DNA dumbed down from 12 strands to 2 strands, with the other 10 strands generally referred to as junk DNA). I’ll look forward to your next blog on the subject.

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