What’s the implication of  “I know that I know nothing,” a saying derived from Plato’s account of the Greek philosopher Socrates?  Well, if arguably the smartest man doesn’t know, why do we think that we do?

Specifically, this can be applied to science and our understanding of the universe.  It was none other than Albert Einstein who said that man would never be able to grasp the universe. Einstein believed that reality is an illusion.  Max Planck, the father of quantum theory, explained why that is so when he disclosed that matter does not exist. Yeah, if matter does not exist, that’s a real dilemma. For what is it then that our physical senses perceive? Einstein’s illusion?

The main problem in understanding the universe is that we can’t see the bigger picture.  That is, we an infinitesimal speck in a universe, in a sea of universes which exist in other realities/dimensions. However, we cannot observe beyond space and time.  Our understanding of the universe is limited to our observations of causality which is most often limited to the effect (and not the cause).  We cannot tell what the source is or where it’s located.

Here’s a couple of gems, though, that science has come up with:

  • Our DNA is self-organizing, self-directing and self-replicating, and far more complicated than our most advanced supercomputers… almost a life form unto itself.
  • Everything in the universe, including ourselves, is nothing more than probability waves that coalesce into particles…only after they are observed. 

What we have, in essence, is an intelligent, conscious and ever-evolving universe.  No wonder Einstein said that man could never understand it.

“All that there is – is consciousness, a circle of life with no beginning and no end.  We are all connected, part of the same infinite energy that exists beyond space time and at the same time interpenetrates the physical world.”  – TheEthicalWarrior, Who Moved My Cheese (Universe)

DNA of the Gods

01/08/2020

The Sumerian civilization of the ancient Middle East appeared suddenly out of nowhere almost 6,000 years ago.  I say out of nowhere because that ‘s how world-renown expert in Sumerian history Samuel Kramer described it.  In any event, the Sumerian civilization had no precursor in world history and not even the vaunted Greek civilization, which followed some 3,000 years later, could compare to the Sumerian civilization.  So, where did they come from and where did they go to?  How come their advanced civilization was never passed along to future generations?

To understand the enormity of this occurrence one needs to understand that civilizations evolve in small increments over long periods of time.  In this case, man overnight took a quantum leap from being a hunter-gatherer to building great cities and using advanced technology, and then suddenly forgot how they did it and regressed back to being hunter-gatherers again.

There’s really only one way to explain such an unusual occurrence.  They came out of nowhere because they literally came from nowhere.  That is, from nowhere on this planet. Just ask former Nobel Prize winner Sir Francis Crick who came up with the ground-breaking double-helix structure of DNA and realized its implications. That is, DNA in many respects is more advanced than Man himself.

The heritage of the ancient Hebrews/Israelites can be traced all the way back to the Sumerian civilization, back to their patriarch Abraham.  Abraham’s descendants would one day reduce to writing their family history which was passed on orally for some 3,000 years.  It’s called the Old Testament (of the Bible) and the Book of Genesis has its roots in Sumeria and ancient Sumerian texts.

The ancient Hebrews were told to keep the bloodline pure, a sacred bloodline which stretched all the way back to the Sumerian kings.  That bloodline contained the legacy of the Sumerians, literally the DNA of the gods.  The Sumerians left but their DNA has been passed on from generation to generation. However, over time, the DNA of the descendants of the Sumerians has been watered down because they did not keep their bloodline pure.  As a result, these descendants literally de-evolved over the last 6,000 years.  One could only imagine what the Sumerian gods would say if they ever returned.

 

“With stunning abruptness… there appears in this little Sumerian mud garden… the whole cultural syndrome that has since constituted the germinal unit of all the high civilizations of the world.” – Joseph Campbell, The Masks of God 

 

When I was growing up, the urban myth was that man evolved from monkeys.  However, if that was so, how come there are still monkeys?  That is, why didn’t all monkeys evolve into humans? 

However, science research into man’s origins has come a long way since then. For example, most people have Rh positive blood which shares a common gene with the rhesus monkey. In fact, man’s DNA and the DNA of the rhesus monkey are 93% similar; that’s 93% as compared to, say, the Abyssinian house cat whose genes are 90% similar to humans. Even a lowly sea urchin comes in at 70%. However some humans, although very few Asians or Africans, (and no monkeys), have Rh negative blood.  The real conundrum is that Rh negative blood has no predecessor anywhere on the planet, which is why I refer to it as the blood of the gods. 

According to a recent study by molecular biologists Alan Wilson and Rebecca Cann, who originally popularized the Out Of Africa evolutionary theory, man’s DNA can be traced back 400,000 years…to Australia and the aboriginals there. That’s Australia… and not Africa.  Problem is that Australia does not have monkeys and never has had either.  Further, DNA results from these ancient aboriginals as well as China and another location in Asia show that man mixed genetically with unknown species. Somewhat similarly, geneticists say that some of man’s DNA has an extraterrestrial origin.

So, what does this all add up to? Did life really begin in Australia? Despite all the advances in genetics research, a lot of uncertainties still exist.  There is one thing that I am certain of, though.  That is, “the powers that be” will continue to hide the truth of man’s origins from the masses.  It’s a dirty little secret that you’re not supposed to know about… but, of course, now you know (well, sort of).

 

“What has happened is that genetics has become a branch of information technology. It is pure information. It’s digital information. It’s precisely the kind of information that can be translated digit for digit, byte for byte, into any other kind of information and translated back again. This is a major revolution. I suppose it’s probably ‘the’ major revolution in the whole history of our understanding of ourselves.”  – Richard Dawkins                                               

Science says that man is getting smaller, weaker and dumber. Scientists say that this is because of negative mutations in our genes. However, they have never been able to adequately explain exactly why this happens. Let me tell you a little story.

Once upon a time man was very primitive.  He often lived in caves.  Then, overnight in evolutionary terms, homo sapiens suddenly appeared.  He was bigger and smarter than his predecessors. He became a farmer instead of a hunter.  It takes millions of years for a species to evolve, but in just 10,000 years or so man went from cave-dwelling to exploring outer space.  Such a spike in evolution is unheard of.  The explanation for this, therefore, obviously lies outside the bounds of normal evolution.

So, how did this happen and how do you reconcile this with the fact that man is now getting dumber? Here’s how.

At various times, man received a contribution of DNA from outside his own species (think: Directed Panspermia).  Man went from a hominid to a fully-formed human. That new DNA was primarily responsible for man’s ascension to the top of the evolutionary ladder.  The problem was, however, that the donation of DNA was limited and the majority of humans remained at lower levels of evolution.  Over time, the number of people with advanced DNA became a smaller and smaller percentage of the total population, especially as populations grew.

NOTE: Of the seven billion people on the planet, six billion were added in the last 200 years, as living conditions improved dramatically.

Man was still relatively backward as late as 1600 AD (the end of the Dark Age) as the Sumerian Civilization of 3500 BC was actually more advanced. Man had actually de-evolved for a period of about 5,000 years.  Then we went into the Age of Enlightenment and soon thereafter the Industrial Revolution. Uber-geniuses like Edison, Einstein and Tesla were the driving force behind the rise in man’s living standards. For example, it was only in the last 150 years that we got electricity, telephones, cars, airplanes and computers.  Yet, science says that man got dumber.  Why?

In genetic terms, it’s really very simple.  The burgeoning world population, for the most part, produced progressively dumber people. Fewer and fewer people retained the advanced DNA that propagated our species in the first place.  So, the intelligence of the “average” person went down. Eventually, man will return to his DNA state from before the injection of new DNA.  In other words, we will continue to get smaller, weaker and dumber until we return to our “natural state.”

Unless, of course, we get another injection of DNA.

 Here’s a link to a related story – http://thetruthwins.com/archives/scientists-discover-proof-that-humanity-is-getting-dumber-smaller-and-weaker  

“The secret of DNA’s success is that it carries information like that of a computer program, but far more advanced. Since experience shows that intelligence is the only presently acting cause of information, we can infer that intelligence is the best explanation for the information in DNA.” –  Jonathan Wells, biologist

The Blue-Eyed Gods

10/25/2019

Some Australian aboriginals have blue eyes.  So, where did they get them from? From Africa? Not a chance.

The “Out Of Africa” theory concerning the evolution of Homo sapiens was popularized in the 1980s with the work of molecular biologists Alan Wilson and Rebecca Cann. They have since said that their initial conclusion was incorrect. That’s because advances in DNA studies has changed the scientific landscape. A recent DNA study by Watson and Cann shows that the origins of man can be traced back 400,000 years to Australia through Australian aboriginal mitochondrial DNA.  In other words, life began in Australia, mate.

So, where did some of the Australian aboriginals get blue eyes (and blond hair) from, especially since blue eyes and blond hair are recessive genes. Since recessive genes can only come from a different ancestral gene pool, blue eyes, therefore, had to have come from the “gods”.  In scientific circles, it’s sometimes referred to as Directed Panspermia and it’s the brainchild of Francis Crick who won the Nobel Prize for coming up with the double-helix structure of DNA.  

Note: Of course, no one even mentions that the Australian aboriginals themselves said that they came from the Pleiades. 

That’s not to say that all humans came from the same ancestral gene pool. Obviously, there was more than one Mitochondrial Eve. After all, where did Homo sapiens get their different skull types from and what is the origins of Rh negative blood? Science has never been able to answer those questions. With respect to skulls, science has obscured the fact that historically certain people on this planet had an elongated skull, including King Tut of Egypt and, yet, King Tut has been linked through DNA tests to most people currently living in Europe (Caucasians, that is). The truth is that King Tut was Caucasian, with an elongated skull!  

“Interestingly enough, this might lead to what some would consider to be a politically incorrect worldview. That is, the difference in races is caused by man’s evolution from more than one gene pool. In other words, not all of our genes came “out of Africa.” Now, you may be wondering why you haven’t heard about this before.  Like I said, it’s politically incorrect – a dirty little secret that has been intentionally suppressed from the history books…but, of course, now you know.” – The Ethical Warrior, Does God Have Blue Eyes?

Human Roots

09/24/2019

 

Many years ago, there was a TV mini-series called Roots which was extremely popular.  The answer to its popularity was really quite simple.  People wanted to know about their heritage. In the past, I have written extensively about the roots of the human species. However, readers seemingly can’t get enough. So, here is another installment. Hope you like it.

Man has been forever searching for himself, gazing up into the heavens hoping to find a clue about his past.  Movies have captured the general essence of man’s search; movies like ET, Close Encounters of The Third Kind and 2001 Space Odyssey come immediately to mind.

The thing is that man has been looking to the stars in search of extraterrestrials in an effort to better understand himself when the real answer lies much closer to home. It’s sort of like the Acres of Diamonds story. If you’ve never heard of it, you should check it out. It’s well worth the read.

Man really needs to look at himself before going off-planet looking for the unknown. After all, the physiology and chemistry of the human body is not natural to planet Earth. Then there’s the elephant in the room.  I’m talking about the different human races.

The different races are often distinguished by different colored skin, different colored hair and different colored eyes.  Most of all, there’s the differences in the human skull which cannot be explained by evolutionary theory. In fact, evolutionary theory can’t even explain evolution itself. Something as basic as the Cambrian Explosion renders evolutionary theory incomplete, at best.  The scientific record shows that evolution happens dramatically in incredible spikes, whereas evolutionary theory calls for inordinately long periods of time with only minor, gradual changes.

So, the $64,000 question is this: Why do we have different races at all?  Why are we so different and how did we get that way? The answer is, in reality, quite simple.  Unfortunately, for some, it is a truth that flies in the face of their own belief systems. The answer is that man, himself, is an extraterrestrial.

The theory behind this has been around since at least the 1970s.  It seriously started with Francis Crick, who got the Nobel Prize for his ground-breaking discovery on the structure of DNA. During his research, Crick realized that DNA could not have evolved naturally.  As a result, Crick and Leslie Orgel, proposed the theory of Directed Panspermia. Check out the movie Prometheus if you want to see what that might look like in real life. 

With respect to the question as to why there are different races, that answer is also amazingly quite simple. The human race was genetically engineered by advanced extraterrestrial civilizations… which is why man, himself, is an extraterrestrial.  For example, DNA researchers have found that Homo sapiens cross-bred with an unknown species in ancient times.

Of course politics being what it is, the masses are not supposed to know about their roots.  Otherwise, people might question who really holds the power, in which case governments and religions could fall.  It’s a dirty little secret that you weren’t supposed to know about…but, of course, now you know.

“Some of the aboriginals of Australia have blue eyes and blond hair.  How did that happen without blue-eyed gods?” The Ethical Warrior, Blue-Eyed Gods

Despite previous posts, I continually get questions as to who the Sumerians were. Same goes for Caucasians. To clarify, they were, more or less, one and the same thing.  That goes for the Yazidis as well. Ditto King Tut. Ditto most North Africans. Ditto the ancient Israelites.

However, let’s first define some of these names so that we are perfectly clear. The term Caucasian is generally applied to the white race or someone of European ancestry, although it has a much broader meaning.  According to Wikipedia, the Caucasian race is a group of people including some or all of the ancient and modern populations of EuropeWestern AsiaCentral AsiaSouth AsiaNorth Africa, and the Horn of Africa (mostly settlers from Holland and other parts of Europe); in other words, white to brown skin, light to dark eyes and blonde to dark hair. More specifically, a Caucasian refers to a person with a Caucasoid skull, of which the commonly known Nordic skull is one of three Caucasoid types.

The term Caucasian came about because of the belief that Caucasians originated from the Caucasus Mountains in West Asia, in the area between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea (which currently includes countries like Georgia, Azerbaijan and the southernmost part of Russia).  While many Caucasians lived in this area at one time (and still do), their history goes much deeper than what is in the history books.

It’s important to note that the Sumerian civilization preceded the Greek Civilization which is widely credited as the birthplace of modern/Western civilization.  However, the Sumerian Civilization was far greater than the Greek Civilization ever was and the origins of civilization actually go back to Sumer. If you want to read up on the Sumerian Civilization, I would suggest Samuel Kramer’s book History Begins at Sumer.

Actually, the Greek Civilization was a remnant of the Sumerian Civilization.  People like Archimedes, Pythagoras, Plato, Aristotle and Socrates were all descendants of the Sumerians, who migrated westward thru the Mediterranean to places like Crete, Cyprus and Greece (which are a stone’s throw from Mesopotamia, the homeland of the Sumerians).

When the Sumerian Civilization dispersed, it went in all directions including east to China, as the Caucasian mummies of the Tarim Basin are a testament to. Their descendants were some of the great figures of ancient history, including Alexander the Great, Abraham (from the Bible), the Roman emperors, the European kings and some of the Egyptian pharaohs/royalty (like King Tut, Akhenaten and Nefertiti). The Sumerians were eventually known by many names.  For example, the Israelite tribe of Dan migrated through Russia to Germany, to Scandinavia (the Vikings) and eventually on to the British Isles.

One of the legacies of Sumerian Civilization is language. The languages of the Sumerian descendants is referred to as the Indo-European family of languages – everything from Sanskrit in the east (India) to the Romance languages of Europe in the west, as well as two of the great languages of the past three thousand years (Greek and English).

So, perhaps this has answered the questions of some of you and peaked the curiosity of others.  Yet, some will no doubt ask what the relevance is of this look-back in history.  Well, there is a link and it’s this: In some circles, descendancy from the Sumerian kings gives those people what they feel is a divine right to rule. You might be surprised to know that a majority of Americans are Sumerian by ancestry and all U.S. presidents are descended from European/Irish/Scottish kings (even Barack Obama) and are therefore descendants of the ruling Sumerian elite.  They all have what I call the DNA of the gods.

This history is also tied in to a recent call by some to eradicate the white race. This rhetoric, oddly enough, comes from other white people. Of course, this is simply a ploy since those whites calling for the eradication of their own race are not going to set an example by killing themselves first; far from it.  The real reason is… well, I’ll let you connect the dots.  You see, it’s a dirty little secret that you’re not supposed to know about, although, now I think you know.

“With stunning abruptness… there appears in this little Sumerian mud garden… the whole cultural syndrome that has since constituted the germinal unit of all the high civilizations of the world.”

   – Joseph Campbell, The Masks of God 

Man has always been in search of the unanswerable, in search of his origins, in search of himself.

At one time, man was believed to have originated in Africa. The “out of Africa” theory was the brainchild of Professors Alan Wilson and Rebecca Cann. Of course, even back then, they realized that their theory was only a possibility, not a fact. Subsequently, their own DNA testing indicated that Homo sapiens first developed from the Australian aborigines about 400,000 years ago (with no genetic links to Africa).

Then, the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology made a genetic discovery also dating back to about 400,000 years ago. This find was made in Spain and also has no genetic link to Africa. However, it does have a genetic link to… Australia. So, the two oldest human DNA samples yet found were from Australia and Europe, with a genetic link to each other but with no link to Africa. This literally rewrites evolutionary history.

At a meeting of the Royal Society in London, these DNA finds, among others, were discussed by some of the brightest minds in the field of genetics. Researchers had previously identified three kinds of hominids who had interbred with each other in ancient times, namely Homo sapiens, Neanderthals, and Denisovans. The talk of the conference was a study done by the Harvard Medical School on a find from Siberia. The study found that the Denisovans had sex with an unknown group in Asia more than 30,000 years ago, a group which was neither human nor Neanderthal. Mark Thomas, an evolutionary geneticist at University College London, summed it up nicely as follows: “What it begins to suggest is that we’re looking at a Lord of the Rings-type world — that there were many hominid populations.”

Note: Of course, both the Bible and ancient Sumerian texts refer to humans having sex  with a non-human species so perhaps this shouldn’t come as a surprise.

Some other interesting genetic findings are as follows:

  • Between 4000-6000 years ago, some extremely unusual DNA was first found in the people of Denmark. It’s referred to as “Haplogroup I1” and geneticists have no idea where it came from. It only appears in the Nordic races. No other group of people on the planet Earth have this DNA unless they have come in contact with Nordic people.
  • A recent story in the news concerned a young Caucasian girl who had her DNA tested and discovered that her ancestry hails from North Africa. That’s mind-blowing until one looks at the DNA testing involving North Africa. Turns out that North Africa’s gene pool is, in fact, Caucasian. Two Caucasian groups living in North Africa for at least two thousand years are the Tuaregs and the Berbers, both Caucasian people. This in turn might explain the next finding.
  • DNA testing on the Egyptian boy-pharaoh King Tut revealed that he is related to 70% of the men in England. In other words, he is Caucasian, albeit one with a severely elongated skull.
  • A study by the University of Cambridge found that the DNA of humans contains 145 ‘alien’ genes not passed on from our ancestors.

Note: Genetics aside, the different human skull types demonstrate that man evolved  from different gene pools.

However, some genetic studies have led to places that most would have never expected. For example, scientists working to map human DNA (as part of the Human Genome Project) concluded there are arithmetic patterns and symbolic language encoded within our DNA. They, therefore, believe that man’s “junk DNA” is the genetic code of extraterrestrial life forms. That theory might be referred to as Directed Panspermia. It was popularized by Francis Crick who won the Nobel Prize, along with James Watson, for their discovery of the structure of the DNA molecule. Even an ardent atheist like Richard Dawkins admitted, in an interview with Ben Stein, that man’s DNA has a designer and he mentioned extraterrestrial contact.

As for DNA itself, it has an exquisite language composed of 3 billion genetic letters. DNA is, in essence, an immensely complex instruction manual on how cells operate. As Bill Gates has himself said, DNA has an operating system that is far more advanced than any of our supercomputers. Therefore, you can only imagine the intelligence that was required to program it.

However, there is even more to the story of our origins. Oddly enough, some of us have Rh negative blood. Man alone has this trait, although Africans and Asians rarely have Rh negative blood. Some of us get diseases that the rest of us don’t (e.g. sickle cell) and we all don’t all share the same blood type or DNA haplogroup type. Obviously, there was more than one original gene pool. Obviously, we didn’t all come out of Africa.

Man is supposedly the most highly developed species on the planet. Surprisingly, however, we are ill-equipped for Earth’s environment. We come to this world with certain disadvantages that animals don’t have. For example, we can’t cope with sunlight, we have a strong dislike for certain natural foods, we have chronic back problems and we have very high rates of disease. These are things which should not happen if we evolved naturally on this planet. Man, in effect, is alien to this world.

The human race has been searching for answers for its existence from the beginning. Accordingly, man often posited that there was a creator of one sort or another. Some gave that creator the designation of God and recently some scientists have said that man’s creator was of extraterrestrial origin (aliens, in other words). The funny thing is that in our search for aliens, man just may have found himself as it seems that man, himself, is an alien.

 

Epilogue

In the view of cosmologist Max Tegmark, everything in the universe, including humans, is part of a mathematical structure. According to Tegmark, everything in nature is full of patterns such as the Fibonacci sequence, which is mathematically based. Tegmark contends, though, that math was not invented by man, but simply discovered by man. So, then, who did invent mathematics?

 

“The spiral in a snail’s shell is the same mathematically as the spiral in the Milky Way galaxy, and it’s also the same mathematically as the spirals in our DNA. It’s the same ratio that you’ll find in very basic music that transcends cultures all over the world.”           – Joseph Gordon-Levitt

 

 

 

“A belief is not merely an idea the mind possesses. It is an idea that possesses the mind.”

– Robert Oxton Bolt

 

Everyone has beliefs. Those beliefs are based on a person’s perception of reality which is, for the most part, limited to what their physical senses tell them the world is like. These physical senses give rise to logic, a reasoning process which is an intellectual exercise in taking the available information and then trying to determine the truth of the matter (e.g. what is reality?).

However, the best that we can do is come to some approximate understanding of what the physical world is like. That’s the best. Of course, we know that humans’ senses of hearing and seeing are very inadequate so our view of reality is also likely to be lacking.

Interestingly enough, quantum physics tells us that there is a reality beyond the observable universe. Our universe is not all that there is to creation!! Beyond our universe is a non-physical world where consciousness is all that is. As Max Planck, the father of modern physics, stated, “I regard consciousness as fundamental. We cannot get behind consciousness.”  Yet from a scientific standpoint, scientists cannot prove (scientifically) what lies beyond our universe – because it is not observable. That’s the dilemma that John Horgan discussed in his book The End of Science.

So, where does this leave us?  All that we have to try to understand life is our physical senses. Yet, our physical senses cannot grasp the physical universe let alone the quantum world that our reality arises from. Michael Talbot, in The Holographic Universe, explained just how our reality is shaped by unseen forces from beyond, as follows: “Our brains mathematically construct objective reality by interpreting frequencies that are ultimately projections from another dimension, a deeper order of existence that is beyond both space and time….”   Carl Jung expressed a similar concept when he said that the psyche and reality are not limited to space and time.

Yet, people generally resist anything that they can’t see for themselves.  Instead, they simply label things they can’t explain as “supernatural.”  This is particularly true of atheists as they reject anything that smacks of the supernatural (which they equate with an admission that God exists).

However living, in my opinion, does require a leap of faith. By leap of faith, I’m not talking here about religion. Rather, I’m talking about having an open mind with regards to the unseen forces of Nature that shape our world. Unfortunately, though, if you’re looking for hard and fast answers you can forget it.  There really aren’t any. The thing to remember, though, as Bernard Werber said is that, “The point is not to 
believe or not believe. 
What matters is to ask 
as many questions as possible.”

 

Epilogue

The human species has been taught to believe that it is a physical species. If so, then why do you not fall out of bed at night?  Yes, the physical body is asleep but something keeps you from falling out of bed when you roll over at night. Further, what part of your body makes you human?  If you lose a hand, arm or leg, do you stop being human? Of course not. Exactly what makes you human then?

So, why is man the only species that can ponder his own existence? The only one. What part of his physical body does man use to do that?  His mind? Well, you should know that scientists have been unable to locate the “mind” in our physical body.  However, they have determined that the “mind” makes decisions before you are even consciously aware of those decisions. So, where exactly do your beliefs come from?  Better yet, who are you?

 

The universe does not exist ‘out there,’ independent of us. We are inescapably involved in bringing about that which appears to be happening. We are not only observers. We are participators.”  – John Wheeler, physicist

I read a post the other day where a reader commented that one should follow God’s will. That comment immediately raised a couple of questions, at least for me. First off, how do we know that God has a will? At first blush, maybe that seems like a pretty innocuous question. However, how does anyone really know? After all, The Pascal Wager states that, “If there is a God, He is infinitely incomprehensible” (i.e. the finite cannot conceive of the Infinite).

That, of course, begs the second question. That is, what kind of a life form might God be? However, we first probably need to define “will,” as in God’s will. The Free Dictionary says that will is “The mental faculty by which one deliberately chooses or decides upon a course of action.” In that case, I suppose, God has to be considered to be some sort of a physical life form. The Bible confirms this as it says that God was a man, specifically referring to God as Him.

Aside: Of course if God was a man, then who created God?

Now, I know that some people would say that God does not have to be a Him; that God could be a She or even an It. Fair enough. However, consider this. Some researchers/historians, myself included, believe that the Genesis story (in particular the Creation and Flood stories) was borrowed from older Sumerian writings.

Aside: That was only natural, in a way, since the Israelites actually were descendants of the Sumerians through Abraham.

In the ancient Sumerian writings, God (or more accurately the gods) is referred to as Him because he actually is a man – a real flesh and blood man. This is why the Bible says that man (Adam) was created in God’s image, (i.e. the image of a male, human being).

Aside: That is, man and God have nearly identical DNA.

Naturally, all of this raises more questions than it answers. For example, is God the Prime Creator? Well, certainly, the god of Genesis was the creator of man, at least the modern-day version of Homo sapiens. As for being the creator, the Bible actually says that God is not the Prime Creator. In Deuteronomy 32:8-9, it states, “When the Most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel. For the Lord’s (Yahweh) portion is his people; Jacob (Israel) is the lot of his inheritance.” This shows that Yahweh was, at best, a lower god since Yahweh was subordinate to the Most High. Further, in John 1:18, John says that ““No one has ever seen God.” Of course, John was speaking about the spirit form of God, so the physical god of Genesis could not be God, according to John.

Back to the issue of God’s will. If God was an intelligent life form with a physical body, by definition he would almost certainly have a will. God then might impose his will on man, if he so chose, similar to what happened in so many of the biblical stories. The problem is that the so-called god of Genesis is not God, as in the Prime Creator. In that case, why worry about god’s will at all? Indeed, why even worship Yahweh?

…Or perhaps, the “god concept” is really just a distraction to keep us from connecting with our real Creator.

 

Epilogue

As Yahweh told man, you shall have no other gods before you. Hopefully, you can now see how that Bible verse makes some sense. That is, there were many Yahweh-type entities running around in ancient times. Yahweh was simply one of many (see Deuteronomy 32:8-9 above). In fact, the Israelites were polytheistic for thousands of years, even after Moses. Yahweh was an important god but the goddess Asherah was just as important, perhaps even more so. However, with the introduction of monotheism, the Israelites were told to have no other gods before them – and certainly not the gods of the Sumerians, the gods of Abraham.

 

The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself.”  – Carl Sagan

 

P.S. Of course, “the universe” Sagan mentions is not a life form (i.e. it cannot know itself). When reading his quote, therefore, you need to replace the word “universe” with the word “Creator”.