Two older men chat and sip tea in the Supreme Cafeteria.
Those gals forget how they got here. They call themselves Christian, yet don’t know hoot about the Bible. If they did, there’d be no issue over who has legal and religious ownership of whatever goes in and whatever comes out of their bodies. They certainly need a refresher course on the beginning.
“In the beginning GOD created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1 NIV).
“Now the earth was [or became] formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and The Spirit of God was hovering over the waters” (Genesis 1:2 NIV).
The first recorded Words of GOD that we have are “Let there be light” (Genesis 1:3 NIV). HE cleaved the light from darkness whence Heaven and Hell were born. He squeezed Hell into earth’s bubbly core, created horned caretakers and eternal fireproof tools for the unlucky ones heading that way. High above earth he created Heaven and stocked it with fair angels and rivers of honey. Let’s admit the universe didn’t just pop out of nothingness. Even Einstein’s theory is just that, a theory, until something better suits our fancy. It seems some All Power Full Thinking Guy had to do it. Aren’t the males of our species the creators, architects, and carpenters. Didn’t He create us in His image?
Next He said the molten core shall forever remain bound by rock and soil, with few opportunities to experience topside. Consequently we have Vesuvius and Mount St. Helens on occasion.
Then, using His infinite know how He inhaled vapors and expelled water through His pursed lips. His infinite hands directed the waters and made them into oceans, seas, puddles and slippery surfaces. He was happy with His handiwork and there was more work to be done.
He then thought up trees and grasses and roots that spread under and across the surface. They mutated and migrated and by the time the day was done, the earth covered with vegetation. And so it was.
Then other orbs were thought up and pitched like marbles across time and space. Our sun and moon shone and reflected light. He decided to add measurable units, then break it all down to the Planck. Good ol’ Max gets credit, but we know He was behind the curtain long before Max. By the way, we once had enough evidence to prove the world was flat, and now . . .
On day 5 He thought up the birds and fish. The fish multiplied and lived in the waters. The birds landed and ate the seeds, grasses, and each other. From above, He observed the bloodlust, then in a flash created insects, billions upon billions of them to feed the birds, spread the seed, and sting, bite and annoy us humans when we arrived. “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.” (Genesis 1:20-23 NIV)
Day 6. He then created the sauruses and slithery life forms with scales. By early afternoon, furry and hairy critters had joined their scaly and feathery co-existers in a world of eat and be eaten. He sat and smiled at His work. After all, He was God.
Yet there was something missing. A form that would reign over all others. A tiny replica of Himself was needed. Even God has an ego. If not, why would He command us to worship Him and not a cow? By the way, I’ve seen a whole lot of people worshiping cow in its many forms. If some people had a choice, they’d take a juicy grilled steak over God any day. Then there are the billions of Big Mac worshipers. Anyway, time was running out. There were other dimensions, seen and unseen, to be created. So, He quickly fashioned a likeness of Himself.
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. (Genesis 1:27 NIV) Most Bibles say God created man. The New Living Version (2007) changed man to people. Sounds kind of hokey to me.
He named this likeness of Himself ‘man’ and seeded the different parts of the earth with him. Man, feeling tightly wound with nothing to do roamed the earth destroying every thing and animal around him. God felt sad upon seeing His 6 day creation thus being ruined. While contemplating what He had wrought, His hand grabbed a rib from man’s chest and He quickly whittled another creature from it. Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. (Genesis 2:22 NIV) He held it up to the light and named her fem male and woe man. He breathed her into the mix just before the clock struck 12. From then ’til now man still destroys every thing around him. The fem woe has helped slow down man’s wanton destruction by opening herself to him, even when she is too tired to do so.
On the 7th day God chilled.
Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array. By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done. (Genesis 2:2 NIV)
I must admit to having several problems with a resting God. So here is this God creating the universe and all the molecular structures within and without it. Did He only rest on that 7th day and where did he rest? Folks say God created Heaven and Hell and has chosen to live up there in Heaven. Is that where he rested? Isn’t that like a child creating a drawing of earth and a cloud with a house on it saying, ‘I’m going to live in that cloud house for awhile’.
One of the men sucks the last drops from his cup and beckons with a finger. Two female aids dash over and prostrate before the Supreme decision makers. The elderly judges slowly rise, step over the scantily clad worshipers and head to their chambers.
Justice 1: They’ll come around. Change is inevitable. Look at me. Look at that Obama fool.
Justice 2: Clarence, you are so right. Sometimes I wish I could turn the clock back 155 years.
Justice 1: Antonin, I know what you mean.
Justice 2: Do you?