Do I believe in god?
This is a fairly common question. My answer is fairly common also,“It depends.”
It depends on whether the one asking the question is referring to the Bible-god. That being the god the good book tells us decided to create a most beautiful garden, out of boredom I presume, the book doesn’t give the motivation.
So nice and glorious was this botanical wonder he wanted to share it, or show off, or something, and decided to do the following:
The time came when the Lord God formed a man’s body. He made it from the dust of the ground. Then he breathed into it the breath of life. And man became a living person. Then the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep. He took one of the man’s ribs. Then he closed up the place from which he had taken it. Then he made the rib into a woman, and brought her to the man. (Genesis 2:7, 21-22)
Then god went a little further, he said, Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.
Why didn’t this all-powerful god make man a vegan? Why did he need other living things to rule over and kill? But that kind of killing is small potatoes compared to what this god did to- all living things:
“So He destroyed all living things which were on the face of the ground: both man and cattle, creeping thing and bird of the air. They were destroyed from the earth. Only Noah and those who were with him in the ark remained alive. And the waters prevailed on the earth one hundred and fifty days.
So we’re talking indiscriminate slaughter of newborn babies, the elderly, the sick, the weak, the believers, everyone had to go. Why? And weren’t all these folks technically at least, all gods children?
Do I believe in such a god? No! That’s not a god, that’s a cartoon.
If on the other hand I am asked if I believe in the Creator. A thing so powerful IT creates something out of nothing; an infinite power that created what is oftentimes referred to as our Higher Self. The Creator that is omnipotent and incorporeal, then Yes! I believe in that.
That is also the very reason I choose the term Creator, as opposed to god; so as to make the distinction between the two. I want no part of the Bible-god.
The Creator is not even aware of this thing called ego, this life, this planet, or any other caricatures deemed holy, valuable or real here. The Creator is like a father aware his child is sleeping, knows the child will wake, yet has no knowledge of the nightmare the child is having.
Like the father, the Creator also knows the created are forever safe and all is well.
That is what I believe.
What about you?