Monday, March 31, 2014

Understanding of God?

Our Sunday school teacher posed an interesting question that got me thinking. What if we truly understood God? This was in the context of the trinity but it got me thinking. My answer to him would be that we would likely use it against him, that we would tear down God. Because think about two things- God has made a lot if decisions, many people won't agree with them all and will seek vengeance or even will go after God when they find out their own religion is false. If we understood God completely, we could replicate his powers of creation and destruction- we would in fact be gods ourselves and could use powers identical to his own to destroy him. Now, thought two. We would have that kind of power, what would stop God from killing every last one of us before we turned on him? I know my teacher would have pointed to the bible and said "this proves he loves us, he wouldn't." Ah, but to reference kill bill... The textbooks are written by the zebras for the zebras... History is written by those in charge for those in charge. Why wouldn't the bible- an incredible historical and some of the most evident proof of Gods power- be written by God for God? Theologists and even the bible say that the bible was written perfectly by God through his disciples. God wrote it. If he were a zebra writing for zebras, then he may not love us in fact. It tears apart his image, which would lead one to believe that he could turn on us if the playing field were leveled.

If we truly understood God, there would be conflict and decimation that the universe- that existence has never seen or perceived as possible. It would be a war of Gods. Men with unimaginable power lashing out at each other and at their creator with unheard of weapons of destruction and maddening creation. It would be like giving a caveman a shotgun and a lifetime of ammo- the leading cause of death in humans and animals would be death by shotgun from that point on. Or if you gave Romans nukes- the power would be unimaginably great and they'd decimate the world because they don't understand how to use that power responsibly. Giving humans a finite understanding of the inner-workings of God would be giving them his power, something unimaginable that we are not prepared or educated for. We would destroy everything. Literally.

Perhaps a select few would survive the carnage and death of God and billions of human gods, and perhaps those few would have learned enough to start over and rebuild the universe- one where this can never happen again. Funnily enough, if you think about it this could have happened before. Those remaining few gods would eventually argue, struggle, and strafe over the new universe and potential followers that live in it. Still being human they would eventually kill each other until there was only one left- a God. Said God would start anew, wash away the blood and destruction of an existence ruined by the fighting of billions of Gods. The slate/existence would be wiped clean and bang- or should I say Big Bang. The God creates a fresh universe to sculpt and create in, vowing to stop such a thing from happening again. He creates humans in his image, instructs them, but they inevitably turn away from him. In human rage he floods their realm saving only a few... And thousands of years later when his human creations fully understand him... Well, you get the story.

I should either write a book or get more sleep. Exact opposites on the spectrum, I understand but...