Saturday, 14 November 2009
01:53:51 PM (GMT)
I'm learning about the history of the Abrahamic Religions in school, which is good
because as I have mentioned before, I've never been able to just read the Bible
straight through. And, I mean, I've been in a church before... for about ten minutes
while my dad and I picked my sister up from a sweet sixteen party she had been
attending at the church. (The girls parents wanted to make sure nothing went on at
the party, I think.)
I'm familiar with the stories of Christians and Jews, but that doesn'y mean I've
studied them. So I'm really pysched about this unit. I was thinking "Yeah! Now I can
hear all sides of the story, and form a educated opinion."
Thus far, all I've learned is to feel really bad for that God. I mean jeez, I
hope it isn't blasphemy to say "Poor dude..." in relation to Jehovah. My teacher was
just explaining the whole Creation of the world/Adam and Eve thing from the
prospective of Christians, Jews, and Muslims, and I was like, "Interesting but
nothing I haven't heard. Yep, yep, and all the creeping creatures which creepith
along the ground, and it was good, read that online..." But then Mr. B said
something so obvious that it never occurred to me to wonder about.
"And originally Adam and Eve were created to be companions to God. The weren't
supposed to age, or die, or feel pain..."
Hold up. Companions? Like, Adam and Eve and God were friends? Man, that sucks, dude!
I mean come on. I've always kinda thought that the whole Tree of Knowledge thing was
sorta bogus, and everyone involved could have reacted to the situation better.
But God subjected his only friends to pain and torment, and sent them away? Like, God
was left all alone afterwords? Except for the angels, but they were his servants, not
just his friends, really.
Plus, the angles weren't very nice- like the whole Lilith incident, and killing one
hundred of her babies every day, what's up with that? And does God even trust the
angles? His favorite angel tried to kill him after all (I sort of question
that whole story too.)
I mean, people wonder why God leaves so much suffering in the world. The Christian
God is like a modern latch key kid, those poor saps who comes home to an empty house,
they just have like a hamster or something, and they watch reality T.V for company.
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