As I ate lunch today I was thinking about what ‘God’ may say to us should he manifest himself and look around.
I think he might wonder how human beings have twisted their thinking so much that they believe it God’s will to kill other human beings and to do it in God’s name!
For the religious person, God created everything so what would give a person the right to kill another of God’s own creations? In the eyes of a supreme being wouldn’t this be the height of arrogance? And furthermore, the religious books are quite specific when they say “Thou shalt not kill.” I mean it is only one sentence and short sentence at that! It would be rather hard to analyze this sentence and the four words that comprise it to arrive at an interpretation that means the opposite!
Yet, the three majors, Christians, Muslims and Jews simply cannot get the most important commandment through their collective heads!
If the religions could not do this correctly then why should anyone pay even a moments attention to all the other nonsense they’ve spewn forth throughout the ages?
Finally, this thought just suddenly entered my head. I believe it might actually be a miracle because I was eating pizza and thinking about painting when this thought suddenly barged in and implored me to write it down! By God this might have been a mystical experience, a vision such as the Saints have had in the days of old!
Perhaps God has revealed his will through me!
“Let’s start over; the only commandment shall be; Thou shalt not kill. That’s it, once you can get that right we can worry about all the other stuff. Just concentrate on that and in your services to me, just repeat it for 45 minutes. You can sing it, mumble it, give a homily about it, but only repeat this over and over, nothing else. When the call to prayer echos over the rooftops say nothing else but that. Jews – what you call Kavanah, just put those four words in the center of it, nothing else.”
Very clear direction there. Unfortunately given humanities track record I would imagine the following will happen:
- They will forget it in the next 5 minutes
- They will find a way to interpret it with the opposite meaning
- By some miracle the killing will stop, but then people will be imprisoned, or perhaps tourtured, or perhaps interrogated by enhanced methods if they happen to be in the USA.
Then we will have to wait another 3,000 years for God to intervene again. Or maybe his instructions will come through a vision or mystical experience as it was known in the old days but whose name and definition has changed in modern times and can be found in a copy of Psychiatry Today.