Genesis, what if?
I’m not sure where to put this, or even if I should. But I’ll put it here in the hopes that some will find it of interest.
I’m sure you know that over my 76 years I’ve never heard from you. Not a peep, not even an hallucinatory “Your OK, little Skippy, no polyps.” as I was coming out of the anesthesia after a colonoscopy. But, I’ve thought about you with great wonderment. I want to ask you something and I thought that this web site would probably be the best place, after all, I’m sure you visit frequently to collect naughty names to send to St. Peter down there at the gate.
Basically, I think you really screwed up with Genesis. After all that’s the foundation, the basis, the very essence and rational of your message and I would have thought that you would get it right, after all, you are omniscient, omnipresent, and timeless, so you really don’t have an excuse. Sure the ancient scribes had their agendas, but I would think you could have given them better guidance. Genesis... Wow, what controversy and emotion are stirred up in all the Abrahamic religions by the conflict between what the Holy Scriptures describe and what science has revealed. Yea, I know you had to phrase it in language that could be sort of understood in ancient times, but If I could be so bold as to give you council on Genesis, this is what I would suggest you say.
“Ah, my children, you wonder who I am, how you came to be, and what the future holds for you. Have faith in that that you cannot understand and then you will know. In the beginning there was the Thought that I am. There was nothing but timeless emptiness in your space, no substance, hence no energy and then from within the Thought there was the Essence, and the Essence went forth into matter. The Thought created the Essence with substance, and in great fire and intense cold the Essence brought the expression of the Thought from nothingness into existence. and it was within essence that the Thought became the Word, which I am to you.
Over dark time the Essence of the Thought brought together the energy of the fire of stars and from attraction created the existence of air which became rock and water, and that was the beginning of stars and the worlds. The world of man, which was made for you, was designed for life from the beginning when the Thought created the Word. And just as the Word must follow the direction of the Thought through the Essence, so must fire, rock, water, and air follow the direction of the Thought. Life is deep within the direction of the Thought, the Essence and the Word and through the Word, life has the Essence of the Thought. The fullness of time was required for the seed of rock, water, fire, and air to become the beginnings of life, and for life to grow and change and develop into all the many kinds of plants and animals that occupy your world. All life is interdependent and as you grow and learn you must protect the totality and the future of life.
The Essence within life has direction from the Word of the Thought, and you are the beginning of the culmination of that direction. Your world is composed of the substance of the earth and the plants of earth that feed on sustenance from the sun, the animals that feed on the plants, and the animals that feed on their like, and all are all are part of the growth and direction of life. Your world was designed to harbor the Essence of life that knows and controls itself, life that senses the Thought and the Word through the Essence. This life, your life, transcends, but depends upon the progression of existence. Inherent within the elements of existence are all the essentials, including time, for the development of life. Life changes as the world changes, progresses as it must, and over time the Essence of life leads to life comprehending life. Your purpose is to comprehend and build your existence with the intent of someday knowing the Thought and the Word through the Essence. And when you are ready, the Word will come and give you knowledge and direction for the long journey through life toward purpose.
You are made of the elements of rock, water, fire, and air, and you must suffer the trials of physical existence as do the stars, the dust, and the worlds that combine to create existence. Your purpose is to strive through the Essence to understand the Thought and the Word, and to bring love for the Thought through the Word; and to share your Essence with that of others created from the Thought. Then you will come to know your purpose. Your future is yours to create or to destroy as you strive to find your meaning.”
Now, God, if something like this was in the ancient Holy Scriptures; perhaps in an ancient manuscript from the Dead Sea Scrolls, or something else unquestionably from thousands of years ago, well then, I would have to think long and hard about the origins of humanity through the long and turbulent seas of evolution, and was there any direction to natural selection. I wonder how the ancients would have thought about their world if their God had come closer to reality in his descriptions of the origins of the universe and life. Then the concept of a supernatural God that cares for its creations would be possible to consider. Something like that would have shown that you might be more than just a collective figment of human imaginations and creationism and evolution would be one.