The First Greatest Mystery of All Time: Is There a God?  Yes – No – Maybe

Is there a God?  Of course there is.  I am God. 

I am everything.  I am everywhere.  I am eternity.  I am chaos and I am order.  I am love and I am hate.  I am the beginning and I am the end.  I am all things to everyone.  But I am not the God of the Jews.  I am not the God of the Christians.  I am not the God of the Muslims.  I am not the God of the pagans or of the Atheists, or of the Buddhists, or of the Hindus or of the Agnostics.  I am no one’s God.  No one knows who I am.  I am in the mind of everyone but each creates me in their own image.  The Gods that man knows bear no resemblance to me.  where-is-god-suffering

While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone else and everything else are also God’s creation.  — Maya Angelou

I am not the God of the Jews.  The Jews think they are the chosen people.  Who chose them?  Not I! Why should I choose one people over another?  I did not ask Abraham to sacrifice his only son.  What need I for a sacrifice?  If I wanted a sacrifice, I could sacrifice the entire human race. What need I for pigs or idols?  I did not talk to Moses.  Moses was talking to himself.  I do not command nor do I care.  I am neither a vengeful God nor a kind God.  Those are human gods.  I surpass all concepts or ideology that humans create.  What is evil to humans may be good to me. What is love to humans may be evil to me.  I am all concepts.  I am the infinity of concepts.  god is faithful

“God and Nature first made us what we are, and then out of our own created genius we make ourselves what we want to be.  Follow always that great law.  Let the sky and God be our limit and Eternity our measurement.”  — Marcus Garvey  God is Good

I am not the God of the Christians.  Why would I have only one son?  If I want a son, I could have a million sons.  Why would I create humans in my image?  I have no image.  I am everything.  I have created the sky and the sea in my image. I have created the trees and the deserts in my image. I have created all living things in my image. Death and life are my image.  I need no one to worship me nor do I care if the entire human race worships me.  Who gave Christians any special privileges with me?  What do I care about Christians?  You pray to your saints who are hypocrites. You dare to kill in my name!  Kill in your own name and don’t insult me with your wars and murders!

“When his life was ruined, his family killed, his farm destroyed, Job knelt down on the ground and yelled up to the heavens, “Why God? Why me?” and the thundering voice of God answered, There’s just something about you that pisses me off.”  — Stephen King  god-is-in-control_t_nv

I am not the God of the Muslims.  I did not speak to Mohammed.  I do not tell anyone to wage holy wars in my name.  I do not care if you worship one God or many Gods.  One or many is all the same to me.  I have no prophets.  No one speaks for me or writes for me.  You pursue your petty grievances and you kill in the name of Allah.  Who is Allah?  I know him not.  I have no name.  Your Jihads and Holy Wars are only holy to you.  I care not for any Holiness.  I care not more for Muslims than I do for Christians or Jews or Atheists.  Holiness is an excuse you use to cover your greed and petty desires.

“God has no religion.” — Mahatma Gandhi  god is love

I am not the God of the Atheists or the God of the Agnostics.  I am not science nor am I comprehensible to man.  I am the unknown and the unknowable.  No scientists or seers will ever be able to understand what I am.  I am continually changing and yet I remain the same.  I am subject to no laws.  I make all laws and I break all laws.  Whatever is will forever change and whatever is not will forever remain the same.  I am all planets and all universes.  I am the black holes and the exploding nebulae.  I am the sun and the moon.  I am neither expanding nor contracting.  I am the everything in the universe and the nothing between the stars

“I sought to hear the voice of God and climbed the topmost steeple, but God declared: “Go down again – I dwell among the people.”  — John Henry Newman  God-is-1280x800-3d

Who am I?  I did not create man in my image.  Man created me in his image.  Do not worship me. I care not for your worship.  Do not do good deeds in my name. I care not for your good deeds.  Do not call upon me for help and guidance.  I guide not and I help not.  I do not destroy and I do not create.   I do not love and I do not hate.  I exist and my existence has no meaning to me.  The meaning you give me is your own meaning.  Go beyond meaning and you will understand me.  Go beyond love and hate and you will understand me.  Go beyond fear and courage and you will understand me.  Go beyond living and dying and you will understand me.

I’ve always believed in a higher power. You can call it God, you can call it Jesus, Krishna, Buddha, Allah, I don’t care. I really believe we are all a part of God.Olivia Hussey

Time for Questions:

Does God Exist?  Who is God?  Do you really need a god?  Why?  What if God did not exist?

Life is just beginning.

“For those who believe in God, most of the big questions are answered. But for those of us who can’t readily accept the God formula, the big answers don’t remain stone-written. We adjust to new conditions and discoveries. We are pliable. Love need not be a command nor faith a dictum. I am my own god. We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state, and our educational system. We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.”
Charles Bukowski

 

13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. jacobp81
    Aug 27, 2014 @ 01:03:20

    “When his life was ruined, his family killed, his farm destroyed, Job knelt down on the ground and yelled up to the heavens, “Why God? Why me?” and the thundering voice of God answered, There’s just something about you that pisses me off.” — LMAO Where did Steven King write this?

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  2. johnpersico
    Aug 27, 2014 @ 20:43:48

    IN Storm of the Century 1999,

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  3. Greg Gorman
    Aug 28, 2014 @ 02:17:46

    Hi John, This is clearly your best writing. You’ve handled this complicated subject in a fashion that would make St. Ignatius proud. I believe that this discourse answers many of the puzzling questions of life that you have wrestled with in previous blog entries. Bravo!
    Greg

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  4. johnpersico
    Aug 28, 2014 @ 22:31:41

    Thanks Greg, I hope you are not getting soft on me. But I will say that coming from you, that is a very big compliment. I trust your perspective very much and always appreciate your insights. I thought some people might think me mad, crazy, looney? Not me I swear it, Now I just have to solve the other 11 mysteries of life. I think I need help. 🙂

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  5. Jeanine
    Sep 01, 2014 @ 02:43:45

    There has never been a question in my mind as to God’s existence. It is very simple. I look at the sky and beyond and think that there is just no end to it, just as I believe that God has no end and had no beginning. God is and always will be. I think for most people it is a leap of faith. When someone tells me that we just do not know, it makes me wonder how they can make such a statement, when I am 100% sure that He exists. I try to understand how someone could questions, and do feel that a person has a right to their own opinion. I am not out to save the world, but when someone tells me that they do not believe in God, my only question to them is, “How can you not?”.

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    • johnpersico
      Sep 01, 2014 @ 06:36:56

      Good points Jeanine. I know Karri would agree. For me, there are too many questions not answered by the idea of a god as Christians view him or her. If there is a god, I think he/she would be more like my idea of some omnipotent being that simply creates and does not worry about humans any more then ants would be worried about. Why should we be so special?

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  6. Jeanine
    Sep 05, 2014 @ 01:41:41

    Also good points! I watched a show about a preacher who forgave the man who raped and killed his daughter. I began to think that if Jesus taught us to forgive and turn the other cheek to all men or women who have wronged us, then why is there a hell. Apparently, there are some people even God cannot forgive. Yes John, when you say you have many questions, I guess I do too.

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    • johnpersico
      Sep 05, 2014 @ 03:09:48

      Do you really think an all powerful all knowing all loving God would need a hell?

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      • Jack
        Dec 30, 2014 @ 10:17:24

        What would be your definition of hell?

      • johnpersico
        Dec 30, 2014 @ 15:01:05

        Good Question, since I don’t believe in Heaven or Hell. But see my “Conversation with God” Blog from two weeks ago. This might give you some idea of what I think Hell would be like.

    • Sree
      Dec 14, 2015 @ 17:33:18

      I thought about this stuff a lot, let me give some advice (I’m only 24yrs old). The only choice you have is to realise that you are simply watching everything. Even when you feel you really did something out of your own will power and effort. You are simply watching your strengths, weaknesses, your actions and your mind talking. This is all you are doing, this all anyone ever does, no matter who. This for me is the realisation. It doesn’t make things easier or the world a better place, but…but nothing. It does nothing to improve or change you. But you realise you do nothing and there is nothing that will happen because of this realisation. You might as well never heard about it. Because its the most obvious thing, of course you are just watching this thing called life happen. Maybe you like watching this, you watch bad life like you watch a sad movie. Also it makes you wanna see a happy one. Then again you don’t know, you’re confused, scared, maybe depressed. Maybe this is what you wanted, because how do you feel about never ever experiencing confusion, fear, sadness etc..?

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  7. bob
    Jan 13, 2016 @ 05:13:25

    People have asked god “why is there evil?” and “god why dont you do anything about the hungry the tortured and the depressed?” And god has said in the bible “i did, i created you” so its up to us the believers to help the hungry and the sad and spread the word of god around the world.

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