|28 Nov 2008 @ 12:15, by Bart Klein Ikink|
Bart klein Ikink
Is God perfect?
Buddha once said: "Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it
agrees with your own reason and your own common sense." In this way you should read the text below.
If we look around us, we clearly see that the world around us is not perfect and that humans are not perfect. Still many
people believe God is perfect. But reality compels us to say that God may not be perfect. In the story of the Creation
you already can read why. In the previous text
( Paradise Found )
it became clear that Eve was created in the image of God. Adam was created as her sidekick. Therefore, we may assume that
God is a woman.
When we know this, it is immediately clear why Adam desired access to wisdom and knowledge of good and evil. He felt useless
and pointless. Was his life not more than being the company of a woman? Something was gnawing Adam. He only did not know
Women often do not understand men and vice versa this is also true. If God is a woman, then what does She know of the man,
his desires and his needs? That may not be much, as we can experience every day. A woman might try but she may never
understand what it is to be a man.
Many people would like to blame someone, but that solves nothing. The tragedy of this story is that this probably could not
have been avoided. That is the way things go. If we hate ourselves or others, then we hate God. If we hate God, then we hate
ourselves. If God hates us, then She hates Herself. Nothing good can come from that. So it should not be this way.
The new Garden of Eden
The new Garden of Eden will not be completely the same as the old Garden of Eden. In any case, a man must have a meaningful
existence, and he can be no slave to his wife. Mankind will be one with nature. Woman and man will be equivalent. Then the
situation will become perfect and the love of God will overcome.
We humans cannot leave everything to God. We will have to do something ourselves. We therefore do not need churches,
mosques and synagogues, but we need faith. We therefore do not need Torahs, Bibles and Qurans, but we need the will. We must
therefore not pray and praise God, but we have to act.