Sometimes it is necessary to think the unthinkable – in the process, of course, making the unthinkable, thinkable.
Christians and others who base their religious beliefs upon the Bible tell me that God created man in His own image. Apart from the fact that the very idea that God looks like us is somewhat surreal, I often wonder what God would use arms and legs for.
If these people are correct, I think God has introduced a major design flaw because, if we really are in His image, why is mankind so inherently evil? Why is it that where ever you look on the globe you see nothing but people intent upon bad deeds?
We see small children being bullied and bullying in their turn.
We see teenagers intent upon fornicating their brains out while still unable to even consider that a pregnancy could ensue.
We see adults who should be creating rôle models for children behaving like rabid morons as they vegetate in front of the almighty TV set.
We see waves of crime engulfing our societies and an unbelievable degree of cruelty towards man and beast.
Let’s be honest – either God got His design all wrong or He has decided that we are just not worthy of his attention.
Maybe He is now devoting his time to another planet on which His creation is in His revised image as a multi-finned fish.
Maybe all the fictional worlds that exist in our stories and films are real, somewhere?
What if on some distant planet there was an amoeboid creature that, as the religious leader of his race, is preaching how Amoeboids were created in god’s own image?
What if the preacher is now telling all his amoeboid followers that God so loved amoeboid kind that he sent his only begotten son to die for their sins?
Is this really such a fantastic idea?
The evidence is all around us that the “mankind” experiment has been a dismal failure so why would we be surprised if God simply erased or forgot this creation so that he could concentrate on another?
We don’t know how many intelligent creatures there are in the universe (let’s face it, we are even scared to accept the intelligence of creatures on this Earth) but would it be safe to assume that if each different race had a creator God, the creation would have been in the image of the deity?
The day that intelligent beings are found elsewhere is the day I probably will not see but it is a day I would love to experience just so that I could witness the consternation of priests as they tried to accept reality without destroying their theology.
I don’t think I look anything like my God – indeed, His appearance has never been a subject that has caught my interest – and the chances are that neither does anybody else.