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Find Me a God… December 29, 2009

Posted by jetson in Personal.
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I have said that it is always possible that there is a god or gods out in the universe, or perhaps outside of our universe. I’m not sure how we would ever prove that, but I have to admit that anything is possible. What I really would like though, is to find a god with attributes that make more sense than any god we have ever seen before. Of course, my list of attributes is obviously going to be subjective, so take it all with a grain, and if you disagree, feel free to make your own list. It’s not like there haven’t been hundreds of thousands of gods in the past, so what’s a few more!

I’m not sure why people think that a god needs to be mean, but it sure seems like that is the prevailing idea. If a god isn’t demanding that someone be killed, he is demanding that certain people will go to hell. Or he is demanding we worship him, or any other bizarre ritual that doesn’t add any value to the god itself, other than said god being a mean, jealous, and vindictive entity. So, as a mere mortal and thinking human, I give you my list of attributes, as well as things I don’t want this god to have!

Find me a god who…

  • Exists.
    Communicates effectively with no opportunity for misunderstanding.
    Doesn’t need a book.
    Is as obvious as gravity.
    Accepts our mistakes, our shortcomings, our imperfections, and any transgressions we make.
    Could care less if I were a homosexual.
    Supports my decision to abort my pregnancy if I were a woman.
    Turns a major hurricane back out to the open sea when it threatens to kill innocent humans.
    Keeps the caps on volcanoes that are too close to human and animal populations.
    Aborts any fertilized egg that he knows will be born handicapped, or sick, or too early to survive.
    Steers a rapist in the opposite direction of his victim, or better yet, who doesn’t allow that type of behavior to be possible in our fragile brains.
    Needs no worship, nor church services, nor mere humans to speak for it.
    Speaks to us gently, and guides us effortlessly through life’s ups and downs.
    Helps us understand why our loved ones die, and lets us know that our loved ones are not suffering.
    Evenly distributes the earths resources, so that all life has abundant food.
    Doesn’t take sides.
    Has no “chosen” people.
    Easily tolerates those who don’t need him.
    Doesn’t need our money.
    Cares about what we think, no matter what we think.
    Nudges us in the right direction when we veer off course.
    Allows us to learn from our mistakes without any threat of eternal damnation.
    Doesn’t allow a hell to exist.
    Doesn’t allow lightning to set a house full of children on fire.
    Condemns anyone who claims to speak for said god.
    Keeps viruses and bacteria from harming life.
    Allows morals to come from our sense of goodness towards each other.
    Doesn’t need to smell burning animal flesh.
    Doesn’t command that entire cities be wiped out because they are heathens.
    Doesn’t condone slavery of other humans.
    Knows that men and women are equal.
    Doesn’t allow men to control what women wear, where they go, or what they do with their lives.
    Instills a sense of community and caring into each human, no matter where they live or where they were born.
    Condemns war completely.
    Helps us understand our purpose, even if the purpose is personal and selfish.
    Condemns every form of hatred and bigotry.
    Shares the secrets of the universe, so that no one has to guess.
  • There are more, but this should do as a start. Feel free to add more! Together, we can make a really great god. Or, we can abandon them all and just be good little humans.



    1. zebulonthered - December 29, 2009

    “Instills a sense of community and caring into each human, no matter where they live or where they were born.
    Condemns war completely”.
    That would be something!

    “I’m not sure why people think that a god needs to be mean, but it sure seems like that is the prevailing idea”.
    Life sucks, for a god to be “believable” it would need to be mean. Who would believe in a god of total love in a world of death and destruction? Christians say their god is love, but that is because of the brainwashing… The bible does not reflect this idea.

    2. SG - January 3, 2010

    Here we go again — The God according to Jetson and then some — sounds very humanistic, egocentric, and very prideful, not what i would expect unless you have very low expectations.

    Okay I am game on this one:
    Knows that men and women are equal — what planet are you from? Define equal or this a world according to Jetson. Equal as in asexual?

    Some of it is great, but of course i know you got this from somewhere else. What about free will, you wouldn’t want to create robots.

    You talk as if you want to make earth heaven — all in due time my dear Jetson.

    jetson - January 3, 2010

    Welcome back SG!

    It’s a thought experiment. As you are hopefully aware, there have been many, many gods invented by humans, of which the attributes have been all over the map. I am hardly the first human to look for a god that fits my needs! And let me ask you this; do you believe there are ANY Christians who simply self project themselves into their version of God?

    I see it all of the time on the various boards and blogs, where a Christian does not “accept” God as defined in The Bible, but rather, they define their own version, so that it fits nicely into their worldview. I’m OK with that approach, as long as it remains personal.

    Much of my list comes from the flaws that are in the god that many claim to be the one and only, true god. I simply countered those attributes with better ones. And yes, they are in fact better, according to me, as I stated in my blog.

    As far as men and women being equal, I would almost have to say that women are superior, if you want to get technical, but the basic idea is that men and women be treated equally in the eyes of God (which does not happen today, according to The Bible.) There is a physical distinction between males and females, for obvious reasons, but as humans, we are all the same, and should be treated as such.

    Heaven, according to some Christians, does not sound like a place I want to spend eternity in, no matter how nice, given that I will be aware that many more are burning. I know that my time on this earth is limited, and that I must make the best of it while I am here, which means trying to treat people with respect, and not being bigoted, nor intolerant of people with different beliefs – something that a lot of Christians just can’t seem to understand. No human needs to be outcast becaus of what they think.

    3. SG - January 3, 2010

    As for other Christians i don’t know where they are at in their Christian Walk, so if they use this as a crutch it will be self correcting after the truth is revealed to them.

    Sorry — God doesn’t say women are inferior in the eyes of God in the Bible. You should read it again. What you say that they are on equal standing is what the Bible says, again let me state this again, it’s what the Bible states not what i state or what i would like it to state.

    jetson - January 3, 2010

    Genesis 3:16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.

    Exodus 21:7 And if a man sell his daughter to be a maidservant, she shall not go out as the menservants do.

    Leviticus 15:19 And if a woman have an issue, and her issue in her flesh be blood, she shall be put apart seven days: and whosoever toucheth her shall be unclean until the even.

    Matthew 5:32 But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.

    Numbers 5:11-5:31

    1 Corinthians 14:34 Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law.

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