July 23, 2009

The Beginning - Genesis 1

So far so good. Sounds about right in accordance with scientific theories of the big bang.

Yes, i do know that it wasn't exactly done in six days. 1 day could've meant 10 million years.

How old is our earth again? ... OK, Wikipedia says it's 4.54 billion years old.

And so god created everything and god saw that everything was Good. I generally prefer to use the more neutral-sounding 'The Creator' or 'The Great Computer in the Sky' than the word 'God'. Somehow the English word "God" is very much associated with christianity. Do you feel the same? For simplicity's sake, i shall set my preferences aside & continue using the word "God" - as we are questioning the christian bible after all.

OK, this is something i've been thinking about for a very long time -

Genesis 1:27
So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.

So, by pure mathematical deduction - - -

Y'all know the first humans look like this, right?

Therefore - God must look like this.

As humans were made in god's image.

The bible tells us so.

So remember: Everytime u go to church or say your prayers at night -
this is the face
of The Almighty Creator of Heaven & Earth, the one that you pray to for guidance and strength.

Toss out the window all that childhood imagery we were brought up with - somehow or other god was always pictured as a sagely, white-bearded, Caucasian grandfatherly (read: male) figure in flowing white robes.

The other question is -- well, obviously we've evolved since Lucy here. If god had the form of a human being, Do you think that throughout the ages, 'God' would've evolved along with us too?

I know the bible & the q'uran share the same roots. But, i wonder if the Q'uran has the same verse about us being created in the image of God?

Because from what i've gathered, Muslims believe god has no form - god is simply a being. And this, i must say, is in line with my personal belief that The Creator is a purely neutral being -- it is but a formless, raceless, genderless, supreme force of energy.


  1. one of the ten commandments commonly goes by "You shall not make for yourself an idol", what i was taught (in sunday school) was that this means we should not worship God in a form, or use anything to represent him. i have always thought catholic depictions of God or even Jesus was some sort of violation of this commandment, but i am not sure. personally, i don't think i have seen as many physical depictions in protestant churches as in catholic churches.

  2. i came across a protestant children's book once, simplifying the bible. jesus (and to some extent, the christian god) was depicted as clean-shaven, muscular and blonde.


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