Saturday, June 11, 2016

What if God.....

I’ve heard the expression ‘let he who is without sin, cast the first stone’ my whole life and I’m always reminded of it when I drive past a blasted rock wall from which a highway or a building was carved by explosives and heavy equipment and wonder how coincidental the number of quarries located in what we call New England actually is especially in terms of some of the behaviors about which we’ve all read. 

Every organized religion and a couple of the somewhat disorganized ones has sacred writings, some form of scriptures if you will. No matter the region, or the religion, it's part of our human genome, the need to be a part of something bigger. Be it the Koran, the Old Testament, the New Testament, or the latest roman a clef by Danielle Steel, there's a narrative-a place to go look for details. When you argue a matter of theology and someone says, 'you can look it up!' those texts are what they're referring to.

There's the blood of the Lamb, the descent of the dove, the tongues of fire, the burning bush and an almost unending number of symbols and signs that The Lord (however you perceive S/He to be (‘Cosmic Thunderer or Hairy Muffin’)) uses to get our attention and pass along the Word. 

What if we were the first people on this planet who had a Deity? Put down the stone or at least look for a smaller one. I don't pretend to know what all of those before us had, I'm just saying we're the first and Our God uses the tools we have today in much the way as in the days of old we've read about. 

Someone I encountered not that long ago in these verdant fields of ether and wire speculated on how God would communicate the Ten Commandments if S/He had to use what we so often these days use, text. 

It might look something like this:

1.   no1 b4 me. srsly.
2.   dnt wrshp pix/idols
3.   no omg's
4.   no wrk on w/end (sat 4 now; sun l8r)
5.   pos ok - ur m&d r cool
6.   dnt kill ppl
7.   :-X only w/ m8
8.   dnt steal
9.   dnt lie re: bf
10. dnt ogle ur bf's m8. or ox. or dnkey. myob.

M, pls rite on tabs & giv 2 ppl. ttyl, JHWH. ps. wwjd?

What would you ask if you had just one question?
-bill kenny

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