To GOD or Not To GOD!
Gabriel Ariel LEVICKY
Ever since woman/mankind lifted its new, enlarged
cranium up its obsession was to locate and pinpoint a source
of its constant existential entertainment. If, for example, a neighbor
had been completely fried by a sudden lightning, surely it must have
been a sign of some profound meaning. People just do not get fried like
this, unless of course, one is firmly committed to the gastronomic doctrines
Nations after nations, culture after culture
pondered on the subject of life and death and dedicated many long hours
of fighting and rivers of blood to discover its very dual
essence. Surely, if life that takes so much to come to full fruition
can be taken away so easily what is then meaning of all this
Some attempted to circumvent the
final journey out and desired to preserve the flesh in its former glory.
The desert colored Egyptians went so far that everything around them
was filled with all kinds of gods in different anthropomorphic forms
whose chief purpose was to scare the shit out of the people and when
the last call arrived, take them for a final journey to the un-repented
Cartoon by Gabriel
Tired of so many gods, Akhenaton, the radical,
courageous and poetic Pharaoh (even by our contemporary standards),
decided to spent less time bending in front of different marble, limestone,
and granite creatures and defiantly had chosen the only one deity
the Sun-Aton. It made a lot of sense, since Egypt was constantly battered
from the time immemorial by the low radiation that as it seemed
to them can speed up the process of corporal decay. To their
and our horror a body can comfortably disappear in rather a short
time span. What remains (if we are lucky) is a skeleton and as such,
it does not have that much use except in boring biology classes or will
create a shortsighted archeologists excitement.
The ancient migratory Hebrews, the old rascals
of monotheism, decided to adopt oneness for who has that much time to
worship many gods, especially when on a constant business
trip? Little did they know that this pragmatism would coast them dearly
in the years to come. The adopters adopters (Christians &
Muslims) also figured out the practical, social, psychological, and
political aspects of one who is to be worshipped.
Whats more, they were convinced that they
alone can provide far better conditions and glory for the newly adopted
protector and in his/her name bring a concept of Hell closer to human
understanding. It was thus easier to kill in the name of the Highest
Cartoon by Gabriel
No wonder that under such
a pressure; people finally conclude that there must be something
more in store for them than a fragility of human flesh. The anonymous
spirit does not need to inhabit a weak body. It can
soar unlimited, beyond everything and over any time zone. That
was a promise. Therefore, it was easier to dispatch a potential
enemy and allow him/her a faster passage out of their bodies,
to release them from their misery
The cries, agony, madness,
fanaticism, horror, disbelieve and the red soaked earth is still
with us, reminding us of our splendid capacity to interpret a
meaning of the Supreme Being in so many miraculous
So, who or what is that God?
Good Old Devil or perhaps Glad Over Depression? Or may be it is
a hallucinatory state of mind when we finally understood that
we all are in the same pit full of snakes and rats (our fellow
travelers), desperately searching a way out.
The various radicals during
so many revolutions decided to get rid of God. They did not succeeded
since in their ideological blindness, similar to the religious
one; they copied the same methods as those who were reducing the
numbers of general population in Gods name.
Is it therefore possible to
conclude that there is no God, no spirit, no saintly bone relics,
no mysterious messengers & prophets, or other attractions/distractions?
It is the same question as a scientific faith in Suns finality
in about 6 billion years our bright star and free heater
will self-collapse in a huge explosion and become a dead planet.
Can you believe this? How about the immortality of DNA and iron
If one needs God as his/her
crutches to walk through life, it is quite understandable.
I tend to lean to the satirical-sarcastic
playfulness of one of my American iconoclastic hero Frank Zappa,
who established C.A.S.H. - Church of American Secular
Humanism. In his Tenets of the Faith, Zappa bites: That men have
invented gods, and may continue to do so, utilizing these inventions
for personal benefit.
Cartoon by Gabriel
In the same breath, perhaps
we should ask ourselves: is there a stock market in Heaven (almost
certainly in Hell), does God deals with money, politics, elections,
stupidity, earthquakes and floods, drunkenness, Viagra, circumcision
contraversy, adultery, lottery, and missed highway exits? Does
God have the Web site and on what MHz is he/she running? Does
God believe in Bill Gates, or even worse, why he/she created a
person such as Bill? How touchy or touchable God is? Does he/she
believe in him/herself? Does God really goes to a church, synagogue,
mosque or other related not on-line sites and observes what is
going on there? Does God really allows bad filmmakers and dentists
to enter heavenly gates? Does God believes in UFO? Is he/she a
vegetarian or a vegan? How is Gods relationship with Satan
and who is better looking, according to People and other mediocre
magazines? Is there sex in Heaven and refrigerators in Hell? How
come we are so obsessed with God?
If I would be God, I would
close my lab and hang a sign on the door: Closed for revision.
The experiment failed. Do not call us, we will call you!
Of course, it is good to have
God on our side, especially when the other side claims he/she
is on their side, basta.
Last time God demonstrated
Him/Herself was when Moses got sunburned in the desert of Upper
Egypt and had his far reaching Freudian experience
So, bring back that ol
religion? To God or not to God is not a question. Hey, it is a
way of life, right?