I joke about God and his sense of humor -evident in that he created mental illness among other (sick) jokes.. Evident in that he gives a person the capacity to love fiercely and completely and then renders them outcast by inflicting them with something nobody understands and by that they then seem to not even be worthy of what they give, and long for. I get in moods where I think like this and I swear I hear God laughing.
I am not convinced of God. Every time I think I might be, something makes me question that conviction. I question everything. Which some days makes me feel good and some days it is maddening. Today is one of those days… the maddening ones.
I believe in a higher power. Is it God? I have faith and left to my own devices I have no doubt there would be no doubt in whatever I believe to be my god.
As far as God the Father… well let me ask you, is it not possible that humans, being the only species that has the… need for a higher being to focus on, to explain the great joys and the great tragedies of life have not been created in the image of God but we have in fact created God in our own image?
God as an omnipotent being with no shape or form, a thought, a spirit, a need, is a hard concept to grasp. Is it possible that God in our image was created to convince more people that he does indeed exist.
Think about this – if God created us in his image, then how do we know he isn’t really a her? What color is God? Where the hell does God live?
I mean really how hard would it have been back in the days of old to say God created us in his image and then he threw in a woman to keep his image happy and put it in he Bible and call it truth and have it be believed just because.
So let’s just say for the sake of argument, he does in fact exist and we are in fact, just like him.
Does he have a sense of humor? I think yes. How can I think that if I am not even sure of God? Good question. But without questioning the existence of God himself, I question many other things.
The paradox in the human condition is evidence that God, if he is God, laughs a lot. The irony of life is evidence.
Are there people like me, that question his very existence, just so he can get a good laugh on judgement day when we stand before him mouth agape unable to say anything at all?
What an awkward moment that would be. The MOTHER of all AWKWARD MOMENTS.
God exists because we have the need to have a purpose higher than just survival.
God exists because we have a need to believe that when we die, we do not cease to exist.
That someone, even in our loneliest hour cares for us and that no matter how alone we are in life, how vulnerable and small, we are protected and loved. And we are taught we are created in his image so we can hold ourselves closer to God.
God is what and who we need him to be, looks like what we want him to and is either a good and caring God or a formidable God depending on our perspective on our existence on this earth.
Tell me there is nothing funny about God. All this is blasphemy and I am going to hell. How is it you know that and I don’t?
And I will tell you that I see God different from you.
I have faith in a higher power than we are. If I am going to call that higher power God, and if I am going to say God is a he, then it really isn’t a far stretch to believe he has a sense of humor.
I hear God laughing.
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- Newly Released Book Asks “Does God Exist? What Is The Moral Proof For God’s Existence? Can God Heal?” (prweb.com)
- WILAW #11: His sense of humor (littlebrowndogblog.wordpress.com)
- Laughing with God: Finding the Humor in Our Belief (barefootpreachr.org)
- God’s awesome sense of humor (andrewpearle.wordpress.com)