Saturday, October 23, 2010
Letter to God
I'm contacting You because even now, at the ripe old nearly perfect age of 55, I still have more than a few questions for You.
First of all, let me say that I've figured out that You aren't some white-haired old man who has nothing better to do than keep scores for everyone. I don't have you confused with Santa Claus and I do not live to collect a grand reward or avoid a horrible punishment. I know You well enough to know that my mind, wondrous though it is, can't get around You. I know I am part of You. I must be since You, the Universe, is all there is.
And I want to say while I've got Your attention, that You have done a great job on making the Earth and the sky. There are so many things that I never would have thought of. And I keep discovering new bits that make life so worth living. Thanks for all that. Seriously. Thank You.
I don't know if You have a grand plan or what. I reckon it doesn't much matter if I understand it all. I'll leave it to You. And far be it from me to suggest anything to One who brought us the hummingbird, sunsets that take my breath away, geodes and orgasms. But I've got to say, I've got more than a few questions.
What's up with religions? Sure they start out with good intentions, but sheesh! You'd think that people would give up when they started noticing they are hurting, killing and destroying in the name of religion.
And what's the deal with bigotry, greed and hatred? Do I just happen to be here while we're in the midst of evolving out of those useless behaviors? Does every generation have the same questions or are we really screwing the whole gig up now?
And God, I don't know what to think about time and space. Cool concepts, I've got to say. I suspect all those genius scientists who explain them are just guessing..
I do hope that when that thing happens we call death, I'll somehow get to hear the answers to these and the 8 gazillion other questions I have. Maybe death will be just blank nothingness as some of my friends think. Personally, I think there's about as much chance of that as there is a town with streets paved with gold where only "good" people go, as some of my other friends think. I guess I'll try not to worry about it one way or the other. Another thing I'll leave to You.
I'm not sure, God, who or what You are. But I think that's sort of the nature of You. If I could describe you in neat words, then I'd probably start a religion and we all know where that would lead. So for now, let's just leave it this way. The bit I know is way beyond me, that I am part of and is part of me, is You. Let me know if that's not OK with You.
And as I said before, Thanks.