Tuesday, July 15, 2008

And what was there before that?

I heard an interesting question on NPR tonight as I was taking a long, hot shower ...

"In the beginning, God created Heaven and Earth".

Where did God (or whomever we all believe in) come from?????

Any thoughts?? I have some, but I won't share until y'all do. :)


New on Sunday, July 20, 2008:

Okay, a brief update ... I did say I'd give my opinion.

I have more questions than opinions here. I'm beginning to realize that this is a big part of me - questioning everything. My little brain can't fathom the idea of something - anything - just "being". How can something just "be"? If god created everything, and created us in his own image, than why do we have a beginning and an end? Didn't god have a beginning? And if so, does he have an end?

I know that part of my problem is that, no matter what we're talking about, what was the starting point? What was here before there was anything? And how can "anything" exist without there being "anything" before it?

I know this is circular reasoning. There is no answer. Chicken, egg, chicken, egg ... you see where this is going.

But I guess my final answer is that maybe there was something before god, or whatever being is in residence in the big celestial oval office these days. Maybe there is a beginning, a middle, and an end to everything. Which, following my logic, means that there has always had to be SOMETHING to start it all. But what was it? I steadfastedly believe that there is a logical answer to everything, whether it shows itself or not. No one has ever been able to make me believe that something just is, and that I should just blindly believe it because it ... well, just is.

Maybe a more appropriate question for me to have started with is "What is the meaning of life?"



I know it has something to do with bacon cheeseburgers with pickles, BBQ sauce and ranch dressing. And potato salad. I'm feverishly working on researching that.

15 comments:

emeraldcityguy said...

The flying spaghetti monster made it all happen dude, bend over and take the faith!

Chris said...

Wrong exit on the New Jersey turnpike. Got carjacked, saving up to take the bus home. Dude, this is the worst weekend bender ever!!

JoyZeeBoy said...

God is a nuclear physicist who created the "big bang" in a particle accelerator the size of the Milky Way.

After that, crap happened.

Paul said...

He didn't. He always was.

Paul said...

The questions I have are, "How long was the shower? Were you alone? Was it good?"

Matt said...

Okay ... Chris, buddy, you gotta explain that comment to me!

Chris said...

Yeah, in retrospect I suppose that, if the New Jersey turnpike didn't exist yet, then God couldn't have gotten carjacked on his weekend bender to NYC and created the world for fun, profit, and bus fare to get back home.

And here I was, all set to form a new religion around that!

Will said...

According to the nuns n Catholic school. god always was and always will be--no beginning, no end.

According to me, god isn't and never has been. Your mileage may vary.

Scooter said...

God is from the Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa.

Chris said...

*Ahem.

I believe that we were promised some thoughts from Matterdays? You're holding out on us, dude!

jo said...

Does it really matter where He came from? We waste too much time on questions that don't really need an answer when we could be enjoying life.

Paul said...

And ... I'm still waiting for a response to my questions.

Maybe, there are no answers.

madhouse 6 said...

god is kate bush. always has been. always will be. as to where she was before she created all this, that's her lil' secret.

Chris said...

I did that demo once.

"OK, God is like this pickle. OK, not that one, this one. Wait, stop eating God.

"OK, God's like this potato salad ... you know, that could be considered blasphemy, what you did just there with that paprika.

"OK, so ... since Bob just ate God, let's work with all of creation as this bottle of ranch dressing ... FOR GOD'S SAKE STOP EATING CREATION! Gimme another beer ... "

Matt said...

LOL at Chris ...

Thanks, I so needed that ... I'm going through a nasty (and unedumacated) e-mail exchange with a sibling-by-marriage ...

C'mon over if you want a bacon cheeseburger. We have beer ...