President Donald Trump recently declared that he is the ‘Chosen One’, perhaps in jest…perhaps not. There are assuredly some basic traditional prerequisites that must be met before the modern messiah can be confirmed.
By all accounts the first saviour had hair down to his over burdened shoulders, no comb overs, just good healthy hair thanks in part to Mary the sister of Martha and Lazarus who offered treatment with perfumes. Might work for the new redeemer, who knows?
Washing the feet with flowing hair, another prerequisite, could be a problem. Perhaps a professional acquaintance with some fetish experience could be brought out of retirement for that particular chore. However, the ‘Chosen One’ must refrain from grabbing the lady inappropriately while she is completing the task.
“The contemporary deliverer would have to fathom that he cannot buy his or any other kingdom, none are for sale.”
The new ‘Chosen One’ would be obliged to refer to the old testament for guidance as did the original redeemer. “Do not oppress a foreigner; you yourselves know how it feels to be foreigners, because you were foreigners in Egypt.” (Exodus 23:9) This obligation could be fulfilled by sending the gun toting, white supremacist, racist supporters back to where they came from. Alternatively the present contender’s resorts may provide the best asylum but the undocumented immigrant staff may cringe at the thought.
“Then people brought little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked them.” Matthew 19:13-14 The latest messiah would be required to show compassion for children even if his disciples see fit to put them in cages indefinitely, unwashed and hungry.
The contemporary deliverer would have to fathom that he cannot buy his or any other kingdom, none are for sale.
Performing miracles would be expected to prove legitimacy, this could be achieved by showing statesmanship, intelligence, honesty and empathy, this would truly be a miracle in the present context.
GSG (God Seeker Guy)
On the other hand, the Bible contains much that is relevant today, like Noah taking 40 days to find a place to park.
For the most part cannabis and the CBD extract appear to provide a useful substitute for alcohol, cigarettes and some of the more harmful drugs.
After God Almighty finished sculpting Adam and Eve, he was good enough to inform them they could utilize any herb from the garden. “And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.” Genesis 1:29 . While certainly open to interpretation like everything else in the bible, this sentence offers possibilities for the cultivation of cannabis in the famous garden.
“The garden is open for business and knowledge is much more difficult to suppress amongst an enlightened flock.”
However, its doubtful Adam and Eve smoked a joint in the orchard, since they appeared edgy most of the time. With God on their case about the tree of knowledge they probably had little chance to learn about the added merits and joys of some of the Almighty’s plants and herbs.
Knowledge was once again suppressed in the 1930’s by the likes of by Harry Anslinger, “Harry Jacob Anslinger was a United States government official who served as the first commissioner of the U.S. Treasury Department’s Federal Bureau of Narcotics. He was a supporter of prohibition and the criminalization of drugs, and played a pivotal role in cannabis prohibition.” Harry Anslinger “conflated drug use, race, and music to criminalize non-whiteness and create a prison-industrial complex.”
Gods brood has been denied the use of the cannabis plant and it’s derivatives from many quarters, however, the times they are a-changing. The garden is open for business and knowledge is much more difficult to suppress amongst an enlightened flock.
GSG (God Seeker Guy)
Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.
Cynical, angry, obnoxious, intolerant and generally a miserable human being are just a few of the labels pinned on God Seeker Guy for his stand on religion.
Being a religious pariah, a sort of pseudo Antichrist with religious leprosy is not an easy place to reside, however following the crowd into the darkness that is blind religious faith is abhorrent to GSG.
“the gods are a wonderfully imaginative creation of a fertile but desperate human imagination.”
It is forever decreed that we think positively, stay away from negative people and shun the poison fruit that is anyone with a strong opposing view. The tenacious religious believer is by far the worst victim of this tepid reasoning.
If a Christian, a Jew, a Muslin and a… cyclist were put in the same room they would, over time, almost certainly destroy each other and only the poor unbelieving maintenance guy would be there to clean up the mess.
The intolerance practised by most religious followers is based on the wretched fear that their belief is flawed or irrelevant in a modern informed society. The world is not flat, the sun does not evolve around the earth and the gods are a wonderfully imaginative creation of a fertile but desperate human imagination.
Homo Sapiens are just another hapless animal, but one that cannot deal with its ultimate fate and so concoct vast quantities of religious porridge to feed their silly egos.
GSG (God Seeker Guy)
Out of 100 men, one will read the Bible, the other 99 will read the Christian.
― D.L. Moody
Men are indeed a downtrodden lot. We toil all day to earn our bread and to provide bread for others. Our life for the most part resembles indentured slavery perpetuated by a system that tells us we never measure up and must consume to be a sound and successful member of our species.
“The male of our species is doomed to be led by the nose ( and other parts) into servitude…”
The religious elite add to our burden by deceiving us with promises for the afterlife they cannot furnish with any certainty. If a man were to ask a monkey to surrender his banana by promising him one hundred when he dies, the monkey will most likely insert his banana into you and walk away in disgust. We of course – desperate to free ourselves from monotony and commercial oppression – embrace any propaganda that will help us live the lie.
The male of our species is doomed to be led by the nose ( and other parts) into servitude simply because we are a one button animal and the ladies know it and because the system needs us to build their corporate pyramids.
God Seeker Guy will free the enslaved and oppressed, he will lead them out of bondage into the land of beer and honeys, follow me. (with apologies to the other half of the species)
GSG God Seeker Guy