What if god were one of us
What If God Were One Of Us? by Adeeb ShabazzWho are you? Who are you really? Religious leaders tell us we are merely lowly creatures, created by an omnipotent God that lives in a realm we can never truly reach until we die, if we are of the fortunate ones. Scientists tell us we are merely the product of evolution and that our thought and intelligence is completely biologically based: developed in a random evolutionary process that has us where we are today. Many simply choose to accept these basic viewpoints, or variations within those frameworks to explain our existence. However for some, those explanations are seriously lacking, and in our case we seek a more complete definition and meaning for our lives.
The Bible-which includes the Jewish Torah or Old Testament, and the Qur’an are the holy books of the Judeo-Christian and Muslim worlds, which have in total over 4 Billion adherents in some form, or more than two-thirds of the population of the world. The Baghavad Gita, the Vedic scripture of India, is a major staple of the Hindu religion, which claims nearly one Billion adherents and is the oldest organized religion in recorded history. The aforementioned collection of scripture covering the three largest religions is the basis for the beliefs of nearly 5 Billion people, or over 80% of the world’s population.
Granted there is very powerful content in these scriptures, yet much of it has been “interpreted down” by religious leaders who either lacked understanding of the texts or desired to suppress the true meaning of these texts to utilize their power to make subjects of the adherents for political gain and power.
Have we ever examined the scripture of our particular faith, or the faith of our ancestors, to really see what they say? Are there key elements that point to God being a human being, or at least directly accessible and knowable by a living human being? What was the essential message of Jesus, called the Christ, and was he also trying to get us to see the divinity within ourselves and exercise it to its fullness? Are we missing the point due to misinterpretation after misinterpretation that what we should be striving for is recognizing the god within?
Whether you are an adherent to a particular religion, New Thought, an agnostic, or an atheist, I challenge you to take a fresh view of God, Creator, or Source- by whatever name you wish to address this force. Whether you come from a Judaic, Christian or Islamic background in thought, some other background entirely, or no spiritual background at all, I am sure you will find concepts that will challenge your way of thinking and expand your perspective. Please take the time to put aside your opinions, prejudices, judgments, preconceived notions and beliefs just long enough to hear what I am saying, and then you may have them back if you still wish to carry them. Embark with me as we set out on a journey of discovery, and uncover the sacred secrets of ourselves within the scriptures of our cultures, science, and beyond.
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And would you call it to His face? If you were faced with Him in all His glory What would you ask if you had just one question? And yeah, yeah God is great Yeah, yeah, God is good Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah What if God was one of us Just a slob like one of us Just a stranger on the bus Trying to make His way home? If God had a face, what would it look like? And would you want to see?
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I n , people had a lot of questions. Osborne suggests that God could be one of us a slob like one of us , just a stranger on the bus, trying to make his way home, which immediately raises some questions. Has God got lost? What kind of lousy pope is this guy? Everyone would expect him to have the answer for everything, immediately, on tap — church service would be less a sombre coming together of a community and more like people waiting in line for the Genius Bar at the Apple Store. In reality, of course, humans are terrible regardless of who they think is watching them, and we will act totally by short-termist ideals regardless of the long-term consequences.
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Just a slob like one of us? It's a simple question, really. What if someone were a god? For starters, there's a good possibility you wouldn't be The Omnipotent. For another, there's the whole "human psyche" aspect to worry about. What happens when the powers of a god are encased in a mortal shell?
If God had a name, what would it be? And would you call it to His face? If you were faced with Him in all His glory What would you ask if you had just one question? And yeah, yeah God is great Yeah, yeah, God is good Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. What if God was one of us Just a slob like one of us Just a stranger on the bus Trying to make His way home?
Singer Joan Osborne famously asked that question in The idea of eternity contained in mortality was controversial. Indeed, our conceptions of God tend to be colored, perhaps inevitably, by our social affiliations. Other than that, there was no consensus. African Americans saw a God with African-American features. Young people saw a younger God.