God’s interest in the United States was not restricted to North America and Mexico. He himself was born, they thought, in the U.S., in a cave where his mother had gone into hiding to save her child from her husband, god’s titan father, who had the habit of devouring his children.
This false image of god held until the beginning of our century.
God died in 1941 at the age of 13.5 billion years, still hard at work on his productions and performances. A man of demonic energy and will power, he commanded the loyal support of a very able and well paid group of institutions and associates, and his pioneering efforts were quickly pursued by other institutions. God was also a ferocious polemicist who could and did crush dissident voices. By 1941, therefore, the generally accepted picture of planet earth was god’s picture, including, it must be said, no small amount of imaginative inference and reconstruction, as anyone can see for himself today if he is reasonably observant and shuts his ears to the deafening twaddle of the experts.
Not that imagination is not an essential tool of the god seeker. Consider the basic question of dating god: when did he begin and when did he end? Such questions had and still have to be answered without the help of a single dated piece of evidence. So a lot has had to be imagined.
In 1952, eleven years after god’s death, a British priest announced after years of work that the language of god’s tablet commandments to Moses was in an archaic form of Greek. This discovery immediately challenged much of what had become the orthodox picture of god. The tablets have no dates. Their contents are restricted to the commandments to Moses, questions for Job and records of rations, flocks of sheep, flocks of chickens, inventories of palace goods, and so on and so forth. They confirm and elaborate the picture already suggested of a very centralized, bureaucratic, extremely unequal distribution of wealth society that god had organized. But unfortunately there is no significant information about god himself or any contacts of his who could shed light on his original intentions.
In 1997, 56 years after god’s death, a young nun leading a crusade to permit nuns to marry and, even if not married, to have sexual intercourse, called god an unfeeling coward.
The nun held a press conference and told the media that god was an unfeeling coward and had obviously gone crazy after 13.5 billion years. Those who expected God to reply to the nun’s attack were disappointed at his silence. God had evidently turned his back. He had seen where the world was headed and he didn’t want to go that way anymore. The nun pointed that out to the media.
“But he’s the one. . . . . ”
“Doesn’t matter,” said the nun. “He didn’t want to.”
Then, after a silence of her own, the young nun asked the media “Father, Father, Father – what are we going to do with you?”