Monday, April 04, 2011

D is for deus

The idea and name of God are inseparable. It is no accident that every religion contains echoes of nearly every other religion. Resurrection is reincarnation. Akhenaten worshipped the sun alone. The Elohim of Genesis is plural, and is translated as both God and gods. The Tetragrammaton is unpronounceable. Horus is Ra. The literal translation of Baal is Lord. The word “trinity” does not appear in the Bible. The Jesus of medieval art wears a solar disc. A god that you cannot touch is no god at all. We have quantified infinity. We have calculated the age of the sun. He ignores us entirely.

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