I'm sure that, by now, the burning question on everyone's mind is "what the hell has this idiot been smoking?" After that it's probably something like "I wonder if there's any of that fried chicken left?" Last and least it's gotta be something along the lines of "if you can talk to god... what does he have to say?"
Well I'm glad that you asked. First of all God says that he's not a he. When all of this first started and I would ask who are you? I would invariably get the same three answers. Father, Mother, and Spirit... or their appropriately corresponding colloquialism's.
The implication therein being that God is energy, both male and female. Yin and yang. Simply to facilitate ease of description I will continue to refer to his high and mightiness as He. He also frequently referred to himself as "us" or "we" implying plurality. I don't personally understand this... but thats what he said.
Other than that God says that he's pissed off that people commit atrocities and shed blood and claim that he condones it... He does not. God also says we should spend less time worrying about what we think Gods will is and more time practicing obvious universal truths.
For example... Be kind to others. Greed and hatred are bad. Don't have sex with children. If you have the ability to ease anothers suffering then you should do so... Or... We should not be consuming genetically modified organisms or their byproducts nor should we allow them to intermingle with natural ecosystems that we did not create but which we have been entrusted to protect and conserve for future generations. If ya wanna play with DNA go ahead... but keep it in a properly equipped stadium until you better understand the nature of the game.
God says that the truth has a very distinctive odor and that we all know inherently exactly what it smells like. You can smell it from a mile away. It smells sweet and pure... because it is.
God says to be wary of any person or institution who excepts money in his name. He says that he doesn't use money or endorse any entity that claims to use it for him. Jesus in the market place? Salvation for sale? A Mercedes Benz in the name of God? I'm sure this doesn't apply to your church though.
God says that this ones gonna piss some people off. He says that the "H" in "Jesus H. Christ" is a silent "H" and that his full name is "Jesus Heffing Christ." God also said that when Jesus was a young boy that his father had an unmarried sister that they called "Aunty Christ."
God just told me to apologize in case I offended anyone with that last paragraph... so I'm sorry. He also says that I need to fess up to writing that one all on my own. He says that anyone who was ticked off by it should lighten up a little bit because even he thought it was kinda funny.
stop spending so much time trying to make other people conform to your own personal models of perceived correctness. In other words it's none of your business what your neighbor does so long as they're not hurting anyone else. Life is hard... take it with a grain of salt... and a slice of lime too if that's what tickles your fancy.
God just told me that I need to stop saying that I'm speaking for him. He says that pretty much anyone who has ever done so has screwed it up horribly or else added so much of their own balderdash to it that you need tweezers to extract the good stuff. Why is that?
I've also been advised that I should be more careful with what I say and stop screwing around so much. I should just be myself, write my mind, and let the truth speak for itself. He also promised me that I wont go to hell... unless I believe in Rush Limbaugh or don't pay the cable bill on time.
The way I see it it's like this. The universe is absolutely teaming with life. You see examples of it everywhere you look on earth. From pools of sulfuric acid to deep-sea hydrothermal vents or even in toxic laden crude oil. You can look pretty much anywhere on the planet and find some type of life-form which has adapted to one extreme environment or another. It would be naïve to the point of absurdity for us to assume that similar circumstances don't exist in a lot of other places too.
If the universe is full to the brim with life then how much of a stretch is it, really, to accept that some of that life is probably intelligent? Do you suppose it might be possible that intelligent life from somewhere else could be observing or even safeguarding us right now? Do you think that God is unimaginative enough to have only put life on one planet out of countless billions?
If intelligence is the rule rather than the exception then putting a good deal of space between inhabited worlds would make good sense. You would want to make sure that no race would be able to reach another until they had developed, as a species, beyond the point of hostility. Probably about the same amount of time that it takes a species to learn how to travel faster than light.
Creation is the real deal. Evolution is true too. We were created to evolve. So long as you view the timeline thats been laid out in contemporary christian creationist theology as symbolic rather than literal then the scientific theory of the big bang is essentially what is described in the biblical story of genesis. Interesting word isn't it?... "Genesis"... genes-is.
Throughout history there have been men who have been privileged by having "special" relationships with God. Always men... never women? That should probably be your first clue that somethings not quite right.
Your next clue might be the fact that religious organizations run by men who haven't had the esteemed honor of direct heavenly communication make it their business to tell the rest of us how to "interpret" the "word of God". Why do these organizations run by unremarkable men wield such great power? Why do they have so much money?
As long as there have been men who've spoken with God there have been other men who have manipulated the fruit of those communications to gain wealth and power. Why would a prophet of God need a publicist? God would probably be elated if we would learn to think for ourselves.
I apologize, with the utmost sincerity, if I have offended anyone with anything I have just said. I asked God why he chose me to talk to. I asked "why me?" and God said "why not?" I told God that if he was looking for a public relations guy that he might want to look somewhere else. Subtlety's not one of my strong points.
The fact of the matter is that what transverses between God and myself is only for he and I to know. The truth of it is that, for the most part, what God and I talk about is pretty mundane stuff. I think were both a little narcissistic.
God told me to write a book, but when I inquired as to his choice of subject matter, he basically told me to "just do it." I feel like a sighted man in a dark room. Groping around clumsily for incomprehensible braille escape instructions that my calloused fingertips think they're close to... everything feels like wet carpet. I'm a deaf bat trying to echo-locate the one door in a million that leads to my family.
I want to make pancakes for my daughters...