Deity From The Paper

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Horror  |  House: The Horror House


A man tries a psychedelic drug and goes through something he never expected.

Submitted: October 29, 2017

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The concept of God is a very deep and vague one indeed. Every single human on this Earth has their own vision of God and belief. One of the most common depictions of The Man Upstairs is a giant man above the clouds watching over us. That is what most would think God’s true form is, but it is the only form that we can comprehend. The true form of God is too much for a primitive human mind to grasp; it would make a mortal's sanity melt like butter in a pan. Only a select few have seen the true face of God, and I am one of those select few.
 I was an atheist before this experience. I did not believe in a deity at all, and I rejected to follow any religion. God sounded like too outlandish of a concept to me, and I know that belief was false. The things I am about to tell you about may seem unreal and far-fetched, but I know that they happened. You may think I’m crazy, but I can assure you that I am not insane.
 I live in an apartment complex in the inner city. It’s the cheapest place I can live in as I had just graduated high school, and my parents kicked me out of the house. The apartment complex I live in is one of the nicest in the area. Your neighbors don’t want to rob you, and they are all generally good people. There is this one person on my floor that no one wants to talk to because of how religious he is. His name is John, and he is one of the Christians that takes the religion too seriously. John has something to say about the Lord all the time. Seriously, he can talk about God for an hour straight and still have more to say. His apartment is full of Christian decorations and his walls are covered in crosses and painting of Jesus Christ.
 I heard someone knock on my door while I was trying to eat breakfast. I was eating flapjacks that were coated in syrup, strips of crispy bacon, and two eggs that were sunny side up with a tall glass of orange juice. “Hello? Is anyone home?” I heard the man say. “It’s John,” I thought to myself in annoyance. I stood up and shuffled over to my apartment door. I opened the white door to see John standing at the door, grinning like an idiot, as usual. He is an older man, with greying hair and a grey chevron mustache. He was wearing glasses with square frames, and he always goes out of his apartment with a checkered buttoned shirt, khakis, and a pair of brown dress shoes.
“How are you doing on this fine Sunday morning, my friend?” John asked in his usual happy tone. “I was doing fine until you-” I was cut off by John. “Can I have some of your time to discuss the Lord? I know that you do not believe, and I want everyone to hear the gospel, and follow it,” He continued. “Seriously, I have food that is getting cold-” I was cut off again. He began to preach about God and Jesus for what felt like an eternity. The odd thing was that he kept repeating this phrase: “in flaming fire, inflicting vengeance on those who do not know God and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.“ Even odder was that he didn’t  blink, at all. “Sorry for using your time. I’ll be on my way now. Have a good rest of your morning, my friend.” He politely said before he left. As he was walking off, I saw injuries on his arm, which looked as if they were made with human nails.
 While he was walking off, I noticed something fall out of his pocket. I walked up to the spot where it fell to more closely inspect the item. It was an opaque bag with the words “ THE PEARLY GATES” written on it with a permanent marker. Out of curiosity, I picked up the bag and took it into my apartment. I took a bite of my food, and as I had expected, it was cold. I simply warmed it up in the microwave and continued eating it. After finishing my breakfast, I placed the plate and fork into the dishwasher and started it. I went to go watch Netflix and forgot about the bizarre bag for a while.
 After finishing dinner, I went to go lay on the couch to sleep and saw the bag on the coffee table. I eyed the bag for a couple of seconds and then opened it. I put on a pair of latex gloves beforehand, just to be safe. I found what appeared to be a sheet of blotter paper, similar to LSD blotters. “Does this religious nut use drugs?” I pondered to myself. The blotter sheet depicted Christian imagery including the cross and the crown of thorns. “Is this acid?” I thought to myself. I slowly felt a smile grow on my face. I had been interested in psychedelic drugs for a while, and this was my opportunity to try them out. I told myself that I would use them tomorrow, and drifted off into sleep. I was out like a light.
 I awoke and ate breakfast. I told myself that I would begin the trip at around noon. I made sure to eat lunch before I started. I was sitting on the couch browsing through Instagram when the clock hit 12:00. I looked at the sheet of blotters on the table, put on a latex glove, and motioned my arm over to the sheet. I selected one of the blotters and stared at it for a few seconds. I had to think about it for a couple seconds because once I put it in my mouth, there would be no going back. I was positive I wanted to go on a trip and placed into onto my tongue.
 It was very anti-climatic, as I was expecting the effects to happen immediately. For about an hour or two, I just laid on the couch watching a terrible animated sitcom. The first thing I noticed was a slight curve in the plasma television. “It’s working,” I thought to myself. The curve began to turn even more until the television and the wall behind it was just a spiral. I looked around to see that the entire room was twisting and turning at an increasing speed. I didn’t know if this was real or not.
 About an hour into the trip, I began to hear whispers. I darted my head around to try and pinpoint the source of the voices, but couldn’t find anything. They were repeating the same phrase that John had said the day before: “in flaming fire, inflicting vengeance on those who do not know God and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.” I walked over to the window and saw an entire spectrum of colors. I saw red, green, blue, purple, and I even saw colors that I didn’t even know were possible. I looked away from the window to see everything in the apartment changing colors and moving slowly. The whispers ceased, and a wave of ecstasy washed over me. I felt like I was in a state of nirvana. It was a time of tranquility and serenity. The feeling of bliss went away quicker than a speeding bullet.
 The colors that were once vibrant have been drained from the surroundings and left as grey husks. I went to look outside, but it was just black. It was an abyss; darker than black itself. The feeling that was once pure euphoria has transformed into fear and dread. I was just standing in this grey place for what felt like hours before I felt the floor break apart under me and I fell. I fell into an inky black void with nothing but me inside of it.
 After falling for what felt like an eternity, I landed in an empty space. It’s hard to describe honestly. It was like nothing was there, but it was something. I looked around and saw nothing but nothing. After standing still for what felt like an eternity, the area lit up around me and it was revealed to be a grey hallway. I walked down it for a couple minutes and then came across a vast nothingness once more. I looked behind me to see that there was no hallway anymore, and I was trapped in a void once again.
 Dead silence was my only companion for a while. The presence of nothing at all was my only company while I waited for anything to happen. I was sitting in boredom when I saw a light. It was a blue light and it was coming ever closer. Ecstasy was returning, but it was fused with a slight dread. I was transfixed at this presence that was coming ever closer by the second. It took a couple minutes for it to reach me, and when it did, it stopped in front of me. It was an eldritch abomination, but for some reason, it was the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. I couldn’t look away from this being. It was four times my size in height and it looked down upon me. The upper half of its body appeared to be that of a lamb, and the lower half of a serpent. It had two eyes on each side of its head, and it had one pair of angel’s wings and one pair of a demon’s wings. That’s the best way I can describe the form.
 “Hello child,” It spoke. “What are you?” I asked the presence. “I am God,” It replied. When God spoke, it sounded like multiple voices of different pitches were speaking at the same time. “What do you want?” I questioned God. “I would like to talk with you for a while,” It told me. I suddenly felt welcome and warm in the presence of this deity.
“I would like to give you a quick history lesson before I tell you what I want to tell you. “Humanity used to be a pure race until the first two decided to disobey me by eating the Forbidden Fruit. I created humans to be better than the other creatures. I created them to be smarter than the other creatures of the Earth, but intelligence can lead to corruption. They decided to slowly begin abusing the beautiful land I had created. I tried to warn this world once with the Flood, but humans didn't heed my warning and they began to get worse. They began hurting each other over silly material things such as land,” “Go on,” I told it.
 “I slowly began to despise humanity until I saw you. You are different from the other humans, David. You are the only pure fruit in a tree of rotten apples. You are the second Noah and my mission for you is your ark. Cleanse this world of its sin. Deliver the Earth from evil and rid the world of malevolence. Make the nonbelievers know of my word, and if they don’t listen to it, retribution will be given,” I saw my vision fading to black as God said that. I blacked out after that.
 I awoke on my couch to find a Bible in my lap and a Christian channel on the television. I got up and took a walk around my apartment. The place was a mess. There was tableware shattered all over the kitchen floor and the wall decorations were on the ground. I went back to go lay on the couch when I suddenly heard the voice of God once more. “Cleanse this world of its sin. Deliver the Earth from evil and rid the world of malevolence. Make the nonbelievers know of my word, and if they don’t listen to it, retribution will be given,” God’s voice resonated through my brain. “Yes, my Lord,” I replied out loud. The events I just told you about were in reality. God really did appear to me in his true form, and I am the second Noah. I am going to cleanse this world and I am going to deliver this world from its own evil. You think I’m crazy, don’t you? I’m not crazy. In flaming fire, inflicting vengeance on those who do not know God and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.





 


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