A Theoretical Reconstruction of God
Those of you who have read my books or the summaries thereof will know that in my opinion Jehova does not exist (Moses was the firstborn son of Amenhotep III) and that everything about Jesus Christ, also known as Simon Magus and who later adopting the alias St Paul of Tarsus, was a lie. What should we think then of all the ancient priests and prophets who claimed that God spoke to them? In fact, how exactly does God speak to a human being? Certainly not in an audible voice, since that is physically impossible. In dreams? That would mean that when the priests, televangelists and pastors claim that God has a message for us, we have to listen to their dreams? The answer most likely is that they merely give us their interpretation of the ancient texts, but anyone who claims that God has spoken or revealed anything to them, is lying, as were the ancient Jewish priests and prophets.
In this article I will propose, from a theoretical point of view, what I think the best is that we could possibly hope “God” to be.
Just some of the difficulties with the Bible
Not only that, by far the majority of these preachers seem to be unaware of or unwilling to acknowledge the fact that many of the foundations of their religion can also be found in other religions, creating all sorts of problems for the message of the Bible.
- As an example, the Old Testament priests recorded that Moses was put in a bitumen-sealed basket on the Nile for an Egyptian princess to find. By an almighty coincidence, though, that was exactly what had supposedly happened to the Babylonian king Sargon, who predates Moses by about 1000 years:
"My lowly mother conceived me, in secret she brought me forth. She set me in a basket of rushes, with bitumen she closed my door. She cast me into the river, which rose not over me. … Akki, the irrigator, with … lifted me out. Akki, the irrigator, as his own son … reared me … While I was a gardener, the goddess Ishtar loved me, and for … four years I ruled the kingdom.”
Clearly, this Babylonian fable was adopted by the early Hebrew scribes to hide the true origins of Moses. A question to the televangelists, pastors, priests and the like - would you dare mention this to your flock, your sheep, or do you dishonestly cower away from doing so?
Even more importantly, we have to story of the Serpent and the Tree of Life in the Garden of Eden, where Adam and Eve sinned and caused all of us to be doomed forever. To modern preachers - are you familiar with the fact that the slaying of the Serpent under the Tree of Life was well known in Egyptian and even Babylonian cultures long before biblical times, but that in Egypt the slaying of the Serpent was done by Bastet, and not Jehovah? See more in my discussion of The Atlanteans and the Jews in Egypt, The Burka and the Original Sin and The Garden of Eden in Egypt. How would you interpret these ancient legends, which predate the Bible? Scared that you may confuse the flock, who are supposed not to think but only to “believe”?
The ultimate proof that the Bible is built on a lie. Dinosaurs.
Dinosaurs were (are) real. We have found there fossilized remains all over the world. Where do they feature in the Bible? They could not, because human beings, as we define ourselves, were not yet present on the earth back then. Whence then the so-called creation myths, of which many exist? In the Bible we read that God created the earth, which was initially engulfed in darkness and the sea. The water eventually receded and land (re)appeared, Adam and Eve were kicked out of the Garden of Eden and God later instructed Noah to build an Ark to survive the coming Great Deluge. All of this was supposed to have happened about 10 000 years ago. It is quite obvious, and I’m sure others must also have realized this, that the deluge must have come before the so-called “creation” of the world and not the other way round (see here), and that the deluge must have been caused by the impact of a comet or asteroid or some other celestial body, with Earth.
More than 500 Noah (deluge) legends can be found in many cultures around the world (see for example here), with at least 62 of these having been found to be entirely independent of the Mesopotamian and Hebrew accounts. In the Epic of Gilgamesh a character called Utnapishtim was tasked by the god Enki to abandon his worldly possessions and construct a giant ship to weather the Great Deluge that would destroy mankind. Like Noah, he was instructed to bring all of his relatives and all a pair of all living species aboard the vessel (let’s rather not discuss the practicality of that.
So, if all animal species were created after the biblical creation of the Earth, where do the 240 million years from the arrival of the dinosaurs on Earth to our day and age fit in?
And if a loving, caring God exists, as religious people in general claim, why did he, she or it give us the ability to reason and then allow us to find dinosaur fossils embedded in solidified rock layers which are millions of years old? To deliberately confuse us and send us to hell forever?
And then we have the issue of eternal punishment. Due to the nature of my work, I would certainly qualify to be condemned to burn in hell forever. How long might forever be? If we consider every grain of sand in the ocean to represent a billion years, we can think of all the grains of sand in the sea as representing eternity. Actually, that would then still only be like the first second of eternity. And all that time I would be screaming my lungs out in physical agony, horror and hopelessness, all inflicted upon me by God’s angel of Wrath, the devil. How do Christians reconcile their god with such cruelty? Are they not like the Nazis who worshipped Hitler while he was annihilating the world? In the words of John Collier (1850-1934),
"An omnipotent Deity who sentences even the vilest of his creatures to eternal torture is infinitely more cruel than the cruellest man."
Anyone who believes in eternal punishment is positively insane.
In defence of my work
Before I continue, I have often been asked why none of the thousands if not hundreds of thousands of scholars who have studied the Bible and still do, seem to have come to just about any of the significant conclusions that I have. To be honest, I find it quite incomprehensible that they have not been able to connect the dots. For example, Manetho is the only ancient historian who names Amenhotep III as the pharaoh of the Exodus and therefore the time of the Exodus, yet no modern scholar even mentions Manetho. Moses and crown prince Tuthmosis, Amenhotep’s firstborn son, were involved in identical fashion with the first burial ceremony of the Apis bull – the fingerprint at the crime scene. Just one of many. Albinus and Agrippa attempted to eliminate the sicarii, the murderous assassins of Simon bar Gioras, the leader of one of the factions which rose against the Romans. Bar Gioras abducted the loved ones of his enemies, whom he then exchanged for his captured followers. The beautiful wives of Albinus and Agrippa just happened to leave their lives of luxury to join Simon Peter, a poor fisherman?? Again, the DNA at the crime scene, with lots of other evidence as well. Come on!! How could you have missed this?? Most likely because you do not read wide enough. There was no penny to drop.
When I approached a professor in theology at the Oxford University for his opinion of my work, I received the following response:
your work contains a lot of incredible and impossible assertions … Before you try to write books about Biblical studies you need undergo years of training at a good university, mastering the ancient and modern sources you need for your work and reading them in the original languages. You also need to learn how to produce judicious arguments, rather than just trying to be new and sensational.
Perhaps what counted in my favour was that I was NOT taught how and what to think (the judicious arguments), nor which information to value and which to reject. I studied the selected topics I wrote about probably as intensely as any scholar has, and I could do so because they publish everything they know in the open literature (not to mention Wikipedia for a good starting point)! I have bought countless books by scholars for their discussions of topics I was interested in. I do not need to master the original languages, my dear professor, because you and your colleagues have already done the translations for me (and for millions of others interested in this line of work)!
In my ignorance, my approach was to consider every legend, every scrap of information as potentially historically accurate, or at least containing an element of the truth, even if in a warped manner. This allowed me to stand back and form various possible scenarios for further investigation, which may or may not lead to something.
For those of you (my visitors) not acquainted with biblical scholarship, you will be astonished at how much infighting and lack of agreement there can be amongst scholars, probably because of the prestige involved in revealing something authentic. For example, when David Rohl (an outsider) identified the biblical king Saul as the Amarna contemporary Labayu, one prominent scholar acknowledged that he saw a great deal of similarity between the Saul and Labayu narratives, while another stated that there is not one iota of similarity between the two (see here)!
Most shockingly though, is the ease with which they discard anything which either does not match their theories or which they may not understand, as pure invention. A fine example hereof can be found in prof. Edith Humphrey’s book on The Story of Joseph and Aseneth, where she concludes that the narrative originated from the Jewish Hellenistic era (400 – 200 BCE), with Asenath (the work) begging, “Oh please, why don’t you just read me? … After all, I am fiction with a difference.” Prof. Humphrey discusses at length the possible reasons why the author of the work would have included an episode during which the eldest son of an Egyptian king begs the Israelites to come to his aid in his fight against his father and Joseph! She must have been blissfully unaware that this very incident is also described by Manetho in the Works of Josephus, and in the EL Arish Shrine Text, all completely independent sources (and views). My judicious argument is, therefore, that this ‘fictional’ work does indeed contain an element of truth, and once one has come to that realisation, it does not require a PhD to figure out what that is.
Against this setting, The Story of Joseph and Asenath also unequivocally proves that Ahmed Osman’s identification of the biblical Joseph as Yuya is absolutely correct. Osman’s detractors all seem to have been completely unaware of the value of this “work of fiction”.
Reconstructing God …
So, if none of today’s gods actually exist, what are we supposed to believe? If “god” does not exist, we simply go to sleep forever when we die, as if having been administered an eternal anaesthetic. We will not be aware that we exist because we will not exist. However, coming from a scientific background I simply cannot believe that the scientific world that we have come to know, which by the way did not exist 2000 years ago, had come into existence purely by chance. We are only now beginning to understand this incredibly sophisticated scientific world. Someone must have created and engineered it all. If a God actually exists - one who created the universe and that small part of it that we call “us” - then that God must certainly be perfect beyond comprehension. And if God is perfect, then the logical conclusion is that we must also be perfect, just like every other form of life on earth. In other words, we can do no wrong - we are meant to do the things that we do. Consequently, there is no such thing as “sin”; there is no punishment, no reason to fear God, and no reason to fear death. Of heaven we might not be sure, but there definitely is no hell.
So what should we tell our children when they ask us about “God”. Perhaps we should in a scientific way use the information we have at hand to form an idea of what God might be like.
- All forms of life we know are male and female, so why should we not have a Mother-god and a Father-god?
- A foetus in its mother’s womb may subconsciously be aware of something happening on the ‘outside’, without having the faintest idea what that might be. Some people of all religions claim that their god guides them and that they can experience their god’s influence in their lives. If true, is that not merely a case of ‘god’ guiding those people through a ‘language’ they will understand - Christians through the Bible, Muslims through the Koran, Jews through the Torah, utter silence to atheists and so forth? There can be only one god.
- The foetus then suffers the most horrific experience imaginable – it is born. Is that not perhaps what happens to us when we die? Are we not simply just being ‘born again’?
- And what could we then expect? Ideally nothing but a Mother-god and Father-god who await our arrival as eagerly as any parent in our three-dimensional, time-constrained world. And what might the world on the other side be like? As different from ours as the womb compared to our three-dimensional world. With the whole universe out there, we cannot even begin to imagine.
There is of course no proof for any of this, but it would be infinitely better than anything concocted by any priest, prophet or son of God.
- Hits: 989