The truth is God is Good and it’s not something you need to doubt but rather you need to know.
Someone asked me was I aware how many times Jesus talked about Hell? I replied never because Jesus spoke Aramaic and Hell is a Greek word, needless to say they thought I was playing word games, go figure.
For quite a while I have been going through the mental anguish of disentangling myself from a belief system that had been implanted and cultivated into my mind as a child. For the better part of 2 years I have been inconsistent with the answer to the question "what do I believe?" because it has been an ever evolving process. However, my moral compass and personal philosophy has solidified for the past couple of months and I've been coping with exactly what that means.
Some would have you believe that inspiration occurs
in-spite of the Human element,
that we are mere pawns in this
exercise of co-creativity.
It can be safely said that
inspiration can’t occur without the Human element
inspired to paint, sing, speak, build, discover,
sculpture or write to name a few.
So when people imply the writing of the scriptures
was all God’s work, and people well
they where nothing more then
a pencil or pen in the hands of God.
Know that this is plainly a false notion
and a very uninspired one at that,
one formed with a very poor
view of Humanity in mind.
The Bible and Indeed every Inspired writing
that was ever penned or chipped into stone or parchment,
was the work of inspired Human Beings.
That’s the point Humans can be inspired to reach out
beyond our limitations and create something
that has the element of mystery and majesty
coursing through its veins,
while retaining the Human image as well.
You see it’s a beautiful dance an amazing co-collaboration
of mystery and the unknown in concert with
Human Beings willing to risk the known for the unknown.
So is the Bible Human yes, yes, yes and gloriously so,
when we embrace this idea that it is
the Human element upon which inspiration
finds it’s highest and noblest expression,
we will begin to have eyes to see and ears to hear.
This God confirms over and over by
the depths of Humanities creativity to reach
beyond the stars.
Inspiration when taken literally while
dismissing Humanity lessens your chances,
of finding inspirations magical truth.
that truth being when we separate
inspiration from Humanity,
it ceases to be inspiration at all