Thursday, February 9, 2023

Is God a Dog?

                               photo: Cwazi

All roads lead to Rome—or Jerusalem. Is God a veterinary problem? If dog is god backwards, those who believe there's a meaning and purpose to the universe will aver the smordnilap is no coincidence. The only question is: what breed? Are “they” a sad-faced cocker, a vicious pit bull, a shelty, a collie like Lassie or a German shepherd who sniffs for caches of drugs at the airport? The notion of God as celestial operator fielding requests is quaint—and very human, but it’s more likely that god is a barking dog. Remember the dog who barks doesn't bite? Imagine getting bitten by one of those breeds of god and then insisting to the recalcitrant owner that their god has to get a rabies test. It all comes down to this: Is God a beneficent force who has created the heavens and the earth and man, or is God in the dog house—which is to say that all of life as we know it came into being approximately 13.8 billion years ago, as a result of a Big Bang that no dog could have created. If you were singing its praises, as worshippers often do in houses of prayer, would it make sense to cry out Elvis's famous words, "You Ain't Nothin' But a Hound Dog...?"

read "God Redux" by Francis Levy, HuffPost

and listen to 'Barbara"(1960) by The Temptations

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