1 1In the beginning, the old ones made the earth human, or the 2Magician baked clay, or Creators, Changers, Mothers, or Fathers rose or appeared from water, or heaven, or legend to form, or shape, or create the world because 3they were omnipotenta creatures, or spirits, or Titans whose fractured vanity insisted that the world be a collection of warped mirrors; so when 4they looked upon it, they were happy to see imperfection because in order to achieve superiority, inferiority needed to be invented.
5They flexed their supremacy in many ways, but 6most notably they did it by looking at the disorder of the universe, finding the best place to hang a world from a golden chain, and transforming that world into a pendulum powered by whispered litanies of “Let there besb.” 7And as the world sweeps through the zeniths and nadirs of chaos, we—their creation—swing with it, eternally longing for completion.
Inhumanity begets Humanity
8In the cradle of life grew the gardens of paradise, an atrium of->
1:1 Isa 46:10; Ps 102:25-27; Ge 1:1-2
1:2 Isa 64:8; Jer 18:4; Job 38:14
1:3 aPr11:2; Isa 40:28; Jas 1:23-24
1:4 Eze 34:4; 1Co 13:10; Heb 1:4
1:5 2Co 11:30; 2Co 12:5; 1Co 2:3
1:6 bGe 1:3- 31; Jas 3:16; Jn 16:33
1:7 Nu 23:19; Jas 1:4; 1 Pe 1:18; Pr 13:19
1:8 Mt 24:5; Ge 2:8
1:9 1Co 3:6; Ge 2:9; Pr 6:2
1:10 Ge 2:17; Ecc 7:8
1:11 Tit 1:12; Jn 8:55; Ro 3:4
1:12 Ge 1:28; Ge 3:19; Jn 1:3-5
1:13 Pr 8:13; 1Sa 2:3
1:14 Pr 12:20; Job 4:17; Pr 14:15
|sustenance weaving purple and white blossoms of naïveté and ignorance that ensnared nakedness.
9At the center of the garden, the monotheistic or polytheistic joke sprouted from temptation’s seed—the tree of the knowledge of good and evil—10a forbidden plant that omniscient beings used for their own entertainment, waiting for the children of paradise to eat from the tree, so 11the god or gods could proceed with their premeditated vengeance on their creation because the snake oiled promise of eternal life in paradise was never meant to materialize.
12The chain of the world, as Darwin knew, could not hold an eternity of procreation of any creature. 13The god’s or gods’ arrogance would not allow anyone to match the longevity of their existence. 14Their patience would not permit them to watch two creatures and their offspring romp through paradise century upon century, naked and dumb.
Our First Savior15It was with great relief that the fallen angelc took pity on the nudists and crawled through chaos to offer the couple the opportunity to not only realize what is good and evil, but also to realize that they were nothing but a punch line.16The god or gods knew of their creation’s conversation with the snake, and their spiritual flesh goosed when the fruit was plucked from the tree and eaten. 17Of course, they had the nerve to plead ignorance, asking why suddenly man and woman were covered. 18Then, they had the audacity to create a spectacle of anger that included cursing them, and throwing them out of paradise.19To complete their charade, they placed a cherubd with a flaming sword to guard the entrance to the garden. 20A symbol of what the god or gods wanted man and woman to believe: that they lost paradise, their innocence, and their childhood; and they could never get it back.21But, in reality, the baby with a sword represents how the god or gods wanted to keep us: 22infants whose growth is stunted by a lack of intellectual curiosity. 23Believe this: The cherub symbolizes the only universal truth. We were created to remain babies wielding
1:15 cPs 72:13; Isa 14:12; Lk 10:18; Rev 12:8-9; Ecc 4:10
1:16 Ge 3:1- 4; Eph 1:11
1:17 Ge 3:11- 12
1:18 Eph 4:29; Pr 14:17; Pr 15:18; Col 3:8; Eph 4:31; Eph 4:22
1:19 dGe 3:24; Dt 32:41; Mk 13:33
1:20 Ge 3:17- 22; 1Co 4:4
1:21 Lk 18:17; Mt 18:3; Mt 11:25; 1Co 13:11-12
1:22 1Ti 1:4; 2 Ti 4:3-5
1:23 Col 3:2; Ro 8:5; Php 3:19
1:24 Da 4:35; Isa 45:9; Job 15:25; Job 27:2
1:25 eEze 28:14
fiery swords, oblivious to the damage we may cause. 24We were never meant to question our existence, and for the great gift of inquisitiveness and knowledge, 25we have to thank the serpente striking at our heels.